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    Shopping for a Case

    Hi All,
    I`m in the build process and i`m lookin for a case.
    I have a Micro ATX board. I`m lookin for something i can fit fulll height PCi Cards in, or are half heights easy to get hold of now?
    The case i like atm is this one;

    http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=52035
    Thanks for thew help in Advance

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackbravo
    Hi All,
    I`m in the build process and i`m lookin for a case.
    I have a Micro ATX board. I`m lookin for something i can fit fulll height PCi Cards in, or are half heights easy to get hold of now?
    The case i like atm is this one;

    http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=52035
    Thanks for thew help in Advance
    That looks good. Really, the case is a personal decision. As long as it meets your needs, it's fine.
    As far as half-heigh PCI cards, it depends on what PCI devices you want to use.
    Half-height NICs are and modems are common. Anything else, I wouldn't know. I wouldn't expect to see a TV Tuner or capture card as half-height, although I could be wholly surprised.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    Thank u,
    the only bit i`m gonna need is maybe a better sound card, Because i dont how good onboard will be in my car,
    And Maybe a Graphics Card, same again onboards never really that good,

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    performance & video requirements of a carpc are somewhat muted.
    :: You won't be running 5+ CPU.Intensive apps and 20+ other services while you're driving.
    :: You won't be staring at the screen for long periods
    :: You won't be running at 1280x1024 resolution.

    You may find the onboard stuff is perfectly fine for in-car use.
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    Cheers for theat but i was hoping to be able to put some games on the comp for friends to play, nothing strenuios on the system just something elso to do on long journeys.
    Thanks again

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    again, a high end graphics card wont be mission critical. i know this for a fact. ive been running with an onboard intel card here and its run the games i play just fine. and on a small 7" or 8" screen, you arent going to notice those tiny details a high end graphics card will give you.

    not only that, but if you plan on powering with a dc-dc supply, a high end card will be a major power hog and wont work with a dc-dc most likely.
    Your everyday carpc geek and tech guru at your service. *bow*

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    From their website:
    http://www.antec.com/us/productDetai...?ProdID=15100#

    It appears that the Minuet only takes half-height PCI. Anything useful you'd want to stick in (SB Audigy 2, graphics, etc) will probably be full-height. I don't understand the value of half-height really.

    Anyways, after a long time I'm finally buying stuff for my micro-atx system too and I think I found some good cases here:
    http://www.directron.com/cases---cas...atx-cases.html

    My favorite looking one is from Athenatech:
    http://www.athenatech.us/a100.htm

    It has a micro-ATX power supply though, so I probably won't go with it as ATX supplies are more developed as a product (efficient, etc).

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    Cheers for that, half height has been a worry for me from the start,
    Looks like u`ve found a smart case there m8,
    Oh well my search continues teh way its goin i`m gonna build my own prob out of Carbon Fibre (just cos i can)
    Still Planning and Scavenging Parts ------Software-----and anything else i can lay my hands on!!! :)

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