Stalled Freilite Brevis S: <5L Gaming Case with internal PSU

Discussion in 'Custom Cases & Projects' started by iFreilicht, May 28, 2015.

  1. Hahutzy

    Hahutzy Airflow Optimizer

    Or they will arrive in 11 months :( and it's not even guaranteed. Oh, the horror!
     
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  2. iFreilicht

    iFreilicht FlexATX Authority
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    Always mixing up May and March. I wanted to avoid the usual discussion whether 03.05.2016 is the Third of May or the Fifth of March. Looks like I've failed :/
     
  3. Phuncz

    Phuncz Lord of the Boards
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    It's almost like it was... inevitable !
     
  4. Aibohphobia

    Aibohphobia aka James
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  5. ignsvn

    ignsvn Master of Cramming

    Actually this is how I write date on my personal notes & when I want to name folder/files chronologically.
     
  6. Aibohphobia

    Aibohphobia aka James
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    ISO date format master race! I do the same because I find it makes for much better file sorting on a computer.
     
  7. iFreilicht

    iFreilicht FlexATX Authority
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    I do the same at work. There are basically two portable ways of writing a date. Either ISO (2016-08-02) or writing it in full length (2nd of August, 2016). Everything else is ambiguous.

    You can probably write August 2nd, 2016 as well, if you're one of those people.
     
  8. CC Ricers

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    Also I need to use that format for time stamps in database fields, basically it's enforced. Otherwise sorting by date (like the posts on this forum) would be a nightmare.
     
  9. Ceros_X

    Ceros_X King of Cable Management

    Military also mandates :) Year-Month-Day format.
     
  10. michaelmitchell

    michaelmitchell SFF Lingo Aficionado

    You guys don't just write and convert unix timestamp in your head?
     
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  11. iFreilicht

    iFreilicht FlexATX Authority
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    I hope we're talking about reading it in binary or octal here. Decimal and hexadecimal representation of unix timestamps is peasantry.
     
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  12. ignsvn

    ignsvn Master of Cramming

    Savage LOL.
     
  13. iFreilicht

    iFreilicht FlexATX Authority
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  14. iFreilicht

    iFreilicht FlexATX Authority
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    This just in:

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    There's no time to transplant my components onto this today, I have to get an assignment ready, but I'll deliver tomorrow. I can't even begin to express how fucking excited I am.
     
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  15. Aibohphobia

    Aibohphobia aka James
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    Exciting! So is this the only part you're getting for now?
     
  16. iFreilicht

    iFreilicht FlexATX Authority
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    #136 iFreilicht, May 11, 2016
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    Those are two parts, actually, but yes, just those two for now.
    For the other parts there are still decisions to be made, but I wanted something physical to test fitment with, especially the riser and cable harness.
    Also this gives an idea of how stiff this material is and I can test stuff with a few magnets I've ordered.
     
  17. Aibohphobia

    Aibohphobia aka James
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    Ah, now that I'm looking for it I see the two screws holding the pieces together.
     
  18. CC Ricers

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    Whoa, case parts finally arrived. Just barely enough to test your components on, though. Are those standoffs from the PEM fasteners you've spoke of before?
     
  19. iFreilicht

    iFreilicht FlexATX Authority
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    Current state of affairs:

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    Yeah that looks a bit dodgy, but I'll be working on that. The most important thing for now is that things fit.

    First off, I took all components, including the PSU, from Freilite Alpha. As some of you might now, I've cut a pretty big hole into that one (I discharged the cap, no humans were harmed in the making of this post):

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    Aaaaand fixed:

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    I also had to add the 40mm fan back in and boy I can't wait to replace this PSU with the SSP-300SUG because that fan is probably broken. Even at lowest voltage it sounds like a bumblebee on steroids, something I've never had to endure with other FlexATX PSUs.
    The noise under load would be tolerable if it was only whooshing, but the buzz makes it sound more like a miniature F1-Car.
    We'll see how that all turns out, cable harness will be done tomorrow or the day after that, I already received the package from Icemodz.

    This frame itself is NOT what I would consider final in any way, it's a functional prototype only! It does look ugly, be warned.

    So for fitting of components:

    Mainboard:

    Perfect fit, maybe a small gap for the screw next to the audio block would help with installation if the PSU is already in.

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    CPU Cooler:

    The NH-L9 is close to the absolute maximum, maybe additional Millimeter would be possible. I love it.

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    PSU:

    The reversible mount works just as intended, you can use all four screws in both orientations and the PSU sits flush with the bottom of the frame.

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    GPU:

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    Easy-peasy, the tabs on the other side aren't fitting perfect, though. Maybe I should allow more tolerance there. The screw between the tabs makes the fit extremely strong, I love the feel of that.

    But wait:

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    No idea how that could happen. I am 100% sure that the cutout is way larger than the PCIe CEM requires it to be, but maybe the size of it was changed after Rev1.1? Only two screens for now, bummer.

    Also, it really annoys me how much space I left for oversized GPUs, but it does increase choice and hopefuly benefits GPU exhaust.

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    PCIe riser:

    As you might've seen in the first picture, the LiHeat riser I've got here is just a wee bit short, so the GPU frame is not screwed into the main one right now. I'll probably order a second HDPLEX riser and just chain two of those for now.

    HDD:

    It's just sandwiched between the PSU and riser right now. It was a real pain to get it out of my old case because it was just taped in there with double sided mounting tape, which is made to hold picture frames to walls, but other than that, there's not a lot to test here yet.
     
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  20. iFreilicht

    iFreilicht FlexATX Authority
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    Yes they are indeed. Don't know the exact number off the top of my head, but they're from PEM.