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Old September 6, 2010, 05:55 PM
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Default Where can I get an ATX backplate diagram?

Does anyone know where I can get a vector drawing of an entire ATX backplate?

Something like this - but just a simple line drawing with measurements?


I'd prefer not to have to dig one of my rigs out of storage just to measure the backplate - I haven't yet moved my stuff into my new apartment and don't have a PC case at hand.

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Old September 6, 2010, 06:02 PM
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I don't know of any diagrams, but I know the measurements are in the form factor specs which can be googled to this: http://www.formfactors.org/developer/specs/atx2_2.pdf
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Old September 6, 2010, 06:07 PM
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Thanks for the quick response.
Yeah, that was the first place I looked. However I don't want to guestimate the backplate. I have parts headed to the shop tomorrow and I'm a stickler for perfection.
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Old September 6, 2010, 06:15 PM
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The exact specification measurements are in there, just bust out the caliper.
Took a look, it's under section 3.3.5, and it turns out there is a diagram, (figure 4 and 5) I was wrong the first time.
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Old September 6, 2010, 06:22 PM
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I did see that, but it doesn't include the PCI slots in there - just the I/O. It's actually the drawing I'm working from ATM.

Even if the I missed it and dimensions for the slots are listed there is no reference to the orientation between the IO and PCI slots... if that makes sense.

Thank you very much for helping out though.

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Can you not just measure an existing case?
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Old September 6, 2010, 06:36 PM
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They're in storage. I moved recently and I've not yet 'moved-in'

I'm working off of my old ProMac ATM.
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Old September 6, 2010, 06:39 PM
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I'm leaving for denmark tomorrow night, and I need to drop some parts off at the machine shop tomorrow morning before I head out.
I won't have time to mission all the way out the storage unit to measure.

I actually checked around with the neighbours on my floor (I moved into a live-work complex for creative professionals, and we all get along quite well - should make for some epic parties), but they're all a bunch of apple using designer iFags. Not one PC tower in sight.
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Old September 6, 2010, 06:46 PM
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Langer, slots are .500 wide spacer is .300, space between i/o and first slot .250, space needed below i/o .150 , i/o 1.750 x 6.250 , any thing else ?
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Old September 6, 2010, 07:02 PM
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Thanks a lot mate, I really appreciate that. However...

An amazingly awesome cat named Josh sent me an email with no text, just an attachment in the form of an EPS file.

Whoever you are - THANK YOU SO MUCH.

In the interest of saving anyone else from this headache I've uploaded the *.eps file to my server and now offer it up to the community as a small sign of my appreciation!


*click for download*

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