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  • Where to get a small case???

    I have a pretty small motherboard and Im looking for a small case like one from a book pc or something, anyone know where to get one? I would rather buy on, but if not I guess i will have to make one.

  • #2
    You don't say what size you need. I used a 11.75"x6"x2" aluminium case from Maplin, it's perfect for a biscuit mobo, DC2DC power supply and a laptop harddrive. All you have to do is drill it for your air flow and connectors.

    The link is (I have the PC25):

    https://catalogue.maplin.co.uk/products/detailsframe.asp?SKU=1728&partcode=LF14Q:LH10L:LF1 0L:LF13P:XB71N:LF08J:LF16S:KR56L:XB69A:LF11M:KR55K :KR57M:LF12N:&cart=909133547&d=f&type=1& SecData=%5BeqSectiondata%5D&GroupData=METAL%20ENCL OSURES&SubGroup=GENERAL%20CASES

    They also have larger cases to if this isn't big enough. Since they are aluminium, you can use it for heatsinking your PSU chips if you want (that's what I do).


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    • #3
      I found a person that will sell the book pc case Here is the reply from him.
      "Bare book PC, either AMD or Celeron version w/52x CD ROM: $200.00"

      [email protected]

      Take it for what it is worth.

      Etho
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      • #4
        That is more than likely a quote for the barebones book pc, if it was for the case he would not specify celeron or AMD,the reason he is becasuse it has the motherboard and cdrom etc. in it already, by the way you can get that for $159.00, 200 Is expensive.

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        • #5
          Cue,

          I noticed you talking about this in our earlier discussions on the NLX form factor thread.

          What for factor is this Mobo? ATX, mini ATX? AT?

          Check out http://www.allelectronics.com

          in the cases section they have a small type case which was surplus from some small AT&T terminals. I bought one but never used it. I think it was like 15 bucks. All metal construction No power supply tho :-(

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          • #6
            Ok I am sorry I forgot it to say but it is for the board, powersupply and cd-rom and case. Where can you get it for 159.00? I was lucky to run across that guy but hey your research is better than mine.

            Etho
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            Planning - 90%

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            • #7
              Hmm, that AllElectronics case sounds interesting. Here's their description:

              METAL ENCLOSURE:
              Exterior dimensions: 12" x 12" x 2.5". Front panel has a cut-out for a 1/2 height drive. Vents in sides and rear. Plastic front panel with AT&T logo. Case and front panel only. Originally designed for a small AT&T computer. CAT # MB-67 $6.00 each . 10 for $50.00

              I was gonna build my own, but for $6.00 I'll give this one a try.

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              • #8
                I bought one and it came in the mail today. The thing is very tiny, and it has room for a PCI card (which the bookPC doesn't). Does anyone know what form-factor this thing is, and how to mount drives and a power supply in it? It looks like it might be NLX, but I can't tell for sure.

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