My pc is in a tower case, but want something smaller that can fit on motorbike. I have an old shuttle case (athlon xp1700) that looked about the right size for:
I5 ivy bridge and standard cooler.
800w atx power supply
VTX HD7870 graphics
Power supply fits in great. Drilled a couple holes to mount it above mb. MB fits great, its smaller than the shuttle board. Shuttle board does not have ATX mounting holes, so I made new ones. Case has two expansion slots so I thought graphics would fit - next time I will test mb and graphics for fit at the same time! I tried anyway, Moved mb over 3.5mm to the left = new holes, again. I cut out the expansion slot brackets and will fabricate new ones. However it still wont fit, about 5mm out - gfx card back plate and plastic shroud over cooler.
Id say its a great idea if you dont have dual graphics, or have one of the more recent shuttle cases that are designed to fit a mini-itx board. I think I will buy a Cooler Master Elite 120 as it has tool-less HDD bays, any other suggestions?