Hello again bit-tech! It's been a while since I was here, a year and a half more precise. Last I time was when I made a log for my previous build Tilia. Well, it's time to build something new again. I don't really have a name for it so for now it'll just be Tilia v2. The goal of this build is to improve the previous design in a few key areas. Compatibility with components - Within a year or two I won't be bound to ITX components and it would be great to have the opportunity to have access to wider variety of components. Heat management - With components growing hotter and access to a future office in a new apartment, the idea is to mount a MO-RA on the other side of a wall to keep heat out. I want to make access to external rads as clean as possible. Current design also pushes heat out toward me when the intake collides. Not ideal. Hide IO - Currently the IO at the top is visible and I can see all cables. I don't really like that. Currently I have reached a spot where I am something like 80% done with an initial design. There's a few things to fix. Here's a list in no specific order. Make sure rads and fans can be mounted on the sides Slim down dimensions LED list for the distro plate Re-do all the fasteners of the panels Make fasteners for the backplate Mounting for fan filters Cable management channels on the back Better PCI-e card notches behind the motherboard. 2.5in SSD mounts Fan-hub mounting I am probably missing some stuff here as well, but I have time since I won't be able to get started properly for another few months anyway. ----------------------------- As a break on the practical things, let's discuss some visions for the projects. The main inspiration is the reeded (lined) glass. The apartment on the ground floor of my building has it on their windows facing the street. I've walked by them for two years now and they have kept fascinating me with how the light and objects is portrayed through them. So here's some of my latest renders of the case. And with RGB lights I hope it will refract the light in a cool way like shown here Sometime this week I will dig up all the old screenshots I have and post a bit more of a design timeline of the build. Until then, have a good weekend!