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Hello,

I am looking for suggestions on trying to accomplish putting an EATX motherboard in a HTPC case. Specifically, it will most likely be a server motherboard, meaning that the back corner would need clearance for a heatsink. I am not mechanically challenged, but I do not have a ton of experience working with metal, although I do have access to full metal shop. I know that Silverstone makes a case that is supposed to support EATX, but it does not have clearance for a heatsink due to the corner of the board going under an 5" drive bay.

If I were to select a case for a standard ATX motherboard, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811235023 would be it. I guess my questions for the experienced case modders would be how does this case look for the project? Also, if anyone comes up with a suggestion of a difference HTPC case that has good ventilation, no cheap fold down plastic drive covers(prone to breaking), and would be easy to mod, that would be great. (cheaper would be a plus too!)
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PII x4 965 Gigabyte 790FXTA-UD5 Gigabyte 4850 512 4GB Corsair XMS3 1600 (2x2) 
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Win 7 Ultimate G15 (first revision) 
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