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Needing a Budget E-ATX Case With At Least One 5.25" Bay *Help!*

You need to be careful looking for "EATX" cases to fit a 13" wide motherboard like that  A lot of "EATX" cases will only accept boards up to about 10.7" wide or so (like some higher-end single-socket enthusiast boards), and thus are IMO incorrectly labeled as EATX compatible.

For example, I believe the Corsair 750D that @Masman8675 suggested would NOT fit the X8DTH-6F.  (Also I personally would not recommend a product that would require potentially-warranty-voiding modifications to work with another product, but maybe that's just me.)

 

True EATX is 13" wide, which is the same size as SSI EEB.  The 10.*" boards (and cases compatible with them) should, I think, be labeled something like "ATX+".  (BTW, SSI CEB is 10.5", similar to the ATX+ enthusiast boards I mentioned.)

 

Anyway, here's a USA-based (cause I don't see your location / country in your profile) pcpartpicker list, filtered to show cases with at least 1x 5.25" bay, compatible with SSI EEB, and filtering out ones without prices.

 

https://pcpartpicker.com/products/case/#G=1,12&sort=price&xcx=0&f=14&X=100,315006

 

The cheapest one I see is the $100 Rosewill Rise.  The Phanteks Enthoo Pro TG is $4 more, and if I was looking for a case like that, it's probably the one I would be more likely to get.

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

So, I'm in the middle of getting a new dual Xeon rig up and running, but am having issues finding a good case for my motherboard (SuperMicro X8DTH-6F).  Ideally I only want to pay $100-200 for it not $400 like retailers seem to want.  Only real requirements are that it has at least one 5.25" optical drive bay, and is EATX of course. 😜 

Does not have to be new, though bonus points for a window on the side lol.

Thanks in advance!

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Why does it have to have a 5.25" drive bay?
Those are pretty non-existant on modern cases.


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You need to be careful looking for "EATX" cases to fit a 13" wide motherboard like that  A lot of "EATX" cases will only accept boards up to about 10.7" wide or so (like some higher-end single-socket enthusiast boards), and thus are IMO incorrectly labeled as EATX compatible.

For example, I believe the Corsair 750D that @Masman8675 suggested would NOT fit the X8DTH-6F.  (Also I personally would not recommend a product that would require potentially-warranty-voiding modifications to work with another product, but maybe that's just me.)

 

True EATX is 13" wide, which is the same size as SSI EEB.  The 10.*" boards (and cases compatible with them) should, I think, be labeled something like "ATX+".  (BTW, SSI CEB is 10.5", similar to the ATX+ enthusiast boards I mentioned.)

 

Anyway, here's a USA-based (cause I don't see your location / country in your profile) pcpartpicker list, filtered to show cases with at least 1x 5.25" bay, compatible with SSI EEB, and filtering out ones without prices.

 

https://pcpartpicker.com/products/case/#G=1,12&sort=price&xcx=0&f=14&X=100,315006

 

The cheapest one I see is the $100 Rosewill Rise.  The Phanteks Enthoo Pro TG is $4 more, and if I was looking for a case like that, it's probably the one I would be more likely to get.

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
16 hours ago, PianoPlayer88Key said:

True EATX is 13" wide, which is the same size as SSI EEB.  The 10.*" boards (and cases compatible with them) should, I think, be labeled something like "ATX+".  (BTW, SSI CEB is 10.5", similar to the ATX+ enthusiast boards I mentioned.)

 

Anyway, here's a USA-based (cause I don't see your location / country in your profile) pcpartpicker list, filtered to show cases with at least 1x 5.25" bay, compatible with SSI EEB, and filtering out ones without prices.

Oh, thank you very much!  I was a bit skeptical on some “E-ATX” model cases really fitting it.  I had an EVGA board that had triple channel RAM and was classified as an E-ATX mobo.  Needless to say it was quite small in comparison to the SuperMicro lol. You have helped me greatly, likely saving me a headache or two.  Thanks!

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