I am doing something similar. I cant find a decent 2RU(ish) full ATX small formfactor case. So I ordered some stock alumiunum and some perforated aluminum and I am building a custom SFF case.
I am building it without room for drives, the graphics card will be full height but not full length. The longest card and thickest card it will support is dual width and 12" long. That should fit most mid to low end cards. Its 2021(almost 22) no need for HD’s or disk drives since everything is m.2.
Am I the only one actually reading the OP specs? The Define 7 is not going to cut it, the compact might if you remove the middle AIO fan for the GPU though… But not ideal.
I feel the best case would be one with a top-mounted 360 AIO, I have yet to find one small enough to fit that bill though.
Yep, the In-Win 103 would be able to fit it all for sure. Here is a slightly different suggestion if you would be willing to downgrade to a 280 RAD though. Sliger Cerberus X would fit your entire parts list except for the 360 rad and it is hard to find better case dimensions than 380 x172 x 358 (23.4 liters). Sliger cases are really good, but expensive…
I just got the 103 delivered, it is sitting in a box behind me now. Im waiting for some cable mod cables to arrive, they take a while in the postage. Better make it look pretty if im doing this right.
Im confident the 103 will work beautiful, yeah i guess bottom mounted rads is not ideal, heat rises at least and potentially puts a little extra stress on the pump, but im ok with that, this is for sure not my last case.
Wait and see, ill make a separate thread about this build when Ill actually putting it together, its going to be a super tight build in more than one way