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by jamese
Thu Sep 25, 2014 8:16 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Lone Industries Mini-ITX prototype
Replies: 185
Views: 101839

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by jamese
Fri Sep 05, 2014 6:47 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Lone Industries Mini-ITX prototype
Replies: 185
Views: 101839

Re: Lone Industries Mini-ITX prototype

these cases are just about bomb proof. i bet you could almost hold up a car, with one under each tire. Haha... not so sure I'd want to try that. :) Thought you might like these renderings (kinda DeLorean-ish). https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5580/15111007436_946d31381e_b.jpg https://farm4.staticflic...
by jamese
Fri Sep 05, 2014 6:37 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Lone Industries Mini-ITX prototype
Replies: 185
Views: 101839

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I'm curious, how do your steel fasteners work as standoffs? The need for screw-in standoffs has done my head in over a couple of tiny case sketches, because those threads have to go somewhere! I use PEM self-clinching standoffs and nuts, which are pressed into the metal: http://pemnet.com/fastening...
by jamese
Thu Sep 04, 2014 1:15 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Lone Industries Mini-ITX prototype
Replies: 185
Views: 101839

Re: Lone Industries Mini-ITX prototype

Would it be possible to move to a traditional "screw in" standoff? They have them in all different heights. That way you'd be able to save an operation - simply get the things anodized, then have the end user install the standoffs. Surface finish for type III may not matter - it is pretty forgiving...
by jamese
Thu Sep 04, 2014 12:16 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Lone Industries Mini-ITX prototype
Replies: 185
Views: 101839

Re: Lone Industries Mini-ITX prototype

YES YES YES. This is awesome. Type III is duller, but I've seen some nice dark black colors without issue. I remember you thinking there would be issues with the standoffs being a different material. Will you be getting these anodized before installing the standoffs? P.S. Still hoping you'll make a...
by jamese
Wed Sep 03, 2014 7:40 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Lone Industries Mini-ITX prototype
Replies: 185
Views: 101839

Re: Lone Industries Mini-ITX prototype

Well, summer is basically over, and it looks like I'm finally going to take the plunge and start trying out anodizing on my parts. I may even go with a Type III Hard Coat anodized finish, but have to confirm the brown-grey color it produces. Anodizing has a lower minimum fee per color, so I may be a...
by jamese
Sat Jul 12, 2014 2:15 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Lone Industries Mini-ITX prototype
Replies: 185
Views: 101839

Re: Lone Industries Mini-ITX prototype

This looks an amazing case, well done for taking your idea and making it reality! It's possibly slightly too small for me (a phrase I never thought I'd use about a case) as I'd miss having front mounted USB ports (I'd end up with a USB hub next to it, which kinda defeats the point), but still very ...
by jamese
Fri Apr 25, 2014 7:52 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Lone Industries Mini-ITX prototype
Replies: 185
Views: 101839

Re: Lone Industries Mini-ITX prototype

Glad to see you're still having some fun with the case! :) I'm quite impressed with how well you did those round holes in the bottom piece.
by jamese
Sat Mar 29, 2014 12:52 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Lone Industries Mini-ITX prototype
Replies: 185
Views: 101839

Re: Lone Industries Mini-ITX prototype

UPDATE MARCH 31, 2014: Planning to produce a batch of 20, and will be priced at $120 CAD. Taking pre-orders . Orders will be charged once the item is ready to ship, and will be processed in the order received. Within about 1-2 weeks I'm planning to produce a slightly larger version of the L1, dubbed...
by jamese
Fri Mar 07, 2014 3:52 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Lone Industries Mini-ITX prototype
Replies: 185
Views: 101839

Re: Lone Industries Mini-ITX prototype

Some updated photos. These are finally available. :) Also, for anyone with an original L1 who would like some larger case feet, check out the 3M SJ-5009 . These are what I'm including with the new L1. http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3456/12992981393_49d4a314cb_c.jpg http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7319/...
by jamese
Wed Feb 12, 2014 8:09 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Smallest MiniITX PC acrylic case
Replies: 21
Views: 25456

Re: Smallest MiniITX PC acrylic case

That's awesome, great work! :)

I'd like to see it in coloured acrylic, or translucent black acrylic.

