$13,089
pledged of $30,000pledged of $30,000 goal
49
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Apr 8 2019

Z-Case P50 (Canceled)

A Premium computer case

Z-Case P50 (Canceled)

A Premium computer case

$13,089
pledged of $30,000pledged of $30,000 goal
49
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Apr 8 2019

About

Ultra Performance in a Compact Case – Z-Case P50

Do you want premium performance with a small space?

Do you need high output power but feel the power supply too chunky?

Do you like high-quality computer case with excellent aesthetic?

Do you want to see through all your beautiful computer components with fancy Tempered Glass?

Do you want a case that can be as quiet as a library?

Introducing Z-Cases P50, which will satisfy all of your need.

We are a group of avid computer lovers and we are experienced in manufacturing process. Therefore, we want to put our expertise into some area that we are truly in love with. We have gathered talented mechanical engineers, electrical engineers, and highly-reputed designer and we have brought the case into reality. 


Z-Cases P50
Z-Cases P50

Aluminum, Tempered glass, come together

The case is created with premium aesthetics, a combination and collision of anodized aluminum and tempered glass make the case beautiful, steady, and exhilarating.

Z-Cases Exploded View
Z-Cases Exploded View

The case is created with special care of materials. Our material is thick and premium, and we are using the materials with highest rank quality — 6063 Anodized Aluminum, Tempered Glass. We are creating a premium feeling with the case.

Everything in Place, every space is arranged

The Case is capable of holding a motherboard of mini-ITX, a full length, 2.5 slow graphic cards and 4x2.5" drive bays with an ulti-compact size of 7.9L. Besides, the case is also supporting two USB connectors next to the power on Button.

Infographics for Z-Cases Design
Infographics for Z-Cases Design

The case supports multiple positions including tower, console. Furthermore, with special accessories, you are able to mount it on the wall.

The case can be mounted in console mode, or tower mode
The case can be mounted in console mode, or tower mode

The tile design makes it compact

We are creating our cases with the “tile” design in which computer components spreads throughout the space, and every space is carefully arranged so that few room is wasted. Benefitting from the design, our case has an ultra compatibility of 7.9L. Besides, the design also provides better ventilation.

In addition to the tile design, we have also engineered our ventilation system so that the performance will not be compromised by overheating issues.

The case also comes with the high-quality flex 1u PSU that supports up to 600W, being able to support most mainstream configurations.

Z-Case Feature infographics
Z-Case Feature infographics

A small but powerful power supply

The $279 Tier comes with a premium 600W flex 1u power supply. We are challenging the limit of a power supply unit by keeping a flex 1u form factor while boosting the power output to 600W. It can even handle RTX 2080 like a piece of cake. We guarantee that it can handle all mainstream configuration.

600W Flex 1u PSU
600W Flex 1u PSU

The PSU has the size of 3.3" * 1.55" * 5.9 — a smaller volume than most drink bottles. But it is also able to handle 600W power — you can put GTX 2080 into the case and run with the PSU, you can put i9-9900K into the case and the PSU will still output the power easily. The ultra-high power output is sufficient for every mainstream configuration.

Thermal Testing

Our cases is slim. But we are also keeping good heat management. We have done extensive thermal test and the result graph is shown below.

Processor: Intel i7-8086K @ 4.00GHz, Max TDP 95W. 6 Cores, 12 Threads

Motherboard: ASUS ROG STRIX Z390-I

Heat sink: Cryorig C7 Cu

Room Temperature: 25ºC

CPU Utilization Versus CPU Temperature with standoff
CPU Utilization Versus CPU Temperature with standoff
CPU Utilization versus CPU Temperature Without Standoff
CPU Utilization versus CPU Temperature Without Standoff

Conclusion: for normal, daily use, users will not need any standoff, and the CPU can still handle some occasional heavy duty task. In case of heavy gaming/rendering or anything that could require high CPU Utilization, it is recommended to use Standoff to prevent overheating.

A detailed document containing thermal testing data is available here

Additional Prototype Image

Z-Case Support two USB Connector next to the power button (in addition to standard IO)
Z-Case Support two USB Connector next to the power button (in addition to standard IO)
Reference Z-Case arrangement and wire routing
Reference Z-Case arrangement and wire routing
Z-Case with back plate detached
Z-Case with back plate detached
Z-Case view from the back
Z-Case view from the back
Z-Case with LED turned on
Z-Case with LED turned on
Three finish color for Z-Case
Three finish color for Z-Case

Where are we in the progress

We have finished ideation, design and three prototype and is now currently preparing to be put into mass production. We estimate that the mass-production for the case will be finished by the end of May and every backers will be able to receive them sometimes around June. If you want to know more about the progress, please visit our follow-progress website: https://www.z-cases.com/follow-progress

