Concept JKase Trident -- Triangular Vertical Case, 3 slots GPU support, 280mm radiator, Simple appearance

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2022-1-17:Show Concept, JKase Trident Ver. 0.1​


Introduction and Background​


Hello friends!😻

I am a SFF lover and have been paying attention to different chassis designs in the past few years. Vertical ITX case is my personal favorites. Since most of them are full of mesh panel and I don't like mesh so much personally. So I tried to design a case by myself. The case idea is try my best to reduce mesh panel and try not to affect thermal performance. Also try to keep appearance simple. Now I would like to show you my design concept.

Just Think Out Of the Box​


Most of the vertical ITX case put the I/O on top. e.g. ROG Z11, Phanteks Evolv shift. So I decided to "bulge" the I/O out of panel. I know it doesn't symmetric anymore. But more user-friendly since you can use it on the side. Benefit from this is PSU switch also in same direction. And I can bore three holes between I/O and PSU and use DP riser cable or HDMI riser cable to connect GPU. All cable management we need to do is just on only one side.

Design ideas​

  • Vertical design for less area used
  • Triangular shape for simple structure
  • ALL I/O on one side
  • 2 Fans in 2 Fans out / 3 Fans in 1 Fan out
  • Less Mesh Panel and No Glass Panel
  • Clean and Simple
  • Modular
  • Good Dust Filtration
  • Brand Name: JKase
  • Product Name: Trident

Case Structure​

I just use screws to connect all the panels and columns. For the materials, 4mm aluminum should be use. Or I may use 3D print for my testing.



Airflow (2 modes)​

Vertical airflow​


2 in 2 out​



Parts Compatibility​

  • Motherboards: mini-ITX
  • PSU: SFX / SFX-L
  • CPU block: (Not test yet)
  • Radiator: 280mm
  • GPU: 3 slots, max lengths 327mm
  • FAN: 4 x 14cm Fans
  • Drive: 4 x 2.5'' drive (Or 3.5'' drive is available in the future)

Gallery​


Current Problems​

  1. This case is quite big since it is about 32L. It may be ITX case but not a SFF case. Luckily, it still much smaller than ROG Z11 and approximately equal to Phanteks Evolv . I will try my best to reduce volume.
  2. Long PCIE riser cable should be use
  3. I need lots of time to produce this case prototype since I have no experience in manufacturing. That means the test result and next update is about few months later.
  4. May be not compatible with big air cooler (Maybe only can use small air cooler)
  5. Not suitable for Mesh panel lover and Glass panel lover🥶
  6. I don't know if the thermal performance is good enough or not. If the temperature result is quite bad, I may just stop this project. 😖🥵

Thank you for reading this post. If you have any suggestion just feel free to let me know. 😻 Hope you enjoy it.
 
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