- Oct 17, 2017
Imagine "H" letter point welded to "O" letter's back. You would slide it slightly off center to let the "H" letter's ends loose (that's why there is so much space between the inner and outer shape in the renders).This is what I voted for, so I'm happy, but I was quite interested to see what you'd come up with as a mechanism to secure the back panel without affecting the look too much. It isn't a trivial problem, it seems to me. I couldn't come up with a particularly elegant solution, at least.
The challenging part was keeping this thing in place while also not making the mechanism too complicated and expensive. There were few ideas like a wire for spring tension or additional internal sliding piece locked with screw that would keep the rails from sliding out - for the latter, keep in mind that the lock had to be somewhere outside the motherboard area while at the same time panel had to be smaller than the motherboard because of the standoff locations.
Both ideas would work, but at the same time they were straying away from our policy of making the case a long-lasting and service'able product, because spring could be broken at some point and making a simple internal locking slider would mean a small piece that could be easily lost.
TL : DR : panel was supposed to slide in and be locked from inside by screw located next to the motherboard.
There is no perforation directly above the AIO. The AIO is supposed to pull the air in from the outside and help pushing the air from the inside above the GPU out. It's not like the fresh air passing through the AIO radiator will instantly get +20 degrees and make the back of the GPU hotter, it's still really fresh air as long as it isn't recycled in a loop.Also, I was wondering about the airflow around the aio, since there are no vents on one side of it. Maybe this was discussed elsewhere, but do you imagine it to be pulling air into the radiator from the top and exhausting out the side, or pushing the exhaust out the top?
I'm currently running silverstone tundra slim with gigabyte 1080 mini inside heavily modded rev 1.1 for testing. It can handle Ryzen 7 1700 running at 3.9~ish (I couldn't get past that because of the board that I'm planning to change soon) with really decent temps.
Noteworthy is that I'm mostly using it on a vertical stand, but so far we've seen it as the most common use case as well.