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i have Minion Case Stealth Black motherboard and case

Q: i have Minion Case Stealth Black motherboard and case

this is my case and i want to get a motherboard that is compatible with a Intel Core I5-4460 3.2GHz (Quad Core)

list all of them and there price thx

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I have a Dell Optiplex GX270. When I press the power button, the power button light turns amber, I hear some fans spinning, and the CD drive spinning. However, it never gets to the boot screen (or any screen). If I open the case and press the power button, however, the power button turns green and the computer works fine (loads all the way up and functions like normal). If I close the case after it has started, it continues to run fine. I'm guessing / hoping it's not the mother board or power supply that has directly gone bad... but maybe there is a connection or something? that changes from when it's closed to when it's open. I've heard of something like... the motherboard is shorting out by touching the case... but I'm not really sure where to look for that / how. Any suggestions would be appreciated! Thanks!

A:Solved: Computer boots fine when case is open, but won't boot when case is closed.

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I have an Acer Aspire X1700 (Details
It's about 2 1/2 years old now. Came with Windows Vista, I upgraded it to Windows 7. Also has a newer video card than what came with it.

Anyway, The PSU fan is getting really obnoxious, it gets really loud (more or less like a lawn mower). I have taken the thing apart and have tried every suggestion given to quiet it down, which it does for a whole week or two. This is a small form factor PC, so to even take the power supply out you have to basically take out everything else just to get to it. I have looked for replacements but they are very obsolete. It's only 220W anyway, so i'd like something a little more powerful.

What I want to do is get a larger case that I can use the same hardware is (motherboard, drives, etc) and purchase a larger power supply for that case. 220W really limits the PC. The small case holds a lot of heat even with all fans cleaned and working properly. Even just taking a CD/DVD out that was in it is very hot. I want a case with better airflow than this one.
I really am not sure what kind of case to get that will meet my needs. I don't want anything really fancy. If possible I'd like to get it off

Any suggestions would be great.

A:Solved: Replacing Small Form Factor Case with bigger case / new PSU

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I would like to know if it is possible to configure outlook 2003 to automatically change lower case i to auto upper case I whilst typing my emails

It does it on my pc at work (could be cos its a better version of outlook)but I would love to know if I can have the same facility on my home pc

I'm using Vista and windows 7

Thanks in advance

A:Solved: Auto change lower case to upper case

Look at the Auto Correct options.

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Ok, now I have a new build that has All new parts, brand new case and everything, it works fine when it's partially screwwed in or outside the case, but once I put everything else in (pci devices) it doesn't turn on? What could be the problem?

A:HELP!! The new build that worked fine out the case doesn't work in the case!

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I created a list of companies & phone #'s etc. in access 2000. The letters are upper case. How do I change upper case listings to lower case?

A:Access 2000- Change upper case to lower case

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hi all ,

i have a desktop

i changed my broken case to a new case like

i removed the HDD and the motherboard and the CD-rom ..etc and installed them to a new case

but when i press the switch button it works normally , and the screen display normally and there are no beeps , but after like 20 second my computer turns off automatically ! ,

what may cause this issue ?

A:i replaced all of my computer components from my broken case to other case

could be overheating CPU. Did you apply fresh Thermal paste to the HSF after reinstalling the motherboard? Is it tight and secure? Did you blow out all the dirt, dust and debris from the fans' fins?

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I want to reopen my case Case ID - [edited] which was raised for last month. It was assigned to a very unprofessional service agent who has rescheduled twice and not yet solved the issue and closed the case. 
Please escalate the issue and reopen my case.
Very poor service by hp

A:Reopen a Support case Case ID - [edited]

This is not the place to do that. Your message is not going to HP Support folks who can do anything with your case.  

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Now another question comes up regarding modifying the cooling of my case/ computer etc.

I was wanting to carve two 3 1/2" holes in the top of my case, for two 12cm fans. Now I know fully how to do this, however, I was wondering which direction the air flow should go. Should the fans blow into my case? (Like I suspect) Or should I have them blow out?

The orange highlights are the fans I wish to add. Which direction should I have the air flow setup?

A:Case airflow question before modifying case

I would have them sucking air out. Hot air rises, and the side panel fan will hit the VGA's mb, etc and spread out, also they are right next to the PSU. You wont have any really big difference either in or out , but I would have those two pulling the hot air that manages to make it to the top of the case out. and negative pressure tend to run a bit cooler overall.

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I want to reopen my case Case ID - 4773952302 which was raised for last month. It was assigned to a very unprofessional service agent who has rescheduled twice and not yet solved the issue and closed the case.  Please escalate the issue and reopen my case.  Regards,MayureshVery poor service by hp

A:Reopen a Support case Case ID - 4773952302

This is not the place to do that. Your message is not going to HP Support folks who can do anything with your case.  

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Will the Assus A7V266-E i want to buy be compatible with the IW-S506

I want to use a case and will the mother board be ok on 250v power and how many fans should i buy for it if the video card has a fan and i have good heatsink?

Specs for case:
Dimensions 420 mm * 198 mm * 465 mm (H*W*D)
16 1/2" * 7 3/4" * 18 5/16"
Disk Space 3 * 5.25", 2 * 3.5", Internal : 2 * 3.5"
Mainboard ATX; Micro-ATX Form Factor M/B
(with Socket 423 CPU mounting holes)
I/O Slots 7* PCI / AGP expansion slots
Sheet Metal SECC Japanese Steel 0.8 mm thick
Power Supply PS/2 form factor rate up to 300 Watts (12V)
Weight N.W. 9.0kg(19.9lb) G.W. 10.0kg(22.0 lb)

A:motherboard and Case

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I built a computer today and when i turned it on nothing happened. So i took out the motherboard and turned it on while sitting on the box. it worked outside the case. can someone please help me? it works outside the case but not inside. it is making me very upset.:mad

A:motherboard and case

Please post your system specs, To include Make and model info for the following, Mother Board (including Revision number), Processor (Exact Model Number), Ram, Video Card, Hdd(s), Optical Drive(s), Power Supply Manufacturer Model, Wattage and Amperage on the +12V Rails, OS, and any other peripherals installed on the motherboard, and case.

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I have an emachines W5233 computer, and want to upgrade my motherboard. here are my computer specs:
eMachines Official Site - - W5233 Product Details

I'm looking to get this motherboard:
ECS P55H-CM (V1.0) Motherboard w/ Intel Core i3 530 Processor w/ Fan Bundle at

Will this fit in my current W5233 case, and will my components transfer to it for example my realtek sound card, and nividia 8600 gt video card.

One last bit of info, my current motherboard I want to upgrade is:

A:will this motherboard fit my case

ace1, welcome to the seven Forums.

As long as Emachines didn't have the original board made to the mATX standard, then it should just be a matter of removing the old and installing the new. Here are the specs for the current ECS board,

ECS Web Site

If you look the dimensions for both are 244 mm x 244 mm.

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I want to buy a motherboard bundle:

And I want to know if it will fit this case:

For future reference, how would I know a motherboard will fit a certain case.


