Mini-ITX Computer Case

in Electronic Devices held by orangedude
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Description:
Hi Everyone!
This contest is for the smallest Mini-ITX computer case with the following requirements:
-Includes rendering of a mini-itx motherboard
-Includes rendering of two nvidia 1080 video card in sli configuration
-Enough room for liquid cooling on cpu and video cards including radiator fan(internal or external).
-Includes rendering of 800watt SFX-L PSU
Wants:
- looks modern
- preferably aluminum
- easy to fit into duffel bag for travel or transport
-
Don't Wants:
-All the space in the case should be filled and not left empty.
-It should be no more than 10 L in volume.
Software:
  1. AutoCAD
  2. SolidWorks
Additional Information
** UPDATED OCT 22nd **
- Single 1080 card with dual slot
- Volume should be no more than 7.5 L.
- Part drawings with Dimensions. I'm planning to send to a machine shop to have it manufactured.
- SFX PSU
- Noctua Low-profile Quiet CPU Cooler for AMD Based Retail Cooling NH-L9A cpu fan
- Rounded edges if possible
- Case opens up easily. Thumb screws or panel. Hinged opening?
- Renderings must INCLUDE the following parts fitting inside the case:
* Parts w/ accurate dimensions. I see too many designs w/ empty boxes that are too small to fit my parts.
* Screws and locations of the screws that holds the case together.
* An internal cage to keep the parts secured and structurally safe. I see too many designs that show the psu, mobo, card just sitting inside the case with no attachments to anything.

Message me if you have any questions!

*Updated Links Oct 22nd*
Here are some examples that I really like:
forums.bit-tech.net/showthread.php
i.imgur.com/44mWU5K.png
i.imgur.com/FC2lFg6.png
smallformfactor.net/forum/threads/nfc-systems-s4-mini.96/

Entries

= Buyer's Rating
2nd Winner
#29 Mini ITX case by Aminegn
Oct 31, 2016 14:11
#22 Mini ITX case - Update by Aminegn
Oct 27, 2016 12:10
#6 MIni ITX PC by Batmario
Oct 4, 2016 18:06
#8 Mini Computer Case for travel by Decker
Oct 10, 2016 14:43
#24 Case by Aminegn
Oct 29, 2016 4:26
#12 Small Case by Joel K.
Oct 19, 2016 21:45
#11 Mini Itx pc by Batmario
Oct 19, 2016 12:39
#10 Mini ITX by Aminegn
Oct 17, 2016 13:17
#21 Mini-ITX Computer Case by SaketCad
Oct 27, 2016 9:50
#9 CASE FERCAS by Fercas
Declined
Oct 14, 2016 20:47
#4 Mini-ITX build by Eric Nelson
Oct 1, 2016 3:03
#13 Mini-ITX Computer Case by SaketCad
Oct 20, 2016 17:59
#5 Mini-ITX Computer Case rev2 by Michael Dimou
Oct 2, 2016 19:32
#2 mini itx computer case by SMITA N
Sep 30, 2016 5:46
#20 Mini-ITX Computer Case by Bodhayan
Oct 26, 2016 13:34
#19 Mini-ITX Computer Case by Bodhayan
Oct 26, 2016 13:30
#7 Mini ITX by Deric Moses
Oct 8, 2016 5:53
#3 Mini-ITX Computer Case rev1 by Michael Dimou
Sep 30, 2016 20:45
#1 ITx mini computer case by SMITA N
Sep 28, 2016 7:28
#18 Mini computer case by Aminegn
Oct 23, 2016 4:07
#17 Mini pc case by Aminegn
Oct 23, 2016 2:57
#25 Mini-ITX Computer Case by Aminegn
Oct 29, 2016 14:05
#30 Mini computer case by Aminegn
Nov 1, 2016 3:34

Discussion

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orangedude

Buyer

Sun, 30 Oct 2016 05:59:47 +0000
I'll be selecting the winner tomorrow PST. I want to give the last two entries time to send me the full Solidworks files so i can review before selecting winners. thanks!

