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Small full size ATX motherboard case, mini tower size

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Posted · Original PosterOP

HI,

 

I have a number of industrial machines which have PC's in the back of them, They are currently mini towers, with micro ATX motherbords,  10-15 year old vintage Dell's etc.

A mid tower case is too tall to fit in the space allocated for the PC,  There is a structural cross beam in the way.
I am look for the minitown that can take a ATX motherboard, as any modern motherboard with 2-3 32bit PCI slots is ATX form factor, The control cards for the machines are 32bit PCI and there are 2-3.

Need to a contingency plan for the when the PC's fail

 

I have the following dimensions to play with:

420mm high

450mm deep

250mm wide

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The best thing that is close is short depth rack mount server, but they are 425-430mm wide.

 

I am thinking I need to find something with a front mounted PSU, as the height of the motherboard and PSU is what dictates the minimum height.

 

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

 

Thanks

 

 

 

 

 

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Take a look at the corsair 88r
http://www.corsair.com/en-us/carbide-series-88r-microatx-mid-tower-case

 

Edit:
Silverstone has this case with ATX support


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not quite sure what 32bit PCI is to be honest, but im guessing its not PCIe. anyway the Define C is pretty small, not as small as possible but still quite small for an ATX case


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Any reason it has to be atx and not something actually compact like an itx build?


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CPU Cooler: Deepcool - GAMMAXX 200T 54.2 CFM CPU Cooler  ($14.99 @ Newegg) 
Motherboard: Asus - M5A97 PLUS ATX AM3+ Motherboard  ($81.98 @ Amazon) 
Memory: Patriot - Signature 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory  ($53.99 @ Amazon) 
Case: HEC - Enterprise ATX Mid Tower Case  ($27.99 @ Newegg Marketplace) 
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case will fit just build a cheap little pc around the case and mobo


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5 minutes ago, Mooshi said:

Any reason it has to be atx and not something actually compact like an itx build?

needs lots of pci slots


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7 hours ago, Erkel said:

HI,

I want to know what kind of 'machine' that is, looks like a bio emulator of some sort.

 

That radiator with the white fitting and tubing looks like I could use it in a custom loop...

 

Why not just build the PC in the old case? Since the old ones work so well.

 

By the shinyness of that Dell logo I can tell these PCs were taken care of.

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Its an Ekra X4 screen printer.

 

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Want to move to a standardised hardware platform.

 

Have opened up all the machines and reviewed them,  3 have 2 PCI cards and 2 which are build differently have rackmount ATX cases have 3 PCI cards.

 

So can get away with a mini ATX case with the HP DC7700 CMT extendable motherboard, it expands to 4 PCI slots via an extender cards, and then use that in the ATX rackmount cases that need 3 PCI slots.  The motherboards with CPU's are available in quantity with CPU's for less than $25.  They are alot older than I would like, but its like $25 vs $600-700, So can cry a little bit about that.

 

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Going to buy 3 of the fractal design 1100 mini cases.

Just order a Lian-Li pc-a55 to try, so my motherboard options moving forward are open

 

 

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