A:How do I know what motherboard will fit which case?

your case take any mother board .
your mother will fix .no problem

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i recently decided to use a case that i had redone. i took the components out of an old working system just to use the new case. i added a new ps. when i went to boot nothing happened. none of the board fans spun or anything. the hd was spinning and the fans connected to ps worked but nothing from mobo. i was stumped so i gave a friend the case and a new mobo and i checked that it worked before i gave it to him by setting it outside of case on cardboard and putting power to it. but when he put the mobo in case he had nothing. any suggestions? could it be grounding out and giving me a dead mobo?

A:Motherboard or case?

Are you using the spacers that come with the case when you fit the mobo? Seems like there's a short somewhere.

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I'm Pretty new to building computers and I was just wondering... Can any motherboard no matter how old fit in the recent cases that are out now? If not how would I know which motherboards would fit which cases?


A:Motherboard + Case

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How can I tell if my motherboard will fit into a particular case? I just purchased a computer armoire and my current tower is a couple inches too long. I am now looking at mini towers, but am worried my motherboard won't fit. Are there sizing standards with motherboards? Will only "mini" motherboards fit into a mini tower?


case I am considering
Cooler Master Elite 341 m-ATX Mini Tower

A:Will a motherboard fit a particular case?

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Hey i need to know if this motherboard will fit this case or this case ? I'm not sure if those are the cases that i want, but does it even matter? When i bought the barebones from this guy, it was all busted up because of poor shipping... what should i do? will it fit?

A:Will my Motherboard fit case?

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I want to upgrade the motherboard from uatx to a atx. but I'm not sure if it's gonna fit

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this is the motherboard i am about to buy....can someone help me find a case for newegg or any other place...thank you...

A:need help with a case with this motherboard...

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I purchased an ASUS K8U-X motherboard, and a random case from The motherboard is too big for the case. Even if I were to remove the power supply (sorry if this isn't the correct terminology) when I line up the four slots at the bottom the "top" of the motherboard (place where the keyboard, monitor, etc plugs in) extends up into the area where the power supply would go. However when I went to a local compusa and glanced at the cases they had for sale, it appeared I would have the same problem with all of them. I didn't have the original with me to compare, but to my untrained eye they all appeared about the same.

Am I overlooking something obvious that would make it fit (I'll try to post some digital pictures later tonight)? Or does ASUS have specific cases required for its motherboards? Or is it something else completely.

Thanks in advance for your help.

A:Motherboard and case

The ASUS K8U-X is a regular ATX size motherboard, all you need is a Mid or Full ATX case for it. A Mini or Micro ATX, or BTX case wouldn't work as they'd be too small. With some cases the power supply sits above the top of the motherboard while on others the top of the power supply and the top of motherboard are at the same level so from the outside it may look too small.

Also don't line up the baord by the slots, line it up by the I/O panel(the panel with all the connectors on it). The top slot on the case doesn't always line up with the top slot on the motherbaord.

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I have an EVGA nForce 790i Ultra SLI motherboard that I'm trying to put in a Dell Studio XPS 9100/435 case. The MB light comes on and the case power button light comes on. When i press the button, nothing happens (fans don't turn). I have one extra 2pin connector that has a red & white wire and I'm unable to tell where it goes on the MB. Is this MB compatible with this case?

Thanks for the help!

A:Motherboard / case compatible?

Dell stuff is proprietary ie made to dell's specs and NOT industry standard specs. While you can sometimes get a standard type mb to fit a dell case, you usually have to do at least some engineering to make it work.

In short if you are going to use a standard mb [which you may have already fried by attempting to use a dell case] get a regular atx type case.

At this point, I would pull the board out of the case and attempt an out of the case build to see if you damaged the board.

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I bought a Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L ,ATX Form factor,& measures 305 x 210mm. I am looking for a case for this motherboard. I see a lot of cases with a ATX form factor. Now I want to be sure when I order one that it will fit this motherboard, so will a ATX form factor of a case fit all motherboards (is it universal fit) that have an ATX form factor. Does the dimensions of the motherboard matter? If anybody has any advice on this matter would be much apprieciated. Thanks for any help on this.

A:Motherboard/Case Relationship

Thanks again Zenosincks, you steered me into the right direction. I did further research into ATX standards & found a very useful pdf file on ATX standards. I wish I could do an attachment because it would be very useful to a lot of people. Thanks again Zenosincks.

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Hi im building a computer right now and there are some one pin thins that are labled GND1, GND2, VCC1, VCC2, Data-2, Data-1, Data+1, Data+2, and Shield. Where do these go ! help plz. do they go in Lpanel, Panel, or what? help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Help Needed Now Plz ! Case to Motherboard help

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Hey All,

This should be an easy question. I'm installing a motherboard into a case. The case has these bumps that align with screw holes in the motherboard. The case came with 1 plastic spacer, and 6 plastic plugs for the bumps. However, the plugs are only for when the metal bumps aren't align with the motherboard.

So the question is... will the contact between the metal bumps and the motherboard be okay? Do new motherboards have an area around the screw that is safe from shorting out the board?

I guess I should add that the case didn't come with great instructions. It just says to plug up any raised push-outs that aren't being attached to mobo. So it seems to imply you put the board onto the push-out bumps.

Thanks all! Hope that makes sense. Wanna finish building this system tonight.

A:Installing Motherboard in Case

Hey man,
I know the feeling of getting a new case and wanting everything to work out okay. First off, the motherboard isnt supposed to touch these metal bumps directly because yes, this could cause problems. Put plugs in the bumps, and then screw down the parts that align with the holes in your motherboard. By the way, what kind of case do you have? Mines a X-Dreamer II and I just plugged up the bumps (it seemed to work for me).
Hope this helps, good luck with your new case,

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My question is, I'm planing on installing a new motherboard to my desktop as I found out the mobo in my desktop now doesn't support newer graphic cards. Not even half-new graphic cards even. Recently bought a GeForce GTX 750 ti Strix OC Edition model and my motherboard can't handle it. So I need a new motherboard. My question is, do I need a whole new case too or will a micro-ATX mobo work in my current case? Thanks in advance./Wind

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I bought a computer case a while back and everything is hooked up the way it should be and it runs fine but there are a few things I guess I should look into.

First, There are a few things on the front of my computer case USB ports, and a headphone/mic jack. They dont work (I never bothered to hook them up) I have a few extra

The computer case im using is a

NZXT GUARDIAN GRN Green SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 400 WATT PS2 ATX 12V Power Supply

Im not a that computer savey so Im not sure what kind of motherboard I have. but its from a Dell Dimension 4600 Desktop/PC. I just took it out of my dell and used it in this computer.

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Wanted to pick the collective minds of you all and ask if I can put a smaller motherboard than the original in this HP OEM case? I read that someone else did in another thread I Googled, but the thing is that the standoffs wouldn't line up I believe so I don't know how he did it. The original is 9.6 x 9.1 and the replacement would be 9.0 x 7.8 inches. Thx all.

A:Can I put a smaller motherboard in my OEM case?

I wrote similar about this a few hours ago here:

Basically OEM means that your Windows version will not work (either due to restore image, or just on legalities) by changing the proprietary OEM Motherboard

And none of the support or drivers will work again, ie from here:

You are much more safer and wiser to leave it standard, and then sell it complete, and build your own computer (if you want)

Don't change manufacture OEM hardware (update Ram and alike is ok, but not Motherboard)

Also the front wires may not connect to a new motherboard and the motherboard plate may not align up

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I'll admit now i'm not a computer genius so ask for clarification if i don't get something technically correct.

