SFF Vertical Case (mini ITX)

in 3D Modeling Design held by julians
Contest Closed
Description:
Hi :)
This contest is for a small vertical mini-ITX computer case with the following specs/requirements:
- Aluminium (3mm thickness for single parts like panels or beams)
- MUST BE PRODUCIBLE WITH CNC (one side milling)
- EYE CATCHING FRONT PANEL - something like the Mac Pro but different ;)
- All panels must be liftable
- The panels must be fixed with an easy mechanism yet align correctly
- Screws, pins and so on should be stock/standard parts only
- Footprint should not exceed height: 400mm width: 200mm length: 300mm
- Airflow is important and should be front to back and bottom to top
- Panels should accommodate this airflow (holes or other pattern)
- Front accept 2x 120-140mm fans
- Back should accept 2x 120-140mm fans or a 240mm radiator
- Bottom or top should accept at least one fan
- SFX, SFX-L or ATX PSU
- CPU cooling via water block or radiator+fan
- 3 slot GPU with 315mm max. length
- i/O can be mounted vertical (up/down), to the back, use a second cover to keep a clean look of the top and so on... you're free to choose

Visual style: NZXT H1 meets Mac Pro :)
Wants:
- Must be producible with 3-axis CNC milling and preferably one side operation
- The mounting points for panels and computer parts (mini ITX, PSU, GPU, radiator, fans) must be correct
- The construction has to have proper tolerances
- The submission has to have simple renderings of the case assembled and with the panels removed
Don't Wants:
- Parts being to close to each other (airflow)
- Incorrect mounting points
- Complicated constructions (since the goal is to actually produce it)
Software:
  1. SolidWorks (2018)
Additional Information
* As soon as there are suitable entries, the contest will be changed to prepaid to verify if the criteria are met
* All mounting has to be hidden, so the look is clean on the outside
* Rounded edges on the panels (Front, back, sides) can be formed - the inner construction has to be CNC produced
* Side panels should have a clean look but if the design concept is well thought out, they can be perforated as well
* The GPU can be mounted with a twisted PCI riser cable. This means the I/O and GPU connection do not have to be parallel if the design requires it
* Case can be lifted up with feet (standard stock parts or turning part) for I/O access or ventilation
* For visual reference / inspiration please see the image attached to the contest
* The technical and visual criteria will be checked and the entry that meets these best, will chosen as the winner

Entries

#4 Computer_case by noura1
Hey!
This is a concept developed in a short time, so it might still need details. But, no worries, if it's chosen, I will complete the details. The total volume is within the indicated limits.
Thanks,
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Apr 1, 2021 9:25
#3 computer pannel by balachandarv
Hello,
I attached my model of computer panel, I made by solid works 2018
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Apr 1, 2021 6:52
#2 Mini ITX computer case by Nathanael
This ITX case is just for your revision, I couldn't get your idea of the interior design concept of ITX case, rather you should provide each system freehand sketch or other means for us to understand your Ideal design further. I am here to accept and redesign your concept model
Thank you
Nathanael
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Mar 31, 2021 7:16
#1 MINI PC by Manengineers
Hello,
The following is a display image of my mini pc design, please provide feedback to go to the detailed process inside
Best regards
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Mar 22, 2021 23:57

Discussion

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Wed, 31 Mar 2021 15:47:37 +0000
Would you be open to having this designed with Fusion360?
Thu, 25 Mar 2021 19:00:58 +0000
Hello, Julians!
I am interested in trying your challenge. I have experience with computer case design, please see my designs for more information:
https://www.cadcrowd.com/3d-models/open-concept-gpu-mini-itx-case
I believe that I can come up with a great model for you, and I already have some ideas. However, it will be much more enticing to designers and engineers if you would make this contest prepaid. This will drastically increase your chances of finding an entry you like.
Thank you for your consideration.
@GalaxyRobotics
Wed, 24 Mar 2021 18:35:05 +0000
hy : need some typs : except the mini itx format what would you expect t aplly on the external case :
switch one or more
number and type of usb
audio connectors
pci number
atx power-supply ?
Sat, 20 Mar 2021 20:28:18 +0000
...18 days and not a single entry yet...
I'll tell you what I think: Some designers don't participate when there is only one prize, because the probability of receiving some money drops drastically, and when the contest is not prepaid at all, almost no one participates. You think, "Why pay for something I haven't seen before?", But the designer also thinks, "Why participate when there's no guarantee that anyone will take any money at all?" (as has happened before and continues to happen). I believe that if, for example, you play this contest again, but somehow divide that $ 600 into three prizes and prepay the contest, the interest will immediately increase and things will unlock. By the way, it will be easier for you to choose three designs than one. Also, if the prize is only one, you will end up with only one design for $ 600, and if there are three prizes, you will end up with 3 designs - again for $ 600.
You may not like any of the designs (I doubt it), but if you don't take the risk, you won't know - so do the designers - they constantly risk wasting their time participating in these contests.

julians

Buyer

Sat, 20 Mar 2021 20:20:55 +0000
@Raulm Rounded corners can be folded but the mounting points and structural beams should be milled.
Sat, 20 Mar 2021 17:13:22 +0000
Does the project have to be milled? Working with machining, the product has 3mm walls Wouldn't it be easier to produce this in folded aluminum plate?

julians

Buyer

Sat, 20 Mar 2021 10:48:56 +0000
@felixs Sorry, I still don’t understand what you mean. If you’re concerned regarding payment: For me to see if the requirements are met, as soon as a submit is made, I will deposit the payment. If nothing will be submitted I won’t deposit obviously.
Fri, 19 Mar 2021 22:34:59 +0000
Too virtual payment

julians

Buyer

Thu, 18 Mar 2021 22:57:53 +0000
@felixs What do you mean??
Thu, 18 Mar 2021 17:33:25 +0000
Not real taget mentioned

julians

Buyer

Wed, 17 Mar 2021 12:01:25 +0000
@noura1 It’s an option to achieve optimal sizing of the case. The components for the pre-install option should be standard ones though. Regarding the side panels: Feel free as Long it’s producible ;)

julians

Buyer

Wed, 17 Mar 2021 11:59:51 +0000
@mcmackinr Sure, you can export a step then 👍

noura1

Designer

Mon, 15 Mar 2021 19:54:39 +0000
Hi, I assume that the power supply and the cooling system will be preinstalled with a cable management system just like the NZXT H1, prior to shipping to customers, right? Also,are you aiming for sliding side panels similar to the above-mentioned design?
Fri, 12 Mar 2021 16:49:34 +0000
Is it okay to use Solidworks 2020?

julians

Buyer

Wed, 03 Mar 2021 14:52:32 +0000
@MNSE Innovations Ltd Of course! Looking forward to see the entry! For the visual direction please refer to the attached image. Thanks!
Wed, 03 Mar 2021 14:41:56 +0000
Are welcomed to enter this also? We use Solidworks 2018

julians

Buyer

Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:57:45 +0000
@all I have uploaded a board with inspirations for the visual direction

julians

Buyer

Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:07:06 +0000
@Devan Rudolph Hello, thanks for participating and this is acceptable for me. Looking forward to the entry!
Wed, 03 Mar 2021 12:30:00 +0000
Hello.
I would like to participate in this contes.
However, i use catia for design and modelling. Seeing that you require solid works, i can convert the design into a universal step file and you will be able to open it in any cad software. I this acceptable to you?

julians

Buyer

Wed, 03 Mar 2021 07:43:28 +0000
@mikhail_ab No logo or symbols required. Regarding patterns: For ventilation you can use circular patterns (like on old Mac Pro G5’s) and the front panel should have an eye catching pattern.

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