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skeble
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small full ATX desktop case

Post by skeble » Sat May 01, 2010 11:20 pm

I`m looking for small full ATX desktop case, but my wants seems too hard:
- full ATX
- depts between 14,5"-16"
I plan only 1 hdd 2,5" inch, 1 BlueRay.

Do you know about case for me?

Thanks

flemeister
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Post by flemeister » Sun May 02, 2010 5:50 am

How about the Coolermaster Elite 360?

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Post by skeble » Sun May 02, 2010 10:36 am

flemeister wrote:How about the Coolermaster Elite 360?
thanks, but this case has
(W) 5.8 x (H) 14.2 x (D) 17.3 inch
http://www.coolermaster.com/product.php?product_id=6056

17.3 inch is too much - I need depth between 14,5"-16"

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Post by JamieG » Sun May 02, 2010 3:47 pm

The ATX motherboard specification is 305mm × 244mm (or approximately 12" x 10"). This would leave you at most 6" of depth. Hard drives and/or optical bay drives are typically positioned in front of the motherboard in most cases, which would add more than 6" to the depth of the case. Therefore, without some unusual case design that places the optical drive above the motherboard and the HDD bays either sideways or below the motherboard, you are unlikely to find a case that fits these requirements.

For example, one case that does this is the full tower Lian Li PC-X1000 has a depth of 400mm, which is almost 16", but has the following dimensions: (W) 230mm x (H) 666mm x (D) 400mm.

Is there any reason it must be a full ATX case? It would be much easier if you could go for a micro ATX or mini ITX motherboard instead. The Antec NSK3480, Coolermaster Elite 341 and the Silverstone Sugo 03/04 cases should all fit within your depth requirements but they only take micro ATX motherboards.

Perhaps if you explain why you are limited to those dimensions and what your needs are, we can help you better.
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Post by skeble » Sun May 02, 2010 9:23 pm

JamieG wrote: Perhaps if you explain why you are limited to those dimensions and what your needs are, we can help you better.
Yes. I want to place this desktop to living room under TV on cabinet. Depth of cabinet is 16 inches.

For example Silverstone LaScala LC-04 HTPC Case
http://www.silentpcreview.com/article183-page1.html
seems small, but too small - only 12.25 depth, but I'm very afraid about small space for BlueRay and extended card. I need DVB-T TV card.

I think about integrated graphic with full HD 1920x1080 with 60p support.
Exists some non full ATX motherboard with powerful graphic card with 1920@60p?

For example Asus M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 seems good. Or could you recommend another?

Thanks

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Post by Maelwys » Mon May 03, 2010 4:54 am

Judging from the location, will this PC be used primarily as an HTPC? If that is the case, you don't need nearly as much room as you're thinking, especially if your plans are to go integrated graphics, TV capture, and 2.5" hard drive.

Any other reason you need to go with a full ATX board? The board you list would be great in an HTPC, but so will pretty much any other 890GX based motherboard.
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