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

Discussion in 'Custom Cases & Projects' started by KSliger, Feb 21, 2018.

  1. KSliger

    KSliger Master of Cramming
    Thread Starter Gold Supporter Sliger Designs

    #1 KSliger, Feb 21, 2018
    Last edited: Apr 5, 2019
    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

    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

    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.



    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 for preconfigured, or 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.
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  2. gunpalcyril

    gunpalcyril Airflow Optimizer

    This is awesome, the handle is very useful. In for red when this comes out.
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  3. Ambushes

    Ambushes Trash Compacter

    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?
  4. gunpalcyril

    gunpalcyril Airflow Optimizer

    Also, this could easily be made into a vertical case :D
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  5. rfarmer

    rfarmer King of Cable Management
    Silver Supporter

    Looks good, what is your cpu cooler clearance?
  6. KSliger

    KSliger Master of Cramming
    Thread Starter Gold Supporter Sliger Designs

    Handles are mandatory on cases now in my opinion.

    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.

    Haha see above per standing it on the front face. I love desk space.

    50mm so anything that's Dan A4 compatible plus a little more. (I got a LP53 and a Noctua fan to test with)
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  7. gunpalcyril

    gunpalcyril Airflow Optimizer

    @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:
  8. DKsystem

    DKsystem Trash Compacter

    Screw-less front cover would be aesthetically better to me.
  9. KSliger

    KSliger Master of Cramming
    Thread Starter Gold Supporter Sliger Designs

    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.

    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.
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  10. Phuncz

    Phuncz Lord of the Boards
    Moderator SFF Purist Gold Supporter

    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.
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  11. gunpalcyril

    gunpalcyril Airflow Optimizer

    This. Seriously the first case maker to get a vertical oriented itx case done right is bound to make waves.
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  12. DSE

    DSE SFF Lingo Aficionado

    Oh, it's coming.
  13. dumplinknet

    dumplinknet Airflow Optimizer

    Subbed. Nice looking case
  14. lauheiyeung

    lauheiyeung Caliper Novice

    @KSliger Any chance that mounting two 2.5" SSDs behind the front panel?
    and what about CPU Cooler clearance?
  15. Marwan

    Marwan SFF Lingo Aficionado

    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.
  16. m-i-c-k-e-y

    m-i-c-k-e-y Chassis Packer

    #16 m-i-c-k-e-y, Feb 22, 2018
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2018
    - 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.
  17. NFSxperts

    NFSxperts SFF Lingo Aficionado

    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.
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  18. minhbao92

    minhbao92 Caliper Novice

    Want one already :D Do you have any expected shipping day?
  19. jkiejr

    jkiejr Average Stuffer

    this is nice, like a mini cerberus. i like the reversible psu and the ability to mount a 3.5 drive on the bottom.
  20. confusis

    confusis John Morrison. Writer, Editor, Awesome Person.
    Site Staff SFF Workshop

    Awesome design! If i had any suggestion, it'd be a fan mount instead of the front 2.5" mount.. :)
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