Prototyping Sidearmd 240AIO support case (T1 thread congestion)

incunabula

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Jun 14, 2019
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Interesting, will keep my eye on this project. But for now I'm kinda aiming for "SLATE MT1":
These projects are not even remotely comparable.
 

imode

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Nov 28, 2018
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Is this picking up from where the Chimera Mach1 concept thread left off?
 
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rrrimo

Case Bender
Feb 23, 2019
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Will It be like 1cm taller to support 1 fan 240 AIO(fan under the PSU) or about 5cm taller to support 2 fans 240 AIO?
 

Psyduck91

Chassis Packer
Jan 27, 2020
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Update 2020-02-08 : There is congestion problem with 240AIO inquiries on the T1 thread, so let's just make a new case

It will be called Tmach1

I will show some pictures next week.
Sandwich layout, vertical case.





Taller, vertical case.



Vertical case, so doesn't really apply.



Motivation is the problem.

To get a project to the finish line is a marathon, and unless I'm interested, I prob give up half way, and I'm just that interested in that layout.
I'm looking forward to the pictures of this. I really like the idea of a vertical case to save space on the desk. If I can't get the Sidearmd, I'd be really interested in this case.
 
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Wahaha360

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Update 2020-02-16 : Horizontal or Vertical, hard to decide



Great artists steal, so credit to B&O 17



1. Same sandwich layout like T1, 3-15mm aluminum + CNC + anodizing frame, same high flow mesh for optimal thermals / lower fan speed / noise
2. Hoping to get prototype by Computex.
3. Black color in the works. Window in the works. 2020Q4
4.Target price $150-$200

Can’t decide on horizontal vs vertical 🤔
Horizontal: 136x192x326mm, 8.5L
Horizontal with 240AIO: 136x232x326mm, 10.3L
Vertical: 136x222x370mm, 11.7L
 
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SirJack

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Update 2020-02-16 : Horizontal or Vertical, hard to decide


1. Same sandwich layout like T1, 3-15mm aluminum + CNC + anodizing frame, same high flow mesh for optimal thermals / lower fan speed / noise
2. Hoping to get prototype by Computex.
3. Black color in the works. Window in the works. 2020Q4
4.Target price $150-$200

Can’t decide on horizontal or vertical.
Verticle, my 2 cents,
1) smaller foot print, even at slightly larger absolute size we still have the T1 for portability
2) possibility for better airflow design, less surface area facing down and both long faces perpendicular to the spine of are opended up
3) there are a number of horizontal cases in production already.

Keep up the good work!
 
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Psyduck91

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Would it be possible to have work in both orientations? This looks good! I personally would prefer a vertical orientation to save space on the desk.

@Wahaha360 would it be safe to assume it won't be coming in silver like the T1? It looks really good in my opinion.
 
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chyll2

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Jun 27, 2018
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looks like you got real confidence on the mesh you are using for the Original T1. Personally, I would prefer a vertical case while there are recent new design of vertical case, the horizontal cases still win interms of design in production.
 

Wahaha360

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looks like you got real confidence on the mesh you are using for the Original T1.
The mesh is the game changer for thermals and cost control.

To achieve the same ventilation % on aluminum panel will 1) create structural rigidity problems and 2) cost problems.

So the key to making increasingly smaller cases is great ventilation, dust filtering and structural rigidity. The custom mesh does all 3.

I just had a chat with motherboard vendors about next gen AMD and Intel Mobo VRM and CPU thermals, wait till you see the new power consumption numbers.
 

Maniac

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Oct 18, 2018
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Very nice & clean looking design! 👍 Think I'm more interested in the Vertical case, but the horizontal one is also very nice. Especially since it's all mesh. If I was to choose between T1 or TMach1 horizontal, I would choose TMach1. Love the fact that you are considering a window option as well. Glass?

Just can't quite figure out the bottom part... doesn't look to be vented? What type of airflow are you aiming for here?

Is the I/O in the vertical case located at the top/bottom or rear?
 
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chinyang

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Oct 17, 2018
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Looks mega! Personally I prefer a “taller T1”

For vertical version, where will the Mobo I/O be facing (top/bottom/side)? My concern is all those cables if coming from a “wrong” direction may spoil the looks
 

arthasdklol

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Nov 14, 2019
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Looks interesting, but not the biggest fan of so many 'lines' if that makes sense, it makes it look very "busy" for such simplistic design.
In the "horizontal" design, the AIOs are on top or bottom? Thinking of anything crazy like 120 AIO in the front? :D
 
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