micro-atx are usually for budget builds, they almost always have ob gfx in addition to sound and nic, but have fewer features and pci slots, its not like atx is being phased out with micro, and smaller isnt always better
$40 rebate from Ultra, good case, mini-tower size, NOT anywhere near a server size, built with one of these and got a $29 rebate. For a decent case for FREE you really cant beat it, pretty solid also for dragging around to lans.jackdw said:John, two things:
1. Whats rebate?
2. It looks like a server
LOL, I know John has been trying to sell those free cases for a week nowRich-M said:JW I don't even need one but the shipping is free and so is the case, Hell I bought one anyway. Who doesn't need a free case.
LOL yeah that could be a problem, case=free, shipping $500JohnWill said:I just realized that he's in the UK, so I guess the rebate is a non-issue, and the shipping would kill him!
i think by old he means the style of the front, that design has been around for a while, chieftec comes to mind, as far as everthing else its pretty much standard atx case stuff, fan front and rear, the clear side one I had, had a 80mm side intake with air duct, worked great for Barton core XP cpu with 6800 GT so cant imagine it would have a hard time with cooling anythingJohnWill said:This case is not really heavy, and it has excellent airflow. I don't know how old the design is, but it works for me just fine. This case is steel, not aluminum, but not real heavy.
depends on the case, depends on your sheet metal cutting skills. I had a side panel cut out with a laser cutter, did a custom pattern in AutoCAD, had that translated in the CNC software that ran the laser cutter, came out beutiful, but is costly $100 plus the cost of the plexiglass and other hardware.jackdw said:Is it easy to add one of those clear windows to a case?