Published on 17th December 2010 by
Originally Posted by tozsamsome ppl ARE voting purly by pretty renders and aesthetics. Case in point would be ixmetal (the case that looks like an ornament. There are no shots about structure, internals etc. So those votes are blatelantly based on aesthetics. Sorry to pick you out ixmetal, but your case has the prettiest aesthetics and a pretty render, don't take offense, take it as a complement.
Also as said above, there should be links to the forum page for each design, and what has happened to the two specs? How have the smaller cases got any chance against the cases which can fit 2 quad rads etc. A good example would be jrs77, A beautiful case with sooo many options, but that is because it is fairly big. The smaller cases have no modability, because everything is packed so tight to keep the size down.
Originally Posted by xXSebaSXxOh dang... I just now read combatus post about only 5 designs will make it to Stage 2.
The ten best designs will go through to stage 2
Originally Posted by xXSebaSXx@ subtec
This post: Post 46
Read through to the end and you'll see that Combatus mentions that 27 of the 32 participating designs will not make it to stage 2
Originally Posted by subtecDude.
Wing Zero said that, in this post, which I already replied to. I don't know why he said that, but he's clearly wrong. The article says ten go to stage 2.
Originally Posted by xXSebaSXxHey... Cut me some slack dude... It's 4:30 am here and I've been up for 30 hours, so forgive me if my concentration is not up to snuff right at this moment....
Originally Posted by Wing Zeroa simple link back to a relevant post in the concept thread would have sufficed. for example: Phoyba Defiant by Wing Zero
That would be the fault of the designer. this stage was all for 'proof of concept' and if they didn't really want to explain it, so be it. i know the old saying 'Picture says 1000 words' but words are rather helpful too.
Originally Posted by ashtefereWow... some of the votes I just dont understand.
I can smell the filthy smell of people gaming the system here.
For ixmetal to get that many votes? No offence but... its just a terrible, ugly, unpractical design. I would hope the bit-tech community is better than that.
Subtec, Ta1on and Zesti are clearly the best designs here when you look at them for style, 'freshness' functionality, cost and ease of construction.
These three, realistically, are the best ones here.
Roboduck's design is also very very nice, but from a cost and manufacturing point of view it is unrealistic.
People are voting with their eyes and not their brains. Ignore the renders and take a damned look.
Originally Posted by ashtefereHi Roboduck.
Mainly the issues I see is the massive amount of construction material required, and the large size of panels that appear to be seamless from your renderings.
The punch out or cut out the metals required they would need to start from extremely large slabs of material, of which cost increases exponentially with size.
Also, it would be exceedingly heavy (at least as heavy as 2x regular chassis with the thickness of aluminium required of perhaps 2-3mm) so freight would drive cost as well.
And again, a higher quantity of material would be required to build it, around 2x the amount for a regular case.
I do like the design, but for a mass produced case it could be a little to difficult to quickly produce and perhaps too expensive to interest people. Keep in mind the cost of the TJ12 just released and how much simpler it appears than your design - and the estimated cost of around $999.
Originally Posted by Rocket_Knight64
Very polished design with a lot of thought gone into it with all the options. Love the retro workstation looks. A ‘normal’ ATX set up in there may leave a lot of wasted space though. [Thought: As your using bottom>top airflow, have you considered a dust filter running the whole length of the bottom that you could slide out of a notch in the front all in one go? Kind of like a Lian-Li X2000 but horizontal. That would be the best dust filter in the world! I may actualy clean it]
Originally Posted by RoboduckI have a quick question. Would it be OK to post updated images of our designs in this thread or should we wait until the voting is over? I would like to show the updates I have made to my design as well as updated images to help clarify some of the confusion surrounding my design. I can wait until stage 2 starts I just thought I would ask before posting so I don't accidentally break the rules.
Originally Posted by xXSebaSXx...
I'm really interested in seeing which of the designs gets built and how much it will end up costing.
Originally Posted by jrs77I really don't want to sound negative, but with the lack of professionalism shown in the whole contest so far I'd be actually surprised if anything will be built at all in the end.
BTW: Why's there noone from Phobya taking part here in the forums? You know... the company behind this competition... :D
Originally Posted by Rocket_Knight64Shame jrs77 dropped out as it was a good design (and now 20+ people wasted their votes). Controversy and drama aside I thought I'd share my votes and the reasoning behind them in hope of spurring the creative process.
This has been floating around for a while now and a shame that its not got to production. Well thought out with just enough space for easy working in a worst case scenario. The high bay res should make bleeding quick too. A bit plain but conversely should be easy to manufacture. I personally would put the bottom PSU mount side on and shorten the length a few inches. Id like to see a way to get more HDDs in there if possible too.
Love it. Very efficient use of space for a mid-ish size case. I dont think you can get much smaller without compromising somewhere. Id personally like to see mac-pro like cheese grater holes though. Id also like to see some air moving over the HDDs (I assume there is space above the array for a fan?). Two 5.25 bays is a bit stingy and precludes the use of dual bay reservoirs. Id make space for a 3rd bay (maybe some kind of removable configuration?). Unfortunately the complexity of the design probably means that it will either be very expensive or altered for manufacture.
Very polished design with a lot of thought gone into it with all the options. Love the retro workstation looks. A normal ATX set up in there may leave a lot of wasted space though. [Thought: As your using bottom>top airflow, have you considered a dust filter running the whole length of the bottom that you could slide out of a notch in the front all in one go? Kind of like a Lian-Li X2000 but horizontal. That would be the best dust filter in the world! I may actualy clean it]
Intriguing use of the Silverstone 90° design. Lose the HPTX size and fiddle with the plates and it might have potential.
Ultimately I would be more than happy for a slightly revised TJ07 (slightly heightened, easy mounting in the roof, good routing holes, lian-li like HDD bay and easy to swap dust filters ). This eschews the roof mounted rad for lowered vertical size. Not a fan of the front cowl. It reminds me of nasty NZXTesq styling. Re-jig the front and provide filters and your onto a winner.
Another TJ07 revision, but this submission fails in that it lacks any details about the interior or styling. Currently it's just a box. Shame as its got the basis of my perfect case.
Very neat use of space, but Im not sold on side 5.25 bays on a case of this size (especially that low). Dont like the HDD mounting either. Id prefer some more air gap and vibration decoupling. I like the whole side panel vent thing, but Im unsure of its need in this situation. If the rad and fans are in the lengthwise orientation would it not shave a few inches of the depth? With all the exhaust it would probably not make much difference to the internal temp and help pull air through the rad?
Good luck all!
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