I used the case for nearly 2 years now, only changed the PSU to an SFX one and mounted it with a 3d printed adapter.
But I started designing an updated version: “Cube 2.0”.
While germany ordered quarantine for everyone, i had time to think about how the case could be improved.
My thoughts were:
- Eliminate the riser cable
- SFX PSU compatibility, as a larger PSU wouldnt be needed anyway
- More space for cooling, in my Case the large AF Scythe Mugen 5 cooler i had laying around from my previous case (Lian Li A05B)
- Better airflow – which kind of got destroyed by my idea of keeping the case cube-like and small
- This time: actually include the front-IO ports to the offside
For this, i moved the PSU from under the motherboard, lowered the tray as far as i could and keeping openings for airflow underneath.
I redesigned the backside – which until now is the biggest problem, as I dont know yet, if the parts will fill as good as they did before redesigning.
Furthermore I designed a custom adapter for the PSU mounted to the offside of the Case.
Things to keep in mind:
- Wont fit a 25mm fan in front, if the GPU is longer than 280-ish mm.
- Aiflow is probably pretty bad, but still better then the old case, as air may now flow in a line across the parts, instead of only being pushed on the motherboard and then pushed out the back and sucked out from the front fan.
Since I did not have access to a laser cutter anymore, without sacrificing a few years of my life by inhaling acrylic fumes – I did only 3d print the parts I thought i was going to use.
Here are some renders again: