Concept cases "TX aio" produced by Custom_MOD

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case TX1 aio 18L rev.1.0 prototype
Specs:

- Volume: 18L (320mm x 345mm x 165mm)
- Material: Steel frame (1mm), aluminum covers (1.5mm), Powder Coating
- MB: ATX
- GPU: length <310mm, height <130mm
- CPU Cooler: up to 50mm
- Storage: HDD: 2 x 3.5"
- PSU: ATX
- AIO: radiator 315x30x143mm (FANs: 2x140x25mm)
- FANs: 1x120x15mm slim
- PCIe riser: LiHeat 250mm D.type

case TX2 aio 12L rev.1.0 prototype
Specs:
- Volume: 11.9L (280mm x 305mm x 140mm)
- Material: Steel frame (1mm), aluminum covers (1.5mm), Powder Coating
- MB: mATX (245 x 245mm)
- GPU: length <275mm, height <115mm
- CPU Cooler: up to 50mm
- Storage: HDD: 1 x 3.5"
- PSU: SFX / SFX-L
- AIO: radiator 275x30x123mm (FANs: 2x120x25mm)
- FANs: 1x120x15mm slim
- PCIe riser: LiHeat 200mm D.type
 
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Pkhairnar6

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I love the design but what would be the point of using an ATX mobo if you can't use other PCie slots? Maybe someone can shed light on my lack of knowledge or ignorance.

HDD, more RAM slots are the only potential advantages I can think of honestly.
 

Phuncz

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I love the design but what would be the point of using an ATX mobo if you can't use other PCie slots?
Board choice is the main reason: there are very few good mATX boards these days, while ATX has the pick of the litter. On the other hand, many people just use one GPU in ATX anyway, it would allow a lot of people to just migrate their 40+L builds to this case.
 

Valantar

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I love the design but what would be the point of using an ATX mobo if you can't use other PCie slots? Maybe someone can shed light on my lack of knowledge or ignorance.

HDD, more RAM slots are the only potential advantages I can think of honestly.
More m.2 slots? Added RAM slots aren't a bad idea with current RAM prices either. Also, more boards to choose from, and generally lower prices? There are plenty of <$100 ATX boards out there with decent specs, but not many ITX or mATX ones.
 

Valantar

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Why is the radiator on the side, instead of the front?
To not limit GPU length? Also, the PSU needs to go somehwere, so this looks like a very space-efficient design - if you moved the aio to the front, the PSU would need to overhang the motherboard to not increase case size, which is very impractical. Essentially a dual-chamber design with one chamber for mobo+gpu, and one for the AIO and PSU, and each of them no larger than what is required for the components to fit.
 
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To not limit GPU length? Also, the PSU needs to go somehwere, so this looks like a very space-efficient design - if you moved the aio to the front, the PSU would need to overhang the motherboard to not increase case size, which is very impractical. Essentially a dual-chamber design with one chamber for mobo+gpu, and one for the AIO and PSU, and each of them no larger than what is required for the components to fit.
very accurately said.
 

AccountIsTaken

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What would be the performance if you swapped the perforated acrylic panel on the side with a tempered glass panel. I can see a 120mm fan mount on the bottom. Would you be able to use a thin 120mm fan to provide the air for the gpu?
 

sergiiua

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What would be the performance if you swapped the perforated acrylic panel on the side with a tempered glass panel. I can see a 120mm fan mount on the bottom. Would you be able to use a thin 120mm fan to provide the air for the gpu?
I think the air will not be enough. it is necessary to test
 

sergiiua

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case TX2 aio 12L rev.1.0

Specs:
- Volume: 11.9L (280mm x 305mm x 140mm)
- Material: Steel frame (1mm), aluminum covers (1.5mm), Powder Coating
- MB: mATX (245 x 245mm)
- GPU: length <275mm, height <115mm
- CPU Cooler: up to 50mm
- Storage: HDD: 1 x 3.5"
- PSU: SFX / SFX-L
- AIO: radiator 275x30x123mm (FANs: 2x120x25mm)
- FANs: 1x120x15mm slim
- PCIe riser: LiHeat 200mm D.type
 

yensteel

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Aug 10, 2017
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Wow, I really love that design! There's no compromises at all, except for lack of a second GPU capability, which isn't too important for me.
 

SirJack

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I am throwing money at the screen and nothing is happening...

Do you think it is possible to fit a second 120 aio for hybrid GPUs in the drive bay?
 

sergiiua

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I am throwing money at the screen and nothing is happening...

Do you think it is possible to fit a second 120 aio for hybrid GPUs in the drive bay?
the idea is interesting. The problem is that I do not have such a video card.:(