Skeletal open-concept computer case (GPU focused)Blind

in Product Design held by Mochidudu
Contest Ended, Winner(s) have been selected.
Description:
Hello. We're looking for skeletal open-concept computer case designs with emphasis on showing-off the GPU component.

'Less is more' to achieve minimal footprint during manufacturing - ideally restricted to aluminium cnc machining and bending.

Have fun-- this is a competition that encourages ambition.

After award, we will contact our chosen designer to enter R&D process with us + additional payment.

Example: please view below as an ideal design, however, do not submit similar as this is a competitor.

preview.redd.it/gxsfjwlm4c651.jpg

Optional inspiration: www.raindesigninc.com/mtower.html
Wants:
Clarifications:
1. 4mm thick aluminium panels
2. If possible, please consider practical wiring channels for cable management
3. GPU will be connected with a PCI-E riser (flat cable), so can be detached from the motherboard.

For fair comparison, please utilise the following models in your design:

1. RTX2080Ti - 3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/model/c4e12918-f09a-4af4-8a3f-100e07e51899/Nvidia-GeForce-RTX-2080-Ti-Graphics-Card

2. Mini-itx MB - 3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/model/bafff50c-2ea0-4c94-b663-f01da1be2b2b/Gigabyte-Aorus-I-Z390-Pro-Wifi-mini-itx-motherboardmobo

3. PSU - 3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/model/2d56d6ab-d1f2-4ab7-91a8-46e8c43fb6ad/Corsair-CX650M-Computer-Power-Supply
Don't Wants:
Boring, enclosed computer cases. Exception being that, the GPU is uniquely positioned and the rest of the computer is enclosed. That is acceptable.

Entries

1st Winner
#12 GPU Centered Open Air PC Case Design - Final by GalaxyRobotics
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Hi, Mochidudu!
Here is my final entry for this fine contest. I hope you'll like it. I have fixed all the things that you've asked. I have also added the logo you sent me. The models for the motherboard, PSU, GPU, watercooling etc. have been taken from GrabCAD.
The files are too large to put into one submission, so I will DM you all the other files.
Thank you for your consideration.
@GalaxyRobotics
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Sep 26, 2020 16:23
#1 GPU Centered Open Air PC Case Design - Draft by GalaxyRobotics
This is my entry for this project. Please be aware that this is the first draft, and smaller details like cable channelling and precise dimensioning will be added depending on your feedback. If you like it, please tell me so that I can improve it.
My design was partially inspired by the Cougar Conquer PC case. My design uses tempered glass and bent / cut aluminum to create a very aesthetically pleasing and functional case. The sides are completely open, so cooling should be easy. The GPU is mounted on the front like a radiator, emphasizing and setting it apart from the entire PC.
I will produce documents like Bill of Materials and full schematics should you need them.
Thank you for a great project, and I hope that you will like my design.
Thank you for your consideration.
@GalaxyRobotics
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Sep 14, 2020 21:58
#2 Skeletal Concept 1 by Gregorius Giga
Hi Mochidudu,
This is my first concept, Please give your feedback and tell me if you need some modification or if something is missing. Your feedback will helpful for us.
Thank you and keep healthy as well, Giga
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Sep 15, 2020 7:13
#3 air case by krisnaas14
This is a design that has been made but this is not completely finished, on the front there is a panel for USB and the power button, for the back you can put a radiator, in the power supply section you can put SSD and HDD
if you are interested I will continue this design until the production stage
please give comments or suggestions for this design
thanks,
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Sep 15, 2020 8:32
#4 DC-KA-1-Uploads-15-09-2020 by sharad_prateek
Hi Isaac,
Uploading a design concept, I have tried to keep the design focused on GPU and keeping the design minimalist.
Do let me know what you think about it, so I can make the design better.
Looking forward to it!
Sharad
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Sep 15, 2020 14:45
#5 Final Case by krisnaas14
final design, i create 2 design with air cooling and water cooling ,please ready PDF file from my attachment this pdf file have more information about design thanks
i will wait your feedback
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Sep 16, 2020 3:06
#6 DESIGN 1.0 by ARROW
Please do review my design so I can work more on it.This is a concept design inspired from the raindesigninc m-tower as mentioned.I have design this keeping sheet metal production in mind as mentioned with bending process.I will be working on multiple styles of this design . please let me no if this kind of design is what u are looking for or should I start a new design.
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Sep 16, 2020 9:13
#7 DC-KA-2-19_09_2020 by sharad_prateek
Hidden design
Hi Isaac,
Submitting my second design, as per your comments.
The uploaded PDF has showcased the design from each angle and has highlighted the features it has.
Further, the PDF has links to the design file on the first page. Was having some problems in uploading the files here. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Please let me know if this design is in line with what you are looking for.
Thanks,
Sharad
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Sep 19, 2020 9:37
#8 Initial sketch design 1 by TAC Design
The idea for this design is to put the GPU front and centre in the frame. There are elements that I have yet to complete (such as the retention unit for holding the GPU, and a bracket to hold the PSU in place), but these can be easily completed and other elements refined if you like the direction I have gone with this.
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Sep 19, 2020 21:24
#9 Concept 1 by Jim81
Hidden design
Download Files
Concept only. Details need to be added for mother board standoffs, PSU mounting, and GPU mounting. Front of chassis needs cutout for control panel. Let me know your interest.
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Sep 19, 2020 23:47
#10 v3 by krisnaas14
Hidden design
this is the basic concept of this design if you are interested in this concept I will develop to the manufacturing process
please rate this design thanks
krisna
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Sep 20, 2020 7:35
#11 Computer Case Open Concept by Chaniago
Hi ... Mochidudu
Here is an example of an open concept computer case design. Hope it can help and you.
I will wait for suggestions and feedback regarding the design above
Thank you
Regards
Chaniago
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Sep 25, 2020 8:53
#13 OPCB (open PC box) by Ark7Studio
Hi! here is my design, I wish you like it. Any question or modification that you wish me to do please contact me.
Thanks
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Sep 26, 2020 18:30
#14 Skeletal CPU case 01 by supra77
My first design of CPU Case
Thank you
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Sep 26, 2020 19:42
#15 DESIGN Z by ARROW
Hello Mochidudu ,
Sorry for the delay,I know the competiton has ended before the deadline.Iam submiting my latest work now as final touch were remaining but its done now ,I have work on this project hard so I request you to review my work and please considered me for any future project or a position in your organization as intern.You can contact me through email or message.I would love to work for you and your organization.
Thankyou,
Anmol
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Sep 27, 2020 11:32

