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

Discussion in 'Chimera Industries' started by Aibohphobia, Feb 11, 2016.

  1. MarcParis

    MarcParis Shrink Way Wielder

    Several times asked but I let @KSliger answer this time..:D
  2. KSliger

    KSliger Airflow Optimizer
    Sliger Designs

    Still working on them - apologies on the perpetually wait times, we keep getting close and something comes up.

    No plans for this, difficult to punch the number of holes we have now without the sheet turning warping. Full perforation would make the side panel look like a potato chip.
  3. Dezroxx

    Dezroxx Efficiency Noob

    Interesting, this must be a new thing... When I ordered my Cerberus back in November, I ordered in Slate Gray with a Black top, and received both tops (as I assumed, I think I paid for both then as well). I don't really have a need for the Gray - Is there any thread in these forums for a part swap? For me, shipping just a top panel direct from Sliger to Charlotte, NC costs $32...

    Anybody want a Slate Gray top panel? ;)
  4. MarcParis

    MarcParis Shrink Way Wielder

    Why not making a stylish KI or an X with holes?
    Can we have same number of holes but with different pattern?
  5. AMv8-1day

    AMv8-1day Average Stuffer

    So forgive me if it's been discussed but I ran a quick search and didn't find one. Has anyone tried dropping an mATX board into the X and cramming a 60-80mm Monsta radiator into the bottom for extreme cooling surface area? With a mATX board I would expect around 100mm of clearance, hopefully 105? @fabio proved there was definitely enough for an XSPC 20.5mm TX 240 + 15mm fans with a standard length 305mm motherboard. Shortening that to an mATX 244 would give you another 61mm to work with.
    This came up when I as checking clearance on my SSI-CEB board for a front mount rad + 25mm fans and I should be able to clear up to 30mm radiators. It would be more, but 4 of my SATA sockets including the 2 native 6Gb/s are side mounted toward the front, killing a lot of clearance.
  6. KSliger

    KSliger Airflow Optimizer
    Sliger Designs

    With mATX in the Cerberus X you will have 99mm vertical space in the bottom, that is to the side edge of the motherboard.

    Might be up to about 105mm if you overlap the motherboard a little.

    You will need to get some standoffs that are 7mm long.
  7. jtrias21

    jtrias21 Case Bender

    Hi, I'd like to share my Cerberus X in White and Maple. I'm sorry in advance for the dusty side window, I have cats and they shed like crazy!

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  8. MarcParis

    MarcParis Shrink Way Wielder

    That's a pretty build!

    I'm thinking seriously to move to solid top panel, due to my cats..:) They are bringing some liter particles or hair that are falling into the case, despite my filters..:):)

    Don't you have any overheating issue on psu with window panel in front of fan?
  9. jtrias21

    jtrias21 Case Bender

    Hi, good idea with the dust filters, I definitely need to grab them! I really like the magnetic top wood panel, sometimes I pop open the top wood panel for ventilation.

    No overheating issues with the PSU against the window side panel, I turned off the Zero-RPM so the fan is always spinning. Every bit of airflow helps. I've considered flipping the PSU to face the inside towards the motherboard, but it wouldn't look as good.
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  10. Wyd4

    Wyd4 Average Stuffer

    I was so close to ordering the Cerberus today but the postage sadly was too much. I get it it’s a heavy case no doubt so it is what it is, but it certainly puts a dampener on it paying over half the cost of the case again in postage again.

    Keep saving my pennies. :)