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    Question Wanted! : Small computer case

    I spent a lot of time making holes and slots on an aluminium box in order to put my carPC in. The result is satisfactory but I want something more professional looking. I don't like the plexiglass/lexan DIY cases (no offence, it's just a matter of personal taste - I like the looks of the motherboard, processor and the rest of the circuit boards and electronics, but not the various cables, wires and ribbon cables that come with it).
    Anyway, I am looking for the SMALLEST POSSIBLE computer case that can accomodate a full size ATX power supply (Keypower's 250W), a DVD-ROM, a HDD and has also space for 1-2 PCI cards on a riser or not. My motherboard is a microATX format Supermicro 370SED.
    Does anybody have something like that in mind?

    Thanx,
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    I've been looking at the Casper II on this site. I haven't decided yet though
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    Casper II looks like a very nice case, but it has a 150Watt microATX format power supply. I don't think Keypower's KP-DX 250H power supply fits in it.

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    the build in 150 watt is more then enough to power his needs
    time for the sig:

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    I have a very small E-machines case that my celery is in. IT like, maybe 1.5 feet tall, at most
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    Kicker 800watt 4 channel amp
    In a 96 Grand Prix SE.

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    MPEGBOX - Plexiglass Computer
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    THat sv24 barebone system looks kinda like my plexibox for my shuttle....
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    Fast car, fast PC. ;)

    http://www.arcdesigns.net/carpc/

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    All these are very nice, but a FULL SIZE PSU like the Keypower KP-DX 250H doesn't fit in any of them!
    Yes gerard_NL, 150Watts are enough for a DVD and a HDD, but I don't want to use an AC power supply- I already have a DC-DC one.
    I would love to find small case that fullfils those requirements.

    [ 11-08-2001: Message edited by: Dimitris1976 ]

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    have you opened up the dc-dc power supply?
    most cases the electroics arent that big.
    time for the sig:

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    speaking of small cases...check out the dell optiplex gx50 small form factor...this thing is tiny.

    http://www.dell.com/us/en/bsd/produc...optix_gx50.htm

    $499 with:
    900mhz celeron
    128 megs of ram
    20 gig hard drive


    its worth it alone for the case and parts...and i think it takes a 12V source...laptop car adapter stuff.

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