Design A computer Enclosure for me.Blind

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Description:
I need a computer enclosure (Case) designed, it will house a full ATX computer board, graphic card, RAM, CPU & PSU.

It will be made from sheet metal (AI) for better thermal dissipation, has to be easy to access all hardware for upgrade.
Wants:
i just have general information for now, so i evaluate as i get them.
Don't Wants:
I don't want a design just for looks that does not have any clearances between parts, and it has to be sheet metal and in solidworks with electronics connection diagram (for LED) etc..
Ask for Sample:
Show me at least the top enclosure design in solidworks sheet metal.
Software:
  1. SolidWorks
Additional Information
Sorry forgot the dimension & a couple of other things;

Metric 45cm(W) x 42cm(D) x 52cm(H) [IF it looks narrow, than increase the W & D and shorten the H to make it look similar to images & give extra space below for hardware.

Sheet Metal (AI) Gauge 5 - 0.1819'' - 4.620mm or whatever you might deem appropriate, you are the designers & you should recommend the right thickness.

It must fit full ATX PSU,MB,VGA and HEATSINK with reasonable size, you can use ready made models of these from GrabCad or other free cad online, just make sure they are dimensionally accurate.

+++++++++++++PLEASE READ MY COMMENTS BELOW TO OTHERS, IT WILL ANSWER MANY OF THE QUESTIONS I GET +++++++++++++++++++++

Entries

= Buyer's Rating
#4 Computer Enclosure by Concadd
Aug 7, 2017 8:27
#2 Computer Enclosure by SaketCad
Aug 3, 2017 18:24
#3 Pyramid Chassis by Adam
Aug 6, 2017 18:20
#7 Computer Enclosure - KK by KrisKurtin
Aug 17, 2017 1:13
#10 Why a pyramid shaped case? by Decker
Aug 22, 2017 4:30
#15 Alex Lorentzen by Alex Lorentzen
Sep 22, 2017 18:14
#17 Computer case by Peter J.
Sep 27, 2017 14:22
#18 Design Computer Enclosure for me by SaketCad
Sep 27, 2017 17:06
#1 Pyramid Chassis by Adam
Aug 2, 2017 9:30
#20 piramid cashing by 3ds
Sep 29, 2017 7:03
#21 pyramid computer enclouser by MR. CAD DESIGNS
Sep 29, 2017 8:35
#22 PC Enclosure by Mahbub
Sep 29, 2017 9:04

Discussion

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Naser

Buyer

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 02:09:21 +0000
Gentlemen,
Even though i am not 100% happy with the entries i won't delay this any more & have looked & studied all the entries provided;

Unfortunately, many of the designs made looked good but were non functional or can not be produced/Machined, some were fine but users had to make the case a lot bigger to fix everything.
Therefor without any further adieu, i have made my decision and will announce the winner in the next day or so.

i would like to thank you all for trying & a better luck next time for those that i didn't choose.

Regards,

Naser

Naser

Buyer

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 19:16:18 +0000
MR. CAD DESIGNS,

Very good last entry but i need to see the internals, show me stl file or e-drawing model.

Thank you,

MR. CAD DESIGNS

Designer

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 17:26:10 +0000
let the contest be open till last hour, I have some more designs to submit
thanks.

Naser

Buyer

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 07:21:49 +0000
Alex, Good Design, that needs some fine tunnning.

Naser

Buyer

Fri, 01 Sep 2017 01:20:57 +0000
Adam,

This is a personal project, therefore if i feel that i'm not yet fully satisfied with the entries than i will postpone it.

Adam

Designer

Wed, 30 Aug 2017 01:21:41 +0000
One aspect of a "contest", is meeting the initial time frame originally posted.

MR. CAD DESIGNS

Designer

Tue, 29 Aug 2017 15:01:44 +0000
Hi, plz rate our entries

Concadd

Designer

Sat, 26 Aug 2017 15:43:38 +0000
I have wasted a lot of time and effort.

