Prototyping Project Stealth - 5.5L, custom 400W PSU, 270mm GPU

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  1. Thehack

    Thehack SFF Guru
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    #1 Thehack, Jan 14, 2019
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2019
    After project Pure I am working on my next case to address some of the needs/wants of the community in builds. The layout has the gpu and cpu fans on the same side. The goal of this case is reliably power a 400W of components in the smallest size possible.

    CPU Cooler: 40mm, Noctua NH-L9i
    GPU: 270mm, 2.1 slot max, 120mm height (close to reference spec)
    PSU: 86mm x 160mm x 52mm area for PSU. C6 power entry. Meanwell RPS, HDPLEX 400 fits out of the box. Designed for plugin units.


    material: 1.5mm aluminum, powder coated

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  2. calvinpp

    calvinpp Caliper Novice

    Will this work as a 400w brickless build (upcoming HDPlex due out on the 20th)?
     
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  3. LegendsofMace

    LegendsofMace Chassis Packer

    Whoa what is that? They have a new one coming?
     
  4. Blakfetha

    Blakfetha Caliper Novice

    imo would look better if the slots on the front panel have the same width as the holes on the side panel
     
  5. Supercluster

    Supercluster Average Stuffer


    It could be useful to have dimensions of the section which is intended for a PSU.
     
  6. Thehack

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    #6 Thehack, Jan 14, 2019
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2019
    It'll be design for brickless builds.

    Up to 86mn x 160mm x 52mm PSU, C6 power entry. You can fit more length depending on your GPU.

    I designed to have the mounting points for HDPLEX and Meanwell units, but anything can be done with double sided tape.

    Front panel is not final. The manufacturer needs to confirm it can be manufactured.
     
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  7. cleveland

    cleveland Airflow Optimizer

    I know I'm advocating for a niche inside a niche, but that'd be awesome to have a similar case for half-height only expansion cards, with both CPU and GPU feeding from top air...
     
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  8. Thehack

    Thehack SFF Guru
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    Indeed. That's also sitting in my design box.
     
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  9. CARC Mini

    CARC Mini Trash Compacter

    #9 CARC Mini, Jan 14, 2019
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2019
    can you change cooler height to 49mm ??
     
  10. Thehack

    Thehack SFF Guru
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    The issue with increasing to 48 is that you still want to avoid using 48mm cooler, because the C7 isn't significantly better, and it being next to the vents would cause turbulence. So most people end up with the NH-L9 anyways. And once you hit 48mm I'm really competing with the Sentry or the S401.

    So at this time, I don't think it's worth it to increase the size to 48mm.
     
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  11. CARC Mini

    CARC Mini Trash Compacter


    i don't want to use a C7, i want to use a BlackRidge cooler.

    please set a cooler height of 49mm.
     
  12. Daemos

    Daemos Caliper Novice

    To do that he would need to increase the volume of the case by approx 25% to approx 6.8L.

    At that volume there are other cases to consider.
     
  13. Jello

    Jello Cable-Tie Ninja

    Without getting too off topic, if you design a LP GPU version, please make it VESA mountable. That is all.
     
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  14. CARC Mini

    CARC Mini Trash Compacter

    he could reduce the width of this case instead.
     
  15. Thehack

    Thehack SFF Guru
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    The width cannot be reduced further. It is designed for near reference GPU. This purely designed 400W builds and not a mm more.
     
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  16. CARC Mini

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  17. DontPeek

    DontPeek Trash Compacter

    Yeah I'm curious about this too.
     
  18. CC Ricers

    CC Ricers SFF Guru
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    I had a design like this (check the spoilers for a metal design), but turned out to be more similar in size to a case for a full-sized card when you factored in the internal PSU. Maybe it would be more compact if the PSU area was in the front instead of the middle.
     
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  19. calvinpp

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  20. Poblopuablo

    Poblopuablo SFF Lingo Aficionado

    This seems quite close to the skyreach 4(in concept) except with a full(reference size) GPU.

    I know this is quite early, but any idea on pricing? +/- $30ish