Completed Corners and frames for 3D printer

matt3o

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The case frame is pretty much final.

The following is my build:


Motherboard: asus rog strix z270i gaming
CPU: i7-7700k
GPU: MSI Aero GTX 1060 6G
PSU: SFX Corsair 450W
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-C14S
SSD: 512gb Samsung 960 Pro

Some random thoughts on the project:
  • First of all print all structural part with a very good infill. The motherboard support and the frames especially at least 50%. The PSU rig is very sturdy you shouldn't need more than 30% infill.
  • Do not force the threaded inserts into the corners, use a soldering iron to squeeze them in.
  • The case could be probably 10mm smaller on the X. With a different CPU cooler you can probably also remove 10mm on the Z.
  • A smaller cooler would be wiser, I will have to place some holes on the backpanel for the overhanging heat pipes
  • The case is very sturdy despite the huge cooler it doesn't feel flimsy at all
  • I'm going to cut out the IO ports directly on the back panel. That way I can put the motherboard and the GPU very close to the frame. If you intend to use the original backplates you may need to change some dimensions
  • Designing the side panels is a pain. Take very accurate measurements once the whole frame is printed because the side panel could be off by 1-2mm
  • You can technically fit a standard size GPU
Jump to the second post for 3d models and printing suggestions.
 
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matt3o

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I made some updates to the corners and the frames so they now fit regular M2.5 nuts (I was using very low profile nuts before). If you downloaded and/or printed the previous version you probably have to use M2 screws/nuts. The onshape model is already updated.
 

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Can you create another cage for ATX PSU? Because some people don't have SFX PSU. That can make the case more diverse and can fit the 240-250mm graphics card.
 
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matt3o

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Can you create another cage for ATX PSU? Because some people don't have SFX PSU. That can make the case more diverse and can fit the 240-250mm graphics card.

That is totally feasible, but the case would be very close to a Kolink Satellite or Antec ISK-600 (if not a little bigger). Anyway I had an idea for an even better solution for 3d printed case, so stay tuned! :)
 

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The Folger Technologies LLC. FT-5 has a print volume of 300mm*300mm*400mm for under 500 USD if you're looking for a larger printer. Alternatively, I personally own one if you need any larger parts printed. Feel free to ask!
 

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Coming out of lurking to thank @matt3o for sharing his awesome work here, and to offer a thought:

Could the frame be widened to fit mATX? I'm thinking 5 slots to allow for aircooled dual GPUs, maybe a fan mount next to the PSU to blow between/though the cards and create positive pressure.

I've been researching dual GPU builds for a multiheaded PC, and I'm not finding anything that offers the combination of sff + viable aircooling (silence at idle) + dual GPU. Seems to me a mATX version of this layout might be optimal for that combo (but I might be missing something; I'm no designer).
 
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Coming out of lurking to thank @matt3o for sharing his awesome work here, and to offer a thought:

Could the frame be widened to fit mATX? I'm thinking 5 slots to allow for aircooled dual GPUs, maybe a fan mount next to the PSU to blow between/though the cards and create positive pressure.

I've been researching dual GPU builds for a multiheaded PC, and I'm not finding anything that offers the combination of sff + viable aircooling (silence at idle) + dual GPU. Seems to me a mATX version of this layout might be optimal for that combo (but I might be missing something; I'm no designer).
Certainly mATX if you don't want to deal with bifurcation risers :)
 

matt3o

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The Folger Technologies LLC. FT-5 has a print volume of 300mm*300mm*400mm for under 500 USD if you're looking for a larger printer. Alternatively, I personally own one if you need any larger parts printed. Feel free to ask!

thanks for the heads up on the FT-5, I didn't know it. There are a couple of consumer grade "big" 3d printers but they are not widely diffused so I'm trying to keep it under approx 200mm

Coming out of lurking to thank @matt3o for sharing his awesome work here, and to offer a thought:

Could the frame be widened to fit mATX? I'm thinking 5 slots to allow for aircooled dual GPUs, maybe a fan mount next to the PSU to blow between/though the cards and create positive pressure.

well that would be quite a big case and it would require ages to print...

Anyway stay tuned because I'm working on a new system to 3d print a PC case and I'm already in love with it :) No threaded inserts needed. No laser cut sides, only 3M screws and nuts, each piece still under 200x230mm. Sneak preview