Do you have a link for that SATA power cable?
by jamese
Mon Jan 27, 2014 10:26 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Lone Industries Mini-ITX prototype
Replies: 185
Views: 101839

Re: Lone Industries Mini-ITX prototype

@xan_user, Thanks. The 2014 cases are basically the same size, but not exactly the same: L1 (2013) dimensions: 220x93x222 mm L1 (2014) dimensions: 220x94x220 mm I haven't thought about a modular case in the past, but it's not something I'm considering doing. A NAS case... perhaps. I'm not aware of a...
by jamese
Fri Jan 24, 2014 10:38 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Lone Industries Mini-ITX prototype
Replies: 185
Views: 101839

Re: Lone Industries Mini-ITX prototype

I have new revised cases in stock, unfortunately I'm dealing with some manufacturing, and powder coating issues. Quite discouraging. I also got some transparent acrylic side panels made for the 2013 L1 cases, which turned out nicely I think: https://loneindustries.com/images/products/medium/l1-2013-...
by jamese
Thu Oct 31, 2013 9:06 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Lone Industries Mini-ITX prototype
Replies: 185
Views: 101839

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by jamese
Tue Oct 29, 2013 12:24 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Lone Industries Mini-ITX prototype
Replies: 185
Views: 101839

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I've dropped a link to this thread, and to your site, in a thread on HWC . I really like what you are doing, and figured you wouldn't mind a little extra word of mouth. Thank you! I could use more Canadians customers. :) Unfortunately, I'm nearly out of stock, and need to look at producing more. I ...
by jamese
Wed Oct 23, 2013 7:55 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Lone Industries Mini-ITX prototype
Replies: 185
Views: 101839

Re: Lone Industries Mini-ITX prototype

Mankey wrote:
jamese wrote: Another question: I'm revisiting doing the finishing myself (powder coating most likely). Would anyone pay more for custom colours, or are people pretty content with black or white?!
That'd be cool - how much extra would it be?
Not sure yet, but hopefully no more than $20.
by jamese
Tue Oct 22, 2013 4:59 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Lone Industries Mini-ITX prototype
Replies: 185
Views: 101839

Re: Lone Industries Mini-ITX prototype

I've been looking at a couple of options. One would be to change from a one piece bracket to a two piece bracket (imagine just the two sides of the current bracket). Do you really even need a 2 piece bracket? The metal seems pretty sturdy, and mounting the drives just on one side should be fine - s...
by jamese
Fri Oct 18, 2013 6:27 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Lone Industries Mini-ITX prototype
Replies: 185
Views: 101839

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I'm needing to make some changes to the 2.5 inch drive bracket. The current one is nice because you can mount it any way you want, but there's a problem with the countersunk holes being too close to the bend. I've been looking at a couple of options. One would be to change from a one piece bracket t...
by jamese
Fri Oct 11, 2013 3:07 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Lone Industries Mini-ITX prototype
Replies: 185
Views: 101839

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@fuzzymath10, That's great! I'm happy you're pleased with the case, and that the quality is there for you. I use my rear power button a lot also. Have you considered cutting a hole (16 mm) in the top of your case? That's one option. You'd just have to ensure the drill bit didn't go walking across th...
by jamese
Thu Oct 10, 2013 4:47 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Lone Industries Mini-ITX prototype
Replies: 185
Views: 101839

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I have been playing around with a way to basically remove the bottom screws, or that whole bottom piece, and make the bottom the same as the top. I'm not sure yet if it'll be manufacturable though. The back becomes the removable piece, but it won't actually be removable anymore (unless I make the ca...
by jamese
Thu Oct 10, 2013 4:37 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Lone Industries Mini-ITX prototype
Replies: 185
Views: 101839