Anyhow i have been slowly building my own pc piece by piece, and i've come up to the stage of connecting all the wires from my case, to the motherboard i have soem of the main ones in: - POWER led,SPEAKER,H.D.D LED POWER SW, RESET SW.

But they are not the problem. the problem is all the other wires i think i have to plug in somwhere:- (bundle of wires 1) VCC, GND, TPA+, TPA-, TPB+, TPB- (BUNDLE TWO) GND, VCC, D+, D-.

I could go on there are more bundles but i'd need to take pictures to fully show what im saying. so is there anyone who can help me with this. Past experience? or an online guide? if not tell me what other information i could put here to help you to help me thank you!

A:Motherboard/Case help please - Setting up

it sounds like the wires you are talking about are for case usb ports there are also wires for mic and earphone jacks on most new cases nowadays you will find a place on the mother board for both lots look close and they are normaly marked on the mother board which is which ie power = normaly red ground = normaly black dy+ or - either green or white the place on the board is normaly marked as front usb hope this helps.

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I just wanna ask if the hd3870x2 fits my case its a coolermaster mystique 632 and the motherboard its a P5B-VM pci express one single slot x16

A:does this cards fit my case and motherboard

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Hey guys,

I'm thinking about upgrading my pc with a new motherboard and CPU. I have a HP Pavillion a1555a desktop. I've heard that HP sometimes uses propriety hardware and that this may cause upgrading issues. After checking out the HP website, I found out that my current motherboard is a ECS RC410-M.

I plan on buying this motherboard: ASUS P5E-VM HDMI, as well as this CPU: Core 2 Duo E8500.

My case's form factor is mATX.

Do you guys think that I will be able to install the ASUS into the HP case? Or do I have to buy a new one?

Also, what power supply would you recommend?

Thanks heaps!

A:Installing new motherboard on HP case

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i bought a giga-byte GA-7VAXP and i think thier isnt enough risers or somthing because when im trying to plug something in the motherboead it tilts back and fourth and kind of bends. i dont know what i should do

If i have a cd rom drive and a HD what would the jumer dettings be for both of them.

Does anyone know where i can get some ddr memory at DDR 333 128 MB less that 40 bucks

On the F_PANEL settings does it matter which way i connect the pewer leds and everything. Left or right. IS it ok if i dont connect the soft power connector, my case didnt com with one.

SHould i get a OEM of AMD Xp 2100 or a retail version.

A:instaling a motherboard to a case

Sounds like you have som problems....or will have problems. There should be no bending of the motherboard if it is installed correctly. Is the case the correct size for a full ATX motherboard? There are metal or plastic standoffs that screw into the backplane and in turn the motherboard screws to those. They have to be placed properly and only under the holes that align with the ones on the motherboard. The drive settings depend on how you want to connect them to the motherboard. If they are on the same cable set them as master and slave. If they are on seperate cables set each one as master or in the casse of the hard drive as a stand alone drive. It does matter the way you connect the LED connectors since LED's are polarity sensitive. Go by what the motherboard manual syas, not the case.

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ok, so i looked at the comparison of the ATX vs BTX cases with the kit, and on the back of my Dell case it looks like a ATX motherboard case, but it is really BTX. Any clues?

A:dell case and btx motherboard

Any clues about what?

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Will a MSI Computer Corp. 760GM-P23 fit in a Dell Inspiron 570 case?

A:MSI Motherboard in a Dell Case?

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I'm about to upgrade a few of the older systems here at the office and have a question about compatibility between motherboards and cases. Will any ATX motherboard fit into an ATX form factor case? Or are there other things to take into consideration?

I'm hoping I can swap out the motherboard and processor in these systems without having to replace any of the other hardware. Currently, they're all running 1.7Ghz P4s, looking to upgrade to around 2.6Ghz P4s or possibly comparable Athlons. Anything else I should keep in mind before doing this?

A:Motherboard/Case Compatibility

Unless you have a Dell case or another manufacturer who uses a proprietary set up an ATX MB should fit any ATX case. With a new motherboard you may or may not be able to re use your RAM. If you have a separate video card that could be a problem depending how old you present system is.

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moving stuff to new case but im using an old cpu Intel quad core 775 cpu with a coolermaster n520 cpu cooler i mounted the cpu cooler and put everything in new case and turned it on but, it didnt post and the computer restarted.Then i reset the cmos with the battery and it still didnt post. All parts work. Also if i leave it on it will keep restarting every 30secs-1min

P.S. this came from a stock P.C with a funky motherboard layout

EDIT:fans are kind of delayed when first turns on spin kinda slow and then get to full speed
found speaker to plug into fpanel pins in bottom right and we have a power error

A:New motherboard and case. No signal

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I am building a computer with an Asus TXP4-X motherboard, which I am not sure how to connect to the case.

The plugs from the case are:
PWR LED + (one pin plug, green wire)
PWR LED - (one pin plug, white wire)
POWER SW (two pin plug, two wires, orange and white)
RESET SW (two pin plug, two wires, blue and white)
SPEAKER (four pin plug, two wires, red and black).

The manual has a diagram showing the system panel connections. To translate it into text, let me assign numbers to the pins:

1 11
2 12
3 13
4 14
5 15
6 16
7 17
8 18
9 19
10 20

The manual diagram designates the motherboard pins as follows:

Reserved: (1)
Message LED: (2)+5V, (3)GND
SMI Lead: (4), (5)GND
ATX Power Switch: (6), (7)GND
Reserved: (8)
Reset SW: (9), (10)GND
System Power LED: (11)+5v, (12)NC, (13)GND
Keyboard Lock: (14)LOCK, (15)GND
Reserved: (16)
Speaker Connector: (17)+5V, (18)GND, (19)GND, (20)SPKR

A:Connecting motherboard to case

POWER SW (two pin plug, two wires, orange and white)
ATX Power Switch: (6), (7)GND(white)

Reset SW: (9), (10)GND(WHITE)
POWER SW (two pin plug, two wires, orange and white)

PWR LED + (one pin plug, green wire)
System Power LED: (11)+5v

System Power LED: (13)GND
PWR LED - (one pin plug, white wire)
SPEAKER (four pin plug, two wires, red and black).
Speaker Connector: (17)+5V(RED), (18)GND, (19)GND, (20)SPKR

Worse case you may have to reverse a set of wires, shouldn't hurt anything if you connect them backwards

Hope you can read my cut and paste fiasco

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Hello, i've been building my first computer and I'm stuck again. My motherboard just doesnt seem to fit into the case.

I am using

- Antec nine hundred + EA650 Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 650w Power supply
- GIGABYTE GA-MA770T-UD3P AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard

The problem is that the back panel connectors are bumping into the edge of the case, and I need about half an inch more to get it on the risers. What do I do?

A:Motherboard not fitting into case?

