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Hey Everyone,

2 years ago I made the mistake of buying an Alienware Aurora...

Since then I have learned A LOT about building pcs from scratch, components, ect....ive also learned that the Aurora was way too much money for what I got...

Since then I have done alot of cosmetic renovations to the Aurora case (added and window, added side top and front fans, remove alot of excess junk..but it is still a micro atx case and is just too small (for my sli gtx 480s)

Anyways...I bought this case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...tent-_-text-_-

I'm not financially ready to commit to a new mobo so id like to transfer the one from my aurora to the new case...it is a micro atx mobo so i know itll fit.

heres the problem...the alienware mobo is split into 3 parts....the main, a top strip that has all the fan and liquid cooling connectors, and a third piece towards the front that handles 2 other fans and some extra lighting features..

heres a picture of the inside:http://www.google.com/imgres?q=alienware+aurora+motherboard&um=1&hl=en&c lient=firefox-a&sa=N&rls=org.mozilla:en-USfficial&biw=1131&bih=666&tbm=isch&tbnid=LH7dnP V4SsZPXM:&imgrefurl=http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/pcs/2010/01/01/alienware-aurora-alx-pc-review/2&docid=dTOcNUk9v6YenM&w=3566&h=3290&ei=b5xCTq69BZ C5tge_icXFCQ&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=354&vpy=99&dur=756 &hovh=216&hovw=234&tx=73&ty=132&page=1&tbnh=172&tb nw=186&start=0&ndsp=12&ved=1t:429,r:1,s:0


You can see the top strip...not the front one as its covered by a plastic shield.

How would I go about mounting these two additional motherboard pieces in my new case? Should I just screm em in wherever I can? Is it possible my case would be equipped for the extra parts?
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post #2 of 3
At least one of those boards controls case lighting and fans.

Only the alienware case will have the parts to need those.
Edited by allikat - 8/10/11 at 8:07am
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yea the front one I dont think ill need anymore...but the top one i definatly do as it controls cpu cooler, and has all my 3 pin connectors on it...
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Shimian QH270 Razer Black Widow/ Nostramo Corsair TX950W AZZA Solano 1000 
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Shimian QH270 Razer Black Widow/ Nostramo Corsair TX950W AZZA Solano 1000 
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