Quick canvass: I'm interested in perusing one of the two following projects and am looking for some feedback.
1. S500 - console design, supports 80mm fans, mATX support, SFX/SFX-L, 3-slot PCIe
2. S400 Revisited - console design, clamshell cover panel, similar specs to S402
Do you maybe have a sketch for the proposed S500? I'm trying to visualise the layout. I'm guessing a S402 but a bit longer and taller to fit the additional width of mATX mother board?
Does the 80mm fan support imply slightly thicker case as well (plus the associated increase in CPU cooler height?
The front. reset button headers are unlabelled. From what I've gathered- the side with the arrow means power, the one without the arrow is ground.
The header that is 2 wide from the front is power, the header 2 wide from the back is reset. I'm confused about the two single wide headers though- one of them is labelled HX2, and the other HX20- what's positive and negative?
I can't find this referenced anywhere in the manual.
Edit- I don't think it made a difference? I plugged the 0 into negative, the other one into positive and it worked.
The LED headers on my buttons are also agnostic to the polarity. I needed to make a note in that in the manual and forgot. It doesn't matter how they are connected so long as they connect to the proper pairs of terminals for their functions.Unlike LED headers, power and reset headers are both simple momentary contact switches, it doesn't really matter which end you plug into the headers, the results is the same.
FYI, I just finished designing the Chris Payne PCIe bifurcation adapter for the S402. I'll be printing it tonight and see how it works tomorrow.This one might work, but would require an adapter because the mounting holes need to be 11mm more apart (poor word choice but can't think of another way to say it right now). I like this one though because you could get a "reverse" riser that would work pretty well. I'll see if I can figure a way to adapt the mounting for that one. The technical diagram surely helps.
FYI, I just finished designing the Chris Payne PCIe bifurcation adapter for the S402. I'll be printing it tonight and see how it works tomorrow.
I am about to attempt this myself.