Hi Windfall,This is a very clean-looking case.
More pictures/build process?
As far as internal pics, I'm holding back before releasing further details of the internal layout until I'm closer to a production run. I've adopted a slightly novel approach to cooling, and (from what I understand) whilst the design of the GD47 could be patented, the approach itself can not so I'd like to get a couple of production runs out before somebody gets 'inspiration' from the approach and does a much better job of it! Apologies for this - I hope this is understandable, but I'll provide details on this closer to the final design and manufacture of the case
Hi, Thanks for your comment. There seem to be a few comments relating to the fan grills, and seeing as the case lends itself quite well to customisation, this is a really great idea!Love your concept. Another idea for fan grilles without too much visual change would be clear acrylic pieces. You could have some fun with the shapes to maximize airflow and/or create an interesting pattern.
Hi Sumdumdad, Thanks for your interest. I'd certainly be happy to produce a different size variant if there was enough demand or alternatively (although I'm not exactly sure what it would entail or know the implications to final costings) could have an option for a custom size based on the same basic design. It would be interesting to know what the main limitations are with the current specifications (e.g. short graphics cards, low PSU wattage options, limited storage) that people would like addressing in another size option. Will have to see how the GD47 goes in the first instance.Really digging this design! I'd be a buyer at <$150. I would pay more for a GD100.
This is the first case I have found that fits my criteria. I think I would prefer one around 10L, but if the price is right I will buy one and make ANOTHER build.......
Don't tell my wife!
As for changes, I think it's perfect. Love the plain design with exposed fans. Just want a bigger one for a more powerful mITX build.
Hi Analogue Blacksheep. Thanks for your questions. In response:Looks interesting, I've got a few questions:
1. Would you recommend using the case as a portable?
2. Have you tried using the Dynatron coolers like the A18 or G199?
3. As it is a sandwich case would you recommend having an NVME M.2 on the back of the motherboard? NVME drives on the back of a motherboard in a sandwich case tend to get toasty. (Pun)
4. Would the X570 motherboards fit the case?
Hi JDragon, Thanks for your comment. Slightly surprisingly, there have been a couple of people interested in a larger variants of the case (I was anticipating the case having a place in the <5 litre niche) - a variant with 2 x 120 mm fans would probably be close to the top of the list and follow pretty much the same proportions as the GD47. A design with a single 140 mm is interesting however - dimensions would probably be along the lines of 160 x 180 x 250 (7.2 litres). Might look a bit like a subwoofer!Wow, that looks so clean. Love the design, would be keen on seeing what the the front-to-back directed airflow design would look like built around different fan configurations (2 x 120mm, 1x 140mm, etc.).
Hi Windfall,Any updates on this? It looked cool!
This is SFF Forum. We like the little details, so spare none, as it may be useful to others in the future!Hi Windfall,
It's ticking over, but nothing major at the moment I'm afraid! I've made some minor design tweaks and now have the prototype in CAD ready for CNC production (the prototype photographed was for the most part hand-built). I'm hoping to have the first CNC'd prototype ready over the next couple of weeks (I need to discuss time-frames with them tomorrow) - I expect there may be the odd minor adjustment needed after that, with a revised (possibly final?!) design ready for production mid-late November. There are still some unknowns to tackle, so there could be some variation in this, but hopefully I'm not too far off the mark with this.
I've done some further testing of different coolers and temperature testing with dust filters, but I thought it was probably worth hanging back on posting an update with the results as it's more relevant to repeat the tests with the updated design (not expecting any major differences in the results, but would like to keep it as accurate as possible).
There are some slightly less interesting bits going on in the background too, such as liaising with Trading Standards to ensure compliance with the necessary regulations (undertaking Risk Assessments, etc.), but I'll spare everyone the details on this!
And I would stick my fingers in those fans every time I sat down in front of the case. Just to see what would happen.Looks amazing. Might be impractical, but my favorite part are those exposed fans!
And they would stick their fingers in the fans every single time.Sadly, it's a friends home theatre system who kindly let me use it for the photo shoot. Mine is a) considerably less impressive and b) covered in particularly hefty hand prints (I have a two year old and a five year old boys!)
That's a good point - I might try and create a post detailing some of the steps I've had to go through which as you say, might be helpful for others going down the same route (particularly in the UK).This is SFF Forum. We like the little details, so spare none, as it may be useful to others in the future!
There should be space for a grill over the fan if curiosity is likely to get the better of you which shouldn't impede air flow too much.And I would stick my fingers in those fans every time I sat down in front of the case. Just to see what would happen.
And they would stick their fingers in the fans every single time.