Help me downsize my PC System

    I have a full sized pc tower, and need the space it is taking up, along with the desk and everything.

    Any suggestions on a smaller case which will take an ATX mobo.
    want to keep.

    Current system comprises:
    2GB DDR2 ram
    Intel core 2 dup E6600 cpu
    AGP NVIDIA graphics card - 256 MB and VIVO - needed as use for capturing video cam video's
    DVD writer
    2 SATA Drives
    2 IDE Drives
    a few pci cards - inc pci wifi and firewire card
    Motherboard is an ASROCK DUAL 775 VSTA - onboard 7.1 audio
    PSU is a good 600 watt jobbie as before it was too low and couldn't handle all the drives etc

    Basically I want to rebuild all these into a smaller system, and be able to edit and capture video via the AGP and firewire.

    Any suggestions ?

    I don't really want a laptop as all this hardware - which is still fairly capable will go to waste.

    Oh , I am running win Xp SP3, But will be upgrading to Win 7 soon [i hope]

    Want to spend money on a case and reuse as much of the stuff as poss

    Would like maybe a shuttle style system, to put next to TV in bedroom, and use on that. So HDMI or VGA port needed.
    I know I will prob need to get a PCI graphics card but which one?

    Thanks for any suggestions.



    I just stuck my tower PC behind my TV in living room can barely see it will subscribe though as may want to downsize too.

    Original Poster

    any input here guys? [and girls]

    I think you'll struggle to get a small form case for a ATX motherboard as they are large in the first place, you can get smaller cases that take mATX boards if you want to replace that.

    Original Poster

    ive had some people recommend a lian pc a05nb case.
    looks pretty good too. and it will take a full sized atx as well.
    might go down that road

    Original Poster

    i got the coolermaster elite 360 - its been a job getting it all in tho.
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