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What kind of motherboards with my case accept?

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I bought a computer from my friend for $20 that has...

Intel Pentium 4 1.8ghz processor
ASUS P4S333 motherboard
NVIDIA GeForce3 Ti 500 video card

It has a bad motherboard and he thought the whole computer was junk so he sold it to me cheap. Everything else is fine with it. I plan on replacing the motherboard with either the same board or something better. But I need to know what my case with accept. Can I put any ASUS motherboard in the case that will use that processor?? Or will only that model mobo fit??? How do I find this out. the case has plenty of cooling so I wanted to modify it for looks. Maybe some paint and maybe alittle acrylic here and there
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Its a micro atx board, so if that uses up the entire space of the case, then you will have to buy a micro atx board (which could very likely be the case). There are plenty of good ones out there and post in the mobo forum for suggestions. I don't think it is worth it to buy the same model board.
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Originally Posted by Inuzukakiba2 View Post
Its a micro atx board, so if that uses up the entire space of the case, then you will have to buy a micro atx board (which could very likely be the case). There are plenty of good ones out there and post in the mobo forum for suggestions. I don't think it is worth it to buy the same model board.
The case is bigger then the board, and has more mounting holes about 2 or 3 inches infront on the board. There is plenty of room inside it.
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Can you post pics of the inside of the case (particularly the motherboard area)? based on this we can see if it would accept any ATX board or if it's restricted to mATX.

BTW, you don't have to replace it with the same brand of motherboard; and considering it was a P4 system, I personally would say it's due for an upgrade. That said, $20 for a case is not a bad buy.
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Originally Posted by radodrill View Post
Can you post pics of the inside of the case (particularly the motherboard area)? based on this we can see if it would accept any ATX board or if it's restricted to mATX.

BTW, you don't have to replace it with the same brand of motherboard; and considering it was a P4 system, I personally would say it's due for an upgrade. That said, $20 for a case is not a bad buy.
I will try and get a pic up tonight, or early tomorrow. I also think an upgrade would be nice, but for $20 it was a steal. Can I use the NVIDIA GeForce3 Ti 500 video card on my next buy??? I heard they are decent cards.
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Can I use the NVIDIA GeForce3 Ti 500 video card on my next buy??? I heard they are decent cards.
Those cards are very much out of date and wouldn't handle any of the newer games; but it would be a viable choice for a data server or a rig used solely for word processing, internet, multimedia (watching movies/video clips), and possibly older games.
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post #7 of 7
Most likely, it will accept any standard ATX motherboard
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