Discussion

ARROW

Designer

Fri, 18 Sep 2020 11:46:02 +0000
please do review the design so i can work on it

ARROW

Designer

Tue, 15 Sep 2020 14:57:20 +0000
Can I know your company name/logo to add branding?

ARROW

Designer

Tue, 15 Sep 2020 14:43:55 +0000
which are the manufacturing technique need to be consider.
any thing else need to be consider ?
how much complex the design should be on the scale of 1 to 10 ( "1" being simple plane sheet metal and 10 being complex 3D generative design only possible to produce with with 3D printing or CNC )

Mochidudu

Buyer

Mon, 14 Sep 2020 22:49:48 +0000
Hi Krisnaas, yes just mini-itx for now. Form factor is important to us.

krisnaas14

Designer

Mon, 14 Sep 2020 13:37:09 +0000
hii
this case only for mini itx?

Mochidudu

Buyer

Sun, 13 Sep 2020 22:14:14 +0000
Hi GalaxyRobotics,

Excellent questions.

1. No multi-GPU requirement.
2. No, not necessary if open case. However, vertical space to fit larger CPU coolers is a must. (80mm). If enclosed, I would suggest simple perforation and a small fan.

3. To lessen the complication of design, I would say it is not necessary. If you wish to include compatibility with liquid coolers as part of your submission, it must be an optional/add-on bracket etc.

GalaxyRobotics

Designer

Sun, 13 Sep 2020 16:02:01 +0000
Hello, and thank you for this interesting contest.
I have a couple questions:
Will the case need to have multi GPU (SLI/Crossfire) compatibility?
Will the case need to provide cooling for the motherboard?
WIll the case need to have space for a radiator for an All in One Cooler?

Thank you again, and I am looking forward to working on this project.
@GalaxyRobotics

sharad_prateek

Designer

Sun, 13 Sep 2020 13:28:39 +0000
Hi Issac,


Thanks a lot Isaac for the prompt response. It is much appreciated. Will be sharing the designs soon.


Thanks
Sharad Prateek Singh
Sun, 13 Sep 2020 13:08:42 +0000
Interesting concept, thank you for the contest will participate, please do add some additional prizes, thank you!

Mochidudu

Buyer

Sun, 13 Sep 2020 12:25:20 +0000
Hi Sharad,

I apologise-- I'm not too familiar with CAD software as you can tell. Please find alternative files compatible with SOLIDWORKS below:

RTX2080 - https://grabcad.com/library/rtx-2080-1
Mini-itx Motherboard - https://grabcad.com/library/asus-rog-strix-h270i-gaming-mini-itx-motherboard-1
Power Supply - https://grabcad.com/library/corsair-power-supply-units-1

Any further questions please comment below and I will clarify asap.

- Isaac

sharad_prateek

Designer

Sun, 13 Sep 2020 11:27:46 +0000
Hi Mochidudu,

It sounds like a really fun competitions and I will like to submit entries as soon as possible. However, is it possible for you to share a more generalized version of the design,files, i.e. IGS/IPT file format? I use Solidworks for design and a Sketchup file is not supported in it.
Please let us know, if its possible.

Thanks
Sharad Prateek Singh

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