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Hi case gurus! Can you tell me the motherboard capability on this case? I want to find a new motherboard/PSU. I am looking to mod this case heavily. If you can can you tell me the fan mm's I'll rep. And a window lid. Oh yeah its for the Dell Opitplex 170L! +1 for good answers.
Edited by GreekBostonBoy+ - 8/7/11 at 9:38am
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post #2 of 4
Looks like a standard MicroATX to me. If you have a better picture than google can find it would be easier to identify. From my experience though, if it looks like a standard ATX form factor in a dell, it probably is.

If the back of your case looks like this:



Then it is MicroATX
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The case is mATX.

Mod work log for your reference: http://www.overclock.net/case-mod-wo...-3000-mod.html

Dimension 3000's case is the same as your Optiplex 170L's.
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It holds a 92 mm fan in the rear - of course you'd definitely need to replace it as the dell oem fan just won't do it with a normal mATX mobo as for starters the plug is different.

There are rubber fan retainers in that rear plastic assembly so be careful when pulling the fan out of there.

I know this as I've used this case (the same as a Dimension 2400,3000,4600 and B110) and done the fan replacement used as an exhaust while the CPU cooler now does its thing on the regular aftermarket mATX mobo.

The front power switch/led(s) header = it would be a good idea tho disconnect the jumper (one end of the wire) as you'll see (I think it's a brown wire) looping on the top part of the plug. IN MY EXPERIENCE your mileage may vary: The mATX mobos I used in this type case I was just able to plug it into the mobo header without any other modification to it.
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