Thank you very much!
Yeah you may be pushing the limits of this case with that kind of power draw. If I could get my hands on a Nano I'd be interested to see how it ran. Is the card quite loud running at 100% fan?
Yeah there is space in front of the PSU to bundle up any excess cables, leaving a nice airflow path above the motherboard. Using a modular power supply also helps.
What temp does your R9 Nano run at? The R9 Nano is rated at 175W, I've tested the GTX 1070 (150W) inside the case without any issues, I think the Nano would be fine also.
Thanks! I'll post another build log once it's built up
M-ITX is the way forward, come to the light side!
Thank you. There is no plan at the moment to make a metal version, the cost would be too high to manufacture in small volume
Ha ha, will do my best! I'l try and add some mounting points on the GPU side for those who are concerned.
I will do my best! When you say cable management points, do you mean slots for zip ties?
Thank you! Yes I am hoping to offer a version with a grill for the side 140mm fan bay.
The storage drive you can see is a 2.5" drive, the mounting panel can fit 2 of them. Unfortunately there isn't enough space to fit a 3.5" drive, they are too thick to fit between the front panel and motherboard
I think it will cost a bit more than $65 US! The target selling price is currently around £120, so perhaps around £150 US, when its ready I'm hoping to make them available HERE.
At the moment there aren't any ITX sized 1080 cards, but if any do come up I will do my best to accommodate them!
Thanks allot! The Gigabyte GTX 1070 ITX is the tallest ITX card released yet (I think), so in theory the case should fit any ITX length card that isn't taller than the new Gigabyte ones. I have also tested it with the EVGA ITX GTX 900 series cards, so it should work fine with their new GTX 1060 ITX cards. The Zotac ITX should also fit ok.
EDIT: In the picture with the front of the case removed you can see a bracket panel that fits in the front of the case, you can mount 2x 2.5" drives onto this panel.
Thank you very much! I am hoping to get a batch made in a couple of months time, stay tuned!
The next revision will measure 226mm x 196mm x 158mm (7.0L)
Not sure yet, it depends on whether this case is a success, ideally I want to offer a range of cases, but that's long term!
The target price is currently £120, I'm doing all I can to try and stick to that price. Not sure how that would translate into US cost with taxes and what not
Will do, no problem. I will be ordering v0.2 soon and will definitely post a new build once I've got that up and running
The 3D printed parts are made from a strong and durable SLS process, its printed using a Polyamide (Nylon), it basically acts just like a normal injection moulded plastic. The Panels are made from 5mm Acrylic, heat wise I have not seen any decrease in strength of the panels during heavy testing. Even though the GPU is running at 80C it will not be exhausting heat at 80C, probably more in the region of 50 - 60C.
This prototype version unfortunately can't fit a dust filter on the GPU side panel, but it is something I could try and build into the next revision. At the moment there is no plan to make a metal version as the costs are so much higher for small production runs. One of the advantages for using Acrylic is the GPU side panel can be transparent to show off your shiny new Graphics Card in all its glory.
Some people have asked for more internal pics, I've added some more photos of what I've got to hand for now. The pictures are with a different GPU as I only recently acquired the GTX 1070. Its also been tested with a GTX 960 so I'll add that as well.
As you can see the internal space is quite tight, but the 140mm fan takes care nicely of the thermals.
Its a combination of 3D printing and laser cut acrylic sheets. Using these methods means that a range of colour combinations and surface finishes are possible.
Thank you! Dust should be OK as you can fit a 140mm dust filter onto the outside of the case where the fan is. This fan is recommended to run as an intake for overall system temps, but the other advantage is that the case also runs under positive pressure which helps to keep the dust out.
Thanks everyone! Yeah I'm hoping to sell them, just working on prototype v0.2 at the moment. I'll try and get some more pics added of the interior