My favorite PC case isn’t being made anymore (Silverstone FT02) and I can’t seem to find one that doesn’t suck in some way…
So I started to think about what it would be like if I designed my on PC case…
Basically, it would be entirely modular; 8 identical corner pieces, 4 short pieces (5.25 inches) with 19-inch rack holes, and 8 longer pieces with holes for 5-1/2 drives.
Then there would be inserts for motherboards, fans, drive racks, etc, and finally the side panels would be customization so you can have steel, glass, wood, holes for fans, etc.
The longer pieces could be available in multiple sizes to make different size PC cases possible.
In addition, the same pieces could be used to hold 3 1U servers (or one 3U server).
In addition to be fantastically customizable, a PC case would this would flat-pack like IKEA furniture, thus costing less to ship places than traditional PC cases.