what is the smallest case i can fit this mobo in?

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  1. dorkultra

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    Looks like pretty much any run of the mill uATX board.

    Why not just look up the manufacturer and find out for sure?
     
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    i don't know the manufacturer, usually it's printed on the board, but mysteriously this one doesn't have it

    the seller didn't know either
     
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    mATX motherboards are a maximum of 9.6" to a side. Your motherboard is that size. There's your answer.
     
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    so i could fit this into a microatx case? that would be totally rad.

    my plan is to have something portable that i can plug ide drives into to do ghosting, backups, etc. i end up needing a full computer to do that most of the time, a macbook + external harddrive case just isn't cutting it
     
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    Damn, if only that case could hold more hard drives. Not bad at 3 though.
     
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    Sounds like kind of a nifty project. Try this on for size:

    Case:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811144162


    External 5.25" Firewire enclosure:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817145654

    3.5" IDE HDD cage to put inside the Firewire enclosure:
    http://www.cdw.com/shop/search/resu...0+CRU-DataPort&platform=all&idesc=1&x=28&y=10


    Now for the explanation about the Firewire box:
    IDE isn't hot-swappable; you would have to power down the entire machine to swap an IDE drive. But, since Firewire is designed to let you unplug drives without TOO much danger to the data therein, you can use the Firewire enclosure as a way to shut off the IDE drive and swap it out without having to shut down the rest of the machine. I built a gadget like this at work for the exact same purpose as what you have in mind, and it works marvelously.

    Also, if you have several workstations you manage and you want to be able to ghost their hard drives with minimal effort, these lockable slide-out HDD trays are fantastic for using as removable boot drives. Someone has a computer go dead on them? Turn it off, unlock the cage, slide out the HDD tray, ghost it, and put it back.
     
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