SFF Lingo Aficionado
- Feb 22, 2018
So, with a waterblock each GPU would be 1-slot (ie FE 1080ti), fitting into the 2-slot space normally taken up by a single GPU due to the cooler.You mean double (which is 35mm thick if I remember correctly)? watercooled gpus don't need room for airflow just stack them.
So, with a waterblock each GPU would be 1-slot (ie FE 1080ti), fitting into the 2-slot space normally taken up by a single GPU due to the cooler.
Not really what I meant, but I see the confusion. I'd meant using 2 cards like this:
Ah, gotcha well, I was just aiming to prevent feature-creep, but I understand. What's really nice about that solution is that the end-user really only needs a bifurcated riser, as the case doesn't strictly have to support 4 slots.@Biowarejak : I was aiming at bifurcating two single-slot GPUs at first.
However, the issue is their very limited availability !
The only decent GPU that meets those criterias is the 1080 Ti, which was already out of my reach in 2017 !
I purchased two 1070 Katana and had two prototypes of custom waterblocks made by a small French company.
Both prototypes ended up being two thick by a few mm...
That's the reason why I went for standard dual-slot GPUs. Too complicated or expensive !
@OliverRH : great project
I have made a very early prototype to see how the radiator tubes would fit. They could ride along the edge and between the ram. But it need more designing. Custom water cooling seems the most pratical way, since you are more in control over the tubes and its lengthVery interesting design. Custom Case MODs had a similar idea in the TX12 AIO. I wonder how the radiator tubing and the PSU connectors will work as the current renders don't seem to have many holes between the two chambers.
Hi, Nice concept and work. Would you by chance share your fusion file?Hi all, long time no see. I have been super busy, but lately I have been thinking and designing a new case, or you could call it a version 2.0. There were a lot of things that I think worked really well with the first design. Mainly the simplicity with the single chamber. But I like a challenge and I have been quite amazed by the Dan A4 and the Ghost S1. Two really impressive cases, that both uses a two-chamber design. So I have designed a new ATX case with two chambers. The main reason, is to split the heat from the CPU (I use an AIO) and GPU. But then as a bonus, it looks better (I think) because it hides the AIO, SSD and HDD, the PSU and all of its cables. This was the first versions biggest weakness.
So I have been designing all day in Fusion 360 and this it what I came up with! Its dimensions are 32 x 29 x 14 cm = 12,99, basically 13 liters So it is actually smaller than the first version. And it fits, ATX motherboard, sfx/sfx-LPSU, most two slots GPU, one 3,5" and two 2,5" HDD/SSD and the most important (the hardest thing to get fitted and designed) the AIO. I hope to make a custom water cooling setup at a point in time. There is room for a pump and reservoir or some kind of combination. But yeah, here is some early renders. So there is still a lot to do, like ventilation and so on.
I hope to make a prototype soon.
There exist several console-style pass-through cases that are ideal for the FE cards, like the Sliger Console/Conswole or the SFFtime P-ATXv2. Be aware that the flow-through cooler is (for the most part) only an FE thing, and that most of the OEM cards are standard triple-fan designs. Unless you already own an FE card (which seem like they will be hard to come by for a while), don't buy your case on that alone.I know this is an old thread, but I really do think the console style slim tower format would benefit the new RTX 3000 series cards very well ion air cooled setups due to the straight path past through venting. A lot of cases these days are sandwich style which are the best in terms of volume/power ratio, but are just not my cup of tea. Any update on this case?