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Recent content by JDragon

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    Prototype Knarr: ~12L case with a focus on liquid cooling and aesthetics

    New renders look wonderful. Great job, this is coming together really nicely.
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    Prototype Knarr: ~12L case with a focus on liquid cooling and aesthetics

    Ah I see, yeah, it would have to be top/bottom or corners then to look good on both sides. Maybe something aligned with the cutouts? Don’t really have any useful ideas here, I just feel that adding a bit of style would go great with the asymmetric modern look of the case.
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    Prototype Knarr: ~12L case with a focus on liquid cooling and aesthetics

    These latest renders are goddamn gorgeous. The cutouts in the wood, the front vent pattern, the non-obvious power button, complete lack of screws - awesome. Is there going to be a stylized vent pattern for the side panel also?
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    Prototype Prototype SLATE MT1, a mid-range, mini-itx case focused on aesthetics. Looking for your feedback!

    Willing to pay high end keyboard prices for a high end case to match, $500ish. A perfectly designed case with Apple-quality anodization, complex CNC manufacturing, no exposed screws, silence and cooling optimization, etc. would be worth $1K+ to me.
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    Prototype Knarr: ~12L case with a focus on liquid cooling and aesthetics

    Love the front vent pattern on the new design. Reminds me of the Era ITX vent pattern only this case is actually functional. Still like the wood overhang better but it’s better to have a case that can actually be manufactured. :) Magnets would be good. This doesn’t feel like the type of case...
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    Prototype Knarr: ~12L case with a focus on liquid cooling and aesthetics

    Understood on the manufacturing concerns. I imagine the case would have to be much more expensive to make up for all the parts that end up being milled not to spec. In my opinion, the organic nature of wood is highlighted by rounded corners, sloped edges, etc. With typical metal box cases we...
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    Prototype Knarr: ~12L case with a focus on liquid cooling and aesthetics

    Tbh I liked the earlier iteration better, the new version just looks like a box with a wooden top. The old version had more flair (classy industrial design flair, not RGB gamer vomit flair).
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    Prototype Knarr: ~12L case with a focus on liquid cooling and aesthetics

    This looks fantastic! Very pleased to see wood being used in the case, I think all 3 of the prototypes are great color combos. Was going to ask if anodization was possible but I’m guessing with the switch to steel that it has to be powder coated? Some thoughts on size + cooler compatibility if...
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    Production [SFFTEC] Z-CASE P50: Innovative console-style SFF PC case

    Mine works fine with a 2080 Ti at 4k 98hz fwiw.
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    Rumor Fractal Design ERA ITX - 16.7L SSF Mainstream Chassis

    Great to hear that you were able to get a thermally acceptable solution working. I assume that's with the mesh top - if you use the TG/wood top, is there any hope?
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    Rumor Fractal Design ERA ITX - 16.7L SSF Mainstream Chassis

    Would that be with both AIOs as intake and the 80mm fan as exhaust?
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    SFF Network Fractal Design’s ERA Chassis Review

    Were the fans being run at 100% to achieve those temperatures? What were noise levels like?
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    Rumor Fractal Design ERA ITX - 16.7L SSF Mainstream Chassis

    A Awesome! Hope there’s some air cooler tests. :)
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    Rumor Fractal Design ERA ITX - 16.7L SSF Mainstream Chassis

    I'm planning on going full air-cooled with Noctua NH-C14S, 2 intake fans on the bottom, and 2 exhaust fans on the top. Not sure if I'm going to keep the stock 80mm fan or not, seems like it could get noisy. Hoping this setup is enough of a chimney effect to have nice air cooling potential.
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    Rumor Fractal Design ERA ITX - 16.7L SSF Mainstream Chassis

    Hoping they have a variety of wooden tops available for aftermarket purchase, walnut is my dream but any darker color wooden top with silver would be awesome.