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old tower replacement motherboard question

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#1 bslevin


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Posted 14 April 2014 - 07:55 PM



I have an old Full tower that I want to rebuild...


it originally has an Intel d875pbz motherboard, my only question is how do I choose a new motherboard that will fit the same ports on the back of the motherboard to line up with the ports on the back of the case?


I haven't worked much with full tower cases in a loooong time and I am not sure what type of motherboard to get to fit the tower case


Any help would be greatly appreciated

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 08:35 PM

IMO get a newer well ventilated tower, there are some extremely good offerings for decent money.  Your biggest challenge is deciding exactly what you want out of your new rig, it always ends up with one thing leads to another.  Figure out what your budget needs to be then shoot for the biggest bang for your buck.  A new MB will come with the back plate, most all will fit all towers.

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#3 johnebadbak


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Posted 14 April 2014 - 09:07 PM

when you purchase a new motherboard you get a port cover to suit the port connections.it just clips in place on the back of the tower


you can ge a full size board or a smaller one these  fit the tower you just change the position of the  stand off lugs


to suit the m/board. also would recommend a new power supply if you want to keep the tower in use.

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Posted 15 April 2014 - 11:14 AM

If you are using a standard full ATX case, standard ATX motherboards should work.  However, some cases use BTX and those would not work.  Which case do you have?



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Posted 19 April 2014 - 07:24 PM

I would go with the guy who recommended getting a new case... Modern cases are far superior to even the ones made 4 or 5 years ago, at least in terms of keeping the parts cool, airflow flowing, and making sure the case is designed in such a way that life is made easier for the builder. They aren't crazy expensive, either (at least, not all of them). Corsair makes several cheap, quality cases in several different sizes. I also know a number of NXZT fans...

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