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I just bought a DIY kit from newegg... my first time building. I bought an Apex MI-008 tower and an MSI AM1I motherboard. After hooking things up what I thought was correctly with the motherboard, CPU, ram, hard drive etc, the front power button on the case won't turn anything on. I'm thinking its a problem with the way the power button is plugged into the board... a JFP1 set of pins. But I really have no idea... I'm going based on some instructions included with the board and the case. Any idea of where to trouble shoot this problem?


A:Motherboard/Case problem

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My current system is dying out on me so it's time to upgrade. I need a AMD motherboard that is AM2 with ddr2. I was looking at this one:

As for the case I'm open I love good looks but need something that has plenty of ventalation or good fans. Lights on it I don't care would perfer but can do without. While I'm at it guess I should upgrade my PSU so those recommendations would be great also.

Thanks in advance.

A:Can you help me choose motherboard and case

That Gigabyte board is excellent.
Use any case that pleases you, but don't get one that comes with a power supply. Buy the pwower supply separately.

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Hi, I recently recieved my Corsair 300R case and my Asus M5A97 motherboard, I'm at the stage of mounting the motherboard inside the case. The case comes with 9 holes and they're in 3 rows of 3, the central hole has a standoff already screwed in. When I slip the motherboard into place the standoff will fit in, but, the other holes don't all line up, maybe one or two. I have tried putting the screws into the ones I can in hope that it will move the motherboard into place, that didn't work. I've tried pushing the motherboard more into the corner (the holes are halfway there) - I've got no idea how to line them up, all help is appreciated, thanks.

A:Motherboard / Case Issue

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I read online that some people, while making their server build, had to drill holes in the case's back plate or just buying another case. I was just wondering if with this case and motherboard, I would have to drill holes because I know that with server motherboards there isn't really a standard. Thanks to anyone who helps out!



A:Server Motherboard with case help

You need to find a rack that can support E-ATX motherboards (extended ATX). Do you need a rack? Or is this just a workstation?

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ok since my dell xps 710 motherboard died im stuck with a lot of components. so i was thinking it would be easier to get rid of them if i could put them in a different case and use an ATX board.

the components are:

Nvidia 8800 gtx
Intel core 2 e6420 LGA 775 socket
4GB DDR2 ram
DVD drive
newtork card
60mm fans

The cheaper the better as i want to get rid of it all

thanks in advance

A:Solved: What case and motherboard

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I just picked up a Thermaltake Armor MX VH8000BWS ATX Mid Tower Case, and was wondering would a Dell xps motherboard would fit in it? I have not tried yet but asking before i do it. I heard that dell motherboards only fit in dell cases


A:Will a Dell XPS motherboard fit in a ATX Case?

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Ok i know alittle about computer but i was wonderin if this COmputer case and this motherboard would work out together?
If ya could take a look at these links for me i would much appreciate it.


A:Motherboard and Case Question

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Am fairly new to connecting the motherboard to the case. I currently need help on connecting the pins (Power Led, H.D.D Led, Reset Sw, Power Sw)
Ive try to research on how to understand the pins etc, that was a no go.
If any one could help me or try to teach me how to connect the motherboard to the case.
I can't read the Manuel properly.
Here's my motherboard with the Manuel. (Pg.32 it tell you how to connect the pins but i can't understand it)

Here's some pic's of the situation that's going on.


-Thanks i appreciate the help

A:Connecting Motherboard to Case

It's actually on page 22. It's fairly straight forward. The illustrations gives you the pin numbers, even numbers on top and odd along the bottom. The chart tells you which front panel connector goes to which pair of pins. Note that there is a positive and negative side. If they aren't marked on the connector itself, the negative side is usually the white or black wire.

The LEDs are the only ones that really matter which is positive and negative. The switches don't really matter.

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I installed an HP P450 motherboard, pulled from HP D530 SSF Desktop, in a mini-tower case to build a new server, but when I power it up I get a black screen with the D450 SSF Desktop ID and boot options at the bottom. The boot options are ''F9>Boot Menu..F10>Setup...F12>Network Service Boot'', however none are accessible from this screen; I have to hit the key before the screen appears. When I do press the appropriate key I go to another black screen, only now it will have whatever key option I selected printed at the bottom, i.e. "Boot Menu". Still I have nothing else on the screen to select or change.

I have installed a SATA hard drive with an OS, but since I can't access the boot options nothings happens. Has anyone seen this problem before or have any suggestions about how to get past this point and get the motherboard to load to the new OS. Thanks in advance.

A:Can't get HP D530 SSF motherboard to boot to in new case

Have you tried taking the components out of the case, laying them on a static resitant surface; and connecting it all outside of the case? (you can then rule out/in the motherboard shorting to the case)

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Replacing Gigabyte MB 880 & AMD Phenom II with ASUS M5AA88-V EVO and AMD FX 8120. 4 -4GB DDR3 1333MHZ, 3 1TB SATA, 1 500GB PATA, 1 750GB PATA, 2 ASUS DVD Drives, 1 Acer 20" LCD ModelX203H monitor, 1 LG 20" Flatron W1953T Monitor, Corsair AX750 Power Supply and Sigma La Vie Prestigio case.
My problem is identifying the positive and negative coming from the switches on the front of the case.
Gigabyte claims I wired it wrong taking out the mother board which worked for 18months. Sigma I can't seem to reach. White wires from each switch and the other wire various colors. I know the answer is staring me in the face but I am missing it.

A:Front Switches on Case to New Motherboard

The only wires that will be polarity sensative would be the ones for the LEDs. For switchs they are either open or close no polarity involved.

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What is the general thought of how important it is to put those little insulating washers in between a motherboard's fastening screws and the case? How many people do it? I suppose you'd have to put one on the top and one on the bottom of the board (2 per screw) for it to have any affect isolating the board from the case.
Some have said that it helps ground the board better to leave them off while others have said that too many grounding points may have a negative affect (perhaps conducting up stray radiation?)

Any convincing arguments either way?

A:Washers on motherboard/case fasteners?

Sometimes I use them, sometimes not. If they come with the motherboard I'll put them on. If not, I won't. Never had a problem either way.

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ok i have this problem with the fact that my motherboard doesnt fit into the case properly that i recently got (aspire x-navigator) and i needed to know which motherboard (and a processor for it)that i could purchase that will fit (trying not to spend more than 300$ if possible)

A:problems reguarding motherboard and case

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I recently swapped my computer hardware to a new case. My computer was a premade machine from HP called the "HP Pavillion 524w." I switched it to a newer dell case I had out in my garage wasting space. I'm not sure why, but whenever I try to boot into an OS, It gives me a BSOD and restarts itself. I tried reinstalling XP, and it continued to give me the same problem! I tried an upgrade to Vista, same problem. I checked my memory, my harddrive, my video, my network, my power supply, and my cpu already. All of them check out Okay.

It started to do this right after I switched to the Dell case. I suspect my motherboard ended up getting damaged during the swap or it doesn't "like" the case I put it in.,.

Can anyone help me with this?

