2021 Update: The Idea of Cube 2.0

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:

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