View Full Version : Can i make an AT case an ATX
02-18-02, 07:59 AM
Im after trying to mod an AT case which is my old mans favourite into an ATX case. Right i know for one the switch is wrong and the back plate. This case was made in 1990 ish and is a real jem of steal cases put it like this ive stood on it to reach books and im around 18stone!! its also a big midi tower taller than my globalwin 802. its been moded once from a 486 case to a pentium 1 case they cut of the back and screwed a new one on!. but it kept its inherant At switch can i buy an atx switch to put in it. so it will work! with an Atx board and pSU. Please help me save this relic, also im in the UK so if there are links to bits dirct me there :) or to my closet dealer :)....
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02-18-02, 08:14 AM
The switches are just screwed onto the inside of the case, behind the plastic fascia. All you gotta do is find a suitable ATX switch, get the plastic front off (without breaking the clips, not so easy) and stick it in.
I think the biggest problem will be the motherboard. The holes for mounting it might be in all the wrong places, and the plate for parallel ports and whatnot would have to shift.
Sounds like a lotta work to me, the biggest bodge job of all time. If you're handy with random scraps of metal it could probably work.
02-18-02, 08:40 AM
The rear plate for the ports would be a bit of work, but I think it could be done. I have an AT case that had a motherboard in it that could use either AT/ATX power supply. In order to try it with the ATX, I used the reset switch as the power switch, worked fine. Of course, I didn't have a reset switch anymore, so I just powered down when I had a problem.
02-18-02, 10:28 AM
My new system is built in a tall AT case.
I had to swap out the rear panel but that was it.
Maybe it was built to house either AT or ATX but it gave me no problems.
The Turbo button looks so cool, heh.
Then again my case has 14 bays and room for two power supplies so...
02-20-02, 12:48 AM
Damn jae87, you went to town.
I just made sure mine worked, you restored a classic car.
Its fun though aint it.
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