Motherboard: Unknown
Case: Unknown DELL Case (2006 case) - Previous: HP Pavillion 524w case...
CPU: AMD Athlon XP 2100+
Video: PNY NVIDIA GeForce 5 FX 5200
Sound: Realtek Avance AC'97 Onboard Audio
OS: Windows Vista Ultimate SP2 - Previous: Windows XP Professional SP3

It is quite annoying... >.<

A:Suspect: Motherboard/Computer Case

Are the power supply connectors the same.
Your system is detecting a difference...
If you can get to a point where it will stay on for a few minutes, go to
Start->Control Panel->System->Advanced->Startup and Recovery, then remove the check from "Automatic Restart" you will get error messages the next time you reboot that will help you figger out the problem.

It may be that Windows is stopping the system because it detects the hardware change... and Windows XP will not tolerate any hardware change.
In order to get around the hardware change, use your HP Windows disk to do a Recovery Install... then look for the R for Repair, not the R for Restore Recovery, and run Windows XP in Repair mode.
But the HP motherboard is not tolerant of changes to the power system... so be certain your connectors are the same... and that all cables are properly connected as they were before.

Are you trying to install Windows VISTA Ultimate SP2 that is the HP version, or the OEM version. Because VISTA will detect any changes that put the install at risk... depending on the install disk.
In short, you are attempting changes that newither VISTA, nor XP Professional will easily tolerate if they are from Dell or HP... and not Microsoft OEM install disks... not to mention the drivers must match the board.
Your equipment list looks ok, except your memory is marginal for the VISTA setup.
Then there are the drivers... Where did you obtain your drivers for the change... they must be... Read more

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I am putting a water coolant system in to my computer and i had to go ahead and upgrade the case as well to make room for the Corsair H100.

My problem is that, like an idiot, I wasn't paying attention to a specific group of wires that i disconnected when removing my old motherboard and now i do not know where the cables for my new case connect to on the motherboard. The cluster of cabling i disconnected was coming from the case itself (the old case)

The cables for my case, which is a Phantom 410, that i am having a problem with are labeled as follows:

POWER SW (Pwr switch, i'm sure?)
+P LED and -P LED (each of these are only a 1 pin cable)
HD Audio

The place where i think it goes is labeled like this:


To give u an idea of what i did so far I put the negative cable of the Reset SW where it goes on the -RES+ then put the + where positive goes. I did this until i got stumped no knowing where to put the -P LED and +P LED cables. As well as which spot to put the HD Audio cable at. And i think the "-CI+" is irrelevant because i have no cable that fits in the spot. At least none of the cables from the case.

There are other cables as well but i think those are just fans and i can figure them out... if they're suppose to connect a certain way, then a heads up would be grateful.

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A:Where do wires from case connect to on my motherboard?

here is the link to the manual for my motherboard....

Here is the link to the manual for my case

Sorry for the long explanation but i didn't know how to simplify it haha.

Reading that manual i am 99 percent sure i got everything hooked up right. Negative to negative, etc.


I have 2 cables and i dont know where they go. The first is +P LED which has a connector for 1 pin only. And then i have its friend, -P LED... There is a spot that sais LED- on the board, so thats a given. But where do i put the positive (+P LED) cable? On the pin above or to the left of where i put the negative?

Thanks again.

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Sounds funny, but I want to test my case (fans, power, lights, etc.) but I don't have a processor at the moment.

Will I ruin my motherboard if I plug it in and hook it up? It'll probably beep at me but I just need to test my case, make sure it works.

A:Will I ruin my motherboard if I put it in a case w/o a proc?

It won't kill the motherboard or any other component installed on it. Unless you throw some water at it, but then again even with a CPU, it wouldn't really like that.

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i want to buy an MSI K9N ULTRA-2F SOCKET AM2,can somebody plz tell me if i can put on the 4800+ Dual Core and if i cant which proccecor can i put. Also i want to buy a cas called Thermaltake Soprano Vb 1000 Bws black and i heard that its not s gd can somebody hlp me plz?

A:I need info bout a motherboard and a case plz help

Thermaltake soprano is an average case, not bad but certainly not top of the range. As for the mobo, do you already have the 4800+ cpu? If you dont it may be worth buying a core 2 duo instead since they are superior.



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Hi all...well I finaly got my new parts to build my new pc but iam already a little stuck. lol

I purchased a Gigabyte G1M-ESL2 Micro ATX mobo and this micro ATX case: Envizage LC727-03 2 Bay Black Micro ATX PC Case 500W | Envizage | Buy Online Now!

After opening up the case and taking the sides off I noticed there are no the case has two bars that run horizontal across the inside of the case with little raised bumps with screw holes and I am wondering if these are build in standoffs? Do I just screw the mobo to this and is it safe? i though the whole idea of standoffs were to ground the mobo? I am really scared now just in case i blow the thing up after putting it all togther lol

A:Installing motherboard in case question

Was there a plastic baggie with any additional items, screws, standoffs, power cord, etc with the case ? If you gently place the MB into the case, How does the back panel connectiors line up ?

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I have 6nwyk T1600 motherboard and I can't find a case for it.  Is there a compatible case with the proper connector?

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Hi everyone! When looking at the barebone kits on I see that the motherboards dont match the punchout on the back of the cases. All of the ones I looked at are like that. Also when looking for individual parts, I find an atx compatible case an a atx MB. But the case doesnt match the MB. Why is that?

--Daniel L

A:Motherboard + Case Dont Match?

It isn't clear to me why you think they don't match each other. When looking at the pictures, how did you come to that conclusion? Perhaps you aren't orienting the motherboard correctly inside the case.

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Im trying to find a cheap custom case to transfer the guts of my HP Elite 8000 convertible minitower into. How do I go about finding out which cases that my motherboard is compatible with? I know the form factor is atx, but I've seen diferent ones online. Someone please help me.

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so i recently purchased the df-85 case for a reasonable price of $80 brand new condition from craigslist, and i managed to fit all of my parts into it without screwing anything up. as i was putting in the motherboard, i noticed that i could put in a larger one, because there were screws for a larger one outside the motherboard. my motherboard only has one slot, and thats for the graphics card, and a small pcie i believe. im planning on doing either crossfire or sli, depending on my future budget, so id really like a motherboard that has enough slots for that. and i recently purchased a pci slot in case i end up buying a new motherboard, that has 6 usb ports sice i have a ton of usb's. i have a 520 watt psu, but may upgrade to a 1000 watt or something once i get the money for it. i plan on having 2 or 3 3TB hard drives, or some SSD's once they get larger, so i want to be able to install them once i get them. i also want it to look nice in my case with the red LED's that the fans give off. im not too sure about a processor, since i dont know much about them, so if anyone wants to suggest and/or explain them to me that would be a great help. any suggestions? thanks.

A:need help picking out motherboard and/or processor for my df-85 case

It sounds like the mobo that you have is a micro ATX board, so yes you can upgrade to a full ATX mobo and fit it within that case.

Unless you plan to do 3 or more high end video cards, you really won't need a 1000W PSU. Just buy a high quality 750W-850W unit and that will easily handle your 2 cards as well as the hard drives that you mentioned.

As far as CPU's go, Intel is what I recommend to everybody. AMD is simply playing catchup. I'd recommend a core i5 as the sweet spot and has been for some time. The K versions of the chips can be overclocked as they are unlocked. A Core i7 is a stronger CPU than the i5, but could just be considered overkill in most tasks.

