Published on 5th July, 2016
The first prototype Acrylic panels have arrived:
And here are the 3D printed corner pieces:
I’ve used hex head bolts for this build, but the intention is investigate countersinking the screw holes for a flush finish. But saying that I actually quite like how these black hex bolts have turned out!
For the prototype I chose a slightly transparent white material for the 5mm panels and a smokey grey transparent material for the 3mm panels.
Here are a few shots of assembling the Acrylic panels onto the corner joints:
In the first photo you can see the bottom panel vents, the positive pressure design of the case in conjunction with these vents will allow for much improved cooling of M.2 drives that are mounted under the motherboard. The vents at the front of the bottom panel will help to have the same effect with the front mounted 2.5″ storage drives. The vents under the graphics card will allow for direct exhaust path for GPU’s with a radial style cooler such as the Asus GTX 970 Mini: