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.
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?
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.
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...
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...
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...
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.