The space inefficiency thread

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bUt tHe aIrFlOw!!1!1!!🤡
 

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Also, please note the pressure balance: twelve exhaust fans v. just five intake fans, two of which are on a radiator (behind what I presume is a glass front panel, but I might be wrong there) and the other three of which "take in" air from a ~1cm gap above the carpet. Anything doing useful work in this build could fit into a Meshlicious, likely with the same (or better) thermals.


And that poor sagging gpu :( Heck, the gpu in my nodded Optiplex is mounted better than that.
 

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Also, please note the pressure balance: twelve exhaust fans v. just five intake fans, two of which are on a radiator (behind what I presume is a glass front panel, but I might be wrong there) and the other three of which "take in" air from a ~1cm gap above the carpet. Anything doing useful work in this build could fit into a Meshlicious, likely with the same (or better) thermals.


And that poor sagging gpu :( Heck, the gpu in my nodded Optiplex is mounted better than that.
Reminds me of this video from Gamers Nexus.

 

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Just now noticing that absolutely GNARLY sag on the GPU
 

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The top rad being outside the "chassis" killed me XD ...

Sooooooo, I know this is like 9 months later...but I just found this thread.

Having worked at CL for 5 years, I can tell you, without a doubt, that it hurts my heart, my soul (if there's such a thing), to see rads outside of that case. The TX10 was a godamn behemoth. You could nearly fit 2 grown men inside that case on either side of the divider. There's zero reason in this or any universe to put a rad outside that case.

I cannot even remember how many screws that thing took, but I remember having to manually count them out to bag them one time and I thought to myself "this is punishment for something I've done. This might literally be my hell..." Still, it was a testament to the engineering and materials that this thing only weighed 70lbs. For reference, the Corsair 1000D weighs 60lbs and was like 148 LITERS. The TX10 had a volume of 360 LITERS! And that's WITHOUT additional pedestals on top or bottom....
 

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Sooooooo, I know this is like 9 months later...but I just found this thread.

Having worked at CL for 5 years, I can tell you, without a doubt, that it hurts my heart, my soul (if there's such a thing), to see rads outside of that case. The TX10 was a godamn behemoth. You could nearly fit 2 grown men inside that case on either side of the divider. There's zero reason in this or any universe to put a rad outside that case.

I cannot even remember how many screws that thing took, but I remember having to manually count them out to bag them one time and I thought to myself "this is punishment for something I've done. This might literally be my hell..." Still, it was a testament to the engineering and materials that this thing only weighed 70lbs. For reference, the Corsair 1000D weighs 60lbs and was like 148 LITERS. The TX10 had a volume of 360 LITERS! And that's WITHOUT additional pedestals on top or bottom....
With a case that huge, you might have been better off switching to just measuring out screws by weight 😅
 
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With a case that huge, you might have been better off switching to just measuring out screws by weight 😅

Thankfully that was the last one we sold as it had been discontinued, and it fell to me as we were short staffed that day. I really miss the days of enthusiast level cases.... It seems Lian Li, Silverstone, and InWin have all gone mass-produced. Which is a shame. I hate stamped out steel cases. They just feel so.... cheap.
 

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It seems Lian Li, Silverstone, and InWin have all gone mass-produced. Which is a shame. I hate stamped out steel cases. They just feel so.... cheap.
My 1st non-cheap chassis had been a Lian-Li PC-V1200, 2 decades ago. It felt so nice compared to thin stamped chassis.

I don't get that feeling from their recent lineups. The last one was my "weird" PC-V353.

You have to get artisan/boutique case for that.
 
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My 1st non-cheap chassis had been a Lian-Li PC-V1200, 2 decades ago. It felt so nice compared to thin stamped chassis.

I don't get that feeling from their recent lineups. The last one was my "weird" PC-V353.

You have to get artisan/boutique case for that.
OH MAN, the V1200, V2000, A+ Black Pearl (pretty much same thing as the V2000) were all SUCH beautiful chassis, along with many more. *swoons in nostalgia*

I'm waiting for the Protolyth Slate case to replace my CaseLabs Mercury S3 I've had since 2014.... It's been THAT long since I've found a case that met my unrealistic expectations, lol.
 
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That's the O11 Air Mini, right? Guess it just goes to show just how oversized most cases are for the average build these days - that's supposed to be compact! In the builder's defense, at least they're using a 3.5" HDD, so there is something in that rear chamber other than the PSU. But still, man, the case lives up to its name if nothing else. Air. And not much else!