Specs

Dimension: 292mm * 73mm * 378mm
Dimension: 292mm * 73mm * 378mm
  •  Dimension: 292mm * 73mm * 378mm, 7.9L
  •  Support Motherboard: Mini-ITX
  •  Support Graphics card: Full Length (290mm), 2.5 slot, 140mm Height
  • Standoff: 16mm
  • Drive Bays: 2.5in only, x2 on the top, x2 on the bottom
  • Max CPU Cooler Height: 47-48mm
  • Material: 6063 Aluminum, Tempered Glass
  • Color: Black, Fire red, Silver (Kickstarter Limited Edition)
  • Connectors: USB3.0 x2 near power button
  • PSU: Flex 1u 600W, ship with the case if select $279 tier
  • Riser: PCIe x16 Riser

Pricing and Shipping

The Case, Along with USB3.0 Cable, Premium Power Button and PCIe riser is priced at $189

If you want a 600W Flex 1u Power supply, you can add $90 and get all of them at $279.

The $279 Price Comes With A Flex 1u 600W PSU
The $279 Price Comes With A Flex 1u 600W PSU

We are currently shipping all of our products around the world and the estimated delivery time is May 2019. If you have any question, please send an e-mail to us at support@z-cases.com. We will also keep you updated on shipping.

Why $30,000

We are fundraising our product with the goal of 30,000 with the budget breakdown of the following graph:

Budget Breakdown
Budget Breakdown

For more information, please visit our website at https://www.z-cases.com/p50

Inquiry

Our official email is  support@z-cases.com. Please feel free to contact us. The e-mail address is the only one that we will use to contact you.

Risks and challenges

As with all products being mass-produced, we know that sometimes unforeseen scenarios can occur. Should this happen, we promise our backers that we will do everything we can and work hard to deliver on-spec and as quickly as possible.

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Environmental commitments

Visit our Environmental Resources Center to learn how Kickstarter encourages sustainable practices.

Long-lasting design

We are using Aerospace Aluminum and Tempered glass, making it long lasting.

Reusability and recyclability

We are replacing possible plastic part with recyclable aluminum which will reduce landfill and is fully recyclable.

Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support

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    Standoffs for Glass Panels

    Standoff for glass panel – provide an additional of 32mm for your computer components (each standoff has a height of 16mm and 4 of each forms one group).

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    Z-Cases Fire Red (Without PSU)

    Get a Z-Cases P50 in a fire red finish, plus a PCIe riser (computer components not included)

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    • Z-Cases P50 Fire Red
    • PCIe riser
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    Z-Cases Black (Without PSU)

    Get a Z-Cases P50 in a black finish, plus a PCIe riser (computer components not included)

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    • Z-Cases P50 Black
    • PCIe riser
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    Z-Cases Sliver (Without PSU)

    Get a Z-Cases P50 in a sliver finish that is limited to this kickstarter campaign, plus a PCIe riser (computer components not included)

    Includes:
    • Z-Cases P50 Sliver Limited Edition
    • PCIe riser
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    Z-Cases Fire Red

    Get a Z-Cases P50 in a fire red finish, plus a power supply and PCIe riser (computer components not included)

    Includes:
    • Z-Cases P50 Fire Red
    • 600W Flex 1u PSU (with power cable)
    • PCIe riser
    • Premium Power Switch
    • USB3.0 Internal Connector to Two USB3.0 Connector Cable
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    Z-Cases Black

    Get a Z-Cases P50 in a black finish, plus a power supply and PCIe riser (computer components not included)

    Includes:
    • Z-Cases P50 Black
    • 600W Flex 1u PSU (with power cable)
    • PCIe riser
    • USB3.0 Internal Connector to Two USB3.0 Connector Cable
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    Z-Cases Sliver Limited Edition With PSU

    Get a Z-Cases P50 in a sliver finish that is limited to this kickstarter campaign, plus a power supply and PCIe riser (computer components not included)

    Includes:
    • Z-Cases P50 Sliver Limited Edition
    • 600W Flex 1u PSU (with power cable)
    • PCIe riser
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    Z-Cases Sliver (Without PSU)

    Get a Z-Cases P50 in a sliver finish that is limited to this kickstarter campaign, plus a PCIe riser (computer components not included)

    Includes:
    • Z-Cases P50 Sliver Limited Edition
    • PCIe riser
    • USB3.0 Internal Connector to Two USB3.0 Connector Cable
    • Premium Power Switch
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    Z-Cases Sliver Kickstarter Limited

    Get a Z-Cases P50 in a sliver finish that is limited to this kickstarter campaign, plus a power supply and PCIe riser (computer components not included)

    Includes:
    • Z-Cases P50 Sliver Limited Edition
    • 600W Flex 1u PSU (with power cable)
    • PCIe riser
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Funding period

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