Concadd

Designer

Sat, 26 Aug 2017 15:42:02 +0000
If you are declining a Design dont give any stars.
Fri, 25 Aug 2017 16:51:08 +0000
please I could not download the attached files !! can you help me.
Thu, 24 Aug 2017 13:12:03 +0000
Hi,
What do you mean by full ATX?
ATX or Extended ATX (EATX). Because i can't find (full ATX format)
thanks,

Alex_Muller

Designer

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 18:03:51 +0000
Hi Naser
1_Is it OK with you to do the project by SolidWorks 2017?
2_Do you give any Extra bonus for CFD Analysis?
3_It is very expensive by the Al thickness 0.1819'' and Heavy! are you sure about it?
4_you need to have the back face perpendicular to button with the board because the graphic Card and other components may I to design back side perpendicular?
5_I'm new in Cadcrawd, is there any way to have Chat anywhere to discuss some other issues?
Regards

MR. CAD DESIGNS

Designer

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 05:21:56 +0000
Hi Naser
So now, have you changed hinge location from mid-part (as in drawings) to the rear bottom?

Naser

Buyer

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 01:47:43 +0000
Guys, sheet metal gauge should be recommended by you guys since you're the experts, i just added when it was requested by some.

Again, even dimensions, if you google full ATX M/B PSU etc or even google some full ATX cases than you can take dimensions based on these & adjust accordingly.

I just want it to look aesthetically appealing & similar to my drawings, so the lid for example need to start from the bottom, just above or close to the drives, this way when i flip it open, i have access to M/B RAM etc & will help give it better look.

Again, if you can make changes to help improve the looks & i like it than i don't mind.

Finally, today you don't need to make the full DVD-ROM cut, we can use these slot drives & just make the slot cut in the case & have the drive hidden.

Naser

Buyer

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 01:36:55 +0000
You can use 3mm sheet metal,
One DVD-Rom will do for now.
Regular buttons will do, light can be added later & no need for motorized lid.

I just want it to look close to my drawings and dimensions are not fixed, i just looked them up on the net, so adjust accordingly to have a similar shape to what i have.

MR. CAD DESIGNS

Designer

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 03:25:47 +0000
Hi Naser
Do you really want a sheet metal size of 4 mm or greater?
I am an experienced Sheet metal designer. For the case you provided, the best option would be to use Gauge size in between 12 to 19 (i.e. from 2.05 mm to .91 mm)
And are u sure to stick to the pyramid shape you provided? Because truncated pyramid shape (curved top, filleted edges) will be aesthetically appealing, easy to use/manufacture and safe to use design.

Regards.
Sun, 06 Aug 2017 21:50:40 +0000
Hello Naser,

Working on an entry... I have a few comments / questions.

- 4.6mm sheet metal seems very thick for a computer case (even one of this size)
- - Are you OK, with 3mm?
- In your picture(s), you have 2 dvd drives...
-- How many hard drives are you planning on?
- Lights?
- Motorized lid?
- Are you looking for custom shaped power buttons?

Thank you

Naser

Buyer

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 17:11:19 +0000
I just want to add a couple of things to help with any confusions:

I need it to be as close to the pictures as possible, in terms of functionality.

1- Must be made from two separate parts, top & bottom (Top being the cover that flips open at the back).
1- Hinges at the back but since this is an old drawing i'd rather have them internal not external.
2- Small opening at the top to add a rubber pad as in the images i provided.
3- Slidable tray for the M/B
4- Flip Switch at the front to open the top Lid cover.
5- Opening for the fans must be discreet or have a nice astatic (looks good)
6-Bottom Legs for four corners that allows the case to be off ground to allow intake air at the bottom but has to also look nice without ruining the looks of the case.

Solidworks native only and 2D drawings.
Wed, 02 Aug 2017 16:45:42 +0000
Hello CH,

I design sheet metal canopy for compressors. I can try making this one too.
I saw your comments for why to need it done in Solidworks (the feature tree modifications one). If I submit to you STL, STEP or IEGS, will it be ok for you to review?
Regarding modifications you can comment any updates you need, which I can modify later. And as for the final output, you get standard 3d files + manufacturing drawings.
Please let me know if this will work with you.

Thanks and best regards,
Aniket

Naser

Buyer

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 00:56:30 +0000
Adam,
This was drawn back in 2000, so no floppy disk is required anymore, for CD Rom, today you can get DVD-R slotted as used in laptops & with this you only need to make a cut-Slot in the base & attach that a little away from the panel.

For USBs, you can still make them at an angle.

Naser

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