Okay so after repeated threatening letters from PETA for my original submission (see below),
I have finished the CAD models for my real submission.
It is called "BeatBox".
The aim is to meld the modded PC with high end car audio components.
In both PC modding and custom car audio, the hardware is displayed in a way as to show-off, as much as it is made for performance/functionality.
Many of the PC components could be sponsored by Thermaltake... (*hinthint*)
The quick summary on the components and model:
-Color is still kind of up in the air, depends who ends up major sponsoring the build. Would paint the accents as shown in models below. Would also get matching LED/cold cathode/etc lights for interior of case.
-Side/Bottom 200mm mesh fan area is replaced with clear acrylic/perspex sheet
-All models are accurate to a few mm, so fitment is accurate
-Case will house a Micro ATX motherboard (most likely) due to space requirements
-Case will use either low profile air cooler, all-in-one water cooler solution, or custom water cooling (depends what gets sponsored *hint hint Thermaltake*)
-If no hardware sponsor is found, it will stick with some spare hardware I have on hand (Core 2 Quad, etc)
-One dedicated PSU for the Computer half, mounting in custom location just rear of the 5 HDD bays
-5x 128GB SSDs in the normal drive bays due to the obvious vibration issues
-No optical drive
-Fan controller or 2U Pump/Res combo, etc (not shown in model)
Car Audio half:
-8" Car audio subwoofer mounted in the normal PSU area, firing downward out of bottom of case. 1/2" thick acrylic/perspex enclosure for matching sealed box frequency for optimum performance and show-off of components. Alternatively can also make it fire straight out of the bottom 200mm fan 'protrusion'.
-2x 5.25" Car audio component speakers mounted in upper 200mm fan area, also in 3/8" thick acrylic/perspex enclosures for performance.
-The crossovers for the component speakers would be mounted in the "side mesh area" next to the drive bays, which will also be changed to acrylic. (This is not modeled below, but there is enough clearance there for certain models)
-4-channel 500W 12v car audio amplifier mounted vertically in the position directly behind the drive bays.
-Secondary ATX PSU dedicated for 12v power supply mounted in the lower 5.25" drive bay area, turn-on wire spliced to primary computer PSU. May have to add a 12V audio cap here.
-Possibly replace the 3.5" drive bay section with a single DIN car audio headunit, relocate HDD tray lock.
Cutaway/Section view showing internal components fitment
My temporary submission will be composed of:
1. Put my current Red Dwarf build into the lower motherboard section (I actually scaled the picture to actual relative case sizes :P )
2. Put a kitten in the upper motherboard section
3. Put a gold fish in the drive bay section