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EASY:  Need smallest full ATX case available!  Someone point me there for 500 pts...smallest wins!

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I have a need for a very small Full ATX case.  I have very limited space in this installation and need something around 14" deep or smaller.  I am not too concerned by the width or height.  I will leave this post open for a few days.  Whoever comes up with the smallest option gets an EASY 500 points!  Thanks in advance!

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by:CoolATIGuy
ID: 11745260
"The smallest full ATX is about 17x6x17, and that would be a desktop, not a tower. Towers are closer to 17x8x17."
http://forum.pcmech.com/archive/index.php/t-60749.html

http://www.logisysus.com/


You *could* just use a cardboard box (I *have* seen this done!)


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by:jarich
ID: 11745277
This is the smallest full tower I could see at Newegg.
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=11-200-002&depa=1
Jerry
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by:Dynamic1
ID: 11745301
How about an idea what you need to put in there. The description is very vague. Like he said FULL tower Mid Tower or SFF Small form factor. Need a better description. There are about 1000s of cases on the market as of now. If its just 14 deep or smaller how much smaller are we talking.
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by:electricd7
ID: 11745306
Like I said...i need a case that will hold a Full ATX mobo that is around 14" deep.  I dont care if it is full, mid, desktop (as you can see in my post I say I don't care about width or height!).  Cardboard is not an option.  This one apparently is a full ATX case that is around 14" but can't buy it: http://www.anandtech.com/showdoc.html?i=1028.  Help!

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by:CoolATIGuy
ID: 11745317
That's a mini tower; you said you wanted a Full tower...I don't think you're going to get a Full tower that small...

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by:electricd7
ID: 11745329
I said I wanted a "very small Full ATX case".  Sorry, I meant a case which will accomodate a full sized ATX board.  Again, I don't care what the case is, as long as it is small.  I am only adding a CD-Rom, floppy, and hard drive.  I have 2 PCI cards going in it, niether of which are very large.  That is it.
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by:net_sec_guru
ID: 11745347
http://www.amtrade.com/computer/micro_atx_color_case.htm
Dimensions:
14.17" * 7.48" * 14.76" (H*W*D)
360mm * 190mm * 375mm

http://www.amtrade.com/computer/micro_atx_case.htm
mensions:
15.03" * 7.48" * 12.99" (H*W*D)
382mm * 190mm * 330mm

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by:jarich
ID: 11745403
Not sure the size is correct on this one, but that is what it says!!!
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=11-124-014&depa=1
Jerry
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by:Cyber-Dude
ID: 11745740
Sorry to tell you this but there is no such thing as a small full sized ATX...

There is an ATX case and there is a Micro ATX and there are also Tower/Mini/Midi cases. There is also a Micro Case... Its all about standards...

In my opinion, try to adjust the standard you want...
Below there is a link that may provide you with further information as well as models and price list (you can get a price list where ever you wish to but the important part is that you can choose the propper size):
http://www.baber.com/coop/er/computer_cases.htm

Cyber
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by:IanTh
ID: 11745825
you could always try and mod a case so it is 14" deep :)
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by:joey_the_ass
ID: 11748666
He means he wants an ATX case, as opposed to micro-ATX.  And he wants it to be small, specifically less than 14" deep.
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by:Gaud-wo
ID: 11749637
http://www.monarchcomputer.com/Merchant2/merchant.mv?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=M&Product_Code=100437&Category_Code=NA_1  
Dimension 420mm W x 115.5mm H x 309.4mm D  = flat - no floppy tho.

Yeong Yang, specialised in small cases (flex atx, baby atx, ... and regular atx) - http://yycase.com/
eg: 180mm W x 432mm D x 420mm H (7" W X 17" D X 16.5" H)

Too late to look into this more. Maybe later... Nowzzzzzz

Glenn
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by:blacksteel
ID: 11750590
Dude it's nearly impossible to find a PC case that is 14inches deep for a full ATX board. I seen a lot of 16in deep Cases such as the Antec Lanboy cases that I would even buy for myself. Anyway, good luck on your impossible dream of a 14inch deep case because they barely exist for a full ATX board. later!

Black
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by:electricd7
ID: 11752091
Black: you say barely exist, so that must mean there is one (such as the one I posted).  I will apply for a credit as I guess I answered this question myself with my link above.  Thanks anyway everyone.

ED7
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Gaud-wo earned 500 total points
ID: 11752213
*quote* Like I said...i need a case that will hold a Full ATX mobo that is around 14" deep. *end quote*

You said around 14", not 14" exactly - and since I am the only one who posted dimensions & a link to where to find other mainboards on full ATX here, I got the closest match, right? ^_^

You're not going to start up a question and answer it yourself are you - then what's the use of posting lol :)

Well tbh, I did a bit of effort into it, and then it got late and I fell asleep... Don't really care where the points go to, I would appreciate them, would not find it a terrible loss if I dont get them either!

Cheers m8

(now did u buy that case, or are you still looking?)
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by:electricd7
ID: 11752225
still looking, but heres the points for your efforts.  Thanks.
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by:CoolATIGuy
ID: 11753858
electricd7, did I not post enough links, or what?

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by:jarich
ID: 11755100
Not sure the size is correct for this box, but it would be close to what you want if correct.
Jerry

ENERMAX Beige/Blue ATX Mid Tower Case With 350W Power Supply, Model "CS-003-01WB" -RETAIL  

Model# CS-003-01WB  
Item # N82E16811124014

Specifications:
Case Type: Mid Tower Case
Color: Beige/Blue
Material: SECC 0.8mm Nippon Steel
Drive Bays: 5.25" x 4/0, 3.5" x 2/4 (external/internal)
Expansion Slots: 7
Front Ports: 2 x USB2.0
Power Supply: Powerup (350W)
Cooling System: 1 x 80mm side fan, 1 x 80mm top fan
Motherboard Compatibility: AT / ATX / MICRO ATX
Dimensions: 5.3" x 14" x 14.5" (WxHxD)
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by:ericore
ID: 23402004
Dude the in-win cases bellow suit  you best; trust me, I am the master of knowing who has the smallest cases, I have invested lots of time.


There are only three companies worth of mention in the era of small chassis.

Those are In-win, aopen and athena.

Aopen is like the mac mini without the brand cost but is a compromise to a full blown pc
In-win, has 2 cases on newegg, that are of the smallest possible dimension for a full pc experience without compromise(e.g. long video card).
Athena cases are in between aopen and in-win it terms of sizes and limitation(for instance a normal graphics card does not fit in their cases) but they are much thinner.

http://www.in-win.us/products_pccase_series.php?cat_id=1&series_id=42
http://www.in-win.us/products_pccase_series.php?cat_id=1&series_id=58
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=2010090007%2050001849&name=Athena%20Power
http://global.aopen.com/

Nobody else competes at a reasonable price; not apevia, lian-li, silverstone, coolmaster, zalman, antec, thermaltake, enlight, enermax, chieftec; no one makes better small chassis than those 3 companies.
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by:ericore
ID: 23402042
Regarding my above comment:

The cases don't take standard atx power supplies, but both athena and in-win take the next best micro atx with a maximum wattage of 550W which is much better than what most mini cases offer.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=40000058&Description=micro%20atx&name=Power%20Supplies

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