Can`t fit mobo in case, because of backplate.

By RickyEaton
Apr 15, 2006
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  1. hi,
    i am trying to build my own computer. The problem i have came across is with the motherboard and the case that i would like to buy. They are both ATX and fit fine. But i noticed that the holes in the back of the case would not allow me to put the motherboard in. e.g "the motherboard has built in 7.1 sound so has 6 holes but the case will only support three holes. i have tried looking for diffrent cases that would suport this motherboard but i really like the case and the mother board.

    i also asked if you can change the metal sheets at the back but apparantly not so now i need help. any suggestions................
  2. RickyEaton

    RickyEaton Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

  3. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +19

    The easiest solution is to take the cases back plate out.

    This may involve a little persuasion, but should be able to be done, without to much trouble.

    I`ve had to do this myself, once or twice.

    Regards Howard :)
  4. RickyEaton

    RickyEaton Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    can i then replace it with somthing or will it always be open. i dont want everything looking to messy. thank you for your help howard
  5. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +19

    A lot of mobo`s come with their own backplate. If this is the case with your mobo, just use that.

    If not, don`t worry too much about it being open. My case is open at the back for exactly the same reason and I`ve had no problems whatsoever.

    Regards Howard :)
  6. RickyEaton

    RickyEaton Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    thank you very much for your help read your measage for newcommers and am on to doing that right away. thanx
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