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Is there a Dell Manual for the motherboards they make? Thats all I need

I took apart this DELL and put it in a new case, suprisingly it was a microATX in a desktop case. So I was glad I could use my extra case.

I dont have a manual for the dell nor do I think they gave me one ever (2 years old approx.).
Its a Dimension 3000 P4 2.8Ghz. I dont know if there is any way to find information on where the plugs go or not but I figure Id ask.

The plugs are colorized so the USB is easy to find, dont know about the audio entirely where each one goes (I can play with that).

I compared the wires I took out with the on/off switch and put the Power Plug into that switch but it doesnt work. I tried a bunch of different spots, i think i just have the wrong spot..

By the way, the DELL is working, and the case/psu is working.

A:Dell Motherboard Sockets in a New Case?

Well Dell motherboards are only designed to be put into Dell cases using Dell connectors, so heres probably the best information you will get. Theres a layout of the motherboard in the manual.

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Hello everyone. I just recently got a new case. My emachine is the refurbished one from Walmart. I chose to get a new case so I could use my video card, and power supply that I already have. Since it did not come with a manual, I am at a loss on where the kk connections go on my motherboard.

This is the emachine that I have:

This is my motherboard here, the only example I could find:

These are the kk connectors that I have:
Any help would be great appreciated. Thanks.

A:Transferring emachine motherboard to a new case.

Hi Korwatt and welcome to TSG.

Click this link to download a manual for your motherboard

Unzip the file and rename it so it ends with .pdf (don't forget the dot) and open it in a PDF reader. The connectors for the front panel are shown on page 78.

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I have been googling and searching for a new midtower case with a removable motherboard tray. I want a beige or black case, no need for side windows or led lights except those onthe front panel for power and hdd activity. Preferable 2 external 3.5 bays and 4 internal 3.5 bays. I dont mind if it only has 2 5.25 external bays. Anybody seen such an animal in a decent quality Sub $100 case available in the US?

A:New Case, with removable motherboard tray

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Hello, This is my first computer i am building, I bought a Antec 1080 AMG plus case and a Asus A7N8X-E Deluxe Motherboard, All of the Case cords are labeled, reset sw,power led,h d d . 1,2, speaker,power sw, I see a place labeled on the motherboard for these but im not 100% sure how they are supposed to be plugged in, right to left or up/down, if the top of the plug labeled power should be facing up or down, and then also i have alot of tine plugs labeled TPB-,VG,TPA-,TPB+,TPA+,VP, I have no idea where these are supposed to be plugged in on the motherboard,Another question i have is, from the power supply i have a plug labeled PSU fan monitor, where does this plug into? Thanks for any help in advance

A:Can anyone help me connect my case fans to my motherboard?

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Hello party people! I have got an issue. I bought a MSI 1070 GTX and it won't fit in my case. So I am going to get a new case, and was wondering if I can just transfer the motherboard? Or does the motherboard have to be in that specific case?

A:Putting the motherboard in anew case.

Hi, Your machine uses Formosa motherboard: its form factor is   uATX: 24.4 cm (9.6 in) x 24.4 cm (9.6 in) It will fit to any case using the above form factor uATX. Please ask vendor to sell you the right one. Actually many cases now support few different form factors. Regards.

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I'm building my own PC, Till now I have bought the Case ( Aerocool Strike X ) ,the motherboard (Gigabyte GA-990XA-UD3), and the PSU ( Corsair GS700 ).

After placing the motherboard into the case and putting the screws in etc, I noticed that putting more than a number of screws causes the motherboard to bend, so I avoided that. Thus only 4-5 screws are screwed, and very lightly.

My question is, does it do harm for the motherboard to touch the back of the case? There came no plastic-spacers with the Case, but I saw my motherboard has some already attached to it. Could it be that it really doesn't touch the back of the board, or not? And if yes, is it harmfull?

Thank you.

A:Solved: Motherboard touching the Case

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My power unit died and as the casing was kind of butchered when my brother installed all the components I thought I'd get a new case as well. It arrived today and I've got the motherboard in, and all the cables connected.....except the most important ones, namely the power on cables.
I've looking at the motherboard, then the manual and lastly the cables for the last hour or so and I am admitting defeat. I just cannot get my brain to work out what way round the cable's go, so was hoping if you could help.
(All images should be clickable thumbnails, click for full size)
The cables that need attaching are:
Power LED

Power SW

Reset SW


The motherboard is a Gigabyte 8I848P-G, and here is the page in the manual about those cables.
Apologies if I posted this in wrong thread. If it isn't something that you're able to help me with, that's cool too.

A:Solved: New PC case - Install Motherboard

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I just bought a new computer which came with the standard exhaust fan at the inside back of the case. However, on the sliding side panel which allows access to the interior hardware there is a grid and screw holes that would accommodate a second 80mm case fan. But like most motherboards , this one only has ports for the CPU fan and only one case fan. Does anyone have any suggestions about how to add a second case fan given this limitation? I live in the Southwest and the ambient temperature around an operating system can be pretty brutal in the summer months so the more cooling power the better. Thanks for any suggestions.

A:Solved: Motherboard case fan support

I have a side cover fan and it attaches through a "y" type connection that plugs into the power supply.

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So I've decided its about time i upgrade more parts on my computer... Im going to show you my computer now and what i want to upgrade it into.

My questions.

Q1 - Will This all Work ?
Q2 - Will It Fit ?
Q3 - Do i have a big enough Power supply ?
Here is my "Rig".

Proccessor - AMD Athlon II X2 235e
Graphic Card - Evga GeForce GTX 560 Ti
Power Supply - Corsair CX 600Watt
MotherBoard - eMachines MCP61PM-GM
Ram - 6GB DDR2

Now here is the stuff i plan on getting to upgrade to.

Case :

MotherBoard :

Processor :

That's all but, we gotta keep in mind that the graphic card that i have is pretty big.
its 9in - 228.6mm i believe..

Please Help, Thank You.
Also all my parts i have now, all go in a eMachines ET1331G. The graphic card is kind've forced in. Snug fit. its pretty bad.

A:Upgrading, Case-Motherboard-Processor

better add memory to that upgrade list u need ddr3 and y have ddr2

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My rear fan has 3 connections:

1 little plug to plug into the motherboard

1 big plug (male) to plug into the power supply cable

1 big plug (female) to plug into the power supply cable

I plugged the power connector to the male big plug comming from the power supply. this right?

Do i need to plug in the little cable connecotr to the motherboard even though the plugged the big connector to the power supply cable.


(MOBO: Intel DG43NB
Case: NZXT Whisper)

A:How do I hook up PC case fans to motherboard?

The smaller plug is so that your motherboard can detect the rpms, yes you can plug it in.

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Putting together computer for christmas present.This Xion case has a motherboard tray.Most of the cases i have used before didnt have a motherboard tray.I am used to using brass standoffs.This one has some metal mounds where i would normally put the brass standoffs.Do I just set motherboard on top of metal mounds and screw it down ? seems like a guy should have some type of washers or something.Seems like more of a chance of shorting out with a motherboard tray.

