Worklog: Laser Cut Acrylic - Smallest Possible mATX Case...

Started by LandyVlad, May 16, 2019, 05:06 AM

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LandyVlad

Anyone interested in building your own systems, and frustrated by the huge size of many cases, but want a bit more flexibility than an ITX board.... check THIS out:

Worklog: Laser Cut Acrylic - Smallest Possible mATX Case (while still using a "standard" layout)


https://forums.overclockers.com.au/threads/worklog-laser-cut-acrylic-smallest-possible-matx-case-while-still-using-a-standard-layout.1260931/


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Bigguy

I have a computer that small. Let me see if I can find a pic.... Here it is. I just need a hard drive and away I go. Cases are to big these days for sure.

lesmond


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Bigguy

Mine takes up a lot of desktop but I couldn't live with out it.

LandyVlad

I notice just a tiny bit of dust on that computer bg.  But as long as the beer is cold.. !
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Bigguy

Yeah A friend of mine asked me to fix it for him and than got into a fatal car accident. I haven't wanted to work on it since then. I might fix it up one of these days.

LandyVlad

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Skhilled

I need a large case for extra hard drives (got 4) and multiple video cards, if I need them. The extra bays also allow for extras like a card reader like I have:

https://www.nzxt.com/products/aperture-m

Bigguy

I have one of those but it's built into the case. It's not exactly like that but similar.

Skhilled


Bigguy


LandyVlad

Well, the guy is still finalising some issues with the case design, but meanwhile I have specced up a system for it.

GPU: PowerColor Radeon RX 5700 XT Red Dragon 8GB
PSU: Corsair SF600 Platinum 600W SFX
Mobo: B450M MORTAR MAX
CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
RAM: 32Gb (2x16GB) Ballistix Sport LT 3200 MHz
SSD: ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro 2TB NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD
Case fan: Noctua A12x25-PWM 120mm Fan
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-L9X65 or similar.


I've also just bought this monitor which will hopefully be delivered tomorrow.

WQHD 3440 × 1440 resolution
Curved, ultrawide screen
100Hz refresh rate
FreeSync
7.8ms refresh rate
VA Panel

Good enough for mixed office / gaming use.



 

I reject your reality, and substitute my own.

Bigguy


LandyVlad

Only got all the bits recently have installed windows etc.

Still haven't got the case so it's just built on a piece of cardboard.... Bit ghetto.

The cables with the psu are really rubbish flat cables. I'll need to get some decent ones made to keep the cabling tidy.
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Bigguy

Quote from: LandyVlad on Feb 26, 2020, 11:31 AMbuilt on a piece of cardboard
Lol, I remember those days. I used to build outside the case first and than put it in the case. Much easier to troubleshoot that way.

Skhilled


LandyVlad

OK so case design is finalised and in process of being manufactured.

I can't seem to post the pics as external links - have a look here where I'll keep progress updated. Saves doing in multiple places.


https://forums.overclockers.com.au/threads/vlads-smallest-possible-matx-ryzen-build.1278858/

By all means feel free to continue discussion here though :) 
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lesmond

Quote from: LandyVlad on Mar 19, 2020, 12:47 AMI can't seem to post the pics as external links

You can use my image hosting site here https://tinypix.top/ you can upload image with a URL too if you wish, and it will give you the bbc code to post on any forum, I will advise you to sign up, or it will put a watermark on your images..

like so..



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LandyVlad

PK Les you got me - I COULD have done that - but couldn't be arsed. :P  :D

As an aside are you familiar with piwigo? Somebody needs to write a sharing plugin that easily generates code for sharing in forums (and the usual social media I suppose).  I'm kinda locked into piwigo at the moment as I have a LOT of photos in my self-hosted piwigo.

Shouldn't be too hard I wouldn't reckon as 'Lychee' has it as part of core. (So does SMF Gallery for that matter)

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LandyVlad

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LandyVlad

OK well i seem to have everything in working order now so ought to be able to assemble it into the case.
Let's hope so anyway.
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Bigguy


LandyVlad

Well I pretty much have this finished. The system is up and running. I'll need to make a brief part 2 to the video, though there wasn't anything worth filming it was mostly just putting the system in the box...

But as I have a part 1 I'll have to do a part 2. 'on completion' sort of thing.



I reject your reality, and substitute my own.

Skhilled