Aminegn

Designer

Sat, 29 Oct 2016 18:53:30 +0000
Hello ,
Check your inbox , i sent you all SolidWorks files :)

orangedude

Buyer

Sat, 29 Oct 2016 17:12:12 +0000
Hi Everyone, can I get your actual Solidworks or cad files today so I can review and pick winners? Thanks!

Aminegn

Designer

Sat, 29 Oct 2016 04:26:53 +0000
Hi ,
Here you can find all renderings : https://www.cadcrowd.com/gallery/project/mini-itx-computer-case-update

Thanks,

orangedude

Buyer

Sat, 29 Oct 2016 01:56:20 +0000
Can everyone, except for Joe,l put renderings of the screws and holes for the screws in their design?

Amigen in your design i don't see how the video card and left right panels are attached to the case.

Aminegn

Designer

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 12:12:07 +0000
Hello ,
You can check my portfolio in the link for more renderings : https://www.cadcrowd.com/gallery/project/mini-itx-computer-case
Regards,

orangedude

Buyer

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 06:16:16 +0000
abhijeet, both. it can be sheet metal and/or injection mold.

Amigen can you make the following modifications?
-make holes for the PSU on the case backplate.
-have some place to screw the video card in place
-change the backplate to be between 0.30 and .052 inches thick so that it's itx compliant?
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 05:31:16 +0000
Are you planning for sheet metal case or even injection molded components will do? I see some designs not fit for regular sheet metal but stamped part or plastics.

Joel K.

Designer

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 18:24:39 +0000
How round do you want your edges to be? There is a big difference in design between "no sharp corners" and, for example, "1/2 radius" corners.

orangedude

Buyer

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 03:28:04 +0000
Thanks Amigen, can you upload your model with all the parts inside the case? I want to ensure everything fits properly. thanks!

Aminegn

Designer

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 17:09:24 +0000
Hello ,
Thanks for your feedback .. I am working on an update

orangedude

Buyer

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 16:51:33 +0000
Hi Everyone, great job on the designs thus far! I am impressed by some of the submissions. As a result I also added a 2nd and 3rd place prize! I also extended the contest for 3 more days.
I've updated the description for my MINIMUM requirements. If your design doesn't meet the minimum requirements I will decline it. Please message me directly if you have any questions.
Also there will be private work after this to make my case the best and smallest case possible! Thanks!

SaketCad

Designer

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 05:28:34 +0000
Hello orangedude,
You have not rated our entry.Please give us feedback for further improvements.
Rgds,
STL

Michael Dimou

Designer

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 07:23:30 +0000
Sorry Orangedude , I was wrong the volume 5,48 Lt is my new design which I have not upload yet.

SaketCad

Designer

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 05:26:09 +0000
Hello Orangedude,
Volume of our case is 8.1 ltrs. Volume is mentioned in the specifications.Moreover the case was design before your update.we can bring the volume down to what you have specified.
Rgds,
STL

orangedude

Buyer

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 21:03:14 +0000
Hi Michael. I took the volume of a box that fits inside your case and both are more than 7.5
rev3 = 270mm x 170 mm x 270 = 12.39 L
rev3 = 270 x 170 x 200 = 9.18 L

Michael Dimou

Designer

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 20:14:23 +0000
Mr. Orangedude my volume is 5,48 Lt

orangedude

Buyer

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 19:58:40 +0000
Great Entries everyone! Michael & Saket what's the internal volumes for your cases? They seem like they would be more than 7.5 L. thanks!

orangedude

Buyer

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 06:41:40 +0000
I can work with the winner on the front panel cables and leds. Also I updated the description to narrow down exactly what i'm looking for. Thanks!

Joel K.

Designer

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 18:59:08 +0000
Do you want front panel LED/Buttons/USB/HD Audio as part of the contest design, or are those details something you'll work out with your design winner after the contest has ended?

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