A:Mounting motherboard in Xion case

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i have a couple intel d850mv motherboards made for gateway Lexington desktop (board revision a87987-603), refurbed but never installed (supposedly).
i'm trying to test them (workbench, no case) and cant even get them to post. with just CPU, memory & vid card the board will power up, spin cpu fan, and light the power & diagnostic LEDs when i flip the switch on the back of the PSU (cheiftain 500W fresh from the box) - it doesnt wait for the case connector power switch pins to be shorted like other boards require. the diagnostic LED indicates some MB subsystem failed diagnostics as it stays lit red for the 2-3 minutes i felt safe leaving it powered on. there is no video output from a agp4x MX480E - card tested fine in an AMD system. i'm not able to test kingston 1066 2x256 or toshiba 600 2x64 rambus or 2xCIMMs beyond leaving mem slots empty and getting the familiar 3 beeps, and no beeps when mem is installed. nor do i have another working system to test the P4 478 1.7 256k 400fsb processor. i know this is old stuff, but perhaps someone remembers whether a bad CPU or memory might cause the diagnostic LED on this MB to indicate a failure that's not really on the MB. if no one can say for sure, then i'll try and find another cpu at my leisure to test it out. i'd be glad to read any thoughts or suggestions u may have. thanks for your help.

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I am trying to put another hard drive in this dell opitplex 260x of mine. It is becoming nothing but a pain in the rear cause the case uses them stupid green sliders and the case is too small. Could I use another computer case like remove all the parts and transfer them over to the other case.

say a case like this

A:use another case instead of the dell optiplex case

thats a nice case but if ur willing to blow that kind of money i would get this its a full tower so lots of room or this this one has some of the best airflow and fan capabilities i would buy this one if u have the money
or if ur low on cash get this which is really beautiful and cheap (recomend if u dont got cash lol)

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Hi everyone! I have currently a Dell Precision 670 workstation with a LS-36 Motherboard with Dual physical Xeon Processors. I was wondering what Form Factor this motherboard is. The case that i want can be found here. It is an ATX Form Factor

A:Form Factor Computer Case and Motherboard.

A lot of Dell's MB were odd size & footprint mounting to the case. Can you take any pics & measurements ?
Nice looking unit in your link w/ Free Shipping.

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I recently bought a radeon 4850, but my current hardware limits its ability
Here's my current system (IBM Thinkcentre m51):

Generic motherboard
1.5 GB of RAM (not sure if it's DDR2 or not)
Pentium 4 @ 3.4 Ghz
ATI Radeon 4850HD

I can reuse my 2 hard drives and cd/dvd burners and audio card.

So what would you recommend I do? I would like to keep costs down as much as possible.


A:Solved: New motherboard, CPU, RAM, case for radeon 4850

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A friend of mine has two Dell computers, both of which no longer work, and seem to have dead motherboards. He would like me to build a new computer for him, using one of the Dell cases (Micro ATX).

So my question is, can I mount a standard Micro ATX motherboard in a Dell case?


A:Can I mount a standard motherboard in a Dell case?

If the Dell motherboards are micro-atx it shouldn't be a problem, but the problem is that Dell uses a proprietary connector usually for their power button and lights.

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I have a K8V se asus motherboard, and i just bought the aspire x-dreamer case. I cant get the front buttons to work(pwr sw,reset sw, +p led, -p led, and h.d.d led) I really need help with this guys please someone help me!!! if any1 could just tell me where to plug those ones into the motherboard on the bottem right it would be really good thanks

A:HELP setting installing motherboard and case pleaseeee!

The motherboard manual that came with the motherboard has directions on how to connect the wires. If you do not have the manual you can down load it from the motherboard website.

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Hey guys,

I bought one of those barebone kits from It is very nearly similar to this one
except mine didn't come w/ a hard drive and instead I got a 1GB EGA video card. All the other parts are identical.

Anyways, I put it together and power it up and find that the computer continually shuts down and turns on again every few seconds. So I shut off the power supply and disconnect the power cord. After researching through this site I find that many others have had similar problems w/ this same symptoms.

I decide to give the "bench test" motherboard a try. Before doing that, I had removed the CMOS battery and left it off overnight. Next day I put the battery back in and try the bench test (skipping the video card and using on-board video plus the power case switch). Lo and behold I am able to see the motherboard startup (Gigabyte) screen and it goes to the BIOS selection asking about using the default profile.

So I conclude that probably neither my motherboard nor power supply is DOA. I figure that something of the case is touching the motherboard.

So what do I do now?

Do I have to create cushions using construction power to separate the standoffs from the motherboard in 6 places? Should I remove the I/O shield plate so that it's not touching the motherboard? Should I apply electrical tape around all 4 edges of the motherboard?

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A:Solved: My motherboard is shorting w/ the tower case... so now what?

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Hello everyone!
I just need some slight help here. I just 'built' my first custom PC. I bought this Antec Nine Hundred case with Upgraded USB3.0. I thought it was cool to have extra USB built right in. I also have the x58 Sabertooth mobo. The mobo doesn't have the I/O port the USB3.0 header cord. What can I use so I can get the usb header to connect. I'm guessing some sort of PCI card. Can anyone help me out? Thank you.

A:Case has USB3.0 built in, motherboard does not have input for it

A PCI card or a PCI-E card.

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OK well after years of installing just about every bit of hardware possible in various flavours of computers I finally decided to build a new one from the ground up. So here I am with my nice new case wich has front panel mic and audio out sockets, and some usb ports, and a motherboard which has pins to fit them. Only trouble is the labelling on the leads from the front panel, and the labelling on the pins on the mobo don't quite match up.
Here's what I've got on the mobo for the audio connections:
(forgive the 'code' tags, I wanted this monospaced and courier was parsing multiple spaces as one space)

aud_mic aud_gnd
aud_mic_bias aud_vcc
aud_fpout_r aud_ret_r
nc key
aud_frout_l aud_ret_l

And from the front panel I have two leads, one with mic connections, one with audio connections, labelled as follows:
Mic Cable

audio cable
Now some of these match up fairly obviously, the l and r in and out for instance... and I think vcc is the mic- power.. but there's two grounds... and what about the NC and KEY pins on the nmobo, does anything go there?
Here's how I;ve connected some at the moment:

Mic Cable | Mobo pins
.mic-power | .aud_vcc
.mic-in | .aud_mic
.ground | .aud_gnd
audio cable |
.l-ret | .aud_ret_l
.r-ret | .aud_ret_r
.l-out | .aud_out_l
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A:motherboard & case front panel connections

What you have so far looks right. The NC is no connection. The Key may be for some kind of switch on a mike(not sure). I do not see a ground on the audio cable hooked up. You may want to check that.

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I have a few questions.

I would like to build a new PC. What should I look for in a case, and what should I look for in a motherboard? How do I make sure the case and mobo are compatable (the holes are drilled/tapped in the correct places, and the holes for onboard ports are in the right spots)?


A:Solved: How to mount a motherboard inside a new case?


Putting a new moBo in a case is usualy straight forward as long as you check a few things first.

