Well heres a little interesting dilema....

By Orionxx ยท 11 replies
May 30, 2005
  1. motherboard im planning to get

    the back of my case

    Someone wanna tell me how this is going to work?(the 3 extra audio ports at the bottom)... their both ATX... and same dimensions
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    You will need to take the backplate out of your case.

    Your mobo may well come with it`s own backplate.

    Regards Howard :D
  3. Orionxx

    Orionxx TS Rookie Topic Starter

    But the opening is only so big, will it fit 3 extra holes?
  4. IronDuke

    IronDuke TS Rookie Posts: 856

    With a little help with a hacksaw it will work.
  5. AtK SpAdE

    AtK SpAdE TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,495

    I see your point, but i can not see it not working in a standard ATX case. I really think it will. I do not think a hacksaw would work however lol...maybe a dremmel or a nibbler to take of a little.
  6. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,572   +65

    All new boards come with a replacement rear I/O panel which will match the new I/O configuration.

    Nearly all ATX cases have a removable I/O plate... The size and how it snaps in is also very standard.

    So unless you have some old funky / proprietary case, it should work. Judging by the picture, looks removable.
  7. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,186   +469

    All that stuff will fit the opening at the back of the case, take my word for it. It only looks like there is no room. The connections are arranged more compactly than you realize. As others have said, the existing I/O plate on the back of your case has to be removed and replaced with one that comes with your motherboard. If you ever take a look at different ATX form factor motherboards, say at the newegg site, you'll notice a variety of configurations. Possibly few or none actually match your existing I/O plate, yet they will all fit the opening. Yours is no different in that respect.
  8. Orionxx

    Orionxx TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Oh ok thanks, and also, my motherboard chassis is 12"x9.6", but the motherboard itself is only 12"x8.7", So since their both ATX and it has to fit, how will it fit?
  9. IronDuke

    IronDuke TS Rookie Posts: 856

    Like a glove. :)
  10. vnf4ultra

    vnf4ultra TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,388

    I think the 12x9.6 is the maximum size atx can be, it can be smaller, but not larger. It probably just doesn't have the last row of mounting holes like a full size atx board.
  11. Charles Hammond

    Charles Hammond TS Rookie Posts: 59

    ATX is a standard. The placement of the mounting holes is standard so different boards can be mounted even though they may not use all the mounting holes. Even a Via Mini-ITX uses the mounting holes in the ATX standard. It is smaller but it uses the same placement for the mounting holes as a full size ATX motherboard. Many things in the computer industry are thought out this way to simplify things and to support maximum efficiency and compatibility.

    Despite all this some manufacturers still try to make hardware that is incompatible with the ATX standard and the power supply standards. Some manufacturers like making you dependent on their supply chain so they can force you to purchase upgrade items through them at higher than standard prices. The good thing is this is a game that is not played that much anymore. People have found that you can purchase over the counter OEM products that will fit in any standard ATX case and they do not have to be slaves to some company like Dell, Compaq, or IBM.

    Your case may or may not be a standard ATX case it depends on who made it and if it was custom designed to be proprietary or not. I have taken some old tall Gateway towers and reused them simply by replacing the power supply and putting in a new motherboard. The back plates had to be removed, but most everything else worked.
  12. Secondgunman

    Secondgunman TS Rookie Posts: 91

    Re: First Post

    IF it is ATX it will fit even old Compaq Presario 1200s Can take new Mobos. My Brother has a 1200 Case that has been modded and painted up Looks real Cool and He has the Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe in there of cores he doesnot have all the toys the board comes with but it was more of a "I wounder if I can project" that will be changed soon.
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