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Supercalifragilistic

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The current motherboard I have at the moment is "24.4 cm x 19.8 cm" and the one I'm looking at says "Form Factor Micro ATX form factor; 24.4cm x 22.5cm"

Will the new one fit in the same case as my current one?
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Well look inside does it look like there is extra space? unfortunately I can't see your computer nor do I know what computer you have...
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There's like 2mm at the bottom of free space, but like 2 or 3cm at the top. And about 4cm to the right (this is looking in the PC from the side. I'll do a quick image
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Is that a picture of the new board or your board? how many white slots does your current board have? sounds like your old one may be a Flex-atx not a micro-atx.. in that case no a micro will not fit.... it's also possible that the board you have is proprietary ( Specifically designed for that case, which means in all likelyhood would have to be replaced with an exact duplicate only.)
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Thanks for the reply.

That's a picture of the old motherboard. And I don't think it was built specifically for the case, because the original mobo died, and it was replace at a shop with that one (P4i65G). How can I check the ATX type?
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As long as you can get it in the case comfortably and the back plane and PCI slots match it will work OK. BUT, it's very important that the mounting standoffs don't short out the circuit board at any point. They may be movable. If one is going to short the board at any point you can cover it with regular tape, electrical tape is too soft, or some kind of harder plastic, like a plastic nail cut off.
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Hi, what do you mean by mounting standoffs? There's some foam things between the bottom of the motherboard and the side of the PC case that it sits on... Also, the back panel and PCI slots not fitting is what I'm worried about, as I'm going to order it online.
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this might help some...

http://en.kioskea.ne...carte-mere.php3



--edit---

looks like yours is an odd-ball as it's between a micro and a flex....

Edited by shard92, 24 April 2008 - 09:18 AM.

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If your new motherboard is also Micro-ATX, it should fit the casing nicely..
If your new motherboard is ATX or BTX, then it would not fit with your current casing..
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SHould this be okay?

http://www.aria.co.u...productId=30496

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SHould this be okay?

http://www.aria.co.u...productId=30496

Thanks


I'm afraid that would not fit into your current casing.. That's motherboard is ATX form.. :)
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So I need Micro ATX?
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So I need Micro ATX?


If you insist to use your current casing, and from your diagram.. Yes, you will need a Micro-ATX form factor motherboard..

Then again, I believe you have study your combination of compatible hardware for your new setup :)
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Well, I have:

ASRock P4i65G
Celeron D 2.8Ghz
2 x 512MB DDR PC3200 RAM
80GB Seagate 7200RPM HDD
NEC 3500AG

But I'm getting

(AM2 motherboard, with PCI-E 16x and DDR2 - don't know which one to get yet!)
AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 4600+ 2.40GHz (Retail AM2) (or similar)
2 x 1GB DDR2 PC6400 RAM
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