Originally Posted by BakerMan1971
It is a fantastic case Jeff, it will take E-ATX boards, ..........
The W2 won't take E-ATX format boards. I asked Jonsbo EU by email. (See the screenshot at the bottom of this post.)
I placed an order for PC parts 2+ weeks ago including the UMX4. Then the next morning changed the motherboard to an E-ATX format board. I had to cancel my order for the UMX4 and inquired about the W2. But Jonsbo shattered my dreams. So did Lian-Li btw, with the PC-V33 case, they also responded to my email inquiry with a no.
You can easily see that the W2 takes XL-ATX boards though. Because it has 8 PCI-e slot brackets instead of 7 (With XL-ATX the long side of an ATX board becomes exactly the width of one extra PCI-e slot with surrounding longer).
On XL-ATX boards the space where the first PCI-e slot would go, is usually skipped. To leave more room between the CPU socket and the first graphics card. Or to solder other short height components or chips closer to the CPU. So usually the first PCI-e slot bracket is never removed when an XL-ATX motherboard is fitted. Unless you get a board like the MSI Big Bang Marshal.
E-ATX is extending mostly in the other direction (the short side of an ATX board becomes longer.)
The W2 also misses the extra 3 board standoffs for E-ATX boards. The shop's tech told me over the phone.
Originally Posted by atomicus
Yeah I saw that, but I'd like to know how it works. There are no screw holes on the existing W2, just holes where the pins push in, and that's all built in to the frame of the case. I don't quite know how a kit would get around this, unless it operates in a similar fashion?
You've got a good point there.
The German version of the kit's page has a tiny bit more information though, But it still doesn't give precise details. Nor does the data sheet. :
Der Austausch ist sehr einfach - das vorhandene Seitenteil muss lediglich ausgewechselt werden.
"Replacement is very easy - just swap out the existing side panel. "
I was thinking of 4 pushpins (with screw holes on the other side) for the tempered glass side panel. (Or maybe you can remove the rim of the case where the pushpin holes are located. Just guessing though.)Edited by Dokter Bibber - 7/19/16 at 1:52pm