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Help me find a case that will fit all my hardware in?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by ConstipatedToad, Jul 29, 2010.

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  1. ConstipatedToad

    ConstipatedToad Thread Starter

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    Hey there my fellow tech heads.
    I am in need of a new case for my motherboard (Socket 775);

    Motherboard
    Manufacturer Acer
    Model FG965M
    Version R01-B0
    Chipset Vendor Intel
    Chipset Model P965/G965
    Chipset Revision C2
    Southbridge Vendor Intel
    Southbridge Model 82801HH (ICH8DH)
    Southbridge Revision B0

    BIOS

    Brand Phoenix Technologies, LTD
    Version R01-B0
    Date 06/18/2007

    One that will fit this and enable me to have more fans to keep a new GPU I will be buying cool.
    My current default Acer Aspire E700 case is far too small and will get hot far too quickly!
    Please help me find a case as I don't really know what I'm looking for?!
    Thanks, Jay.
     
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  3. jiml8

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    Will a brand-specific motherboard mount in a generic case? Is that board ATX compatible?

    If not, do you have space in your existing case to put a slot blower in slots next to the video card?
     
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  5. ConstipatedToad

    ConstipatedToad Thread Starter

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    That's the whole reason I'm here.
    I'm not sure what the motherboard is compatible with.

    I'm English...
     
  6. frankjohn

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    Any full tower will work
     
  7. jiml8

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    Well, the motherboard either is ATX compatible or it isn't. Most motherboards built by system companies such as HP and Dell (and, I suppose, Acer) are not.

    To figure it out, you need to measure the length and width of the board, note where the output connectors on the mobo are located (they have to be arranged down the left side of the mobo starting from the top), and check where the mounting holes are. If all of that lines up with the ATX standard (and you can figure out the ATX standard by just looking at an ATX motherboard), then you can use any case.

    If those things don't line up, then you might still be able to use an ATX case, with appropriate modifications.
     
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