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Old 10th August 2005, 12:02 PM   #21
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Oh, I'll have to check that, I was under the impression that it's aluminum all the way.

It's pretty important for cooling of course... if it's not alu, I'd have to add extra cooling inside the case.
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Old 10th August 2005, 10:24 PM   #22
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The "all aluminium" aspect is a prime feature of the case.

The case has been designed to take full advantage of the heat exchange properties of aluminium.

I'll have to conduct test on a pre-production example (yet to be made) to decide wether additional cooling vents/slots are required.

As it stands now, further work is required but a light is shining at the end of the tunnel. I am very anxious to make it work. The case is a modular design and with different front/back panels it could also act as a media server case.

I'll provide you with updates as I proceed. Should there be any ideas you have for the case then please share them so we can have the best of best!


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Old 11th August 2005, 06:21 AM   #23
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richardkrol,
The media server comment is very interesting. I am very interested in that possibility. Are you thinking of more than one size? Cooling for a media centre PC might be difficult to engineer.
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Old 11th August 2005, 07:50 AM   #24
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The media server back panel can have two cutouts for two fans > 1 to suck air in and the other one to blow air out. Depending on the components to be used one will probably have to go for the 120mm case. Again the heat exchange properties will also help keeping the temperature down.

As mentioned before I plan to offer the case in 3 different heights.

De DVD tray can be slot load to keep the clean look in tact.

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Old 11th August 2005, 11:26 AM   #25
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FYI,

I just checked with the US cases supplier.

The case is fully aluminum, 2mm, with a 3mm front plate. Additional heatsinks are provided in the back for stereo UcD usage.
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Old 11th August 2005, 11:33 AM   #26
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Yves,
Which supplier? those are not the same as the ones I have as mine dont have 2mm panels, mine are all ali (but black).

The ones I have dont have heatsink at the back either ;-(
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Old 11th August 2005, 01:33 PM   #27
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I have some more images to share....

Cheers,

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Old 11th August 2005, 01:35 PM   #28
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Old 11th August 2005, 01:42 PM   #29
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Old 11th August 2005, 03:20 PM   #30
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Sorry my post was wrong.

It's 4mm front plate alu, 2mm alu all over on the US distributed cases.
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