Description

This mod is all about the lighting so check out this 30 second gif to see them in action: https://imgur.com/YxVzBaV

This is my second 3D printed case I designed and I wanted to try a more traditional shape for my case by having it in a rectangular design. I haven't got into RGB setups before so I wanted to try my own take on a RGB setup. I hit the ground running and went for it with this mod and love how it came out. I'm using ASUS Aura Sync to handle all the component side of the RGB. I have 440 LEDs inside the case, which allows each square to light up individually. The wiring for the LEDs took about 20 hours to do. You can see an in progress shot of the wiring with the LED strips in the photo gallery. Its programmed by an Arduino that is connected to the PC and is able to be programmed on the fly to display other lighting patterns. This build took about 5 weeks of printing on my printer (CR-10) and about 9 rolls of plastic.

I designed the model on Tinkercad. I've made one other case in this style which was a Metroid. It was featured and can be seen here! https://pcpartpicker.com/b/LpV6Mp

I made a video of the cases light patterns being run here: https://youtu.be/uxdkyVeb_QQ (disregard the sounds great audio from me ha, didn't realise until it was in there until it was uploaded).

I'd like to thank ASUS Republic of Gamers, Team Force, and Raidmax for assisting equipment on this mod. Very great people to work with and patient! This pc is a beast and has been handling games exceptionally well without issue! I have it setup now that the lighting will glow red as the components heat up when I'm gaming. Has a pretty cool effect and can easily see how things are running at a glance.

Cool info: - 440 Leds powered with its own power supply. Took about 20 hours to do all the wiring and soldering. - 600 hours of printing time (including errors and reprinting of failed sections)

Part Reviews

Motherboard

This has been an awesome motherboard. Its overclocking great and with the ASUS Aura Sync its really going well with the case mod.

Memory

I have the white versions and they go great with my mod. Syncs up with ASUS Aura and match with case great. Performance wise they have been handling everything I throw at it.

Storage

I wasn't aware SSD's had RGB until I started this mod and I'm not sure I'll go back after seeing this in action. Goes great with it synced up to the other pc parts.

Video Card

Absoulutely crushing all the games I'm throwing at it! The Strix line has always been about gaming and this is no different. The lighting on it syncs up great with the rest of the mods.

Case Fan

These fans are quiet and put out great colors that are matching up with the mod awesomely (is that a word?). Really satisfied with them and the white look on them is very nice and a good contrast to most other fans in the market.

Comments

  • 11 months ago
  • 7 points

Just gonna go ahead and say it, here before the feature! Wonderfully constructed masterpiece you have here. It was a really interesting read on how it all came together. Happy new year mate!

+1

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks! I was a bit nervous posting this as I know a few people are anti-RGB, but I went for it with a interesting idea.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi,

How is the motherboard performance/reliability so far?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

So far its been really good. I haven't had any issues at all. Sorry I didnt get back to you, didnt see this until now

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice and oh that's cool.

  • 11 months ago
  • 4 points

I'm not so big on RGB myself but the sheer effort, hand-built lego like 3D-printed case and all that tons of hours required to put this together is a ""MASSIVE +1" from me!!

Plus, I LOVE CLEAN BUILDS and this ones cleaner than my TOOTHBRUSH!

+1

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

Not an RGB fan either, but this is impressive.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Agreed!

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

I wasn't big on RGB either, but I wanted to try my own take on a RGB setup so I hit the ground running and went for it with this mod. Thanks for the compliments, I have such a hard time making the mods look clean on the inside and I felt this was my best at doing a clean look. Glad you agree!

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

I have such a hard time making the mods look clean on the inside and I felt this was my best at doing a clean look

When i said "cleaner than my toothbrush", lol i meant it! Not a spot of "black holes" in sight which defies science itself!

After seeing your reply, i flicked through the images again. That doesn't usually happen hence there's more to the eye (overwhelmed) than the fingers imply.

  • 9 months ago
  • 3 points

All I can say is wow...

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

one word... WOW!

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks :D

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

Wow, this goes to show the power of 3D printing besides artificial limbs/organs, or figures.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm always trying to combine art and usability so I stray away from printing figures that have no use. Science and technology have come a great way with limbs/organs and helping out those people that can use them so thats awesome!

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

Damm this is very cool and diffrent. Love it

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Appreciated! I try to keep the mods unique when I'm building them.

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm gonna be saltier than a saltine if this doesn't get featured because DAMN.

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

This is really cool!

