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    MicroATX Silent Chassis - 2XPCI Needed

    I've had my first toe dipped into the mini/micro ATX arena.

    I've just bought an AOpen i915GMM-MFS Micro ATX board, which seems to be just the mustard.

    I foolishly bought this excellent case eve HTPC

    http://www.kustompcs.co.uk/acatalog/info_99883.html

    its a fine case, however there is no reiser cards with it to make the 2 PCI cars I want to use fit properly.

    So, I'm looking at case options.....and advice

    I want something that will fit this board.
    1 X cdrom drive
    1 x spare 5.25 bay.
    2 x internal floppy bays (to hold 2 sata drives) I would accept 1 drive bay if the case was a bit special
    Micro ATX PSU support
    good cooling and as close to silent as possible.

    It must be able to take 2 PCI cards stood verticly next to each other in typical standard ATX position.

    I've seen this so far,

    http://www.kustompcs.co.uk/acatalog/info_1449.html

    which seems to fit the bill quite nicley (not sure how loud this will actually be.)

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    Last edited by ikonia; 28-01-2006 at 05:08 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ikonia

    I foolishly bought this excellent case eve HTPC

    http://www.kustompcs.co.uk/acatalog/info_99883.html

    its a fine case, however there is no reiser cards with it to make the 2 PCI cars I want to use fit properly.
    slightly confused as the description says " Two full size PCI cards are supported"
    have you spoken to Kustom about it?

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    yes. kustom have of course been excellent and are going out of their way to be helpful.

    The unusual riser card does not come as part of the case (apprantly they have been aseked this question before), so I have to admit to being a little dissapointed that this riser card is very rare and unusual - and is required for the case to function, yet its not included as part of the cases components, nor does it seem an easy item to find, with this in mind I would have expected some sort of warning or comment about it on the page advertising the case.

    Kustom are going out of their way to help me find the component, but as it stands, I have a case that is unusable
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    you can always try a regular dual riser and two flexible extendors and some botching, not a very nice solution, but would work.
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    that case has space to fit 4 add on cards depending on your mATX mobo,

    not the best pic but you see what i mean, currently after buying one my self but waiting for the sg01 evolution a revised version of the chassis

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    thanks for the picture, puts things clear in my mind
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