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Will Asus Rampage III Black Edition fit in my Fractal Design R3 ( white ) Case?

post #1 of 20
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According to the specifications of Asus Rampage III Black Edition it is an "extended ATX" board but the size of it is "confusing" me, I was comparing to to a smaller board with only ATX specs.

Here's the sizes:

Asus Rampage III Black Edition size:
Extended ATX Form Factor 30.5 cm x 26.9 cm

The Gigabyte G1.Sniper size:
ATX Form Factor; 30.5cm x 26.4cm

My question is, will the Asus board fit in my Fractal Design R3? It's only a matter of 0.4cm on the width..
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post #2 of 20
The gigabyte should fit but I now that I think about it that board is pretty big and I am surprised it is not listed as eatx.

The R3 supports ATX form factor so it shouldn't be an issue. Was looking at getting one earlier until I realized my case wouldn't fit. The XL version does support EATX however.

Edit : Just looked at a pic of the G1 sniper and it only has 3 PCI express ports, the RIIIE has 4 so that is probably why the G1 is still only ATX and not EATX since it is probably just a bit smaller and fits into the specifications.
Edited by [nK]Sharp - 5/1/11 at 2:06pm
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post #3 of 20
Thread Starter 
Yeah I know that the Gigabyte fits, but will the asus board fit? I meassured and it should be 30cm side to side inside it, but that board is quite Expensive, so I don't want to order something that wont fit! wink.gif


Edit:

Ummm, it's Width x Height, I totaly forgot that.. Haha.
Edited by frW - 5/1/11 at 2:08pm
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post #4 of 20
Why not just use a tape measure and see where it ends at. 12 inches wide by 11 inches long. So as long as you have a little room then you should be fine with it.
post #5 of 20
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Hmm, the case is not really 12 inches wide.. that would mean that the Gigabyte board wont fit either..
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post #6 of 20
it's the mounting holes you have to worry about, "gamer" eatx boards have the same mounting holes as atx, but the boards are about an inch to 1.5 inches wider, just eyeballing it from the newegg pics of the inside it should fit easily, look at the boards next to an atx board, the holes are exactly the same, just the part in front of the first three is longer than a normal atx board
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post #7 of 20
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After looking at that picture I am almost certain it will not.
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post #8 of 20
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Quote:
Originally Posted by [nK]Sharp;13344102 
After looking at that picture I am almost certain it will not.

And what do you base it on? I can skip using those "sillcon holes" there's quite much space on the width..

I meassure 7cm space after the screw holes on the right side.

Check this:

fractal.png
Edited by frW - 5/1/11 at 2:25pm
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post #9 of 20
standardized atx motherboard size: 305mm × 244mm
standardized eatx motherboard size: 305mm × 330mm
gamer eatx size: 305mm x 264mm-269mm
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post #10 of 20
It would fit but it be close. You could just use the plastic stand offs on the very end. as it will not have any standard mounts, because it will be hanging over. But it ill not hurt anything though.
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