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Any sub 15" tall ATX cases with 7 Expansion slots?

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magicmanred

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Looking to put a vintage Super Socket 7 computer build that I have under my desk. I have 14.75" height available to me.
I can't get away with a desktop case because I don't have much width available, but I can get away with a pretty wide standing tower.

Requirements:
• Beige color.
• At least two 5.25 drive bays.
• Two 3.5 drive bays.
• One internal 3.5 hard drive bay (two preferred).
• An intake fan mount (80mm or so) would be nice.
• And as far as I understand, an exhaust fan may not be possible because of the layout on such a small case since the PSU may take it's place.

Here is an example of a case that appears to have the kind of layout that I'd need. Although this one is a bit too tall.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-in-box-...I1qI1YPqnzbxBcctJdCb4%3D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc

Here is an example of one that is nearly the right height... but it doesn't have the drive bays I require.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/182042524053?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT

Here is one that is PERFECT. But item location requires insane shipping rate for me, and asking price on hardware on top of that is high for me to justify just using the case... (height on that case is 13.5 inches measured by ebay member confirmed).
http://www.ebay.com/itm/171491714082?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT

If anyone has any cases like the third link... I'l interested in purchasing. :thup:
 

Blaylock

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Magicmanred you're going to have some serious difficulties finding a new case with these specs. The beige color alone screams '90's. Not that there is anything wrong with it but you're best bet is to search the used sales like craigslist or eBay like you have. Something to keep in mind while doing this is the different form factors that were available then as apposed to now.

I honestly think your best bet is to buy an old S7 complete build and gut it for your components.

A quick search:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/AT-ATX-Computer-Case-For-386-486-586-Socket-7-PC-with-PSU-Floppy-drive-1-44-/171983949593?hash=item280b0acf19:g:ETEAAOSwAYtWM5Cv
 
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magicmanred

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Yeah... it's quite a tall order.

I've seen the one you linked too, problem with that one is that it's an AT form factor.
My motherboard is an ATX. So in order to get the short height that I require, the PSU would have to be located like in the third link that I mentioned in the original post.

Sucks that that listing isn't in the US, I'd consider buying the whole thing and gutting it like you said, but the shipping is insane... $75 USD just to get it to me, and his asking price on the hardware is a bit much. Otherwise that case is perfect.
 
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magicmanred

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That's a nice case, but not ideal for a vintage SS7 build.
Not to mention it only has one 3.5" external drive bay. :(
 

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Yeah definitely. Your best bet is gonna be to look for an old dell or Compaq case from the tail end of the AT Era when ATX was just taking off. The reason I suggest Dell/Compaq is because they were pushing small form factor still and Dells are known for proprietary PSUs. That's good and bad as you'll be stuck with looking for a replacement if/when it goes bad.