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    ITX chassis cramped for space! help

    I'm building my system, but I'm running into a roadblock. I didn't realize how small most ITX cases are, and I'm finding out that most of them assume that you are going to be using notebook standard HDD and CDROM, and I really don't feel like spending the extra money for less storage, etc. Does anyone know of an ITX form factor chassis that will allow for usage of the onboard PCI, an at least normal size HDD (CDROM can be slimline). Thanks!

    If there isn't, can someone recommend a place to pick up a decent size laptop HDD for a good price. Something under $80.

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    I also didn't want to take the route of purchasing an additional laptop hard drive and whatnot...so eventually I decided that I am going to use 3.5" hard drive and whatnot in a custom case

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    custom... like you fab'd it yourself or what? also, did you stick with the ITX form factor? thanks

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    Hey, for any of you that are having the same issue, I found this case that appears to allow for all standard drives, isn't that much bigger than the Morex case I bought, it's cheaper, and looks like it would fit my opus:

    http://servercase.com/miva/miva?/Mer..._Code=Mini-ITX

    If any of you are in the same boat I am, hope this helps!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AutoInnovations
    Hey, for any of you that are having the same issue, I found this case that appears to allow for all standard drives, isn't that much bigger than the Morex case I bought, it's cheaper, and looks like it would fit my opus:

    http://servercase.com/miva/miva?/Mer..._Code=Mini-ITX

    If any of you are in the same boat I am, hope this helps!
    Have that case, it's pretty nice. It'll hold some flexatx boards too. You will want to swap out the fans though, it is loud.

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    thanks for that, any suggestions on fans? also, anyone else have any feedback on this case or others. Thanks

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    I'm building a case out of wood, plexi, and small riser pins... It's going to look pretty elegant. When I'm done, I'll post pics. But it will be small and allow everything that you'd want in the system without sacraficing looks, or anything.

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    Sounds interesting, let us know how that goes, post some pics!

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    If you are willing to give up on PCI, I may be able to offer an alternative, designed to fit Opus 150, 3.5" HD, Micro-ATX board, a few fans and be very small at it.

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