CPS-3 Custom METAL Case Pre-Order

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    • CPS-3 Custom METAL Case Pre-Order

      Hello people,
      I started a new interesting project.

      1- Dreamcast Custom case.
      The case almost finish. There will be 2 different version. Metal and Wood. I wanna prepare a whole packet which people can install their Dreamcast into my custom shell easily. The pre-alpha prototype is ready for now, but I cannot share the pictures. I will release it when I finish the prototype which It will be ready in 1 week.
      Please check the design.

      . 26x20x5,5 CM Dimesions
      .It will compatible with GDEMU and USB GDROM.
      . Power will replace with Pico ATX 12V small power.
      . No GD Drive sorry.
      . SD card input hole
      . Disc Swap switch
      .HDMI Output port ( Next Future. Waiting for DCHDMI )
      . Push power button with LED.
      . 2 different LOGO version. The logo with BLUE and ORANGE light. And The logo by metal BLUE and ORANGE. People can choose anyone.










      2- CPS-3 Custom Shell Wood and Metal.

      Hello people,
      The project is finish. I open a preorder. The price is limited time only for the pre-order. After first 20 Unit it will be higher sorry :(.

      Price : 125 USD + Shipping + Paypal FEE ( PLEASE ASK SHIPPING COST )
      I will put on my website that you can buy it directly.

      I can understand if the price is high to you, but please think about this; all of the parts are metal and there is too much work by hand, molding and polishing. Especially for the corner, i build some molds and take my time very much.

      I will collect the pre-order then i will produce it. I choose this method because i don't wanna waste my time. I have to make time for the other projects. All of the cases will be ready in 2 Weeks, after reach to 20 Unit.

      What include :
      - Metal CPS3 Case
      - Supports for SCSI2SD PCB ( 2 different PCB )
      - Antislip feets.
      - Metal parts which can be use to attach on the wood inside the cabinets
      - Metallic Car Paint for all metal parts
      - BLACK Screws to attach PCB's on the metal floor ( sorry it is not in the picture, but it will be when you get the item)
      - You can use your CD-DRIVE outside the CASE

      OPTIONAL:
      Im not giving my word for these, i will try my best. Please just think about those will be gift if i can make it. These are not CERTAIN.
      You dont have to pay extra for these features IF I CAN MAKE IT
      - Plexiglass under the CPS-3 Logo
      -LED's under the Plexi
      - Special Metallic buttons for the TEST Switch and SOUND port.

      Please check the pictures and share with me your feedbacks. I can make some differences if we decide to change something together ;)









      This is the list who paid and interest:

      1- @tiff_lee (paid 1pc )
      2- @Derick2k (paid 3pc)
      3- @BlinG (paid 1pc)
      4- @opt2not (paid 1pc)
      5- @tom5151 (paid 1pc)
      6- @KalessinDB (paid 1pc)
      7- Loegan43 ( paid 1pc KLOV)
      8- @deibit ( paid 1pc )
      9- @FairWitness (paid 1pc)
      10- @kuze (paid 1pc )
      11- @ChuChu Flamingo (paid 1pc)
      12- Chibishin (paid 1pc Arcade-otaku)

      PLEASE CLICK HERE TO BUY

      The post was edited 22 times, last by hursit ().

    • Regarding the CPS3 case, you would probably do yourself a huge solid simply replicating the OEM metal cage. I think you have the facilities to do that. So it is just a matter of you having a cage to replicate. If you do so, you can add improvements to it to allow for Supergun setups. But other than that, that cage is rare. If you pull it off, you'd have quite a windfall.

      But if not, keep in mind that the CPS3 has access holes to adjust volume and enter the test menu. Here is a link to an older post.
      Arcade Multi Systems:
      • Sega: ST-V, Naomi w/Net Dimm, Naomi w/CF Boot (DIY and OG versions), Taito: G Net, Taito F3, Taito Type X², Capcom CPS2, Capcom CPS3, Neo Geo MVS 4-Slot
      Favorite Arcade Genres (in order):
      • Fighting games, Shmups, Light-gun, Puzzlers, Driving
    • acblunden2 wrote:

      Regarding the CPS3 case, you would probably do yourself a huge solid simply replicating the OEM metal cage. I think you have the facilities to do that. So it is just a matter of you having a cage to replicate. If you do so, you can add improvements to it to allow for Supergun setups. But other than that, that cage is rare. If you pull it off, you'd have quite a windfall.

