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 Post subject: ATX inside an AT case?
PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2004 9:40 am 
Smithfield
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Just browsed thru and didn't see anything like this, so:

I have an old AT case and I have everything Im need for a low budget low power ATX rig, including power supply.

Is it possible or even worth it to gut the AT, modify the back panel to accept an ATX and just bolt everything in?


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If the only modifications necessary are to make the PSU fit and replace the power button (AT is click ON/OFF, ATX is momentary) then it may be worth it, especially for an uber-low-budget rig.

However, I'm not sure how the mobo screw holes will line up...and that may be an issue that is too difficult to overcome.

If you need an extremely cheap ATX case, check out this LINK.


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Get the drill and dremel out and try it. For the power switch, what I did once was solder the leads to the button of an old CD rom drive so that it looked normal :D


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 08, 2004 9:06 am 
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Thanks for the link Zootech, I'll hang on to that one.

It isn't a question of cheapness, really. I just hate to see these cases lying around.

Think I'll tackle it sometime this winter. If and when, I'll photodoc it and post if anybody else is interested.


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