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    Will motherboard fit in my case?

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    by ngen255 ·

    Hello, recently I’ve been thinking of upgrading my system. When looking at various motherboards, however, I noticed that the USB ports are below the parallel port, whereas in my current setup the USB ports are above the parallel port. I’m just wondering if the motherboard will fit in my case? Both are ATX form. The motherboard is 305mm x 190mm, and my case is a mini-ATX, if it matters.

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    • #2672056

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      by wcp ·

      In reply to Will motherboard fit in my case?

      If an IO Port Panel is not standard, the motherboard (MB) you are interested in should come with it.
      Ask a sales person to open the MB box to make sure it?s in there before you buy it.
      Your observation of the MB size indicates you may need a med tower case.
      A typical new MB (AMD XP+ or P4) requires at least 300W. Also some MB has a 4 pin plug for CPU. If your power supply does not have a connector for the plug, you might as well buy a new case.

      • #2671535

        Reply To: Will motherboard fit in my case?

        by ngen255 ·

        In reply to Reply To: Will motherboard fit in my case?

        um…i’m not LOOKING for a usb port, but the motherboard that i am looking at has the USB ports BELOW the parallel port…whereas my current motherboard/case has the USB ports ABOVE the parallel port…just wondering if this means that the new MB won’t fit in my current case? I have 500w power supply, btw…oh yea, and I made an error…my case is an ATX mid tower case…see link: http://www.amamax.com/pomaspdagrfr.html

    • #2671531

      Reply To: Will motherboard fit in my case?

      by wcp ·

      In reply to Will motherboard fit in my case?

      Maybe I misunderstood your question.
      IO Port Panel is about 2?x6? cover that has holes for KB, Mouse, USB Port, COM Port(s), Parallel Port, and USB Ports.
      There is standard configuration that comes with a case and most of the motherboard (MB) fit to it.
      If the MB configuration is non-standard, the MB comes with the panel. My previous answer was for you to make sure the MB comes with THAT panel.

      • #2671530

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        by wcp ·

        In reply to Reply To: Will motherboard fit in my case?

        If the MB includes the panel, all you have to do is to take your current panel out and replace it with your new one.

      • #2671529

        Reply To: Will motherboard fit in my case?

        by ngen255 ·

        In reply to Reply To: Will motherboard fit in my case?

        oooohh…so the panel it comes with is for the case? I can email the company and ask them to be sure

    • #2672556

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      by boli ·

      In reply to Will motherboard fit in my case?

      Do not worrie about the back plate all new motherboards come with a backplate, and there all the same size for the case.
      Make sure there is sufficeint space in ur case for the board. A comman thing for old cases and new boards is that the CD drives might hit the board!

    • #2672404

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      by csmith ·

      In reply to Will motherboard fit in my case?

      All miniATX board fit in all MiniATX cases.
      It does not matter where the USB ports are.
      Boli is right. Cooling is the critical question in modern PCs.
      Regards, Chris

    • #2672300

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      by wlbowers ·

      In reply to Will motherboard fit in my case?

      Here is your answer.

      If the motherboard is not designed for a miniATX case it is not gonna fit.

      Those are small boards.

      Unless you have a love affair with that case buy a new one. Most new boards require a 300 watt or better supply.

      Lee

      Lee

    • #3370421

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      by ngen255 ·

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