ITX anyone?

Patriot

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Well, he is... I might if I like the design enough.
I can print in PETG, ABS and Nylon soo.... from a strength standpoint I don't see why not.
 

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A few quick thoughts:
  • Is there a place for a PicoPSU plug? The Lian-Li's I have all have a dedicated hole for this.
  • How many 2.5" drives? More would be better. I bet you could mount more on the surfaces of the case if needed.
 

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A few quick thoughts:
  • Is there a place for a PicoPSU plug? The Lian-Li's I have all have a dedicated hole for this.
  • How many 2.5" drives? More would be better. I bet you could mount more on the surfaces of the case if needed.
In theory if you're 3d printing it you could set it up for a vertical, front to back orientation of the drives and put them across the front of the chassis dimensionally there's room for 8-10 drives leaving room for air and securing them to the bottom plate of the chassis
 

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Love the idea ....is it more cost effective to print one vs. buying one on the current market?
I would like to get a 3D Printer to do similar work.
 

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I would imagine it's not about cost/saving but more about customization/options :)

Very cool project!
 

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I would imagine it's not about cost/saving but more about customization/options :)

Very cool project!
Agree on the customization, it might even be possible to write a script that allows you to make changes on a webpage and order it(like picking your number/type/combination of drive bays or expansion cards)
 

Patriot

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A few quick thoughts:
  • Is there a place for a PicoPSU plug? The Lian-Li's I have all have a dedicated hole for this.
  • How many 2.5" drives? More would be better. I bet you could mount more on the surfaces of the case if needed.
Yup, and while it is designed for a fanless itx it is now tall enough for an i3 fan.
Just 2 in this one... Though since I finally convinced him to make it modular... just a bit taller and you can fit the 8 drive bay 5.25 inch iceydock.
 
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Cost depends on how much you pay for filament. I rarely end up more than about $20/kg for purchased stuff. Home-made is about $4-10/kg depending on what I can find for pellets.

And there's time cost, a print that size would probably go to about 10 hours for me. If it even fit on my bed, which is a bit iffy even for an ITX case on a Lulzbot Mini. I could split it up and glue it together, but it never looks as good as printing in one piece. One of these days, I'll have to build a bigger printer. :)

Nice looking design though.
 

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Yup, and while it is designed for a fanless itx it is now tall enough for an i3 fan.
Just 2 in this one... Though since I finally convinced him to make it modular... just a bit taller and you can fit the 8 drive bay 5.25 inch iceydock.
I love that bay but it's limited to 7mm drives, if it was ~2.5 inches inside though you could mount 15mm drives on their side across the front
 

Patriot

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Cost depends on how much you pay for filament. I rarely end up more than about $20/kg for purchased stuff. Home-made is about $4-10/kg depending on what I can find for pellets.

And there's time cost, a print that size would probably go to about 10 hours for me. If it even fit on my bed, which is a bit iffy even for an ITX case on a Lulzbot Mini. I could split it up and glue it together, but it never looks as good as printing in one piece. One of these days, I'll have to build a bigger printer. :)

Nice looking design though.

Unless you are printing ridiculously fast or low detail...
at 80mm/s it was expecting 28hrs on the previous smaller model.
 

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Unless you are printing ridiculously fast or low detail...
at 80mm/s it was expecting 28hrs on the previous smaller model.

Ah, I underestimated the size I suspect. I generally print about 60mm/s, so longer than your estimate if I were printing. I don't have the model file, so I was guessing. :)
 

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I'd like to print one, but my print bed is pretty small at 8.9" (w) x 5.7" (d) x 5.9" (h). I want to design a modular case that can be bolted together, but I just haven't had the time to model it yet.