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Old 3rd July, 2008, 08:40 PM
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Tip for making a case from scratch

Intel gives the dimensions of the motherboard's mounting holes in their product specs. It's a tool I've used in the past. very helpful.

For example, if you wanted to recase a flex atx board, the dimensions of the holes are given on page 51 of this PDF maual.

This is the board I used in the PC Mac classic mod years ago, btw.

ftp://download.intel.com/support/mot...o/A0065301.pdf
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Old 8th July, 2008, 11:04 PM
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I've uploaded this file to AOA, can be found here:
Intel Desktop Board - Technical Product Specification
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Old 9th July, 2008, 03:41 AM
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As long as you search their database for dated MBs, they have the hole dimensions. You can find micro atx and atx in other manuals.
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I usually just use the mobo and a pencil.
But I like your way better!!
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Thats pretty cool. I've never noticed the hole measurements for motherboards in the manuals. I'll remember that, because I'm sure there will be a BTX mod in my future where I'll install it in an ATX case. Now trying to drill the holes in the exact spot is a different story...
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Use a dial caliper and scribe them. Set it to a size, and drag the tips. easy.
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I wouldn't say "easy" but I get it. Guess I'll need to pick up some calipers one of these days.

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Who is still left in the contest since Cliff and PorPorMe are out?
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Also, never try to put standoffs into wood. It doesn't work well. You are much better off with an intermediate layer of plastic. (eep, i have said too much)
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