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Old 04-22-02, 01:57 PM
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Computer Case and Motherboard 101...

Hey all,

Had some easy questions for you all....

Do all mobo's fit all cases? What should I be looking for in terms as vocab when looking for a mobo that fits a case, or vice versa...


Old 04-22-02, 02:32 PM
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Almost all the MBDs sold today are ATX format and so are the cases. Unless it says something other than ATX, then make sure you get a case that supports that format.
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you need to pay most attention to the power supply (PSU). most cases are ATX but depending on what processor you plan to use you'll need a specific type of supply.

Info for AMD Processors

I'm sure Intel has similar info, but after poking around I couldn't find it.

Be careful if the power supply comes with the case because many sellers will say "AMD APPROVED!!" or "INTEL APPROVED" - many times it will be fine for a duron but won't work with an athlon xp, for instance. do the research and make sure it will work before you spend good money.
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You want to get an ATX MB and a case with the newest type of ATX power supply that has that extra 4 pin connector.
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Some ATX cases will accept Baby AT motherboards, and some Baby AT motherboards have ATX power supply connectors. The case will need an AT IO shield, though (I know, I used an Asus P5A-B in a Zephyr ATX case for a while).


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