How about we fork this in to a several different competitions:
1. FPS per liter. For gaming machines. Where not the number of cores but the "per core frequency" is important.
2. Storage and streaming capacity per liter. For NAS that can do streaming (Plex, Emby). There can be a lot of fun with...
I'm using 3d printed cases from PLA for the last 3 years. Your thermals depends on the case design. NOT case material.
All components cooling is sufficient by OEM design. Case role is to keep components together and prevent foreign objects to get in to fans. Case design should not obstruct...
After 15 min Furmark + CPU burner -
The i7-7700K 150W 87C max . The CPU fan is at auto. Too lazy to change settings.
THe Zotac GTX 1080ti mini - 262W 74C max. Fan went to 94%.
During normal gaming - all graphic settings on Ultra :) - 60C on both.
No, I do not plan to print and ship. For a number of reasons.
You have a few other options:
1. Get a 3D printer. The case is designed to be printed on small cheap printer. There are printers with 220 x 220 build plate for less than $175.
2. Find a print service near you.
Case Volume: 5.32L
Case Weight: 250g
Total system weight 3.5kg
(e.g.: FSP500-50FDB, Zotac GTX 1080 ti mini, Noctua L12S, Asus z270-i, Intel Core i7 - 7700K)
CPU cooler up to 72mm (e.g. Noctua NH-L12S)
GPU max length 212mm (e.g. Zotac GTX 1080 ti mini)
Here are a few thoughts:
1. A flashy thing like a GPU can be distracting that close to the user field of view.
a. Make sure you have enough case cutout for GPU fan intake and the same size cutout for the exhaust. If the GPU is air-cooled as shown on the picture.
b. Probably a...
Yep L9a. You got it right.
And the CPU is slightly overclocked.
The L9a is not sufficient to keep it cool 24/7 at 100% load. On the other hand I use that PC only for gaming. Mostly. And occasional 3D design of a new PC case :). So the CPU load rarely goes above 50% for more than a couple of...