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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by oggy2k11, Nov 4, 2011.

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  1. oggy2k11

    oggy2k11 Thread Starter

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    ok so i have a dell xps 710 case which i am converting ti atx and now i need a new mobo tray and back plate but instead of buying one i was wondering could i use the one from a pc like this
    http://www.adverts.ie/desktops/philips-iqon-amd-3200-512mb-80hdd-dvd-rw/562125
    i have one of those lying in the house unused so it wouldnt be a huge loss, but my question is would any atx mobo fit in the tray?
     
  2. Oddba11

    Oddba11 It's My Birthday!

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    Those model Dells used the BTX specs. Also note that the back panel ports aren't likely to match up with a standard motherboard, so you will be hacking that as well.

    Could you make it work, sure. Depends on how much work that you want to do.
     
  3. iRiguez

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    You would have to put a ton of work into making that motherboard fit. Get a drill ready!
     
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    I'm not sure I understand exactly what you mean by "converting ti atx" but if you are replacing the motherboard with an aftermarket board like an Asus, Gigabyte, or whatever, any MOBO should work with a standard case, as long as the case is large enough to accommodate the board; i.e. you can't put a full size atx board in a micro-atx case. You might have to move a few standoffs around, and you will usually need to use the connector shield that came with the board, but that's no big deal. Trying to convert the old Dell case to work with a new aftermarket board would be impractical.
     
  5. oggy2k11

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    i have the back of the case cut out and it is ready for an atx mobo tray which is what i need, i wanna know if its possible to use the mobo tray from the iqon pc. the question is will a full size atx board fir on a micro atx tray?
     
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    He's trying to convert a BTX chassis to an ATX chassis.
     
  7. Oddba11

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    ATX is a full size board.
    mATX (micro ATX) is a small form factor board.

    So, if I had to guess, I'd say no...it won't fit. I don't know that simply adding a tray will work anyway. And if you haven't done a test fit, how you even cut the back of the case. You likely have a hole too big or in the wrong position for the cover plate to fill/fit.
     
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    oddba im not worried about the back cover cause im going to replace it all, i was really only interested if the holes of the micro atx tray match up with a full atx board.
     
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