Prototyping FormD-P1 (Sidearmd) 280/240AIO Support Case

promaty

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Yes, same layout and feature as T1.

Yea, to make room for cable coming out from the Top.
Can you make them come out from bottom? It's a bit weird having cables hanging on top.

Also for horizontal layout (including T1) why did you make bottom radiator position as the default one? Airflow is so much better when on top. I know you can flip it upside down, but having GPU hanging from pcie slot feels uncomfortable.
 

Psyduck91

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Can you make them come out from bottom? It's a bit weird having cables hanging on top.

Also for horizontal layout (including T1) why did you make bottom radiator position as the default one? Airflow is so much better when on top. I know you can flip it upside down, but having GPU hanging from pcie slot feels uncomfortable.
If the design is like the Sidearmd, you might be able to able to flip the case so that the cables come out from the bottom. It would be a nice feature for sure.
 
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Wahaha360

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Can you make them come out from bottom? It's a bit weird having cables hanging on top.

Also for horizontal layout (including T1) why did you make bottom radiator position as the default one? Airflow is so much better when on top. I know you can flip it upside down, but having GPU hanging from pcie slot feels uncomfortable.
To support the same GPU height and AIO, you will need to make the case bigger in that layout.

So it’s less space efficient.
 
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Kit

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Verticle, my 2 cents,
1) smaller foot print, even at slightly larger absolute size we still have the T1 for portability
2) possibility for better airflow design, less surface area facing down and both long faces perpendicular to the spine of are opended up
3) there are a number of horizontal cases in production already.

Keep up the good work!
Agree with the above, I think it would be a nice addition to your range from a design and aesthetic point of view.

I really like the foot print of this case which is perfect for people with low desk space!

Although I would put some design consideration into feet as this configuration is naturally going to be unstable....
 
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the1q

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Vertical for me. Would look amazing in the living room with that B&O aesthetic. This would move the needle.
 

promaty

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One concern for vertical design, what if you use a wi-fi antenna? Does hiding the back panel with some piece of metal block the signal? 🤔
 

gwertheim

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One concern for vertical design, what if you use a wi-fi antenna? Does hiding the back panel with some piece of metal block the signal? 🤔
Correct me if I'm wrong but it has to be pretty thick to block a signal
 

incunabula

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Depends on what the mesh is made out of
If it's the same mesh on the T1, it's steel. The only saving grace here is that it will likely not be directly grounded, but a significant loss of signal quality could still be observed.
 
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Kit

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I got mixed up with the coating comment with something I had read in powder coating
 

Metroversal

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Also, I think there's potential for another two-tone case like the T1.

Maybe having the Top and Bottom Panel contrasting the Mesh, I'm thinking something kinda similar to the SilverStone LD01 or the NZXT H510 Elite! Thoughts?

I can try to send you an graphical representation if necessary @Wahaha360


EDIT: Here's one variant inspired by NZXT H510 Elite.
 
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Navic

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Also, I think there's potential for another two-tone case like the T1.

Maybe having the Top and Bottom Panel contrasting the Mesh, I'm thinking something kinda similar to the SilverStone LD01 or the NZXT H510 Elite! Thoughts?

I can try to send you an graphical representation if necessary @Wahaha360


EDIT: Here's one variant inspired by NZXT H510 Elite.
I love it, but it kinda looks like a bus to me for some reason lol
 

promaty

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I think that plain minimalist look is more popular among sff, but additional options are always great.