Stalled This is what I've been working on lately (4.3L watercooled)

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I think you made a good choice by moving up to a dual 80mm rad. You'll get more surface area plus the fans won't need to spin as loudly, especially with the fin density of that radiator.
 

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Wasnt you going to use dual 60mm rad? That HW Labs one is dual 80mm. Also what waterblock do you plan on using with 1060?

Glad you caught that! For some reason I thought it was a dual 60mm.

I think you made a good choice by moving up to a dual 80mm rad. You'll get more surface area plus the fans won't need to spin as loudly, especially with the fin density of that radiator.

That would be a good choice, but unfortunately a dual 80mm rad won't fit.
 
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I managed to get the height shrunk down to 88mm (from 92mm, 265mm depth and 180mm width, don't think I said that earlier)

I still don't know what to do about the IO shield, as there's no way it will fit. I could custom cut the rear plate to fit it, but I plan to change motherboards withing 6 months. I could use something like this, but depending on how I implement it, it could add up to 40mm depth...
 

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I managed to get the height shrunk down to 88mm (from 92mm, 265mm depth and 180mm width, don't think I said that earlier)

I still don't know what to do about the IO shield, as there's no way it will fit. I could custom cut the rear plate to fit it, but I plan to change motherboards withing 6 months. I could use something like this, but depending on how I implement it, it could add up to 40mm depth...
I would say go for the custom cut IO and after you change the mobo you again cut one out. It is a lot of work but it will lock nicer and it wont add more depth.
 
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I still don't know what to do about the IO shield, as there's no way it will fit. I could custom cut the rear plate to fit it, but I plan to change motherboards withing 6 months. I could use something like this, but depending on how I implement it, it could add up to 40mm depth...

Would a 1u i/o shield fit (39mm tall). Ive only scanned through the thread but there are some examples in the link below.
http://www.plinkusa.net/1uplate.htm
 
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It doesnt need to match your board, just your boards I/O layout. Failing that they sell a DIY shield iirc. To be clear im not vouching for these people, ive never done business w/ them, they come courtesy of Google. Chances are w/ some research there will be someone, somewhere selling a compatible I/O shield. I guess another alternative would be to get one CNC / laser / water / whatever cut to spec.
 

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Not much of an update, but I'm considering switching to a different design and material. Because metal can be thinner than acrylic (3mm vs 1mm), I can reduce the dimensions to 258D*176W*86H, which brings it to 3.9L, although I doubt I did the math right. I'll still do the first version in acrylic because it's cheaper.

I'm thinking about adding a window or two somewhere, and that space in the top front is just begging for some kind of name. Or more I/O XD

Here's an Octane render, with plenty of watermarking, of the metal version. The acrylic version doesn't look much better than it does in SketchUp.



Also, how do I add that red stalled tag I see on some other posts? Probably a really dumb question.
 
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Now that I've moved the thread to the Custom Cases section you can go to "Thread Tools" at the top of the thread, then go to "Edit Thread" to change the status. But I've already changed it.

Man, you're so awesome. Thanks!

Wow we had almost the exact same idea and direction for a water cooled case and I did not see this thread before starting on my project. Funny how things work!

Keep it going, I'm curious to see how yours works out!
 
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Ok, so I'm thinking of having an 1U IO shield from the get-go, but I can't find dimensions for it anywhere? Does anyone know the dimensions of one?