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Recent content by QuantumBraced

  1. QuantumBraced

    Prototype Introducing the Chimera CX2

    Wouldn't it be better to have the I/O at the bottom like with the M1? I feel like 90% of people will put this on their desk. Would be much better to have your headphone cable come out the bottom.
  2. QuantumBraced

    Production Velka series cases for ultra compact and portable desktops

    Ohh I see, the vent is meant as PSU intake, that didn't occur to me. I thought it was for exhaust. Okay, but with this set PSU orientation, if someone was to flip the case then that large face intake would be completely blocked. Otherwise, you'd at least get some intake. I guess you don't think...
  3. QuantumBraced

    Prototype Introducing the Chimera CX2

    It's kind of amazing that this case has the same volume as the Cerberus X while being 20mm wider. I'm guessing that's because of the direct intake front panel. If it was as wide as the M1 it would be only 19L. :o
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    Production Velka series cases for ultra compact and portable desktops

    I see, so with the adapter you would lose 2.5" drive support. This is why I think just a back plate would be better honestly, HDPlex is so easy to mount with double sided tape or velcro, it's really no use bothering with an adapter. But the beauty of 3D printing is that you're not restricted to...
  5. QuantumBraced

    Production Velka series cases for ultra compact and portable desktops

    You could also include 2.5" drive mounting points, I think with an HDPlex you could mount 2 drives on the GPU side. I could be wrong though. For the fan, you could do a grill or vent so the fan becomes optional. I'm not sure how well that would work with 3D printing though.
  6. QuantumBraced

    Production Velka series cases for ultra compact and portable desktops

    This is very cool, but does it need a fan? Isn't part of the appeal of the HDPlex that it's passively cooled? I'd just make the back solid and put the power connector where the fan is. Honestly, all you really need is the back plate, would make 3D printing much easier.
  7. QuantumBraced

    Production Velka series cases for ultra compact and portable desktops

    Okay, thank you very much for clearing all of that up. Those were just my first impressions, maybe the new design will grow on me, especially in light of the explanation you've given. I didn't realize the case would cost the same when bundled with the PSU, I thought the new price was much higher...
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    Production Velka series cases for ultra compact and portable desktops

    I just read about the new V3 v2.0 on the website and I have to say I'm disappointed. The only changes I like are the discreet screws and that assembly/access is easier. But otherwise, there was a lot to dislike: 1) 5mm front panel. Why? It just adds volume, weight and cost. There was no issue...
  9. QuantumBraced

    Raijintek Thetis: Another small ATX case

    Is the default config with this case top intake rear exhaust or rear intake, top exhaust? Seems like top exhaust might conflict with the GPU fans? And I'm slightly concerned about intaking from the top, seems like you'll get even more dust than usual because of gravity. Are the included top...
  10. QuantumBraced

    Concept Necere's concept/ideation thread

    Or any... Let's be real, none of these will ever see the light of day, but it's fun to play with AutoCAD.
  11. QuantumBraced

    Prototype Introducing the Chimera CX2

    Wait, is this a new design for the case? Because that looks way worse imo, no offense, like a 12-year old Mac Pro clone and the feet/handles add a lot of extra volume. The previous Lian Li / NCase M1 type design looked much cleaner and more premium, it's what drew me to the case. Also I see no...
  12. QuantumBraced

    Production Velka series cases for ultra compact and portable desktops

    Question, if you use HDPlex with Velka 3, can you fit a 15mm 2.5" drive on the motherboard side?
  13. QuantumBraced

    Prototype Introducing the Chimera CX2

    And it would allow the cables to reach. But it would prevent a 280mm AIO to be installed in the front, so don't know if it's worth it. At that point you may as well install it in the top front like Cerberus.
  14. QuantumBraced

    Prototype Introducing the Chimera CX2

    I just watched OT's video. I love that the top is not vented, I've been looking for a case with truly streamlined front to back airflow where I don't have to worry about dust settling in through the top. But speaking of streamlined airflow, why is the bottom vented? Those bottom vents are...
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    Production Velka series cases for ultra compact and portable desktops

    If someone could please post a picture of the bottom of Velka 3 v1.2 as well as the HDPlex plate, I would be super grateful.