      But if not, keep in mind that the CPS3 has access holes to adjust volume and enter the test menu. Here is a link to an older post.
      Thanks for your advices.
      You right about the Sound and Test switches. I will add those 2 option on the CASE.
    • Very nice and classy design as usual, my only concern with is heat disspation when it comes to closed setups, especially for the CPS3, I see no vents around the heatsink. Some parts also heaten even if they have no heatsink, IMO when doing this kind of design it could be interesting to picture thermal comportment for some hours and design air flow system before closing the box entirely, wood is very insulating material, so if hot air gets trapped inside it could be bad in the long run.

      Keep going dude
    • The CPS3 case could be pretty sweet, if the heating concerns @archimage pointed out is solved.

      As for the DC case, is this primarily geared towards the ODE Replacement folks? If so, will you be able to fit a hard-drive into that case for those who use the USB-GDROM with a Sata adapter? Also, what about those of us who have the DreamPSU installed as well as the Noctua fan mod for silent running?
    • archimage wrote:

      Very nice and classy design as usual, my only concern with is heat disspation when it comes to closed setups, especially for the CPS3, I see no vents around the heatsink. Some parts also heaten even if they have no heatsink, IMO when doing this kind of design it could be interesting to picture thermal comportment for some hours and design air flow system before closing the box entirely, wood is very insulating material, so if hot air gets trapped inside it could be bad in the long run.

      Keep going dude
      There will be some vents and FAN. This is just a concept design. When I finished the product , I will ship it to someone who can test the heat problem. :)

      opt2not wrote:

      The CPS3 case could be pretty sweet, if the heating concerns @archimage pointed out is solved.

      As for the DC case, is this primarily geared towards the ODE Replacement folks? If so, will you be able to fit a hard-drive into that case for those who use the USB-GDROM with a Sata adapter? Also, what about those of us who have the DreamPSU installed as well as the Noctua fan mod for silent running?
      Actually I design it only for GDemu and usb GDRom. I try to make it smaller . The people who has USB gdrom have to put their usb HDD out of the box.
      Pico has 12V and 5V output. I think people can make it their FAN Mod easly. I will put a some Fan MOLD inside the box.

      archimage wrote:

      Dreamcast can also get insanely hot in long runs, the original metal cage is actually a big heatsink which is connected to the chips with thermal pads, that design should be kept or improved
      There will be original metal parts, inside my design.
    • CPS-3 Metal Case:
      There is too much job to do but I hope it will be ready next week.
      There will be feet for the case and there is 2 metal parts to attach on the wood in the cabinet.

      NOTE: This is not he final product. It is about %30 finish.
      1-The corners will be eliptical
      2-Too much mold job.
      3-Car paint.




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    • Bravo on the metal CPSIII case. One thing if you can add. The OG metal case has a retaining bracket for the cartridge. It is slotted on one side, then screwed down on the other side. If you can add that feature, that would be wonderful. I am loving what I am seeing so far. Great job!
      Arcade Multi Systems:
      • Sega: ST-V, Naomi w/Net Dimm, Naomi w/CF Boot (DIY and OG versions), Taito: G Net, Taito F3, Taito Type X², Capcom CPS2, Capcom CPS3, Neo Geo MVS 4-Slot
      Favorite Arcade Genres (in order):
      • Fighting games, Shmups, Light-gun, Puzzlers, Driving
    • acblunden2 wrote:

      Bravo on the metal CPSIII case. One thing if you can add. The OG metal case has a retaining bracket for the cartridge. It is slotted on one side, then screwed down on the other side. If you can add that feature, that would be wonderful. I am loving what I am seeing so far. Great job!
      I can add that part. It is easy . But i think it doesnt look good for me :)

      But anyway, if the people interest with this project and want that part, i can make it.
      Thanks or your advices.
    • looks great, now get that cleaned up and powdercoated and tell me where to send $$ :D

      What are the clearances inside the case? Some people might want to use a 90 deg pci riser like in this thread

      arcade-projects.com/forums/ind…ompact-cps3/&postID=60659

      So a cover to the cartridge slot would be nice.

      Are you making a mounting location for the different versions of the scsi2sd cards?

      Looking forward to the Dreamcast case also.