Prototype [Updated] LytCase Rogue: 8.6L Sandwich style case with 240mm AIO support.

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The design has gone through a few changes based on feedback and while attempting to further optimize the space. Here's the redesigned LytCase Rogue:



Specs:

Dimensions: 223mm(H) x 129mm(W) x 301mm(D)
Volume: 8.65L
Cooling: Up to 30mm thick radiators with 15mm slim fans - Total of 45mm(+1.5mm extra just to help with installation). Max radiator width is 124mm.
Air Cooling: Max height of 61mm (The case is optimized for use with AIOs, hence the low air cooling height support)
GPU Support: Up to 295mm Dual-slot
Storage: 1x2.5" drive

So whats different?
  • The first change was the position of the cooling; it is now by default at the top rather than having the case be flipped to get the optimal orientation.
  • The second is the "spine" has been removed and the PSU is now positioned at the bottom. This gives much more room for tubing and cable routing.
  • The third change is to the bottom cutouts. Since we wont be mounting the cooling at the bottom anymore, the size of the cutouts have been reduced to help with dust without much impact to airflow. Also, a cutout right below the PSU mount has been added for easy access to the PSU power switch.



All panels will be secured using push pins. The side panels slot into the front of the case and then secured by push pins at the back. Here's a render with the front panel off to show this:



The decision has been made to go with Lian Li for the production. We are currently finalizing talks to start on the prototype within the next few weeks.

As always, looking forward to your feedback and comments!


Here are some more renders from different angles:


 
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Lytnin

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Hi All,

Just wanted to share with you guys my case design: LytCase Rogue





The Rogue is designed with 240mm AIO in mind, minimal aesthetics and max ventilation. Here's some of the specs:

Dimensions: 220mm(H) x 129mm(W) x 315mm(D)
Volume: 8.93L
Cooling Clearance: Up to 30mm thick radiators with 15mm slim fans - Total of 45mm. Max radiator width is 124mm.
Air Cooling: Max height of 61mm
GPU Support: Up to 305mm Dual-slot

The case can be flipped to have the cooling to be at the Top using the optional side struts.



Front and Side-panels are secured using Lian Li's Push pins as it will mostly likely be manufactured by them. The side panel slides behind the front panel where there's a cutout, and is secured in the back with 2 push pins.

Will post more details as I go. Looking forward to your feedback!
 
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ziggehh

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Looks tidy! Loving the minimal looks and sleek design.

I think its worthwhile allowing 10mm extra height to fit 25mm fans with the radiator. The increased noise and reduced performance of 15mm fans is just not worth saving 10-15mm in overall case height.

Really hope this project comes to fruition - following!
 
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This might become a decent cheaper alternative to the Dan case. Have you been in touch with Lian Li before? The aesthetics do look reminiscent of what they've produced before. I think putting an 240 AIO in the smallest case possible would be a good selling point.
 

Lytnin

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Looks tidy! Loving the minimal looks and sleek design.

I think its worthwhile allowing 10mm extra height to fit 25mm fans with the radiator. The increased noise and reduced performance of 15mm fans is just not worth saving 10-15mm in overall case height.

Really hope this project comes to fruition - following!
Thanks! Bigger fans are a part of my next project

This might become a decent cheaper alternative to the Dan case. Have you been in touch with Lian Li before? The aesthetics do look reminiscent of what they've produced before. I think putting an 240 AIO in the smallest case possible would be a good selling point.
I'm not sure of the costing yet, as I need to finalize the prototype, so I can't claim to be cheaper... And yes, I'm in contact with them, and most of the design takes into account their processes. I'll confirm whether or not I decide to go with them soon.
 

hammersticks

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I know this is fairly new, but are there any new updates on this or more pics? I am very interested in this design. It looks great.
 

Lytnin

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I know this is fairly new, but are there any new updates on this or more pics? I am very interested in this design. It looks great.
Thanks! Will be updating the post soon, as i have been working on refining it further and possibly lower the volume more. Also trying to make it more practical by having the cooling up top in the standard orientation rather than below, since that's the most optimal.
 

hammersticks

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Yeah having it on top as the primary position would be preferred for sure. Would it still accommodate a 240 aio if you went smaller?
 

Lytnin

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Yeah having it on top as the primary position would be preferred for sure. Would it still accommodate a 240 aio if you went smaller?
Yes, that's the main feature of this case... However, im still debating it... As to keep the volume low, I might need to have the gpu and mobo in the upside down position. I'm currently targeting the 8.5-8.6L volume
 

hammersticks

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Yeah that would be perfect. Would there be a dust filter where the aio is showed to be in your current design as I noticed the holes are rather large at the bottom.
 

Lytnin

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Yeah that would be perfect. Would there be a dust filter where the aio is showed to be in your current design as I noticed the holes are rather large at the bottom.
That's part of the changes, as it was pointed out to me before... The bottom cutouts will definitely be changed.
 

SeBBBe

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I really like the look of this case! I'm currently rocking a Ghost S1 with a top hat to hold a 240 mil AIO but I'm not sold on the aesthetics of the top hat system so this layout is exactly perfect. Looks a bit thinner as well, which is great when you don't require air cooler clearance.

+1 for having the AIO up top without orienting components upside down. I feel like this is an ideal config for an easy to build, powerful mITX rig.
 

Lytnin

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I really like the look of this case! I'm currently rocking a Ghost S1 with a top hat to hold a 240 mil AIO but I'm not sold on the aesthetics of the top hat system so this layout is exactly perfect. Looks a bit thinner as well, which is great when you don't require air cooler clearance.

+1 for having the AIO up top without orienting components upside down. I feel like this is an ideal config for an easy to build, powerful mITX rig.
Thanks! I'm still working on keeping the part orientation normal, however there are some advantages that im currently exploring that only works with upside down internals
 
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Peigonz

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Looks really clean/sharp. Great design.
Gotta admit i like the idea of making some room for tubing & cable routing, it was always my problem with other cases on the market.

looking forward for more updates. Def gon keep an eye out. Wish you well :)
 

Tazpr

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Looks great - with LianLi being the chosen manufacturer can I assume that it will be brushed aluminium?
 

Lytnin

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Looks great - with LianLi being the chosen manufacturer can I assume that it will be brushed aluminium?
Thanks! Actually going for more of a muted texture... Ill be posting pictures once they finish with the first sample.
 

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Thanks! Actually going for more of a muted texture... Ill be posting pictures once they finish with the first sample.
Oh good - I'm a big fan of matte anodized surfaces but refrain from buying Lian Li made cases due to the brushed texture.

Will be watching this one closely!