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neilhart's Prodigy "The White One" - mATX in an ITX case

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Very nice work!

Inspired to do the same.

How did you remove the original motherboard standoffs?
 

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Very nice work!

Inspired to do the same.

How did you remove the original motherboard standoffs?

As I recall I took channel lock pliers and rocked them back and forth until they came loose. This left a raised un-flat area which I encourage to lay flat with a large hammer and the part backed up by an thick iron plate.

neil
 

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Great mod there Neil, really nice work :)

Could you do a couple of us a small favour and take a measurement of the PSU enclosure from the back of the case to the cable openings at the opposite side please, so we have an idea of the maximum depth of PSU that can be used.

There is a little discussion over this right now and the reviews suggest there is limited space, particularly for a fully modular supply.

Thanks in advance.

:)
 

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Great mod there Neil, really nice work :)

Could you do a couple of us a small favour and take a measurement of the PSU enclosure from the back of the case to the cable openings at the opposite side please, so we have an idea of the maximum depth of PSU that can be used.

There is a little discussion over this right now and the reviews suggest there is limited space, particularly for a fully modular supply.

Thanks in advance.

:)

There is 7 inches from the from the inside rear wall to the inside of the front wall of the motherboard mounting platform.

I used the SILVERSTONE Strider Plus ST50F-P 500W ATX 12V v2.3 & EPS 12V 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply sourced from Newegg. This one is 5.91" wide, 3.39" tall and 5.51" deep (front to back). And there is reason to be concerned as many of today's PSUs are oversized and would be an assembly challenge. Even with the one that I used, I have to have the PSU half out of the chassis to address the modular connectors.

neil
 
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Hi! Neil
I love this quote!!!

"Anyway it is what it is and after hacking G4 Cubes, Power Mac and Mac Pro chassis, I really don't have a problem in concept to redoing someones design to suit my purpose."

Now after building a G3 and two G5 and killing 3 regular cases for the parts in the proses, going back and redoing an intel case is a no brainier.
The only problem is working with the thin sheet metal. The quality of the G5 case is such joy to work with.
Really enjoyed your thread Bruce
 
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Hi Neil,

u did realy a great Job. You Inspired me . Can U tell me if the z77ma-g45 ist 24,5cm x 24,5cm or 22,4 x 22,4 cm great? I watched on the MSI site and the manual from the board says diffrent then the website specs.

I´m thinking of doing the same mod with an ASUS GENE V . But i want first know which size your board is ?

Thanks for Your answer.

( Sorry for bad english )
 

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Hi Neil,

u did realy a great Job. You Inspired me . Can U tell me if the z77ma-g45 ist 24,5cm x 24,5cm or 22,4 x 22,4 cm great? I watched on the MSI site and the manual from the board says diffrent then the website specs.

I´m thinking of doing the same mod with an ASUS GENE V . But i want first know which size your board is ?

Thanks for Your answer.

( Sorry for bad english )

Well the board is 9 5/8 inches square or 244 x 244 mm. And my alternate motherboard that is as good (if not better) is the ASUS P8Z77-M Pro which also just fits into this chassis modified as shown.

neil
 
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