Master of Cramming
- Mar 9, 2017
Just in case you missed it, I'll reiterate that this design could support an ATX board (though not PSU). If you mean a full seven-slot capable case then yeah, that'd be solidly outside the realm of SFF, and of course ATX cases are hyper-saturated. It would be hard to stand out from the crowd.
The other problem with larger cases is shipping, as it does get much more expensive the larger you go. To the point that you could be paying more for shipping than the actual cost of the case. Flat-packing is a way to mitigate the cost, but it introduces its own challenges and limits what you can do design-wise.
I appreciate the compliment, though I think there are plenty of other talented designers in our little community. If I'm any good at this, it's probably on account of just having been at it for so long. Believe me, my early forays into case design were pretty terrible. But yes, I agree that it's a bit of a waste not to put my skills to practical use and make something tangible that people can use and enjoy.
Cool, well I think this is a nice compromise, supporting ATX, but not more than 4 slots. Now I'm thinking it would be nice if you had an "ATX plate" that added another 3 slots and you had an alternative PSU mount at the front, bottom or top at the expense of one of the 140mm fans; or maybe just forward to where the 3.5" drives are. Don't know if that would be worth adding the complexity, of course in reality 95% of ATX boards just have a single graphics card in them.