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  1. pt

    pt not a suicide-bomber

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    hi
    i'm doing a industrial design projec, and the object i choose to make is a computer case, so the 1st step is:

    1 - Describe the most necessary features for your case / handy innovations:?
    2 - preffered materials?
    3 - preffered colors?
    4 - preffered size?
    5 - which is the best case on the market for you?


    post your ideas and answers here, and pls do not refer to the porn downloader button or some other crazy ass ideas :D
    :p
     
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  2. tkpenalty New Member

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    100% perfect; you cant have the risers 1mm off; you cant mount the motherboard if you get it off. Also make it an inverted ATX case with drive cages, bascially a lian li styled case with side mounting HDD bays. mmm... paint it black and gloss it up (starts dreaming)
     
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    pt not a suicide-bomber

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    not that perfect :p , altought i agree LIAN LI make very good case
    ok, wrong question above
    new set of questions:

    1 - what a case should be for you?
    2 - preffered materials?
    3 - preffered colors?
    4 - preffered size?

    Thanks :)
     
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    He's got a point. Try getting the detailed specs on any case and just use something like plexyglass and there you go
     
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  5. tkpenalty New Member

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    Actually PT, do the "IPOD" style for the exterior. Paint it black, then attach thin transparent arcyllic to the outside (on the edges as well). If you cant make the ATX motherboard tray dimensions perfect you might as well forget about it.
     
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    pt not a suicide-bomber

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    for the record, i really don't have TO MAKE the case, just a drawing and a mockup (and about 10pages talking about my decisions)
    ;)

    and i'm trying to make a case that appeal more the entusiasth comunity :)
    not a modding project, thanks for the suggestions
     
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    :) nice project
    full tower :500mm to 600mm high
    :230mm to 250mm wide
    :550mm to 650mm deep
    front for case should be fully usable [ie like the thermaltake armor"s]
    all aluminum for light weight on a tower that size
    brushed or painted [gloss] finish
    full side window
    top mounted firewire, usb, sound, blow hole above psu
    space for 2x120mm fans in rear or water rad mounts + 1x120mm fan upfront
    removable MB tray side mounted & removable HDD racks [2x3hdds=6]
    that's were i would start and add on as needed :toast:
     
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    pt not a suicide-bomber

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    thanks, that's handy, btw, i added aother question
    and wich is your preffered color for cases?:)
     
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    1 - what a case should be for you?
    Beautiful...post modernist style, but not too much colour (stylish use white and black is nice)
    Stealthed drives, removable mobo tray, easy quick release sides, rear entrance to put the PSU in. Streamlined appearance.

    2 - prefered materials?
    Full body aluminum, no damn plastic. Not even plastic/perspex windows

    3 - prefered colors?
    Black, white, Silver - All brushed, not matte or reflective so that fingerprints can be seen.

    4 - prefered size?
    Regular ATX - Coolermaster Stacker 830 is a lovely size case. Roomy, but not massive.
     
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    pt not a suicide-bomber

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    this is the type of answers i'm looking for :)
    then i will see wich is the more adecuate of each
    thanks a lot :)
     
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    "space for 2x120mm fans in rear or water rad mounts + 1x120mm fan upfront"
    just realised no room on back pannel for 2x120 fans change to 1x120 back with 1x120 on window for pcb cooling
    "3 - prefered colors?" brushed finish so that fingerprints can be seen.
    Stealthed full front of case ie full door to cover " front for case should be fully usable [ie like the thermaltake armor"s]"
     
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    pt not a suicide-bomber

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    i can put two if i want, it would result in a bigger case, but since i'm going only a draw and a mockup, i don't care :p
     
  13. cdawall where the hell are my stars

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    you should make the real thing pt :D and get extra credit or something
     
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    pt not a suicide-bomber

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    i dont have the material nor the money to do it, :(
     
  15. cdawall where the hell are my stars

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    oh bug deal :D

    excuses excuses ;)

    oh well good luck on the project
     
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    pt not a suicide-bomber

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    ok, thanks,
    ps: answer to the questions on the 1st post if you aren't busy ;)
     
  17. cdawall where the hell are my stars

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    fine i guess i will stop spamming your thread

    1. i like my massive case i have now cause air flow is important to me :D (read stupid stock hsf)
    2. aluminum for the whole thing (even doors cause plastic doors break)
    3. BLACK
    4. big
    5. my ultra works damn fine for me
     
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    yea i know "it would result in a bigger case" the case size would then be tooo massive based on oringinal spec DxWxH trying to keep ratio for eye candy appeall...are you doing the mock up on 'old school' paper or with your Cad program??:pimp:
     
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    pt not a suicide-bomber

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    i used a translator, and i guess a mockup isn't the correct translation: i meaned a scale model
    ;)
    the drawing of the case will be done in the "old school" paper :laugh:
    if i increaded H, i could also increase W and D, but that would become a giant case, and i'm looking or for a atx case/matx case/media center case :)
     
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    pt not a suicide-bomber

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    thanks C ;)
    big = atx or e-atx?
     
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    "and i'm looking or for a atx case/matx case/media center case " i see will rethink, after pizza& beer ,later
     
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    for making 3d models and drawings check out solidworks.. i found it really helpful for designing stuff to build
     
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    pt not a suicide-bomber

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    is it simple to work with?
     
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    Well, all programs have a learning curve.
    Its just the question if you can be bothered lol
     

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