Chimera Industries Cerberus: The 18L, mATX, USA-made enclosure

MarcParis

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Apr 1, 2016
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I've looked more carefully yesterday to see any issue of angle of pcie area...and i noticed nothing odd.

Could it be a quality issue with a different angle for each case?
 
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Pyrath

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@MarcPeris and others who have actually received the first run of cases - can one of yas do me a favor and measure the gap between the top of your GPU pcb and the side panel? I'm still looking to watercool and want some IRL numbers for clearances. I'll pay you in post 'likes'. XD
 
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MarcParis

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Well, simply my MSI GTX 1070 gaming X is fitting with normal power pci connector...so simply a reference design board with waterblock could fit inside cerberus with no issue..:D

Aftermarket card with taller height will struggle to fit in cerberus with waterblock.
 
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PNP

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Alas, Cerberus and I must part for now. I must endure the KL06's rattly construction for a while longer.

One more thing: the side bracket is perhaps 3 mm too narrow for a standard Silverstone 140 mm dust filter. I can trim it down no problem but it does irk me a little.
 
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MarcParis

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Very true...:)
I faced same issue...but nothing too difficult to overcome..:)
Before adjusting



I can add another issue on side bracket with dust filter.

With my demcilfex version, I was forced to use 120mm version (instead of 140mm due to bracket width issue), but in fact, my fan was so powerful that it sucked fan filter, as there is no metallic grid and demcilfex are quite smooth/flexible...conclusion fan filter was touching fan rotor...:(

So I guess a redesign of the bracket (for Santa @Aibohphobia ) will be welcomed with :
  • full infinite vents on the whole bracket
  • no angle on extremities to assure full compatibility of fan filter
Thank you Santa..:D
 

VegetableStu

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The bend's there to keep the shape of the side bracket I think (think a long piece of floppy paper). Maybe bent a bit further away from the vents? There's the middle panel mount edge in the way though
 

Aibohphobia

aka James
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full infinite vents on the whole bracket

We won't do that, it's extra expense and restricts airflow since there's also the vents on the side panel in the way.

no angle on extremities to assure full compatibility of fan filter

Maybe bent a bit further away from the vents? There's the middle panel mount edge in the way though

We can make the bracket a bit wider and just move it down to compensate. But yes, the flanges are necessary to strengthen the bracket.
 

cerberusgrave

Chassis Packer
Jul 7, 2017
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This case is absolutely what I've been looking for for my next build. Is there any way to get on a waiting list to purchase and provide feed back on the next batch of pre-production cases?
 

clean003

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Nov 30, 2016
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CERBERUS-X TURNS VILLAIN



Specs

Nvidia Titan X (Pascal) GPU
Intel i7 5960x
Corsair Dominator Platinum
Asrock Mini itx x99-e ac
Samsung 950 M.2 512GB
Samsung 950 Pro 2TB SSD
Corsair SF600 PSU


Cooling Components (Mainly EKWB)

(2) EK-CoolStream CE 280 (Dual)
EK-XRES 100 Revo D5 PWM (incl.pump) - Glass
EK-Supremacy EVO X99 - Nickel
Mounting plate Supremacy LGA-2011 Narrow ILM
EK-FC Titan X Pascal - Nickel
EK-FC Terminal Direct
(14) EK-HDC Fitting 16mm G1/4 - Purple
EK-AF Angled 90° 2F G1/4 Black Nickel
EK-AF Angled 90° G1/4 Black Nickel
EK-AF Angled 2×45° G1/4 Black Nickel
EK-AF Extender 6mm M-M G1/4 - Black Nickel
EK-AF Extender 20mm M-M G1/4 - Black Ni.
EK-AF Ball Valve (10mm) G1/4 - Black Nickel
Mayhem 90° 16mm (OD) x 500mm Borosilicate Glass Tube
(4) ML140 PRO 140mm PWM Premium Magnetic Levitation Fan
Bitspower Flow Indicator













 
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