Prototype Hommer Case V1 How SFX Case should be (8.4l incl. AIO and 3slot GPU)

Hommer Cases

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Hello everyone,

I am Simon and I am a mechanical engineer from Germany. I've been building some "Mini PC's" lately, but I wasn't really pleased with it. The cases that I have seen and / or installed were either too big for me or you could only sheet a 2 slot GPU or no AIO ...
For this reason, I decided to develop my own case (of course it's based on the existing cases). I tried to fulfill all my criteria which are:

- as small as possible
- AIO (at least 120mm)
- 3 slot GPU (best for MSI Trio)
- made of aluminium
- Extendable to install a 240 AIO
- Space for 2-3 2.5" and at least a 3.5" HDD
- USB-3 and USB-C on the front
- Made in Germany if possible
- lower price than the competitors​

These days I've invited offers to build my first prototype. As you can see there are four versions:

1) Basic unit 8.45l (139 x 184 x 334)



2+3) Basic unit + expansion at the top or at the bottom 11.33l (139 x 244 x 334)




4) Basic unit + 2 expansions 14.1l (139 x 304 x 334)




Here you can see what fits in the case:




What do you think so far?

Greetings Simon
 
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chyll2

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Does the basic unit allow the use 120mm AIO?

Out of curiosity, what other Mini cases have you build on before?
 

Hommer Cases

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This actually looks nice. Any plans on adding glass sides?

of course there will be glass sides, maybe also for the front.


Does the basic unit allow the use 120mm AIO?

Out of curiosity, what other Mini cases have you build on before?

yes a 120 AIO we will be possible in the standard.

I assembled a Lian Li PC-Q50, a Lian Li PC-Q38WA and a Kolink International Satellite Plus myself and saw DAN S4 at a friend + all the YouTube stuff.
 

Hommer Cases

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I have now received my hardware. As water cooling in the basic version, only the polar bear LT is currently possible. Extending the case by 15 mm would make it possible to use all commercially available AIO (15mm fan). the volume of the basic version would increase by 0.45 liters.



What do you think?
 

Necere

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Don't you think it's a problem that half the radiator is blocked by the PSU? Also not very appealing to have the fan mounted to the outside like that.
 

Hommer Cases

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Don't you think it's a problem that half the radiator is blocked by the PSU? Also not very appealing to have the fan mounted to the outside like that.




no, that's why 15 mm longer then it fits in and then you have enough space to the radiator. or what do you think?
 

Necere

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Well, it's better. Still not ideal to have such a large obstruction right in the radiator's air path, though.
 

Alur

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We need thermals and then we can actually have a chat about it, seems like a pausible good idea.
 

Hommer Cases

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I tested the AIO today. but I do not have the housing yet. That's why I did the test on the table. I have covered the radiator more then half and the exhaust air "stopped" a bit. I've been running Prime95 for about 45min. the maximum temperature was 68°C (fan at 80°C max speed). so that should not be a problem.
CPU: 2600 at 3900 MHz

BTW Ghettostyle FTW

















what do you say to my op GPU? XD
is the lightest I found XD