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Intel NUC Case Competition Announcement

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ArthurB 29th July 2013, 08:21 Quote
I really like Luke's case, but it would look much nicer IMO if it was made of aluminium instead of acrylic.
Maki role 29th July 2013, 08:27 Quote
Again thanks for the selection! This is going to be a seriously awesome competition, can't wait for the hardware to arrive. Those are some pretty damn stylish designs up there, will we get to see those that didn't make it through too at some point?
Combatus 29th July 2013, 09:33 Quote
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Originally Posted by Maki role
Again thanks for the selection! This is going to be a seriously awesome competition, can't wait for the hardware to arrive. Those are some pretty damn stylish designs up there, will we get to see those that didn't make it through too at some point?

Yep we'll be putting together a selection of the best ones to go with the first update in a couple of weeks - didn't quite get time to include them yet as sifting through 40+ zip files of photos, renders sketches and descriptions took a while and we were keen to get the competition going!
spO_oks 29th July 2013, 10:05 Quote
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Originally Posted by ArthurB
I really like Luke's case, but it would look much nicer IMO if it was made of aluminium instead of acrylic.

Thanks! I went with acrylic because it's a lot easier to machine (and cheaper!), BUT I am in talks with my aluminium guy, so there may be an alternate version made too :)
Azariel 29th July 2013, 10:35 Quote
Almost forgot about this competition! Really looking forward to the build logs as I'm very curious how the manufacturing of some of the components will be done!

Good luck folks!
mi1ez 29th July 2013, 10:48 Quote
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Originally Posted by ArthurB
I really like Luke's case, but it would look much nicer IMO if it was made of aluminium instead of acrylic.
I love the idea of the acrylic, but only if it's got a matt/sandblasted type finish.
Phame 29th July 2013, 10:51 Quote
No watercooling ones chosen? :(
Good luck all, all great designs! :D
warboy 29th July 2013, 12:16 Quote
Congrats to all!!!
Maki role 29th July 2013, 12:52 Quote
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Originally Posted by Phame
No watercooling ones chosen? :(
Good luck all, all great designs! :D

I can imagine it's do with the idea that the designs are supposed to showcase the dimensions of the build. Intel probably didn't think a watercooled one properly displayed the NUC's potential.
Ace_finland 29th July 2013, 13:43 Quote
very cool designs, good luck to you all guys!
flibblesan 29th July 2013, 14:08 Quote
Slipperyskips design is really, really nice.
Cheapskate 29th July 2013, 16:49 Quote
First off: Thanks to everyone involved for selecting me!:D
Second: I may have already ran into a problem. How attached is everyone to the brown? There's ZERO edge effect with it, and I fear I'll have to change the color.:(
slipperyskip 29th July 2013, 17:23 Quote
You do whatever you want Cheaps. I'm not exactly sure what the end game is but I don't think the "winner" will be the person who gets their project closest to their submitted render/design.

Congrats and good luck to all.
Yaka 29th July 2013, 18:38 Quote
wow well done to all stunning designs
John_T 29th July 2013, 20:53 Quote
Love them all, though I'm especially partial to the Batman one! :)
Asouter 29th July 2013, 23:44 Quote
Five wonderful designs, I can only imagine what the other ones were like. It must have been a nightmare picking out just five.

Congrats guys, looking forward to following all of these. I can't pick out a fave' (atm)
Waynio 30th July 2013, 00:24 Quote
Thank you to everyone involved for picking mine, it really surprised me because I already counted myself out going in, I'll have to surprise viewers with an optional extra to compliment the square design you see here if I have the spare time to think up & make optional extra but I'll keep it a nice surprise as for what the extra will be like being picked was for me. :)

As soon as I get the kit I'll correct all the measurements in the design & start making it, really quite excited to make such a small case, these entries look awesome, curious to see the rest.

Nearly stayed sat on the fence to enjoy the view, I blame cheaps, :p never thought I'd have the perfect moment to say that.
Wolowitz 30th July 2013, 09:57 Quote
Congratulations to the final five.
I already have a preference for 2 of them.

@Phame
I think a watercooling would be a waste of space. I personally only realized how small such a NUC case was when I started to assemble the first parts, despite having the whole model built in sketchup before that.
Phame 30th July 2013, 14:32 Quote
@Wolowitz
Yeah I modelled up a full watercooling setup for it, it is viable! And would have been different!
Can't wait for the work to start! :D
Phil Rhodes 30th July 2013, 17:26 Quote
I do like the layered ball.
thom804 30th July 2013, 17:55 Quote
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Originally Posted by spO_oks

Thanks! I went with acrylic because it's a lot easier to machine (and cheaper!), BUT I am in talks with my aluminium guy, so there may be an alternate version made too :)

There's something so Barney Stinson-ish about this comment :)
fluxtatic 31st July 2013, 06:43 Quote
I never knew Cheapskate had a real name :P

I'd pretty well forgotten about this as well, but this is going to be nice to watch - some of bit's best and brightest on this
Waynio 31st July 2013, 14:21 Quote
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Originally Posted by fluxtatic
I never knew Cheapskate had a real name :P
Neither did I lol. :D

Got my kit today.

Front USB port was a bit out of shape :( so very carefully bent it back in shape, :) took before & after pictures.

Currently taking all the right measurements, tweaking the design. :)
spO_oks 31st July 2013, 16:14 Quote
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Originally Posted by Phil Rhodes
I do like the layered ball.

I'm a fan too! Maki's is looking pretty tasty, looks like a fish/dragon wing, Mmmmm dragon wing.
Wolowitz 1st August 2013, 21:18 Quote
The guys who lost the competition, are they allowed to open a project log on the forum?
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