The vast majority of cases and motherboards are made on what is referred to the ATX form, this however comes in full and micro ATX form so when buying the board make sure they match so you don't try to fit a full size board in a micro case, of course the other way around is no problem. (Just as an aside big makers like Compaq, Dell, Hewlett Packard etc. used to use their own format so their cases couldn't be used for 'standard' atx boards and vice versa)

When you offer you board to the new case just look for the holes that match the holes in your motherboard and its really as simple as that. The port plate on the back will have cutouts in all the right places (courtsey of the ATX standard) if your board has extra USB ports or a network port you may have to push out a blanking piece but again its no problem.

OK so you've got your shiny new case and motherboard, but does the power supply in the case produce enough power for the board and all the goodies you are going to hang on it ? you should as a general rule be looking for around a 400w power supply.

You shouldn't have any problems its really one of the easy jobs it just looks daunting


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i have a  optiplex 9020 mt.. but i was wondering if i can move the motherboard to a new case to Achieve more cooling to my system and upgrading my gpu.. because the case is small.. this is a pic of the motherboard.. and can someone tell my what kind of motherboards is this, atx , itx ,micro atx or mini atx.. thank you and sorry for my bad English  

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Hey there, second topic in 10 minutes, but since I am here I thought I would get this off my chest.

Ummm, I'm planning on buying a new case, the Coolermaster HAF 932 Full Tower Case, it comes with 4 120mm fans with LED's on the side panel, and a 200mm fan on the top, with ANOTHER 120mm fan cooling from the back of the case, and I'm wondering - What will I need to use this case? I'm just upgrading the case first, and building upwards from my older computer (1 year ago gaming pc) which had a GeForce 8600 GT XXX Alpha Dog GPU and a Core 2 Duo 2.4Ghz on an old motherboard which I bought from a friend for cheap, this pc also has a 300Watt Power Supply, what would I need to use this case?

Another part of this question is, what power supply would go best with an XFX nForce 750i motherboard and the coolermaster haf case?

Sorry if this is all mumble jumble but please, read each question seperately, not as the one

A:Power Supply + Case + Motherboard Question

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i bought a ECS 915P-A Socket 775 Motherboard lately and i am wondering what i should know in order to get the right case for it.
I am trying to build a pc since my last motherboard died on me.
the specs are:
ECS 915P-A Socket 775 Motherboard
Intel Pentium 4 640 CPU (3.2GHz, 2MB L2 cache, HT)
ATI Radeon X850 XT 256MB PCI E
I have a couple of HD's 120 160 300
i am planning to use my dvd drive and cdwriter drives from my old pc (emachines t2825)
please say if any more info is needed!
thanks for the help
My main question:
WHAT CASE SHOULD I GET? IS the case i have from my old emachines t2825 (i can't figure out what size it is! and the geek squad guy at best buy couldn't either...)
if my emachines t2825 one is not gonna fit then what do u guys recommend? what website what brand etc...
the most important thing is that you help me figure out what case size i should get
thanks a lot

A:what CASE SIZE should i get for a ECS 915P-A Socket 775 Motherboard?

Get an Antec Sonata II. It includes an excellent powersupply as well.
Its black, very quiet and even elegant to look at.
See description here:
Available from most online suppliers.

Junk that emachine case, it's a piece of crap.

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Does the HX850 support 3rd generation Intel processors? I see in the specifications here that it is fully compatible with 4th gen intel processors but what about i5-3470.

Does it have the power connectors to support this microATX motherboard - MSI H61M-P31-W8?

Also, will this power supply fit in this mid tower case - Cooler Master Silencio 452, dimensions and specifications here -

Thanks for the help!

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This is the motherboard

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A:Do the PC case cables like HD audio or USB work on every motherboard?

It has to.

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I have a HAF plus case and it came with quite alot of screws, could someone please identify what each of these are used for? I am trying to screw my case onto my motherboard and my guess is the following but please let me know if im wrong:

From left:
1= Fan
2= Motherboard
3= Motherboard
4= Fan
When i built my old PC it used screw 2 (with large head) however in the new case it seems that screw 2 wont fit completely (it does go in but doesnt get to the bottom entirely) and that i should be using screw 3. Could someone just please confirm that? Im confused because screw 3 seems abit small to hold a motherboard.

The motherboard is an ASUS P8Z68 DELUXE/GEN3.


A:Identifying the screws to mount motherboard onto case

Hello Rezelute,

3 looks more like a drive bay screw. It'll work though if it there's enough of the screw head holding down the motherboard, and it's not stripping the mount screw (left below).

2 would be the motherboard screw (right below) . Double check that the mount screw (left below) is ok.

Hope this helps,

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I have a Acer ASE380-UD440A case I would like to put a new mother board in.
What motherboard form Factor should I look for?

If I have a computer case how can I determine its motherboard form
factor. Is there way I can measure the case and then use a chart
to figure out the form factor?
Thank you,

A:Determine case Motherboard Form Factors?

From the spec sheet I found it says it is a "mini tower"

I would really just get a new case rather than attempt to reuse this one. This is for a few reasons;

1 OEM type cases are often proprietary ie they are not made to industry standard size; they are made to the OEM's specs.

2 OEM cases often have marginal airflow/cooling.

3 Because of reason #1, standard mb may not fit correctly or pci slots may not line up. In addition even if the boards are the same size, nothing guarantees that the mounting holes in the board are going to line up with the case stand-offs.

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Hello I am making my own computer and then i came to a step in the Antec Nine hundred manual which stated "connect the PWR SW, the RESET SW, and the HDD LED to the Motherboard" except i have NO IDEA WHERE TO PUT THESE! I have looked in my manual for my motherboard and see nothing. My motherboard is brand new (ASUS P5K Motherboard LGA775 Intel P35 ICH9 DDR2 1066MHz 2 x PCI-E x16 , Gigabit LAN ) but I dont see those connectors labeled. Could they be called something I dont know? What should they look like? Please help me if you can!!!

A:Solved: Help Installing Motherboard To Computer Case

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Is it normal to see command prompt open (for splits of a second) and close on it's own?
Is it even possible for command prompt to do that?

I just wonder if some one already hacked into my computer and is stealing stuff.

A:Case of the Appearing and Disappearing Black Box

If you double click on any command line program, it will do that. There are lots of them in \Windows\System32
I have seen that happen when I am running installation/setup programs.

If you want to prevent the attacker from stealing stuff, the best way to do so is to encrypt your files.

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Just got a pimped out new case - every side has a full grill of holes on it! Anway, it came with front USB, 1394, and Mic and Headphone jacks. The USB and Firewire connectors worked (i had to connect each wire individually to the motherboard, on each pin), but the Mic and Headphone jacks won't work. I believe the main problem is that i have both onboard Audio, which i'm not using, and the SB Audigy 2 ZS, which i am using. In the bios, the onboard audio is enabled still, but i set the Audio Access Mode to "PCI." It didn't help. Would disabling onboard sound altogether help? Any other suggestions?


A:Case-Motherboard Confusion: Front Audio Header

Howdy Atwixtor...

Did they work with the onboard audio ?

Because if I'm not misstaken ( and I could be ), the front panel connections will only work with the onboard audio ( check to see if there are any connections on the SB Audigy 2 ZS for the front panel connections )...

Also don't know which motherboard you have, but there may be a jumper setting that will enable the PCI card for the front panel connections...

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