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#1 vavaig

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Posted 11 January 2007 - 12:52 AM

Hello. I have just recently purchased this case to start my first computer build. Here is a link to it: Computer Case ... You know, nice and cheap but still nice looking. Upon arrival I made a first timer mistake and didn't look at the pictures close enough to check the back of it. I cannot find any motherboard that will fit in the setup. (See pictures at the link.) It is a quite weird setup like that. I was wondering if anyone knew of a motherboard with this setup? It has the keyboard/mouse plugin hole at the top (typical), but then right under it is the USB/Network hole. The Sound/Mic holes are vertical on the left. I have never seen a motherboard like this. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!

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Posted 11 January 2007 - 12:57 AM

Unless I am mistaken it doesn't matter how the grating is setup with the actual case , any motherboard will fit so that you can use that stuff in that grating and since it is detachable theres no real issue with it, As I said, Ic ould be mistaken and this could be an exeperienced retarded comment

the case itself looks actualy pretty nice, wish I got one like it when I was shopping

someone will probably post to either back me up on this one or say otherwise ID wait for the second reply

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Posted 11 January 2007 - 01:01 AM

Well, It does matter. I tried switching over a motherboard from a different computer I had and it didn't match up. The back metal grating thing isn't removeable. It all has to match up or it won't fit sadly.

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Posted 11 January 2007 - 01:41 AM

That case will accept ATX, AT, and Micro ATX. Would the motherboard that you are trying to fit in there be a BTX form factor? See if your looks like the one on this page.

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Posted 11 January 2007 - 02:13 AM

The back I/O shield has to be removable.
It's gotta be, because almost every motherboard has a different layout and comes with its own custom I/O shield.

If it's not, then it's completely worthless as a case. You won't be able to fit most any boards in there if you're not prepared to take a dremel to the I/O. Double check that it doesn't punch out out screw out. If it's truly permanent then send the case back.
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Posted 11 January 2007 - 09:30 AM

A close look at the picture of the back of the case shows similar construction to many other cases that I've worked on. You should be able to push the shield out from the inside of the case. BUT, make sure you have an I/O shield for the motherboard - otherwise there'll be a big hole in the back and your mobo may not be properly grounded.
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Posted 11 January 2007 - 10:12 AM

copied from the link you provided for your case info:
Nice that motherboard tray can come out of case. Makes installation very easy.
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Based on Intel's Chassis Air Design Guide, Aspire's Apevia X-Cruiser Black computer case works with any Standard ATX, Baby AT and Micro ATX motherboard, and is designed to promote cool, quiet operation
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As far as quality goes, the metal seems a little soft, and I had to be very careful not to strip out screws. The back panel "knockouts" are a pain; I'd rather see blank covers with screws for the slots instead.
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Posted 11 January 2007 - 05:14 PM

Well thanks for using the copy and paste option. You'd think I would read the comments and summaries before purchasing, no? Thanks for the "help" buddy215, but that was all self explanatory.
usasma- So when I buy a motherboard (probably off of newegg), They will include an I/O shield with it? When I took a closer look at the inside of the case, I can remove the I/O shield by just removing 2 screws, this one in it now is quite flimsy anyway. As long as they include a new shield for it I know I can switch it out now. Thanks for the help.

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Posted 11 January 2007 - 06:05 PM

I/O shields are universally flimsy (dunno why). Every case I've gotten has had one included - and none ever fit the mobo that I chose. But each mobo that I've purchased has come with an I/O shield (flimsy again) that works with it.
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