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Mini Tower that can take an ATX?

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June 27, 2013 12:51:16 PM

Hi guy's

Just needed some suggestions, basically I am prepping for my next upgrade and I want to get an Asus mobo in particular one that has the Flash back feature so I can buy the latest and best CPU without having to buy a cheap crap one just to flash the Bios

I have a Mini tower and really do not want to have to get a big Midi because it's going to look odd in my bedroom as it's too long for my TV stand etc.

My Mini fits just right but the Flash back feature for AM3+ usually comes in full ATX, they don't have one for a Micro ATX board yet in AM3+

Ideally I want .....

Mini Tower

Fits a high end GPU (negotiable)

Fits an ATX or uATX

Any help would be most appreciated, just to note I've already reviewed the CoolerMaster 361

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June 27, 2013 1:04:26 PM

Please provide the current dimensions of your case, or model.
June 27, 2013 3:13:15 PM

Eximo said:
Please provide the current dimensions of your case, or model.

I have this case however it's been totally converted with regards to the components as you can see from my sig.
Not sure what my current case has to do with it though? my GPU is 8.5 inches ideally I want a tower that can fit up to 11 inches if possible.

Height: 36.8 cm (14.4 inches)
Width: 16.5 cm (6.4 inches)
Depth: 38.9 cm (15.3 inches)

I've been searching for ages and it's doing my nut, if my Towers height was just two inches higher it'd be perfect so it could fit the ATX form factor.

I should add the Depth should ideally be 16inches or less which is exactly the reason I need a Mini and not a Midi tower, it's too long.


Quite frankly if Asus just made a damn uATX AM3+ with the Flash back feature that would have solved ALL my issues.
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June 27, 2013 4:12:21 PM

I did find a few with some interesting configurations. Powersupply up front and a few other stranger cases. Any that meet your requirements are just too long though, by about 3 or 4 inches.

June 27, 2013 4:27:51 PM

I know I had the same deal, my max in length (depth) would be 17 inches.
June 27, 2013 5:35:51 PM

I've found this one .....

W/H/D 7.1 x 16.2 x 14.6 inch

It's like my case but taller which is ideal, the only draw back is that it only takes a GPU up to 9.8 inches long but that may not be such a problem.

I just have to decide now whether to stick with my tower and find an AM3+ board new enough that it has Bios update to support the CPU I want or go for this Tower.

Thanks any way.