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#1 dobber1978


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Posted 12 February 2009 - 09:37 PM

So I had a computer and the MB died, I am replacing the MB and I don't know how to select which MB, a mATX or just ATX, or maybe something else.

My biggest concern is the MB that I buy won't align to screw holes, how do I know.


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Posted 12 February 2009 - 10:11 PM

The screw holes are governed by where the user places the standoffs (the slots into which the motherboard screws go).

The placement of the standoffs are changeable on every case that I have seen, since a case is normally designed to accommodate more than one type of board.

If you look up the specs for your old motherboard...it will indicate the form factor. If you look at the possible alignment for standoffs, you can see what possible form factors your case can accommodate.

Depending on the age, the board is likely to be micro-ATX these days, see http://www.webopedia.com/DidYouKnow/Hardwa...orm_factors.asp AND http://www.formfactors.org/formfactor.asp


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Posted 12 February 2009 - 10:18 PM

measure the size of the old motherboard, a standard atx board is typically around 12 inchs top to bottom, a micro atx board is around 9.6 inches top to bottom.



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