Case manufacturers are always coming up with innovative blanket solutions to accommodate as many configurations as possible. Designers might hit a wall and trying to cater to water cooling setups as well as nooks and crannies to hide cables will eventually lead to a mass-market compromise. 3D printing may totally solve this issue by allowing uses to print exactly what they need to perfect their own personal configuration.
3D printing has been mainstream for a while now and companies are starting to take notice. Computer accessory manufacturer Thermaltake has taken it upon themselves to develop a modular case where users can 3D print their own mods, holders, mounts, shrouds, and other accessories. The case is called the Thermaltake Core P5 and it was designed with the maker in mind.
Feel like upgrading to a water cooling setup? No problem, just print some mounts and brackets where your reservoir tubing will go. Need a more focused and directed flow? Easy, just print a new fan shroud to your specs.
The 3D-print capable platform is designed to cater to both designers and hobbyist printers, with fully open source models freely available for download. Check out some of the available models: