I have modified the design and will be able to install a thin 240 water cooling row or 2 120 fans under the gpu, I will update it in the near future.Really great design! Would love to also stick a rad under the gpu. Could we put one up top, or a odd shaped one in the rear?
My other design will use a matx motherboard, the Z13 will not rotate the power supply 90 degrees to support matx, one because the internal height of the case is not enough, and two because after the rotation can not install water cooling.with 3 PCIE slot and classic layout - mDTX should fit right? and even MATX boards if you rotate the PSU 90-degrees? that would draw a lot of interest tbh
If you use a 40mm thick dual slot graphics card, there is still 26mm of space under the card, which you can calculate based on the data I provided.I know you have multiple projects in the works but had a couple more questions abut the Z13:
1) Thanks for implementing the slim rad option on the bottom of the case! What will the total clearance be for the radiator+fans below the GPU?
2) What is the estimated delivery time if preordered through TaoBao? I realize that there are still lots of manufacturing delays across the board due to Covid, just looking for a possible time frame.
Love how the case is shaping up!
I am taking a poll in China about whether to make the Z13 3mm wider.
After widening it to 14.4L, the width is 170mm, but in terms of graphics cards it will support 140mm high graphics cards, which will allow the Z13 to accommodate 95% of high performance graphics cards.
How do you feel about widening by 3mm? I would like to hear your opinion.
Thanks for your answer, in fact most of them now support widening.This style case is about compatibility as much as it's about size. As GPUs are growing more and more, it would be wise to accommodate as many as possible. So my answer is yes to widening it.
I support a 3mm widening. Actually, I support a 5mm widening just to be on the safe side. I would suggest that if you make it wider, you also increase the height and depth by the same amount to retain the proportions.
I was looking at the NZXT X52/53 as my AIO for this case. The radiator height and width will work, but what about the length? The actual length is 275mm when you include the housing and hose fittings.
Radiator: 275 x 123 x 30mm