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Awesome, is this with all drives loaded in the cage? Can you give me that measurement if not?
Yes with drives and caddys
 
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I increased the size to a 24"x24" square. This gives plenty of room I believe.
The power switch/reset/usb panel stuff can go above the 5.25 (dvd image is used as a scaled place holder)
Green cubes are the HDD caddys.
If I put the 5.25 under the front radiator it will be much taller by several inches. I think that it will be better to have the 5.25 on the side, then you can put the power switch and usbs above it or below it.
The other space efficient thing is to rotate the 5.25 90 degrees and tuck it to the left or right of the radiator. This would make the wiring for it much easier.



I have three questions:
-What side of the desk will you have the case on?
-What are the pump dimensions (rough cube please just like the HDD caddy)?
-Do you like either of the designs above with the 5.25 placement and if so which one?

Position on desk could determine which side I put the 5.25 and switches.
A side benefit of not putting the 5.25 under the radiator is you will not have to reach as far if you have this to the left or right of your monitor.
So if you put this to the right of your monitor then I should put the switches and 5.25 on the left side of the case.
I also need to know if pump will fit next to the power supply (I think it will but would like to have a scaled model of it)
I think the straight flow through design of the radiators will result in very good temperatures. You could add ducting for the radiators too.
 
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I increased the size to a 24"x24" square. This gives plenty of room I believe.
The power switch/reset/usb panel stuff can go above the 5.25 (dvd image is used as a scaled place holder)
Green cubes are the HDD caddys.
If I put the 5.25 under the front radiator it will be much taller by several inches. I think that it will be better to have the 5.25 on the side, then you can put the power switch and usbs above it or below it.
The other space efficient thing is to rotate the 5.25 90 degrees and tuck it to the left or right of the radiator. This would make the wiring for it much easier.



I have three questions:
-What side of the desk will you have the case on?
-What are the pump dimensions (rough cube please just like the HDD caddy)?
-Do you like either of the designs above with the 5.25 placement and if so which one?

Position on desk could determine which side I put the 5.25 and switches.
A side benefit of not putting the 5.25 under the radiator is you will not have to reach as far if you have this to the left or right of your monitor.
So if you put this to the right of your monitor then I should put the switches and 5.25 on the left side of the case.
I also need to know if pump will fit next to the power supply (I think it will but would like to have a scaled model of it)
I think the straight flow through design of the radiators will result in very good temperatures. You could add ducting for the radiators too.
The first is simply astonishing. I love it.

First pump

3" Tall
2 3/4" Wide
2.5" Thick


Second Pump

5" Tall
2.5" Wide
3" Thick
 
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The first is simply astonishing. I love it.

First pump

3" Tall
2 3/4" Wide
2.5" Thick


Second Pump

5" Tall
2.5" Wide
3" Thick
Cool glad you like. Do you have a plan for the switches and usb? There is this kind of thing though its expensive
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/1...Quad_USB_30_Power_Reset_Button_-_BZ-U08B.html

might be able to adapt this sort
http://www.caselabs-store.com/merlin-switch-assemblies-pricing-varies/

or this
http://mnpctech.com/pc-switch-plates/
 
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Cool glad you like. Do you have a plan for the switches and usb? There is this kind of thing though its expensive
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/1...Quad_USB_30_Power_Reset_Button_-_BZ-U08B.html

might be able to adapt this sort
http://www.caselabs-store.com/merlin-switch-assemblies-pricing-varies/

or this
http://mnpctech.com/pc-switch-plates/
I was thinking about take the one of my current case since its removable and has USB 3.0, Mic, Headphone, Reset, Power, and it's black which would match my theme.
 
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Cool will it fit above the 5.25 to the left of the radiator in the front?
 
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Sweet. Now I intend to give you a cut sheet for the bigger wood cuts (like the walls, floors) but the precise placement of items will be up to you, so you should always cut your holes after mocking things up first.
I'll work some more with the pump and the upper level today or tomorrow. When we get a finalized design I'll help you make a cut sheet.

I am kind of thinking about making the upper level detach from the lower or have some other way to completely open it up, but I am not sure how I want to do it.

Let me know if you think this is a good idea and if you have some ideas.

Only other thing I forgot to ask is how long is your 5.25 bay device. I figured a DVD burner would be the longest 5.25 device possible so I am using that as the sketchup model.
 
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Sweet. Now I intend to give you a cut sheet for the bigger wood cuts (like the walls, floors) but the precise placement of items will be up to you, so you should always cut your holes after mocking things up first.
I'll work some more with the pump and the upper level today or tomorrow. When we get a finalized design I'll help you make a cut sheet.

I am kind of thinking about making the upper level detach from the lower or have some other way to completely open it up, but I am not sure how I want to do it.

Let me know if you think this is a good idea and if you have some ideas.

Only other thing I forgot to ask is how long is your 5.25 bay device. I figured a DVD burner would be the longest 5.25 device possible so I am using that as the sketchup model.
The DVD drive is about 6.5" long

I love the ideas and mockups their great. Only ideas I have is moving the PSU closer to the wall to make a ventilation hole for the fan and yes some way to access the bottom.
 
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The DVD drive is about 6.5" long

I love the ideas and mockups their great. Only ideas I have is moving the PSU closer to the wall to make a ventilation hole for the fan and yes some way to access the bottom.
The only downside is you lose the aesthetic of having just the 3 rad grills on the bottom and no extra fans. I don't think it needs more airflow but I could do that, or I could rotate the psu so it pulls air from its top which solves both problems. Also I was kind of thinking of having the back exposed for convenience and to help the HDDS passively vent off.
 
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The only downside is you lose the aesthetic of having just the 3 rad grills on the bottom and no extra fans. I don't think it needs more airflow but I could do that, or I could rotate the psu so it pulls air from its top which solves both problems. Also I was kind of thinking of having the back exposed for convenience and to help the HDDS passively vent off.
That seems like a good idea