Concept The Mac Pro Mini

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Looking at this thread, I was inspired for my next project.

To preface, there has only been ONE apple product I have liked. The Mac Pro trashcan. And it's obviously not up gradable (or down-gradable in my case (pun fully intended)). I wanted a HDPlex 160, STX Mobo, and half height, single slot cards. But when I did a partial model, I realized there was room for a dual slot. It'll be enclosed with 8.5" of 6.5" aluminum pipe- for the metric folks: 215.9mm tall and 165.1mm wide. It'll have a fan at the top, and 3d printed top and bottom vents. For now, some pictures of the model:

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https://image.ibb.co/n4LkWK/wedew.png


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I still regret the failure of the Dune Case. There were many attempts to recreate the cylindrical design of Mac Pro, but Dune Case could be the best. However, now on Taobao you can find almost the same nice enclosure with 1080Ti Mini support: https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=553697906602
That is a really cool case, too bad it is so difficult to order items from Taobao. I like how they have routed the DP and HDMI cables to connectors on the case.
 

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I've found some PVC pipe for the outside- when we did an irrigation install there was 40ft of 8inch tubing left....