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

DocH

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Hi there is so much in this thread. Has there been changes to where you can mount your sff psu farther down on the front and fit a 240mm rad on top and bottom?
 

KSliger

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Will we be having a Cerberus V2 with aditional psu mounting and other changes?
No changes coming anytime soon, nothing critically wrong with it and only change requests I have in the idea folder are things that might as well be a new case.

Hi there is so much in this thread. Has there been changes to where you can mount your sff psu farther down on the front and fit a 240mm rad on top and bottom?
That will likely be a different case - for the Cerberus it requires too many changes, ex: moving motherboard down requires new base frame, a new PSU mount bracket, and then all the associated changes with our fulfillment.

Might throw some ideas around in the next few months. We're just crazy busy right now.
 

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No changes coming anytime soon, nothing critically wrong with it and only change requests I have in the idea folder are things that might as well be a new case.



That will likely be a different case - for the Cerberus it requires too many changes, ex: moving motherboard down requires new base frame, a new PSU mount bracket, and then all the associated changes with our fulfillment.

Might throw some ideas around in the next few months. We're just crazy busy right now.
Cerberus-X2 will be a great idea/project..;)
If you need some feedback/support, please let me know (of course I've tons of proposals)..;)

ps : I managed to get a pretty good OC with my ryzen 7 3800X :
https://smallformfactor.net/forum/threads/smallest-atx-case-cerberus-x-complete-build-log.2007/post-161501
 

milica

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Any ETA for the EU distributor (density)?

I thought I read it'd be ready sometime in August?
Also will they support custom orders, like different panels etc. or just base case?
 

DocH

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maybe weird question i can't find the answer after searching this forum. Can the 3.5 hdd bracket mount on a fan in the Cerberus X?
 

MarcParis

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Following my experiments with Noctua NH-C14S inside Cerberus-X...and results are pretty interesing :
https://smallformfactor.net/forum/threads/smallest-atx-case-cerberus-x-complete-build-log.2007/post-161801

And here is my champion setup :


@KSliger : this picture is illustrationg also some minor in infinite vents on side bracket...I cannot use 4 screws for a 120mm on bottom rail.

Just as reminder, Noctua NH-C14S is a very capable CPU cooler, especially with dual fan setup (similar performance as NH-D15) :

https://www.overclockingmadeinfrance.com/omf-noctua-nh-c14s-simple-et-push-pull/5/

I hope this will be useful.
 
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Chromavoid

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Quick question. I have a Cerberus case, non-X with the Asrock Z390 M-ITX board and a C14s cooler. Does anyone know if I can fit a 12x15 fan in the upper fan mount provided with the handle kit? Eyeballing it, it looks tight, but I have read both yes it will fit and no it wont. Any first hand experiences to share?
 

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Quick question. I have a Cerberus case, non-X with the Asrock Z390 M-ITX board and a C14s cooler. Does anyone know if I can fit a 12x15 fan in the upper fan mount provided with the handle kit? Eyeballing it, it looks tight, but I have read both yes it will fit and no it wont. Any first hand experiences to share?
what is the clearance you have?
 

Chromavoid

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what is the clearance you have?
ah, sorry missed this. Its a tight fit. If anything, the heat sink of the C14s would be resting against the fan. I'm not sure I want to disassemble anything just to see at this point. I'll keep looking to see if any other experience is out there
 

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ah, sorry missed this. Its a tight fit. If anything, the heat sink of the C14s would be resting against the fan. I'm not sure I want to disassemble anything just to see at this point. I'll keep looking to see if any other experience is out there
With a mini itx motherboard, it’s almost sure you won’t have any clearance with top of the case.
mini-itx could be very very tricky for air cpu cooler
 

Anthony

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Hey everyone. Haven't been on in a while; apologies for that. Loving the custom X Sliger was so kind to sell to me. Actually running an 8700k at 5.3 with a 1.4 core voltage and a 2080. Very smooth. Almost time to start upgrading some of my internals (need new hdd space, an m.2 boot drive, replace my sfx-l that's zip tied in place, adjust the cooling) and I had an odd question. The end goal is to make that nice steel tube hardline, but I was curious of just how large of a radiator I could attach/replace one of the side panels with. Not that it wouldn't take some engineering for a proper mount to the frame, but would:
fit somewhat decently without extending past the frames dimensions? Or would anyone have a recommendation for an equally large rad that I could use? I'm not opposed a motorcycle, atv, or car rad. This is, after all, a pet project to make the dream frankenputer that's sleek and way overbuilt.
 

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Swapped the cooler (H100i Pro -> NH-C14S) and Im very happy with the results. GPU temps dropped between 5-10ºC, RAM 3-5ºC, M.2 5-8ºC and CPU only gained 3-4ºC 😲
Welcome to the aircooler club..:D
How do you use your C14S? dual fan? intake or exhaust?