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Old 23rd October, 2001, 03:45 AM
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remeber when..

remember a while ago there was a article about moding a AT case to ATX?

Anyone know what the adress of that article was?

Does anyone know what the difference between a AT and ATX case is?

I either buy a $160NZ ATX tower case, or $20AT tower case

(full tower)


Any ideas anyone???
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Old 23rd October, 2001, 04:34 AM
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1. At case's are hard to mod-
2. You have to buy a new powersupply and switch-
3. www.procooling.com
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Old 23rd October, 2001, 05:48 AM
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i cant find any articles even refering to it at procool.com
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Old 23rd October, 2001, 06:38 AM
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The only real difference in AT and ATX cases is the power switch. AT PS's require a "spade switch." ATX PS's need a "momentary on" switch. AT PS's are pre-wired to the spade switch.

If you remove an AT PS from the case it came with, it's usually a good idea to take the spade switch that came with it out of its mounting, right along with the wiring from the PS, and the power supply itself. There is no universal design for the darn things and frankly, mounting one that came with pos AT case "A" into pos crud AT case "B" is APITA. You can simply leave case "A's" switch where it was, and connect the lugs that should slip off of said case's spade switch with the new spade switch of pos AT case "B." If they'll fit. And the color code nor placement of the switch's lugs are not universal, either.

And I must ask, what modern PC's worth of gear are you planning on running with that mondo powerful 250W (Max!) AT PS, anyway?

Seriously, there's a reason for the price disparity between the AT and ATX cases you mention. AT is dead, dead, DEAD!
As a rule, AT cases are made like the scat of hyena's that haven't been eating well. They suck.

Do yourself a favor, buy the ATX case. ATX PS's are easily interchangeable. As long as they fit. And they all do, excluding $500 dual instant switch on the fly double-decker redundant PS's.

If you "save a bundle" by buying the cheap AT case, you'll kick the thing down the stairs in two months, anyway. Been there!
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Old 23rd October, 2001, 06:58 AM
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If you "save a bundle" by buying the cheap AT case, you'll kick the thing down the stairs in two months, anyway. Been there!
Ditto! I used to buy cheap cases too. There not worth the money. Buy something good like an Antec, and Enlight, an Addtronics, a Supermicro, Inwin, something like that. It may cost you more up front. But you will save yourself money in the long run. You will probably not need to buy another case for a long long time. If you go with a cheap case, you wish you hadn't almost imediately!
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Old 23rd October, 2001, 09:10 PM
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I have no idea what ATX cases are available in New Zealand. It's likely that many of them are one's we've never heard of in the US.

You might have a gander at www.overclockers.com.au . It's a great site and chances are good that what's available in Australia is available in New Zealand as well. Have a look at the Forums while you're there. This is probably well known in your part of the world, sorry if it's a useless suggestion!

I have an Enlight 7237. It's a decent, yet not great case. Too many rivets, not enough spot welds! This case is unsuitable for a K7 and relations system. Unless you cut holes in it and mount extra fans in them with abandon.
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Srry ment http://www.moddingzone.com/articles/at-to-atx/
Here u go.

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I have modified a AT server case to ATX without any problems. Yes I had to replace the powersupply and backport plate. The switch itself wasnt a problem because it had a single momentary switch to act as a reset . I just hooked it up to act as power switch.
I paid 12 dollars for the case and another 13 dollars for shipping. For me it was well worth the effort to modify it to ATX



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I've modded quite a few AT to ATX's, and would have to say it's really not worth it.
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I got the hook up.

$75NZ for a full tower ATX case (no PSU

Thats around $30US

im happy

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There's no need to delete the topic. Perhaps others were wondering about AT cases. Then they could look here rather than post again.
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ok, sorry
No, nothing to be sorry for. Just saying my opinion.
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No, nothing to be sorry for. Just saying my opinion.
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