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« on: May 24, 2011, 02:34:09 pm »

I've 3 computers and im starting to get tired by their large size.

on two of them, I don't even use their optical drives even when I need to, I just network my main pc's drive... I'm not sure what the "form factor" of the mobo's i have is called so I'm not having an easy time figureing out what to look for XD (and there are no stores within an hrs drive that I can just go look).

as you can see in the picture below, there is just so much wasted space... I'm thinking if i cant buy a smaller case maybe i can just cut the current one (removing where the drive cages are) and rebuild the front of it but not sure if that would work Another Tounge




any ideas?


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In looking at newegg, I think the mobo is considered MicroATX, and I think a case like this is what im after smile
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811144138

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actually, i think this one is a little smaller?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811192089
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« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2011, 05:34:52 am »

If I remember oh so many years ago when I was learning to build computers (of course that's been 20 years ago) I thought that the form factor of mobos was actually printed on the board itself, usually in some corner or edge area. I would check there before I shelled out the money for a new case, just to  make sure I had the right form factor.
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