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Phobya water-cooled case design thread - Stage 2

Discussion in 'Watercooling' started by Combatus, 3 Jan 2011.

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  1. Combatus

    Combatus Bit-tech Modding + hardware reviews Lover of bit-tech Super Moderator

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    Just thought I'd mention the comp was discussed in Mnpctech's recent podcast which you can listen to here Some very interesting comments from Bill at Mnpctech, as well as our very own E.E.L. Ambiense and Roboduck!
     
  2. Roboduck

    Roboduck 01110001 01110101 01100001 01100011

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    Big thanks to Bill for mentioning the contest in the podcast and for having me on! :thumb:
     
  3. Razer2007

    Razer2007 Building Proxima

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    Damn Roboduck I was also Invited, but got the message too late, and we weren't home. :( would have been nice to chat with you guys.
     
  4. ixmatal

    ixmatal What's a Dremel?

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    I listened to the podcast, they have some good points about the industry in general and the general lack of design, and how some of the giants are finally recognizing modders as a resource and not just a market niche.

    Roboduck - I did not make the connection before, you are Scott on GrabCad?
     
  5. Roboduck

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    Yup thats me! I uploaded my Stage 1, Stage 2 and Monster designs to the site.
     
  6. Roboduck

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    I know double post sorry... :(


    Stage 2 Final Images!

    I will be going out of town on Friday so I am posting my final images now. The case is not 100% finished but it is getting close. I'm no good at coming up with names so for now I will simply call it "II" :D



    II By Roboduck

    Specifications

    Type:
    ATX Full​
    Compatibility:
    Micro ATX / ATX​
    Case Material:
    Aluminum​
    Size (L x W x H):
    567mm x 243mm x 570mm (520mm W/O Bottom Foot)​
    5.25" Drive Bays:
    3 (6 with optional radiator bay)​
    3.5" Drive Bays:
    5​
    Fans:
    2x 120mm/140mm Top (Optional External Radiator); 1x 120mm Rear; 1x 120mm 3.5" Drive Bay​
    Radiator Mounts:
    2x 360mm/420mm Radiators (2x 240mm/280mm Radiators with optional radiator bay)​
    Features:
    Removable 3.5" Drive bay
    Removable Radiator Bay
    Front Slim Drive Bay
    Black Anodized Finish
    Simple Sturdy Design
    Lots of Room for Cable Management
    Tough Industrial Look​

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  7. GuilleAcoustic

    GuilleAcoustic Ook ? Ook !

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    Very nice case Roboduck and great rendering quality. I did try VRAY yesterday, but I'm not used to it's material setup and had only crapy results (more used to maya workflow material).

    Anyway, my computer is already dying each time I make a 2D export in 2560 pixels :wallbash: (somewhere around 15 minutes per export with shadows :waah:)

    Here are my yesterday night work, almost there for final entry (will post everything tonight). I made up my mind and choose to keep the front panel bay plain, leaving anyone who want a window the choice of both size and shape.

    The bottom zone can hold two 5x HDD bay (with rails and backpanel) or a single 5X HDD bay and a dual 5.25" drive bay (not showed).

    I've added a 24" LCD screen to give an idea of the case size for on-desk use.

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    And the inside of the "beast" :

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  8. aquatuning

    aquatuning What's a Dremel?

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    Nice work guys this is really shaping up!

    Can't wait to see all the final post side by side :)

    On a side note we would like to use pictures posted to make a short video for use on facebook / youtube etc.

    Please let me know if you have any issues with your pictures being used via PM
     
  9. zukomonitor

    zukomonitor assumption is the mother of all....

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    Hey Nitrix, have Phoyba said anything? have they seen the designs?

    I cant wait to see everybody's side by side, theres a few people not posted yet isnt there?

    No problems for me, even though mine pale's in comparison to the top work here lol

    hoping to get some piccies up tonight guys :thumb:

    Oh and I listened to the MNPCtech podcast, Nice 1 to Roboduck, shame you couldnt make it Razor.
    I think we know who's design's Bill like's :D well deserved though, top cases, quality ideas well implemented with beautiful renders to top them off

    :thumb: to all

    p.s Ive never listened to a 'podcast' before, really informal arnt they. I was expecting radio style Q&A lol
     
  10. aquatuning

    aquatuning What's a Dremel?

