In need of IMMEDIATE HELP, i already ordered! need to know if mobo will fit my case!!

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  1. csun

    csun New Member

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    i have a regular case, i cant explain it, but it is an older case. im assuming that mobo that is sitting in it right now is a regular ATX. i measured the mobo and it is roughly 11.5 by 8.5 inches or so.

    now, the one i ordered is this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...-_-Motherboards+-+Intel-_-GIGABYTE-_-13128049

    it says, uATX, im assuming it means micro ATX (which i verified off of the gigabyte website).

    how i can i find out if it will fit in my case?? are they interchangable???

    also, will the mATX mobo be compatible with a regular power supply (i ordered one too!)??
     
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    will be fine so long as the case has µATX mounting holes
     
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    what he said

    and unless your trying to reuse an old Dell PSU it will work too
     
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    oh thanks! how would i know if it does or not?

    i took apart the case and it seems that there are many holes in the back of the case (and 6 of them are occupied, holding the present mobo in place)..
     
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    it was a 350 watt psu, 4 years old. i think im going to change it, i bought a 430 watt silent one for 30 bux..
     
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    cheap PSUs make me nervous, they have been known to start fires in peoples computers :noes:

    its one of the places you really want to avoid buying the cheapest one just for the price :hsugh:
     
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    it is a basic system, nothing special in it. just need it to boot up, i think its a coolmaster 400 watt.
     
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    you know,... it would be SO easy if you could be specific.
    what brand/model is the case?
    "i have a regular ATX case, but it's old" won't do.

    here's a generic answer:
    ATX 1.0, no.
    ATX 1.1, maybe (because the holes required are optional).
    ATX 2.1 (or later), yes.
     
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    on the side of case near the power supply it says: "ATX 2.03 (P4)" - any thoughts, anyone?
     
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    that should have the holes.

    I made a mistake. should be...
    ATX 2.01 (or later), yes.
     
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    thank you! now i can breathe a sigh of relief.
     
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    They can't call it ATX if it doesn't fit all the requirements.

    Micro ATX uses the same mount points as ATX, it just uses fewer of them.
     
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    INCORRECT, again. µATX does have a different mounting point at the lower-right of the board
     
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    Micro ATX doesn't have ANY mounting point at the lower-right of the board. It's not long enough.
     
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    You can clearly see the lower-right mounting point on this board. (note that board is rotated 90 degrees clockwise, so in this picture, it's actually in the lower-left of your screen.

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    so i ordered a Gigabyte Micro ATX mobo, very similar to the one i posted in my original post. My case says "ATX 2.03 (P4)". Will it fit in my case???
     
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    I can very clearly see a hole at the bottom left, yes. But it's not grounded. AND, that's the only Micro-ATX motherboard I've ever seen with that hole. I even went on a bunch of shopping sites real quick before I posted earlier to make sure that I hadn't missed some obvious, widespread thing.

    That board has it. Almost none of them do. It's not standard.

    EDIT: In fact, that particular board also has a hole at the bottom-left (or in your rotated photo, the top-left) that is also not standard, and also not grounded.
     
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    Touche. I thought you were talking about the holes in the bottom two corners.
     

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