New ATX Mobo for Dell 8250 doesnt fit.

By KurtisLow
Nov 6, 2005
  1. I'm fixing a friends Dell 8250.
    Tried replacing the HD & that didn't work so
    he just wanted to put a new mobo in.

    I opened up the case & it looks like a standard ATX mobo.

    So went to Microcenter & picked up the new mobo/processor combo.

    Get back home & when I went to take the old one off, dell has
    some crazy mounting brackett. The new mobo doesn't fit it.

    The dell mobo is the basicly the same size as the new one, but again
    this stupid mounting plate is keeping me from putting the new one in.

    Is there a mounting kit for special cases?
    Or is there some other way to mount this new mobo?

    I could just pick up another case, but he would like to keep this one if
    he can.

    Any input would be greatly appreciated.

  2. mossimoboy

    mossimoboy TS Rookie Posts: 121

    Dell is an evil corporation bent on making you spend money on useless crap that you would pay 50% less for at an online store (such as

    Anyway, I'm not sure if you need a special kit from dell or a special mobo.

    But, I have one suggestion.
    Make sure that the dell chassis supports ATX boards, most econobox computers nowaways only support MicroATX (Thats why I bought an ATX case.)
    If thats the problem, goto, they have some really sweet cases for very reasonable prices.
  3. vnf4ultra

    vnf4ultra TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,388

    It depends on how the mounting mechanism works, but it is probably "moddable" to work with whatever board you like. You may have to cut/drill stuff, but if you really want to reuse the case, that's what you'd have to do. The board does physically fit in the case right? If not, then you'd have to get a micro atx board.
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