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    need a small computer case

    I am looking for the smallest ATX case that I can find. I'm talking no CD Drive or floppy drive. I'm building a hardware firewall (smoothwall) and I want the case to be small as possible. I will be using a 2.5" hard drive and a riser card to attach the second NIC card. I have a very small power supply to power the system. I may end up building a case from scratch, but I rather buy one. I thought about a rack mounted case because I have a server rack in my basement, but I don't care if its mountable. Cube cases are too big and so are mini cases I want to go smaller. Any Ideas, because I didn't find anything on the web?



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    Update: I have a Cisco 2500 router not being used. Thinking about ripping out the guts of that router and installing the motherboard in that then I can rack mount my firewall.
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    it'd be awesome, but using the 2500 case, i think you'd definitely have some clearance issues. Maybe a 3600 case...but then that might be wasteful...and expensive (unless it's already done for.)
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    This is the smallest I know of:
    http://www.via.com.tw/en/products/mainboards/

    If you're looking for something that fits inside an 19inch rack. There are loads of cases for that, varying from 1U to 4U.
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    I saw those 1U cases on eBay last night running for $49.00 with shipping. Those are really nice, I was considering picking one up for my server so I can finally rack mount that. But I don't know about the case for a firewall. check out this firewall (link below) see pictures at bottom of link.


    http://shopping.hacom.net/catalog/pr...sCsid=6b14412c
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    It's just a computer. Why would a case for a firewall be different?
    You only need to worry about getting one big enough to fit all your network cards in it.
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