Check out a Cooler Master Elite 360.
While this is a bit deeper than what you're looking for, its definetly thin and one of the smallest ATX cases I've come across that's decently cheap.
Now I know about existence of this good inexpensive ATX case that has several 5.25” external bays, low footprint, - it's perfect for accommodating additional I/O ports and devices for future upgrades. The depth is right. The look is OK.
Chrispy has a good point, IMO if you're going to spend much over $60 and headaches on a specialty small ATX case, you might be better off just getting a new mATX mobo. Obviously my HTPC is too old to justify this approach.
The motherboards I like and prefer, - usually either an ATX, or mATX that have one of the PCI-Ex16(x8) slots positioned as the last one close to the edge of the mobo. That's why at least 5 slots in my case are needed for a wide PCI-E card. Some mATX cases cube-shaped come with 5 slots, - inwin. - but I need an ATX desktop
case (ATX pretending to be a microATX case.) ))
A little late, and pretty expensive ($140 at NCIX), but the new Fractal Design Node 605
might fit the bill.
Thank you for the introducing me a new HTPC case I didn't know about.
Now I also consider buying the Fractal Design Node 605 case. despite its design is not as attractive
as the chinese JONSBO G2 HTPC. }})
(For its price the Node 605 case does NOT have a display, no remote control, no Master Sound Volume knob, no built-in IR receiver, no external SATA signal+power connectors, no additional 5.25" or 3.5" external drive bays for possible connector upgrades.)
But the main advantage of the Fractal Design case, - the depth (13.74”) is in match with the rest of my A/V boxes and my shelves:
And the Fractal Design case is available in Canada.
Thank you very much all of you for helping me.
P.S.: Funny enough, - we can find on the Internet that some guy cut off a new nMediaPC 2000B ATX HTPC case in order to make it shorter: http://www.maximumpc.com/forums/viewtop ... 7&t=109474
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