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How To Tell If A Motherboard Will Fit


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#1 Sterling14

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Posted 22 November 2006 - 05:00 PM

I am curious on how to tell if a motherboard will fit in a case. Sometime in the future I would like to get a new motherboard since this doesn't have any AGP/PCIe slots, and only 2 slots for ram (grrrrr..... Dell's).I remember hearing from somewhere that Dell's have weird motherboard/case designs so its hard to replace them, is that true? Also I noticed in this case there's quite a bit of extra room. Any help is greatly appreciated!
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Posted 23 November 2006 - 08:12 AM

The general "specification" that you'll look for is listed for both cases and motherboards (also called "form factor")

In general most cases will fit all of the ATX form factors - but you'll have to confirm this by getting the form factor of the motherboard that you want to buy and comparing it to the supported form factors of the case that you want.
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Posted 23 November 2006 - 08:17 AM

Dell uses the BTX form factor in some models. In that case finding a compatible motherboard will be harder.
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