Prototyping Expandable custom loop ITX Case with distroplate built in

TheBigG

Minimal Tinkerer
Jun 3, 2019
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Have you ever tested if a installed pump will make everything rattle? Since distro plate and the rest of the case are connected I could imagine that it could vibrate to a point that it is noticeable.
 

diceboii13

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Have you ever tested if a installed pump will make everything rattle? Since distro plate and the rest of the case are connected I could imagine that it could vibrate to a point that it is noticeable.
We didn't test it jet but yeah, its a risk.
 
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RB73

What's an ITX?
Jun 28, 2019
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If the rattling is an issue you could use rubber washers between the distro plate and the case to reduce the effect.
 
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Skullassfreak

Cable Smoosher
Apr 19, 2019
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Will there be an adapter included to switch between a ddc / D5 pump or will the choice have to be made on purchase?
 

diceboii13

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Will there be an adapter included to switch between a ddc / D5 pump or will the choice have to be made on purchase?
Because of the mounting mechanism is not the same, it will be a choice you have to make at purchase. But for performance and low noise levels I highly recomend the D5.
 
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OrganX12

Case Bender
Jun 27, 2019
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Hi @diceboii13 , you and @alauder are doing an amazing job ! It is my first post ever and I just wanted to tell you that you'll have my money if you release this case. It is exactly what I think is the perfect Itx case (watercooled obviously). Greetings from France !
 

diceboii13

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Hi @diceboii13 , you and @alauder are doing an amazing job ! It is my first post ever and I just wanted to tell you that you'll have my money if you release this case. It is exactly what I think is the perfect Itx case (watercooled obviously). Greetings from France !
Thank you @OrganX12 we really appriciate it! To France it will be easy to ship :p
 

CrashGaming

What's an ITX?
Jul 2, 2019
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Had to make an account just to say this looks amazing! Will definitely be looking to grab one if/when it releases as it seems like an ITX custom loop dream case.

One small thing to note however, is that the bottom intake does seem quite close to the ground, but I'm sure you've got something figured out for that already.

Keep up the great work! Excited to see how this progresses.
 
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diceboii13

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Had to make an account just to say this looks amazing! Will definitely be looking to grab one if/when it releases as it seems like an ITX custom loop dream case.

One small thing to note however, is that the bottom intake does seem quite close to the ground, but I'm sure you've got something figured out for that already.

Keep up the great work! Excited to see how this progresses.
Thank you man! Yeah it'll got some simple feet to raise the case for better airflow under it. 😁
 

diceboii13

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The case arrived! Its better then I tought, thanks to Andy 😁 I found some mistakes, (and Andy mentioned too), that I make in the design tho:

- The sliding holes are to tight, its really hard to push the screws in. Its like 1mm tighter then it should be. ( Need to buy some thumbscrews, it will be a lot easier )

- The Gpu mounting mechanism in the back is screwless, but really need some screws to it, to stay rigged.

These are the only issues, so im happy! Other than that, the distro is really good, no leaking pretty nice looking piece.

The powdercoating looking awesome, resists to scratches well.

I think there will be no problem with wiggling because the whole case is strong and rigged like a piece of brick lol, you cant imagine.

Its almost perfect for the first try so yeah.. @alauder did an outstanding job!

More tests will coming as I get some hardware for it.
 

Windfall

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Nov 14, 2017
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I don't see how I didn't see this thread before, but this is some fantastic work (loving Fusion 360 yet?).

This is honestly a work of art. I'm loving the style across the entire thing.
Having a unified look with such a (may I say) nonstandard front is a near impossible thing, and I'm saying this from my own design experience, which really isn't much.

I am going to be watching this thread. :)
 
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gMit

Chassis Packer
Jun 2, 2019
13
6
oooh this looks so good. Is it just my eyes or is the end of the rail system on the front right look to bow?
 
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diceboii13

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I don't see how I didn't see this thread before, but this is some fantastic work (loving Fusion 360 yet?).

This is honestly a work of art. I'm loving the style across the entire thing.
Having a unified look with such a (may I say) nonstandard front is a near impossible thing, and I'm saying this from my own design experience, which really isn't much.

I am going to be watching this thread. :)
Thanks mate! Unique things are the best :p
 

diceboii13

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oooh this looks so good. Is it just my eyes or is the end of the rail system on the front right look to bow?
Yeah a bit. Its because I cant screw it down properly. I made the rails to thin. I have a lot tools at home, but I dont have a wide flat head screwdriver..lol
 
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dKenGuru

Trash Compacter
Jan 2, 2019
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What size of rads it will support? Two 240/280, one top and one buttom? And will be supported HWLabs rads? Because they much wider then others.
 

diceboii13

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What size of rads it will support? Two 240/280, one top and one buttom? And will be supported HWLabs rads? Because they much wider then others.
I think 65mm is the space you have in each side. You can use 15mm slim fans with max.50mm rads, and 25mm normal fans with max.40mm rads. So HWLabs rads are not supported. They are 54,7mm wide which is way to much. The case supports 2x240 or slimmer 2x280 rads.
 
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