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post #1 of 9
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Hello I am in the process of building a new computer.

I am interested in a new case because my current one is a piece.

On Newegg, it looks like the cases for sale have motherboard compatibility. Should I really worry about getting a case that can fit my new board?
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post #2 of 9
Unless your going to be buying a huge motherboard, I think you'll be ok. As long as you for for a mid tower - full tower you should have no problems.

Currently I have an Asus P5N-D and am using a mid tower Jeantech Aqua:



Motherboard fits fine
Although I'm looking at upgrading to either an Antec 900 and a new mobo.
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1TB + 600GB + 300GB + 500GB Jaunty 9.04 Dual 24" Hyundai/Samsung Mac Keyboard 
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post #3 of 9
You should so it would fit, just get a ATX case.
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post #4 of 9
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I have been recommended to get this mobo

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813141005

is this one that would only go with a certain case?
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post #5 of 9
do some research on your mobo to see what it is. find the demensions of the board and make sure the case will fit
if it is a matx, it should fit in dam near any case
post #6 of 9
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Originally Posted by warnesey333 View Post
Unless your going to be buying a huge motherboard, I think you'll be ok. As long as you for for a mid tower - full tower you should have no problems.

Currently I have an Asus P5N-D and am using a mid tower Jeantech Aqua:



Motherboard fits fine
Although I'm looking at upgrading to either an Antec 900 and a new mobo.
That case looks exactly like the Raidmax Smilodon. Are they just rebranded ones that are made the same or something?
post #7 of 9
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Originally Posted by noobdown View Post
do some research on your mobo to see what it is. find the demensions of the board and make sure the case will fit
Alrighty thanx.

I am not going to buy a new mobo for about a month... Things will probably change by then
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post #8 of 9
atx mobos would fit in a mid tower-full tower just finr
    
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post #9 of 9
big heatsink? performance PSU???
lots of drives?

get a full tower. or else you'll go through 3 hours of hell...
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