Case sizes, ATX, Micro/mini ATX and motherboards

  Epirb406 23:15 28 Jan 2006

Hi all,

Trying to save space with a new office set up.

Could any of you good folk tell me, can I shoehorn the contents of my ATX tower into a Micro ATX case?

Mother board is a PC chips m848U, dimensions of 305 by 224 mm.

Though I think I wouldn't mind too much if I had to buy a motherboard case combo as long as the rest of my kit fitted.

Cheers! Epirb.

  Stuartli 00:44 29 Jan 2006

You won't be able to fit your mobo or PSU and there's likely to only be three PCI slots - you need a mobo that will take your processor and RAM.

Why not buy a barebones version from click here (Systems tab) or similar outlet. It will be much cheaper than buying separately.

But you'll probably find the fiddling around in such a small case can be a real pain at times.

  Epirb406 21:08 30 Jan 2006

Hi folks, sorry not to be back before.

Seems I am a hiding to nothing and it is no big deal. In fact all I wanted to do was get the height of the case from 425mm to 400mm. Have been scouring the retailers but no success yet, that the problem with a standards I guess!

Already have a sff which works as a media machine and think that will live on the shelf and tower can get back under the desk!

Cheers All, Epirb.

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