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#1 ICE334


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Posted 13 November 2011 - 11:16 AM

Whats up guys,new comer to the forums, looking forward to learning a lot here..ok, I've two questions:

1) Can any motherboard fit in any computer case? I have a dell optiplex 170L motherboard,and was wondering if it will fit inside of a dell optiplex 760 case? If not then how do you determine what kind of case to get for your motherboard..?

2) I'm looking forward to painting an old gateway tower I have,just for fun,..what kind of spray paint, materials,ect. will be needed?


Edited by hamluis, 13 November 2011 - 05:00 PM.
Moved from System Building to Internal Hardware.

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#2 DJBPace07


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Posted 13 November 2011 - 02:58 PM

Motherboards have standards in regards to sizes, ATX, micro-ATX, mini-ATX, just to name a few. Cases are usually designed to operate with a given case size or sizes. The Dell Optiplex 170L is a small case with a micro-ATX motherboard. The Optiplex 760 is also a small case, but I'm not sure if the motherboard follows the BTX form factor. If it is a BTX, you cannot transfer anything to it due to the differences between BTX and ATX standards.



#3 killerx525


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Posted 13 November 2011 - 03:23 PM

I would simply spray paint it, much easier.

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