Production The Sliger SM550/560/570/580 (2 and 3 slot riser layouts, with air and liquid cooling variants)

KSliger

Master of Cramming
Original poster
Sliger Designs
Gold Supporter
May 8, 2015
591
1,970
SM550 (2-slot GPU)
9.7L @ 335mm x 139mm x 208mm
  • Up to 55mm tall CPU coolers
  • dual slot GPU up to 310mm
  • 2x 120mm fans in bottom
  • Can be configured for semi-passive cooling configuration with GPU and CPU fans removed
  • Starts at $180 USD + shipping
www.sliger.com/products/cases/sm550/

Thermal Testing Results




SM560 (3-slot GPU)
11L @ 335mm x 159mm x 208mm
  • Up to 55mm tall CPU coolers
  • Triple slot GPUs up to 310mm, or bifurcated riser for dual slot GPU + 1 slot PCIe card (Network/Capture/Sound/etc.).
  • 2x 120mm fans in bottom
  • Starts at $190 USD + shipping
www.sliger.com/products/cases/sm560/

Thermal Testing Results





SM570 (240mm AIO, 2 Slot GPU)
15.5L @ 357mm x 150mm x 289mm
  • Up to 55mm tall CPU coolers or AIO water cooler pumps
  • 1x 240mm or 2x 120mm AIOs in top of chassis
  • Dual slot GPU up to 330mm
  • 2x 120mm fans in bottom


SM580 (280mm AIO, 3 Slot GPU)
16.5L @ 357mm x 160mm x 289mm
  • Up to 55mm tall CPU coolers or AIO water cooler pumps
  • 1x 280mm, or 1x 240mm, or 2x 120mm AIOs in top of chassis
  • Triple slot GPU up to 330mm (even MSI Trio X and Zotac AMP cards will fit!)
  • 2x 140mm fans in bottom





Original SM550 design work can be viewed in this SPOILER and in the early pages of the thread:

Yes, another Dan A4/Loque/ThorZone style layout I know, but aiming to make this unique with fitting almost all components and build types, and also making it affordable-ish, customizable, and readily available.



Features:

Optional carry handle (same as Cerberus handle)
2.5 slot GPU compatibility (up to 310mm length)
Room for 2x 3.5" HDD and 3x 2.5" SSD/HDD
Room for bottom 120mm x 25mm fans
4 colors: Black, White, Red, Gray
Optional black top panel (call it MarcParis style)
Optional grained aluminum front panels (black and clear anodize)
Li-Heat riser

Priced out to $199 with free shipping anywhere in continental US (via Newegg.com for preconfigured, or Sliger.com for pick-your-options)

Original vent design









With 2 slot GPU can mount 2x SSD vertically, 2x 3.5" HDD in bottom, and 1x 2.5" SSD behind front panel.



Alternate configuration with 1x 120mm fan, 2x 2.5" SSD, and 1x 3.5" HDD.



Bottom 2x 120mm fan mounting



Mounting for SFX-L PSU is reversible, can pull air off the GPU side or from outside of case.

Let me know if you have any recommended changes or tweaks, questions, feedback, etc!

I do know it looks like Dan's most recent C4 layout, (Sorry Dan) so I'm still playing around with how to not make it look like his but still keep the characteristics of my SM case line.
 
Last edited:

Ambushes

Trash Compacter
Aug 26, 2017
49
32
Looks great, although the front panel looks kind of plain as it's just a completely flat panel screwed onto the front. Any idea on availability?
 

KSliger

Master of Cramming
Original poster
Sliger Designs
Gold Supporter
May 8, 2015
591
1,970
This is awesome, the handle is very useful. In for red when this comes out.
Handles are mandatory on cases now in my opinion.

Looks great, although the front panel looks kind of plain as it's just a completely flat panel screwed onto the front. Any idea on availability?
I agree, will see how the prototype comes out looking and see if I can come up with anything nicer looking at that point. Flat was just to be inexpensive, which it does really well, and also so it could be stood up on it's front face (feet mount on bottom or front) but it's... kinda silly looking upright (need a removable cable cover) and over laps market with @DSE 's case.

