5.25 bay e-atx case reccomendations

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Hi All,

Can anyone point me in the direction of a cheap case that will take an e-atx motherboard and has a 5.25 bay.
I was looking at a fractal focus g and bitfenix neos but it seems that they wont fit an e-atx.

I dont want anything that is over the top, I mainly just a box with some airflow.

Thanks
 
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Probably better off in the market for something secondhand, given the pricing of full towers and how many cases still include 5.25 bays.

What's the 5.25 needed for? Nothing you can address externally?
 
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Hi All,

Can anyone point me in the direction of a cheap case that will take an e-atx motherboard and has a 5.25 bay.
I was looking at a fractal focus g and bitfenix neos but it seems that they wont fit an e-atx.

I dont want anything that is over the top, I mainly just a box with some airflow.

Thanks

this is an older style case. will take EATX and has 5.25". not so sure on airflow. Alot of cases are listed as ATX and will take EATX

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My basket at Overclockers UK:
Total: £66.05 (includes shipping: £11.10)​
 
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ok 2nd try this case its listed as ATX. but the board they are showing inside (maximus V extreme) is EATX , and this review says its EATX

Corsair Obsidian 450D review - Article (guru3d.com)

My basket at Overclockers UK:
Total: £90.49 (includes shipping: £10.50)

I think there's some misinformation on that case posted around and it doesn't help that Corsair don't state it explicitly in the tech specs, it's another mid-tower and ATX is going to be the largest you'll fit in, it sits between the 350D which is mATX and 750D which is a full tower (E-ATX).

https://www.anandtech.com/show/7891/corsair-obsidian-450d-case-review

Tricky finding a full tower "cheap", best deal i've seen is a Phanteks Enthoo Pro for £89.99 (£95.98 with delivery, plus another £5 if you want a window). Can't say where(ocuk competitor), you'll have to google.
 
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it only needs the little bit of extra clearance after the last ( 3rd) set of stand offs. i have fractal define R3 with a supermicro EATX fits fine and thats an ATX case..

but that photo of the corsair case has an EATX board fitted. could always take the gamble and return it. There is also the case that some people think they have an EATX board because it has the 3rd screw position. if the screw is at the edge of the board i believe it is still ATX.

this is interesting too, abit long though

"E-ATX" Is A Lie: How Motherboard Makers Ruined Form Factors - YouTube
 
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It hadn't occured to me the board in the picture might be E-ATX, good point (i hadn't noticed when looking at the images), covers the rubber grommets a bit but doesn't seem a bad fit.
 
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