Re: Lone Industries Mini-ITX prototype

@fuzzymath10, Interesting results. Sorry to hear things didn't work out exactly as you would've liked. Maybe someday Mini-box.com will find a way to improve their PicoPSU, or the processors will use even less power. How did you end up liking the case?
by jamese
Sat Oct 05, 2013 1:07 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Lone Industries Mini-ITX prototype
Replies: 185
Views: 101839

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That's true. I'd just hope that it could work effectively either way, and that the CPU would receive sufficient airflow with the fans as intakes, and the GPU blocking the path. Maybe I should reverse the motherboard?! Then it'd be just like flipping the case upside down. :)
by jamese
Sat Oct 05, 2013 8:25 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Lone Industries Mini-ITX prototype
Replies: 185
Views: 101839

Re: Lone Industries Mini-ITX prototype

I've noticed that with the case flipped upside down, it definitely cancels out some of the noise coming from the case fan(s). What do people think about having case fans at the bottom instead of at the top? It could make already quiet fans silent. While the case isn't designed/optimized for gaming/a...
by jamese
Tue Oct 01, 2013 9:41 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Lone Industries Mini-ITX prototype
Replies: 185
Views: 101839

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@tipo33 - Very happy that you received your case, and that you're happy with it! Makes my day. :)

@MikeC - Thank your offer to review the case! Email sent.
by jamese
Thu Sep 26, 2013 8:04 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Lone Industries Mini-ITX prototype
Replies: 185
Views: 101839

Re: Lone Industries Mini-ITX prototype

Mankey wrote:Got a budget Haswell build going into mine. I kept vacillating back and forth between something more high powered, but I decided against it, as the pico psu doesn't provide enough power for a quad.
Post your specs when you have some time!
by jamese
Thu Sep 26, 2013 8:02 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Lone Industries Mini-ITX prototype
Replies: 185
Views: 101839

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my asus board is the same way. i am using a y-splitter so both fans are controlled by fanxpert off the CPU header. Good idea, thanks! I know its only cosmetic( or Feng shui) but id prefer both grills be spaced evenly, with the same spacing distance to front as to rear. ( id like that on top as well...
by jamese
Wed Sep 25, 2013 8:15 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Lone Industries Mini-ITX prototype
Replies: 185
Views: 101839

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are you using the gigabyte h77n itx pictured earlier in the thread? cause i believe Lawrence Lee got speedfan working in his review.. Thank you. This is actually on an ASUS P8H61-I (white build). The ASUS Fan Xpert software won't let the chassis fan go as slow as the CPU fan, which seems really sil...
by jamese
Wed Sep 25, 2013 8:08 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Lone Industries Mini-ITX prototype
Replies: 185
Views: 101839

Re: Lone Industries Mini-ITX prototype

I spent a few minutes trying out having the bottom vent the same as the top. I think I like the result. What do you guys think? I'm wondering whether to include fan mount holes? 80x25 mm fans won't fit, unless you can find some 80x12 mm fans, or mount some fans outside the case! I think it looks nic...
by jamese
Wed Sep 25, 2013 7:15 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Lone Industries Mini-ITX prototype
Replies: 185
Views: 101839

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update: drilled 20, 5/8" holes on the bottom. 10 on each side of the grill...now she can really breathe! temps responded nicely, so I slowed the fans a bit more. You must be "silent" now? I need to undervolt my fans on my white case as the motherboard doesn't run them slow enough, and I can't get S...
by jamese
Wed Sep 25, 2013 7:04 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Lone Industries Mini-ITX prototype
Replies: 185
Views: 101839

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The sleeving looks really good also. Have you considered running any of it behind the motherboard? Thanks! The pico input wires are really stiff, so I didn't want to run them behind the mobo and put a ton of stress on the termination points, that's why I went with a gentle bend up front, and approa...