Completed Small footprint open ITX frame using 10mm MakerBeam extrusions

jabcoebi

Minimal Tinkerer
Original poster
Feb 6, 2019
3
8
Hi everyone, I've been in the shadow on the forum for a long time and this is my first thread here. Just want to share my design with all of you.




This frame is made using 10mm MakerBeam extrusion profiles, the profiles are of fixed length and tapped at both ends. The assembly process is easy since there are no cutting or drilling required, just tightening of the nuts. Minimum of tools required (tiny hands and zen concentration helps a lot). The two L brackets on top are my idea of a handle 💪 and is very sturdy.

Tip: I found that the easy way to assemble is to slide the screws on the rail first, align the screws roughly apart and then place the bracket on top. Even with the 8 screws required for the T-slot bracket the screws find a way of sliding into place, just have to wiggle the bracket a little.

Specs:
Frame external dimensions = 130x190x340mm
Weight = 3.9Kg (frame + components)
Volume = 8.4L

Parts for the frame:
extrusions = 2x300mm, 3x150mm, 2x100mm, 1x40mm.
brackets = 11x equal right angle, 4x T-bracket, 2x 90 degree corner, 2x 45 degree angle, 1x straight (optional, for power button placement)
spacers = 6x M3x8mm male/female brass
nuts/bolts = M3 6mm MakerBeam square head

Components:
MSI B450I
Ryzen 5 3600
Sapphire 5700 pulse
Corsair 16GB 3000C15
Seasonic SGX 450W
Corsair MP510 480GB
Noctua L9A-AM4
LINKUP 30cm straight riser

Gallery = imgur.com



Links:
Parts for frame = technobotsonline.com
Riser cable = amazon.co.uk
SketchUp model = drive.google.com
Original post = reddit.com/r/sffpc

UPDATE: Added support for 240mm AIO (If I ever upgrade to 3950X I will do this)
 
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oliveoil

Efficiency Noob
Jun 13, 2019
6
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Very cool, thanks for sharing! If you don't mind me asking, what was the total cost for the frame parts?
 

JosephEK

Cable-Tie Ninja
Mar 6, 2017
174
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My concern would be loose IO wires getting hit by the CPU/GPU fans.
Could probably throw a fan grill on the CPU fan.
And use wireless peripherals I guess.
 
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jabcoebi

Minimal Tinkerer
Original poster
Feb 6, 2019
3
8
My concern would be loose IO wires getting hit by the CPU/GPU fans.
Could probably throw some fan grills on.
Yeah, this is not for the faint of heart.😅
I did not have any issues with wires since I tie them together at the back with a velcro strap, but there are other concerns like children or pets getting curious.