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SketchUp Bit-Tech Case Design Contest - SFF Edition - Powered by LOSIAS

Discussion in 'Modding' started by confusis, 4 Dec 2011.

  1. GuilleAcoustic

    GuilleAcoustic Ook ? Ook !

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    Yup, but I was more thinking about a well known SFF case. Standard are good, but should not be always used.
     
  2. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    @Guille - Thanks.:D
    @jrs77 - The core I'm working around is the motherboard area and a 2x120 radiator. So in reality it's around 12" x12" x7".
    @Ian - Coke Can sounds good. Here's one.

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    -While were at it: This is an idea I had for doing away with the barbs. I figured with a little CNC code editing and a special bit, I could mill inverted barbs directly into the blocks.
    ...I'm just waiting on my nuts to get a bit more brass content...:worried:
    What do you think? would it work?

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    -You are right. It's still kinda big.
     
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  3. jrs77

    jrs77 Well-Known Member

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    Nice idea for the barbs, but as I've had three blocks leaking and destroying the systems allready I'm not too confident with anything else then good old pressure-fittings... or even better, sealed and completely soldered systems. All three blocks failed because of the O-rings, leaking water between the copper and the acrylics top.

    That's why I'd say, that it's too much pressure to go with those integrated barbs.
     
  4. GuilleAcoustic

    GuilleAcoustic Ook ? Ook !

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    Nice one Cheaps and thanks for the kind words JRS. Here is the coke can size comparison :

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  5. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    :lol: How do we know that's a real Coke can.:D
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    -If we are building small, then this one should really put you off. The front is the same radiator enclosed in a shroud. the top bulkhead is converted into a reservoir.
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    -The Confusis color schemed board made this one look like a sandcrawler. The frame is made of 1/4" bars. The panels are 1/2" plastic.
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    -I guess I'll be discarding this and starting with a new layout. -80mm x 5 radiator?
     
  6. jrs77

    jrs77 Well-Known Member

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    Well... OK...

    I can't actually criticize something without giving it a shot... can I? ;)

    So here it is. The base consists of only two cut and folded sheets of aluminum, resulting in something as small as 15.8 liters with room for a full rig of hardware.

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    No ideas about a shell so far however.
     
  7. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    New core:
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    80mm x 3 radiator. Pump is mounted directly to the CPU block. I had to remove the memory heatsinks to get everything inside.

    I'll probably go rogue soon and do whatever I want. Tidy box packing isn't my bag.
     
  8. aeidau

    aeidau Industrial Designer

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    Hmmm I might give this a go. Does anyone know of a good free .skp to .sldprt converter? Or can someone upload a .iges file?
     
  9. jamsand

    jamsand Well-Known Member

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    Phantom power mod would be awesome for something like this?
     
  10. GuilleAcoustic

    GuilleAcoustic Ook ? Ook !

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    I have integrated a naked wallwart and a pico PSU inside the base to provide all the required juice :D

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    EDIT : with the Coke can provided by Cheaps matey :thumb:

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  11. jrs77

    jrs77 Well-Known Member

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    Passive, benchtable-style HTPC.

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    Need to model a Hauppauge WinTV HVR-5500 and finish some details, before I can start rendering the whole thing, but all in all that'll be from my side :worried:
     
  12. GuilleAcoustic

    GuilleAcoustic Ook ? Ook !

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    Very nice one there JRS .... slim and compact :thumb:. I'm thinking about something similar but in a ITX FF for my everday work.

    Cannot wait to see the renders :D
     
  13. Xye

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    I've had this trouble too.

    You can get SKP to STL file converters but then you have to use a different package to convert the STL into a solid model ( I have done this before)
     
  14. aeidau

    aeidau Industrial Designer

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    I've found a workaround su2stl plugin for SU - export in millimeters and then open in SW and it can parse the STL file and then you can fix any surfacing problems with the surface tools if needed.

    But its still all a pain.
     
  15. Xye

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    Really?

    I've found when I try to import stl's into SW they are a dumb surface which cannot be interacted with.
     
  16. the_kille4

    the_kille4 Chaos will rule da world.eventually

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    Still not good at using SU... ah well

    Here is my take at doing the SFF build. Still a total noob at this, taking forever :wallbash:

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    Dimensions would be around 10X25X50 (WXDXH cm) and the mobo would be upright.

    Things to do...

    get the case done, 5mm orange acrylic and 1mm black aluminium and add a window
     
  17. j0rd

    j0rd FLOSS folder

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    @the_kille4; i like it, kinda reminds me of a rack mount server chassis
     
  18. aeidau

    aeidau Industrial Designer

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    Yeah your right... :sigh:

    Yeah I agree, looks good.
     
  19. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Like some of the stuff I'm seeing here. It's turning into a limbo competition.
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    -Yesterday's rig.
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    There's room for 5 ssd drives at least, so it's still too big for this crowd...
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    -New layout. That number at the bottom is with the hidden coverplates.:D -A bit under 54mm since I'm the only 'murican. I should switch my measurements around for you guys.
     
  20. GuilleAcoustic

    GuilleAcoustic Ook ? Ook !

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    Nice ones Cheaps ... dun worry about the inches, a simple x2.54 gives us the metric mesurements ... still manageable without a calculator :D.

    I've worked on the cpu cooling. Custom heatsink using the same slipstream fan from the new Scythe Big Shuriken (120mm). I'm going to use 2 slipstream like on the Scythe Musashi but mounted under the rad, like on the Scythe Kozuti.

    The two fans suck the air from the case and blow it outside, throught the rad fins. It's a pretty close fit, but it fits inside the case :D :

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