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    oh course they have seen the designs ;)

    You will probably see more input in the next round but for this one we wanted to leave you to it :thumb:
     
  11. confusis

    confusis Kiwi-modder

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    Ok folks:
    I hereby resign from the contest. Issues and time constraints in my life have limited work on the design to the point where I'm not happy to submit to voting.

    Sorry guys. This is as far as I got with my design in a month:
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    Nowhere near ready for a production design.
     
  12. confusis

    confusis Kiwi-modder

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    edit: double post please delete
     
  13. GuilleAcoustic

    GuilleAcoustic Ook ? Ook !

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    A little update with the pump mounting system. It consists on 2 adjustable parallel rails per pump allowing you to screw your pump without drilling any hole.

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    The rails are lying on rubber to prevent vibration from the pump.

    EDIT : you can also screw a pump support to the rail like this one

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  14. ĿªЪяεġø™

    ĿªЪяεġø™ Rabbit Modder !

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    Can I submit it tomorrow too , right ? The window is the only thing left ;)
     
  15. SnowyOwl

    SnowyOwl What's a Dremel?

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    Stage 2 Final entry

    Ouf.....Just in Time

    This is the final entry for stage 2

    Did a lot of work in the last 2 weeks....too much if you ask my wife:grr:

    Well Here they are the final spec and Pics!

    Why you should choose this case:

    BlackOwl is the last case you will ever need. It has all the space needed to set-up any kind of water cooling configuration you can think of, roof mounted, lower side, Twin 240 or 420 or 360, name it.....it can be done. Plus you get all the holes and cable attachement you need to do the cleanest cable management job you ever saw in your life!

    Designed with the professional in mind. It's elegant and curvy shape will make your office look like your ten years in front of the competition when it's time to engineer the next ferrari or design a breath taking chopper!

    So your the lan party kinda guy....show up with this baby and you Will be the talk of the town for sure and with all the space in there you can make sure that rig perform as good as it looks!


    Black Owl:
    by SnowyOwl (David Labbé)

    Specifications

    Dimension:
    - 585(L) x 230(W) x 545(H) mm

    Drive bay:
    - 3x 5.25 Front Drive bay.
    - 5x Toolless hard drive bay.

    Cooling :
    - 3x 120mm top mount fan.
    - 1x 120 or 140mm exhaust.
    - 3x 140mm radiator or
    4x 120mm radiator

    Front I/O Port :
    - USB 3.0 x2
    - MIC x1
    - Audio x1

    Power Supply:
    - 2x PS2 (ATX)

    Motherboard:
    - ATX or E-ATX or Mini ITX.

    Cable Management:
    - Sata cable rail.
    - PS cable clip.


    Special Feature::

    - Complete cable management
    - Tooless Hard Drive removable enclosure
    - Elegant Curvy Design
    - Lots of free space for different water cooling set-up
    - All aluminium 4.8mm frame

    - Sandy Brige Ready...ok not special but i did draw the asus p8p67Ws just in case.

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    Thanks everyone and good luck to all :clap:
     
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  16. ixmatal

    ixmatal What's a Dremel?

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    I am in the same boat as Labrego,

    Do we have until Midnight Friday to get everything in like the last stage?
     
  17. Roboduck

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    @SnowyOwl- Looks killer! Love the renderings :thumb:

    Good luck to everyone!
     
  18. GuilleAcoustic

    GuilleAcoustic Ook ? Ook !

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    EDIT : I've posted my very final entry on page 16
     
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  19. Razer2007

    Razer2007 Building Proxima

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    Guys, I don't know if I can get it in on time. our internet is off. I will e fixed as soon as possible. I will try to get it in on time. please forgive me if it's late.

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    CONFUSIS! please don't resign from the contest!!!!


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  20. aquatuning

    aquatuning What's a Dremel?

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    Hi Guys you have untill midnight (GMT) to post your entries :D
    :clap:
     
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