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Right now i have a dell computer, but its not fast enough for me so i want to get a new mobo so i can start OC'ing some. is it possible to buy a ATX mobo and just flip it around so i can still use it in the dell case?

sorry for the noob question.
Please dont tell me to buy a new case, i cant afford to buy one.

thnx in advance
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post #2 of 9
chyeah, most likely.

dell likes tp put their stuff in upside down. just like their customer support dept...
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I doubt it very much. The problem is that Dell, and many other manufacturers, have the nasty habit of makeing their cases so small that only Dell motherboards will fit in them.

If you're dead set on replaceing the motherboard I'd say that you should also pick yourself up a cheap ATX compatible chassis aswell.
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Ya of course. Never knew dells switched to BTX...
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post #5 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chapstick View Post
Ya of course.
Its not possible. If you flip an ATX motherboard upside down to fit it into a BTX chassis then the motherboard bezel and any adapters cards will have their connections faceing into the case. How the hell would anyone connect their monitor and their keyboard up?
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Originally Posted by t4ct1c47 View Post
Its not possible. If you flip an ATX motherboard upside down to fit it into a BTX chassis then the motherboard bezel and any adapters cards will have their connections faceing into the case. How the hell would anyone connect their monitor and their keyboard up?
Oh ya, I thought that the mobo tray was on the left side of the case. My bad, so I guess you can't just flip it around.
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post #7 of 9
Dells are proprietary mobo

I know.

However the newer ones ARE BTX.

But just get a new case so HELL (oooops DELL ) isnt on it
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Kind of an ugly case but it's free after the MIR

Free case at newegg
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Originally Posted by johnathans View Post
Right now i have a dell computer, but its not fast enough for me so i want to get a new mobo so i can start OC'ing some. is it possible to buy a ATX mobo and just flip it around so i can still use it in the dell case?

sorry for the noob question.
Please dont tell me to buy a new case, i cant afford to buy one.

thnx in advance
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Won't fit...

Buy a new case


P.S. Is the truth helpful?
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