Published on 17th December 2010 by
Originally Posted by danitgeekI was also wondering even if you lose do you still keep copyright for your design or entering you lost you desgin from the start .
Originally Posted by subtecI've certainly considered a big dust filter on the bottom, though I haven't done on any work trying to actually incorporate it. I think it would almost necessarily add to the overall height, something I'd rather avoid.
Yeah, an ATX board does look a little small in there; that's an unavoidable result of making space for the SR-2. That interior space could possibly be used for additional 3.5" drives, though I haven't tested the feasibility of that.
I should point out that the case overall, while large, is not overwhelmingly so. Definitely smaller than an 800D (albeit deeper). You referred to Snowy Owl's case as "mid-ish" sized, yet it's only about 15% smaller than mine (granted those handles use up a lot of space). Also I've got about 2-3 times the radiator capacity vs. his case (not that this is a competition or anything... *cough*).
Thanks for the feedback.
Originally Posted by Rocket_Knight64
It depends on what height the feet are and the layout of the bottom of your design. I think a simple set of rails pressed out along either side of the length of the bottom should suffice. Depending on how the facia is made a slot should be easy to integrate and may even blend in nicely with the looks. I think Silverstones FT02/RV02 give ~3cm of ground clearance, but they are pushing air through with 180mm fans while yours is mainly pulling with 140mm.
I had another thought. Do you think it would be possible to make the switch/IO panel moveable to either side? Not everyone wants their buttons on the left.
Snowy Owl's case is mid-ish because it just fits into my current pc hole while your protrudes out the front like a sore. :p Personally Ill never own an SR2 and all the trimmings so the space is wasted on me (but I am open to donations!). By extension the 7x 140mm radiator space is way over kill. It makes me think there should be two categories in the competition, one for ATX and another for the bloody SR2 and its ilk!
Originally Posted by Rocket_Knight64
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 NZXT’esq styling. Re-jig the front and provide filters and your onto a winner.
Snowy Owl, I just realised that you have forgot to add any front IO on your case. You also need an 8pin hole at the top of the M/B tray. Something to bare in mind. Also, what kind of spacing is there between the front cages and the backs of long components like HD5970's and wider then normal M/B like a RIIIE.
Originally Posted by Razer2007
But go look at subtec's design - his design is awesome, and fall under the few best. But his aren't rendered. IF you have an outstanding design, the people will vote for you.
Originally Posted by subtec[Everything you said......]
Originally Posted by mnpctechI just spent 3 weeks with Hive Logix designing a new mid tower case for one of the major case manufacturers. 2 of those weeks were spent revising our design, so it was feasible for their factory to make it. This is where the real design talent comes into play, maintaining your vision within their restraints. Just keep your cool and enjoy the experience!
Best of Luck to the finalists ;)
Originally Posted by xXSebaSXxThe one consolation I have is that even though my design won't make it past stage 1; it is simple enough to build that I will probably bring it to reality for myself in the future. Just a bunch of bent sheet metal with some cuts in it and rivets... Even I can do that!
Originally Posted by Razer2007then do it man. if mine don't win, i'll also do that.
Dude, nobody is voting anymore.
Originally Posted by RoboduckWait, Bill is helping design a production case!? I don't know what it will look like but I can already tell you I want one ;)
Originally Posted by SnowyOwlhummm....that contest needs more exposure, it's so great, but how can it be done? Anybody with an idea to reach more WC addict in the world ? 171 voters is great but if we could reach other community as well it would help this constest feel the pulse of the potential buyers....lets face it half of the voters are modder who would prefer to build their case insted of buying one.
Originally Posted by ixmatalBased on the comments over at XS, I am pretty sure that most of the people there with any interest in the competition have already come over and voted, for mickcox64 :)
But there are others like OCN and TPU, anyone have rep with those communities that could talk to a moderator about getting a front page post to vote in this competition? And what about HardOCP and ArsTechnica? Also there are a lot of serious modders on other eu boards, I can't always get good translations though.
Combatus/Nitrix do you guys have any other contacts that could direct more voters this way?
Originally Posted by jrs77With only 3 days left I guess there's not much happening anymore, even if they would try to contact other communities now, which is pretty much wasted efforts in this time of the year.
Funnily enough I would still be in the top 10, allthough I dropped out of the competition 3-4 hours after the voting went live.
This contest didn't draw any attention to start with unfortunately.
Originally Posted by mnpctechWe'll chat off list sometime about it, duck ;)
Originally Posted by RoboduckThe more I think about it we should have a section here at bit-tech where people can post case plans. I see tons of great designs and a lot of modders who would rather build their own case than buy one. Why not post your plans so anyone that wants to can build them can simply download the plans and build it? DIY case plans? I see a lot of acrylic cases and a few metal ones, that could easily be cut with a laser and assembled. Plus it would give the builder the option to customize the case before it is ever made (pre-modded?). It would be a small market, I know, but I think it would be useful.
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