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My friend has a IBM 818321U and wants to get a case. Its one of those compact things so I tried to find his motherboard's form factor but Everest Trail Edition did not help any for some reason... (The whole section about the motherboard was wiped...) The model is above, does anyone if it is an upgradeable case or not? ^^
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Hi there

According to IBM, the system is microATX form factor. However, from what I can tell, it has a riser card for the PCI slots which means the chances of finding a standard case that will fit are virtually zero.
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Hi there

According to IBM, the system is microATX form factor. However, from what I can tell, it has a riser card for the PCI slots which means the chances of finding a standard case that will fit are virtually zero.



Please explain what a riser card is? :tazz:
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A riser card is a printed circuit board that plugs into the motherboard. It will have the PCI slots mounted on it. As a result, any PCI cards will be mounted in the same direction as the motherboard, as opposed to being at a right angle to it
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