Discussion in 'Modding' started by Xtrafresh, 14 Jan 2009.
Im in this time. Glad I don't have school to worry about anymore.
i'd better start modelling, i have a few ideas. BTW: can we submit more than one different design?
Nope. I'll add that to the rules. You can put as many designs in this thread as you like, but your final entry can only be one case.
ok, thanks xtrafresh
Flood the thread with crazy stuff, tominated!
no mounts done, just preliminary hardware (just an idea of the m-atx hardware size). the motherboard tray and psu will be changed to custom items
side panel mounts will be totally revamped to something actually feasible as i may build this case after the contest
nice confusis !
seems like you like orange very much
yay, we are off! Confusis gets the first design out
You will want to keep that thing away from children confusis, they might get the urge to "roll the dice"
yeah orange is awesome! not sure if i should do opaque panels or translucent orange panels with a subtle glow
had to be m-atx or the case would take up the whole desk, being a cube design. not m-itx because the hardware is frightfully pricey
the top panel hides the optical drive. pressing the top panel sets a (undecided) mechanical setup which raises the drive, then a second press returns it to its original state
edit: the side panels may be made of orange tinted acrylic, with the back face painted with an orange paint, (making the surface uber shiny/reflective) but with a pattern like :
masked, then etched after the rest of the rear surface has been painted, so a cold cathode or LEDs inside the case emit a glow from the case in the lighter areas of the design only
hmmm not sure if I should start posting pics yet. I am pretty much done.
that's what you think now... if you post it, you'll get feedback and ideas, and you'll be back sketching in no-time
feedback is the reason i post heaps of updates.
speaking of which... your ideas for the panelling are great, but won't it be too "busy" on such a small case?
I've done some drawing (by hand) maybe I'll show them when I come home
and I also started to make some drawing in SU.
is it allowed to import models from other program into SU since SU has a nicer "not rendered" output compared to other 3d program ?
sure, no problem.
Nice concept. About raising mechanism.. Ikea sell something to open doors with a single touch and no handles. Like a spring. It maybe will has enough force to support the whole panel and gear (mounting one in each side).
I just hope the winner will be a design that A) Is even remotely practical (i.e. not the size of a 747 hangar) B) Could be done, etc...
well. I started this weekend but did do much, made most of it this afternoon. I hope that's not a problem
That looks awesome!
Anyway, I'm working on a nano-ITX case which I'm aiming to keep to the same dimensions as an ATX PSU. I've started out with a cube of the right size, and then tried to see what I can fit inside it.
Inside is a 120mm fan in the same position as on a PSU, a 2.5" SSD, a slimline slotload optical drive, and a nano-ITX board.
Once I figure out how to get this all fixed inside, I can concentrate on the design of the actual case.
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