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post #1 of 16
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Is there a case that is similar to the mac mini? I was looking at the Silverstone SUGO. I was just using the mac mini as a reference, but I am looking for a very small microatx case. I dont want to go to a all in one pc but I need a very small one. Suggestions welcome.
Oh, and getting a Mac is not an option so dont even suggest it.
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post #2 of 16
The only thing remotely similar to a mac mini that fits microatx is the Antec Aria afaik.
post #3 of 16
This maybe? I'll keep looking.
post #4 of 16
Not sure you're gonna be able to fit some decent hardware in a Mac Mini sized case. Most macs use laptop hardware, which is why they can cram so much stuff in a Mac Mini. Size-wise, I don't think any PC counterparts are comparable. What is this for, if you don't mind?
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For those of you who are curious, this is for a build that is going in a common area in teh house and will basically be used for browsing internet and such. It will have a mATX mobo with onboard video and probably a E2xxx chip just becasue. I will probably run a flavor of linux off a usb stick. I would make my own case but it needs to be visually appealing and im not very artistic.

As far as hardware: mATX mobo, standard RAM, flash stick. thats it.
Edited by mortimersnerd - 6/30/08 at 9:07pm
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post #6 of 16
Intel Atom to the rescue!

http://www.mini-box.com/M300-Enclosu...=8&category=87
http://www.mini-box.com/Intel-D945GC...4Pa38Ta38Lbxb0

Replace enclosure with any SFF case you like, and bingo, internet terminal running linux for under 200$.
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post #7 of 16
I kind of like this one:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811116024
Never heard of Enlight though, pretty solid build quality from the looks of it

One from Antec:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811129034

SilverStone:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811163051
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post #8 of 16
This maybe?
post #9 of 16
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Originally Posted by max302 View Post
Intel Atom to the rescue!

http://www.mini-box.com/M300-Enclosu...=8&category=87
http://www.mini-box.com/Intel-D945GC...4Pa38Ta38Lbxb0

Replace enclosure with any SFF case you like, and bingo, internet terminal running linux for under 200$.
Uhhh, the only way I would ever recommend someone to get an Intel Atom would be if they were running the OS equivalent of Windows Mobile, and never planning on watching a movie at or above 320x240 EVER AGAIN.


Now, I think I may have gone a bit overboard, But heres a Complete Micro-ITX Mac Mini clone build for you:

Case: Apex MI-100 w/ replaceable 250w mATX Power Supply - $56
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811154084

Motherboard: Jetway JNC62 Micro-ITX motherboard, Socket AM2+ w/ Nvidia 8200 onboard Graphics - $160
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813153114

Processor: AMD Athlon 4850e 2.5ghz 45W TDP - $87
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103255

Memory: Wintec AMPX 2gb stick of DDR2-800 5-5-5-15 w/ Heatspreaders - $39
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820161182

Total: $342 before shipping and CD-Drive/Hard-Drive/Operating system

Final System Specs: 2.5ghz AMD dual core processor, 2gb DDR2-800, Nvidia Geforce 8200.
The perfect tiny little HTPC, and for hundreds less than a Mac Mini
Edited by HugeDink - 6/30/08 at 9:31pm
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Corsair TX 650W Enermax Chakra w/ 250mm Side Panel Fan 
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Von Strauss
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Athlon 5000x2 BE @ 3.2 ASUS M2R-32 MVP Sapphire HD4850 700/1100 2x1gb G.Skill HZs 
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250gb WD IDE lol LG DVD-RAM w/ Lightscribe Vista Ultimate 32-bit Sceptre, 1280x1024, 5ms 
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Corsair TX 650W Enermax Chakra w/ 250mm Side Panel Fan 
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post #10 of 16
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Is there any board that supports intel chips but simialr to the one HugeDink recommended?
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