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I have a Dell 5150 that I turned into a HTPC, but want to put it in a HTPC style component case. Unfortunately it is a BTX form factor motherboard. So I have been looking high and low for a BTX (not mBTX) HTPC case. Does anyone know of one available or one soon to be available?

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Since AFAIK Intel officially cancelled the BTX form factor a month ago or so I doubt there will be a lot of future releases of new HTPC BTX chassis the coming year. I'd suggest you grab what you can find asap beforte it's too late. AFAIK and IMHO of course!

I'm pretty sure I've seen a BTX HTPC chassi somewhere the last year but just can't recall where. Sorry. Search the usual suspects like Silverstone and so on :-)

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Try the Silverstone or Thermaltake sites. I think they have BTX cases, but finding a retailer that may have them in stock may be a hassle tho.

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Thanks for the replies. No luck on the BTX front. Plenty of ones for mBTX though.

I guess I can just buy a new motherboard. Any recommendations for a micro ATX Pentium D 820 motherboard with COAX out?
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Newegg has several btx cases and several take a full size btx board

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...srchInDesc=btx
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Newegg has several btx cases and several take a full size btx board

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...srchInDesc=btx

yes but he's looking for an HTPC style BTX chasis.



unfrotunetely not many(if any) of those around.

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One alternative is to do the case by yourself.
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Are Dell motherboards standard BTX? I always thought Dell motherboards were made special (non-standard mounting, etc) so that you couldnt rip them out and put them into a new case?
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