Prototyping New Updates, handle options & drive storage! Prototype SLATE MT1, a mid-range, mini-itx case focused on aesthetics. Looking for your feedback!

TaylorChiller

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Finally, the case I`ve been looking for! Amazing work, love everything about it.

Few questions:
- Are the dimensions final (Just below 20L)?
- Looking at the rear, there are some slots for USB, Power, and DisplayPort? These ment to be extended from the mboard? How can we extend other cables such as wifi-antenna?
- I know it fits a 280 rad, and there are no limitations in using a 240mm AIO?
- What are the supported motherboard sizes?
- Does it come with a pcie extension cable?
- Is it possible to mount the psu in different positions?
- Are the glass panels also attached with magnets?

You will ship to Norway, right? 😄
Just waiting to place the order. Probably going to cost me over 300$ due to shipping & customs 😆
Hey @Maniac , There are no limitations to using a 240mm since it just uses less space. You'd probably have an easier time installing a custom loop using a 240mm rad too (not saying its hard to use a 280). This case requires miniITX. The PSU has a fixed position but has more cooler height compared to other small cases with dual chamber setup. I've included a PCIE ext in the the quote list, the price will dictate the one we choose. Currently the panels use four 8lb pull force magnets to mount them and so far they hold really well. If there are any problems with the magnets we can switch to ball stud receivers (although not as satisfying to put on). The latest design on the rear I/O includes a through hole for routing 1-2 additional cables for WIFI or ethernet.

Hope this answered your questions. :)
 
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TaylorChiller

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Thanks for the detailed reply.

Hey @nulio , the space there is currently slightly narrower due to how I applied drafting features on the inside faces for manufacturing. I don't think it needs to be as aggressive in the spots you highlighted so I'll look into refining that area. Thanks
 

TaylorChiller

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@TaylorChiller Perfect, thanks. Your plans are to make shipping available worldwide?

Is it safe to assume that this case is not suitable for blower-type GPUs?
@Maniac Yeah, you probably won't get as good performance using a blower type GPU but thats not to say it wouldn't be fine. It probably would fine since there is a continually fresh air supply for the GPU in most situations. Do you think it would be valuable to buy a blower style GPU for testing?
 

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@Maniac Yeah, you probably won't get as good performance using a blower type GPU but thats not to say it wouldn't be fine. It probably would fine since there is a continually fresh air supply for the GPU in most situations. Do you think it would be valuable to buy a blower style GPU for testing?
A blower style GPU is really only going to show you how the CPU and GPU thermals can be decoupled. An axial fan GPU is going to exhaust its hot air into the case, which more than anything will heat up the air flow through a CPU cooler; whereas swapping to a blower will exhaust the GPUs hot air out the rear of the case. From a GPU perspective, the cooling will be worse on the blower simply because you're now limited to 1 fan and longer longitudinal fins for the air to pass through leading to more noise, however this will be true regardless of the chassis. So, I'd say it really depends on the situation you're trying to test.
 

Maniac

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The reason I'm asking is because looking at the designs, the GPU itself would get fresh air yes, but a blower-type GPU would exhaust that hot air into the bottom I/O chamber where there are no fans or vents... or am I mistaken?