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b1lk1 January 15, 2010 07:00 PM

Smallest possible MATX spec case
 
OK, been searching around, can't seem to find THE smallest. I'd even prefer one that required a slim DVD and 2.5" HDD. Even a built in low power power supply is fine since there will only be a motherboard, CPU (P4 631), single HD and single DVD drive. This is going to be my wife's web surfer, photo editer/viewer and it will play DVD movies on our bedroom TV. Anyone got any suggestions?

johnnyblazzwa January 16, 2010 01:59 PM

here's a few that i found, not sure if any of them are small enough nor am i sure which ones have a psu that's decent other then the antec

Buy ANTEC [MINUET 350] Antec Minuet 350 mATX 1X5.25 2X3.5 350W 2XUSB 1XESATA Slim Piano Black
Buy Apex Computer Technology [DM-317] Apex DM-317 mATX HTPC Case Silver Black 1X5.25 1X3.5 1X3.5INT 275W Low Profile Front Firewire
Buy Apex Computer Technology [DM-387] Apex DM-387 mATX HTPC Case Glossy Black 1X5.25 1X3.5 1X3.5INT 275W Low Profile Front USB Audio
Buy NMedia System [HTPC-5000S] Nmedia HTPC-5000S Desktop Media Centre Case mATX Silver 1X5.25 4X3.5INT Card Reader No PS
InWin BL631 Low Profile Micro ATX Case w/ 300W Power Supply, Black at Memory Express Computers

are you looking for one that stands up or something low?

MAK January 16, 2010 02:32 PM

Silverstone Lascala LC16, in white or black.

One hard drive (3.5"), one slim optical.

Very low profile, but wide.

Try Newegg, Canada Computers, TigerDirect.

Perineum January 16, 2010 05:45 PM

Why not something like this? NCIX.com - Buy Zotac MAG HD-ND01-U Atom 330 2GB 160GB GBLAN WiFi 4-IN-1 Card Reader VGA HDMI All-in-One Mini PC - MAGHD-ND01-U In Canada.

b1lk1 January 16, 2010 07:03 PM

That is SEXY! But, I already have most of the parts if I can find the right case. I may skip this project altogether though since I just picked up a laptop. Was gonna think about the Silverstone until I saw the price, lol. Thanks for the effort guys!

kendallcschm January 16, 2010 07:19 PM

APPLES MAC MINI... smallest thing ever.. i really like the silverstone if you wanna build the project anyway.... but hey... the mac mini is 650 USD... its nice :-P

MarkOne January 16, 2010 07:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kendallcschm (Post 318870)
APPLES MAC MINI... smallest thing ever.. i really like the silverstone if you wanna build the project anyway.... but hey... the mac mini is 650 USD... its nice :-P

can't believe it , the OP say he need a case, he have the parts


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kendallcschm January 16, 2010 07:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MarkOne (Post 318872)
can't believe it , the OP say he need a case, he have the parts


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hey pernium suggested a computer :-P so i thought i could.. i also suggested the Silverstone case at the end of what i said..

Perineum January 16, 2010 08:19 PM

Well....

some mATX cases are expensive, the fancy ones. With that Zotac having all the features he needed for his wife it might have made sense to sell what he's got and just buy that....

yamawho January 17, 2010 12:19 AM

It's very difficult to find decent small cases but since ITX had become popular, things have improved.

I even built my own when I couldn't find one ...

http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/f...o/04010002.jpg

I'm very big on small systems ... thats a major reason why I now own 2 mac mini's.


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