Prototype [Scratch Build]Project REAL CUBE (Back online, V3.0 soon)

Minefoxi

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My first Scratch Build wooden PC Case:

PROJECT REAL CUBE



Maximum Specifications and Features:

●ITX Motherboard (i7 7700K (i7 5960X) + 32GB RAM)
●ITX Style (17cm length) Mini Graphics Card (GB GTX1080)
●SFX Power Supply Unit
●Slim Slot-Loading Optical Drive (DVD/Blu-Ray)
●Decent Cooling (Noctua NH-D9L Tower)
●Laser cut plywood panels and parts
!REAL CUBE Shape! with 222mm Length/Width/Depth


Renderings of Version 3.0





My test rig specs:

●ITX Motherboard: GigaByte GA-Z97N Gaming 5
●CPU: Intel Core i7-4790
●RAM: 2x8GB Crucial Ballistix Sport
●ITX Graphics Card: inno3D GTX1060 6GB
●2,5" SSD: Samsung 850 Pro 512GB
●2,5" HDD: Seagate BarraCuda 1 TB
●SFX PSU: SilverStone SST-SX600-G
●Slim Slot-Loading ODD: Panasonic UJ265
●CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D9L







Check out the V2.0 Build Log: Album on Imgur

The GREAT UNVEILING:

The first teaser of it:

More renders, pics, info and videos will follow

Let me know what you think and ask all the questions you have! ;)
 
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Aibohphobia

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Maybe something like this?



Looking at it now though, the longer vents would need separated into smaller sections to avoid weakening the panel.
 

QinX

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That is a nice and novel design.

Instead of hard corners, try some rounding, easier to cut and might look a little "softer"
 

Aibohphobia

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A laser can get pretty sharp corners but cuts with a CNC router or mill will have rounded inside corners due to the diameter of the bit.
 

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I think that would look good with the wood. If you made it from a metal sheet, the sharp corners may have been too sharp, but with wood it will be just fine. Looks very cool in my opinion, didn't see something like that before.
 

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To boldly go where Phoenix has gone recently before, on [H]:

 

jtd871

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The smaller triangles may be hard to do well thru 6mm material. But that's what prototypes and test pieces are for, right?
 

iFreilicht

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So my CAD (Solid Edge ST7 Student) just decided not to work anymore under Windows 10 :(

Inventor did well in the TP, but I haven't actually tried it under the full release. Now you've given me worries :/

How do you like Solid Edge for designing a case? I've heard it to be potentially frustrating to not have a work feature history where you can change an older feature without affecting new ones. Is that even still the case with ST7?
 

Minefoxi

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Inventor did well in the TP, but I haven't actually tried it under the full release. Now you've given me worries :/
Try to find out in forums first if it works before you upgrade :) I did that to late :/

About Solid Edge: The main reason for me to use it is that it is the CAD we learned how to use in school and they have this student free license program which I used now. I'm still not very good at designing and using all its features so I can't say anything about your designing history question. Mabye google knows more ;)
 

Phuncz

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"The first real cube case out there !" --> Bold claim ;)