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Azriel 3rd July, 2008 08:40 PM

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

danrok 8th July, 2008 11:04 PM

I've uploaded this file to AOA, can be found here:
Intel Desktop Board - Technical Product Specification

Azriel 9th July, 2008 03:41 AM

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.

robbie 10th July, 2008 03:07 AM

I usually just use the mobo and a pencil. :)
But I like your way better!! :)

booman 23rd July, 2008 06:47 PM

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...

Azriel 24th July, 2008 12:47 AM

Use a dial caliper and scribe them. Set it to a size, and drag the tips. easy.

booman 24th July, 2008 03:11 PM

I wouldn't say "easy" but I get it. Guess I'll need to pick up some calipers one of these days.

By the way...
Who is still left in the contest since Cliff and PorPorMe are out?

Azriel 24th July, 2008 04:49 PM

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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