View Full Version : ATX desktop chassis?
13-09-2005, 01:16 PM
Looking for a shop where I can buy a desktop chassis for my full ATX m/b.
13-09-2005, 01:26 PM
If you are looking for a shop then maybe see if PC Game World has a shop near you. Thye are not the cheapest but they have a good selection. IF you can rather buy from the distributor. If you have a friend who maybe has an account with rectron or corex that would work well.
13-09-2005, 01:46 PM
I'm looking for a chassis which look like an old 286 casings. (not the size but you get the idea).
Looked at Sahara and Rectron, and they only had towers.
I found one or two desktop chassis at computersonly and sybaritic.
It's very hard to find those chassis...
13-09-2005, 03:27 PM
Do you mean the case's that lay on thier sides
Think this is the only place you will get one at a reasonable price http://www.frontier-electronics.co.za/
priced one at R1999-00 http://www.nakedit.co.za/Computer/default.asp?GLeft=Computer&GCode=CS&GDesc=PC%20CASE
why not get a cheap tower and mod it ?
13-09-2005, 07:58 PM
thanks a bunch!
i want a slim desktop chassis underneath my lcd screen. :D
13-09-2005, 09:09 PM
i think those are called btx
13-09-2005, 09:42 PM
btx is a different kettle of fish, and doesnt necessarily mean a case will be a desktop style vs a traditional tower (btx and atx come in both format)
Balanced Technology eXtended is a lot more than a case...it is a different motherboard design, case, power supply and thermal module combination. Sure, you cant stuff and atx board in a btx case, not can you stuff a btx mb in an atx case, but btx is not a case as such, it is a specification, the same as atx is/was.
Just coz the case is on it's side doesnt make it atx or btx, it makes it a case.
If you come across a btx motherboard, it will be easily recognisable because it looks backwards...the cpu socket is centrally located and the pci/pci-e slots are on the "wrong" side.