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks :)

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

nice job, dude

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks :D

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

That is really cool! Great job!

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

Best case i have ever seen!

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm not a very big fan of RGB but if you're going to do it, obvs, this is the way to go! Props to you because this is pretty damn cool!!

My goodness the amount of work that went into this is mind-boggling. Thank you for detailing the journey!!

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the compliment, it was a learning experience to build!

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

Definitely in before feature. Also after watching that video i am throwing up rainbows.

This is AMAZING!!!!!!

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

I actually light the white pattern the best I think. It brings a nice contrast to all the rainbow color.

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

WOAH! I've been thinking about 3D printing an ITX case, and this is why, what an amazing project! can't wait for the feature!

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

I know how sound this case → https://youtu.be/rf_p3-8fTo0 =D

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm still putting together the video of the 3d printer making the pc case. I'll have some more appropriate music for it. Your definitely on the right track though!

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Chiptune or C64 =) or https://youtu.be/xWqVjImvD-A

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

https://youtu.be/mCHUw7ACS8o - sorry I just very love music =)

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

Just saying... feature! :)

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

fingers crossed

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

Really can’t believe this hasn’t been featured!!!

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

This is a very wisely balanced build power per price wise! Freaking nice!

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

wow the tower is amazing

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

You should program the case to be able to play Tetris on it

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

Wow, must be quite the light show on your desk!

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

It is!

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

my eyes just killed themselves... +1 for the unexpected surgery.

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

Please tell me this was featured....

BTW, best case on pcpp

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Just seen this, Unfortunately it did not get featured :(

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

WHAAAAT??????

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Mods probably didn't see it unfortunately.

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

Your build had all the elements required for a feature. Well, damn it. Better luck next time!!

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

******* epic

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

The coolest case on PCPartPicker. If this was mass produced you would be making bank.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you :)

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Wow

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

I would kill for this case and setup

  • 4 days ago
  • 2 points

This case should be prodution made. I love it :)

  • 4 days ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! That means a lot :)

  • 4 days ago
  • 1 point

What 3d printer did you use? Can you send me the link?

  • 4 days ago
  • 1 point

This was mostly done on a Anycubic Chiron

  • 4 days ago
  • 1 point

why did you choose to 3d print your case instead of buying on for like $100?

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Love it, was impressed with the "Metroid" build, this is next level. What are you printing on? And is it clear ABS or PLA? Very cool much respect +1

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, it was fun making both of the mods. I'm printing with a CR10 and with Inland PLA.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Newest build when When on completed builds and 20 upvotes and so many comments, great job and happy new year!

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

AMAZING case cant wait to see your future projects!!! Question: can you make the cube smaller (higher detail with higher cube count???)

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

It can be done. I used led strips that are 33.3mm apart, but you can get some that are half that distance. This would quadruple your LEDs count though and you would be using a substantial amount of power to do 1800 LEDs. It would look amazing though

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

that is what i was thinking start to have pictures scroll across the case!!!!

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

I tried but the resolution is 14x14 on the side of the case and it's not dense enough for a decent Sprite image. If it was 28x28 would be a lot better to work with though!

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm not into RGB (especially rainbow) but you executed this mod beautifully. And personally it looks well done and not so overwhelming with the lighting being hidden within the case. Your 620 hours paid off and thanks for sharing this. I give my plus one to you.

I hope this gets featured later on too. You deserve it.

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks! I really like the white only pattern when the color rainbow is on for awhile and I need pallette cleanser. I appreciate the comment on hiding the lighting, it was a challenge!

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

I can imagine and believe the challenges but you did a lovely job with this 3D printing. Absolutely amazing work.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Thats nuts my man

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

It must have cost a lot to make that RGB case.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

I hear, smell, feel and see a feature coming up soon. Absolutely killer looking build!

+10e543

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

My goodness. That is deeply impressive!

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, very kind words :)

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

can you post the case on thingiverse? I would like to print this

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

WOW.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

CAN YOU PLAY TETERIS ON THIS THING MY GAWD

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

This thing is a work of art. What are your temps like with all those lights, etc. and the 95w CPU?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I get what you expect pretty much. The LEDs don't put off much heat since I keep the brightness at a reasonable level.

  • 10 months ago
  • -1 points

If you do not mind, the case is just so ugly itself, but the lighting is freakin' awesome!! +1. And what it can do, as i saw on the video, really nice! I'm interested in to see similar lightings in a "real" chassis.

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  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

There is an edit button you know

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