OK this is gonna be a ride but hang in there please!
I wanted to upgrade my pc to last me for another few years. I decided on buying an X800 PRO (PCI-e version). The problem with this was that I had no PCI-e slot on my current motherboard. So I needed a new mobo. No problem. I decided that I might aswell get a new CPU too (though this is irrelevant). My mobo is pictured below:
It's a nice board with an intel 915G Chipset. This is where my real problems began. After stripping my old mobo out of my case I quickly found that my new mobo was incompatible with my old case. Right! I thought. No problem! I'll buy a new case! So I went to ebuyer.com. I browsed through the cases and decided that I wanted one that looked good, preferably black.
I saw that I could have a look at pictures they had taken of the cases and decided to do so. SHOCK HORROR! The case did'nt have the right socket setup at the back. "Meh" I thought. I'll look at another case. I soon began to realise that all cases had exactly the same sockets setup on the back of the case:
I looked at a few more computers, some old ones of mine and some at school and guess what? Only the ****ty old ones in 1 department at school had that particular setup. You can see the setup of my new mobo from the first pic. What can I do about this? Is there a special type of case I need?
My mobo is apparantly a microATX (you can see for yourself what it says on the ebay link under the first picture)