Also, this could easily be made into a vertical case :D
Haha see above per standing it on the front face. I love desk space.

Looks good, what is your cpu cooler clearance?
50mm so anything that's Dan A4 compatible plus a little more. (I got a LP53 and a Noctua fan to test with)
 

gunpalcyril

Airflow Optimizer
Aug 7, 2016
284
305
@KSliger I was actually about to buy your handle for cerberus to use on DSE's case lol.

Also, if you use non-sfx-l psu and only sfx, and also cut out the support frame section underneath, is there a possibility to use a 120mm aio in this case? :eek:
 

KSliger

Master of Cramming
Original poster
Sliger Designs
Gold Supporter
May 8, 2015
591
1,970
@KSliger I was actually about to buy your handle for cerberus to use on DSE's case lol.

Also, if you use non-sfx-l psu and only sfx, and also cut out the support frame section underneath, is there a possibility to use a 120mm aio in this case? :eek:
I'll check with DSE if he has handle support on current rev.

That's a great idea for a change, I'll see what I can do.

Screw-less front cover would be aesthetically better to me.
It's a possible change, would need to flip the BSO's on the chassis to be from the front panel and screw in on inside of the chassis - which would entail reversing the SKC cutouts for the side panels to slide in from rear via cutouts in the flange bends. Would also eliminate the ability to have a grained aluminum front as I cannot grain BSO's.

I'll take a poll on screws or no screw once I have prototype in photos.
 

Phuncz

Lord of the Boards
Editorial Staff
Moderator
Gold Supporter
May 9, 2015
4,399
3,939
It would be interesting if this would support vertical orientation, but not on the front face but on the rear, so all cables exit on the surface of the table and at the rear (bottom of the case in horizontal orientation). You could make an optional kit for this that mounts to the frame (in black) and allows feet to be attached. This way the clean sides would all be visible while the more "unclean" sides (bottom and rear on horizontal orientation) are hidden from plain sight.

And you'd have your distinguishing feature.
 

gunpalcyril

Airflow Optimizer
Aug 7, 2016
284
305
It would be interesting if this would support vertical orientation, but not on the front face but on the rear, so all cables exit on the surface of the table and at the rear (bottom of the case in horizontal orientation). You could make an optional kit for this that mounts to the frame (in black) and allows feet to be attached. This way the clean sides would all be visible while the more "unclean" sides (bottom and rear on horizontal orientation) are hidden from plain sight.

And you'd have your distinguishing feature.
This. Seriously the first case maker to get a vertical oriented itx case done right is bound to make waves.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Phuncz and DSE

Marwan

SFF Lingo Aficionado
Feb 5, 2018
108
111
Looks cool. you can probably, make the outer shell CNC aluminum and bended with cutouts for your I/O and you'll have IMO a more aesthetically pleasing looking case.
 

m-i-c-k-e-y

Chassis Packer
Feb 13, 2018
14
5
Suggestions:
- Rotate the power supply so that it has its own air intake from the sides.
- If its me I will widen the case a bit and make it three slot and add a Pci Slot HDD bracket accessory.
- understood why you placed the outlet on top, BUT if you placed it at the bottom (and run a longer cable) you could a. free the top for taller GPUs b. by raising the pcie slot a bit you could free the bottom for potential HDD space?

Best wishes to your design.
 
Last edited:

NFSxperts

SFF Lingo Aficionado
Aug 7, 2015
101
51
yah! Finally another case with a handle. Hopefully it'll get past the prototype stage.
Maybe its because of the pics, but I think it resembles the Cerberus too much for me.
Also, I agree with placing the power plug at the bottom since most gpu coolers blow heat out at the top.

From my experience of carrying around my SG05,I find that weight becomes an important factor.
And sharp corners aren't good if you're gonna be moving around frequently.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Arboreal

jkiejr

Average Stuffer
Jan 26, 2018
77
30
this is nice, like a mini cerberus. i like the reversible psu and the ability to mount a 3.5 drive on the bottom.