Hello, here i am. Found the site.
I really thankfull for your comments. You are right about these comments so let me answer some questions here.. It is a work in progress so I just put it up there as a way of learning by doing. Every tip is welcome. Today I learned it needs more USB ports and the final version will get it since there are many good motherboards with less then 8 USB ports. The noise trap is also a work in progress since this design is really suited for it.
I will answer your questions now and I will try to update my campaign aswell. I might be switching to my own website soon (www.bottlenext.com) because indiegogo or kickstarter take 5% for just having a website. And at the same time say that if the company doesnt deliver you are screwed. This is not how I want to do business. If you pay for it you get it. End of story.
Why can i just sell 1?
I already ordered 10 prototypes for 1900 euro and I am just trying to slow the bleeding on my bank account by selling a few of them at a lower price. I even lowered the price to 150 dollar now including shipping because I should be happy if people want to bleed with me.
If i had just produced one it would have cost 1250 euro so i opted to take 10.
4 fans are 1x 140 cm. 1 or 2 fans on the GPU 1 CPU fan and a fan in the power supply. So it can be 4-5 fans total.
The air exhaust is 9 square cm (cm2) but if you want it bigger all you need is to turn the top part and it will be up a bit. Every milimeter gives u 6cm2 more exhaust. But then when you look from the side you can see trough it a bit.
The air intake is at least 20cm2. I'm sure it is but lazy to check it now since it doesnt matter as the air exhaust is the bottleneck there.
Air expands about 7% every 10 degrees it gets hotter if i remember correctly.
The reason why I chose to not be super transparent and go into crazy detail is that i believe most people don't care about all the details. They just want good pictures and a nice video to persuade them. Unlike people like us they don't want all the details. Just a good product.
I did however plan to make a more details button for those who care. Indiegogo doesnt facilitate such features directly.
Right now my goal is to make a better video and explain with pictures why it is better, because that is how far most people are willing to go their free time. And i don't blame em. Free time should be fun time.
This is not a Mac Pro ripoff. The idea started about having the cables on the bottom so the airflow would be less interrupted. The only reason why its round and small is because of the "Wife Acceptance Factor". I am married and my wife thinks she owns me so I just have to adjust to all her demands. Its not fair. I just wanted the dream
You could say its a wolf in sheeps clothing, a hidden gamers pc. Or just something you can put a fishtank on.
This is a MacPro (did the designer know about those cables?)
The video is also updated (a few minutes after I wrote this) and i will add audio.
Thank you so far. Hope you enjoy telling me more of what you know!
This was already on the site but removed it again to reduce text.
- Affordable components because of compatibility with industry standards
- It fits a Mini-ITX motherboard 170x170mm
- SFX Power Supply (even the longer models)
- Room for cables behind the motherboard for maximum airflow on the side with the motherboard and graphics card.
- Room for multiple Solid State Drives above the power supply or under the case. HDD not allowed!
- Room for M2 SSD depending on your motherboard
- Supports graphic cards up to 175mm
- I recommend Nvidia 750TI/950/960/970 GTX or the amazing AMD R9 Nano (it has coil whine but that is reduced with this case)
- Future graphic cards will be starting to get shorter because of HBM memory
- Supports CPU coolers up to 40mm.
- I recommend the Noctua NH-L9i for intel or NH-L9a for AMD or a Scythe Kozuti/Kodati
- If you are building a workstation without a graphics card your cpu cooler can be up to 80mm tall.
- 120-140mm exhaust fan.
- Includes, Screws, Rip-Tie's, 140mm fan guard
- PCI-e 16x extender cable (in my last prototype i just used a 9,5 cm one (folded) works fine.
- Easy to personalize *customize/mod/paint
The SSD's can be twisted into the excess cables above the PSU. There are a lot of excess cables because the cables to the motherboard and graphics card don't have a lot of distance to cover. There is no point in attaching the SSD to the chassis directly because there are no moving parts in them. There is so little space left for excess cables and SSD's that a bracket would just complicate installation.
The current prototype that i already build there are 2 SSD's in raid 1 twisted into the cables above the PSU. Its not the cleanest solution but because you still need to do some cable management in the end will make your time installing much shorter.
Unlike people like us they don't want all the details. Just a good product.
I've chosen not to use a 2.5 inch bracket because:
Right now i'm sure you can install 6 ssd's in that area when using a normal sized SFX PSU.
- Raises the price
- Harder to install components because of more obstructions
- The cables have to be twisted and bend in that area anyway
- 130mm long power supples won't fit anymore
- it reduces freedom of how much you can fit in there.
- Cables are all different so a bracket will need a lot of space arround it for the cables to come out.
When I sell whole computers the cables and SSD's will be put into a bag made of netting.
I might will include a small one with the case aswell. Pictures ftw.