Stalled Project Stealth - 5.7L, custom 400W PSU, 270mm GPU

Thehack

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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, reference height
PSU: 86mm x 160mm x 53mm area for PSU. C6 power entry. Meanwell RPS, HDPLEX 400 fits out of the box. Designed for plugin units.

Note: All these cards are expected fit, based on manufacturer's provided specifications. Cards that are guaranteed to fit 100% are reference style cards, either 10.5" (270mm) WITHOUT displayport, or 10" (257mm) WITH displayport.

*May require low profile PCIe power adapter
** May require modification

AMD
  • All reference RX 570, 580, V56, V64
  • R9 Nano
  • All RX 550/560
  • RX 570: Gigabyte Windforce 570, // Asrock Gaming D 570 // Power Color Red Dragon 570
  • RX 580: Gigabyte Windforce 580 // Asrock Gaming D 580

NVidia 10-Series

  • Almost 1050 Ti
  • 1060: EVGA SC // Zotac Mini, AMP* // Palit Dual // Gigabyte Windforce*
  • 1070: Palit Dual // Galax Mini //
  • 1080:
  • 1080 Ti: Founder's Edition //
  • Titan Xp

Nvidia 20-Series
  • All RTX Founder's Edition
  • 1660: Zotac Twin**, Amp** //
  • 1660 Ti: Gigabyte Windforce // Zotac Twin**, Amp**
  • 2060: Zotac Twin**, Amp** //
  • 2070: Zotac Mini //
  • 2080: Evga Black**, XC** // Zotac Twin //
  • 2080 Ti: Zotac Twin //


material: 1.5mm aluminum, powder coated


 
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Blakfetha

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imo would look better if the slots on the front panel have the same width as the holes on the side panel
 
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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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can you change cooler height to 48mm ??
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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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.

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

please set a cooler height of 49mm.
 

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

please set a cooler height of 49mm.
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.
 

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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...
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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Poblopuablo

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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