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post #1 of 8
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Why does cases have a plate behind the motherboard? They could just put some rails across were the screwholes are. This would make cable managment much easier.

Moboproducer could then put connection points on the backside of the board.

Just got this idea trying to sleep and had to get it out.
 
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post #2 of 8
not a bad idea, but you have issues with strength and supporting large coolers (as there will still be the need for a large cutout). and smaller motherboards would leave large gaps to the back case door and make the cables extremely visible.
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post #3 of 8
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To fit atx standard you would need 4(?) rails and if you add a cross it would very strong. If the hole is the size of a ATX it needen't be ugly
 
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post #4 of 8
The main use for it is strength to hold up some of the larger heatsinks. It will help give the board its rigidity so that it won't warp over time.
 
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post #5 of 8
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Originally Posted by oglommi View Post

To fit atx standard you would need 4(?) rails and if you add a cross it would very strong. If the hole is the size of a ATX it needen't be ugly

until you put in a micro ATX (or the case becomes incompatible with all other mobos)
you shud make a diagram tho
get a layout of ATX screws, and use paint to draw the rails.
not trying to shoot down the idea i just wanna see how you picture it.
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post #6 of 8
i just bust out the dremel and cut out the massive area in most cases. you cant see it since its behind my mobo and it makes heatsink swaps super easy. i have never had an issue from it.
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post #7 of 8
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Originally Posted by phillyd View Post

until you put in a micro ATX (or the case becomes incompatible with all other mobos)
you shud make a diagram tho
get a layout of ATX screws, and use paint to draw the rails.
not trying to shoot down the idea i just wanna see how you picture it.

Four horizontal rails in sync with the mobo screwholes and a vertical rail in the middle. It would'nt warp if you put some structure to the rails screwed them properly to the case. Can't draw if my life depended on it.
 
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post #8 of 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by oglommi View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by phillyd View Post

until you put in a micro ATX (or the case becomes incompatible with all other mobos)
you shud make a diagram tho
get a layout of ATX screws, and use paint to draw the rails.
not trying to shoot down the idea i just wanna see how you picture it.

Four horizontal rails in sync with the mobo screwholes and a vertical rail in the middle. It would'nt warp if you put some structure to the rails screwed them properly to the case. Can't draw if my life depended on it.

use rectangles in paint tongue.gif
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