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Old 04-03-2010, 08:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Here is my Mainboard info using Pc Wizard 2010
Manufacturer : Dell Inc. (Dell)
Product : 0M017G
Version : A01
Serial Number : ..CN744319CS0100.
Support MP : Yes, 4 CPU(s)
Version MPS : 1.4
Type : Intel Core 2 Quad
Internal Specification : Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9400 @ 2.66GHz
Model Number : Q9400
Codename : Yorfield
Revision : R0
Technology : 0.045Ķ
CPU ID : 6.7.A
CPU IDEx : 6.17.A
Microcode : MU067A07

My problem is I want to transfer my Mother Board to a bigger case, I cannot find what type of board this is Atx, Micro Atx, Mini Atx. I called Dell and they said it is a Intel board and that is all they can tell me. Please if anyone can help me please. I have looked everywhere . I'm planning on upgrading the psu and liquid cooling my system. So any help info would be grateful I'm about to pull all my hair out LOL.. I've searched everywhere and this seems to be a very helpful fourm.. I know I know I shouldn't have bought a Dell but I work for a monthly publication and my boss lives for Dell so I had no choice, I was going to go with a Custom built pc but he couldn't understand that.

So lets say it is a Micro Atx mobo ok so will any Micro Atx Case work? Will all the inputs line up ? or does it got to be a certian case?
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what model of dell computer do you have?
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Google shiows pictures of a micro atx, from a dell studio 540 mini case.

https://www.esaitech.com/commerce/cc...7g-1114605.htm

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Or is it mini........
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what model of dell computer do you have?
Dell Studio 540 Mini.
Sorry about the late response..

If it is a Micro Atx mobo will any Micro Atx case work?
Will the inputs line up?



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Google shiows pictures of a micro atx, from a dell studio 540 mini case.

https://www.esaitech.com/commerce/cc...7g-1114605.htm

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Or is it mini........
Yeah it's the 540 mini also if it is a Micro Atx mobo do I have to buy a certail Micro Atx case that will work for my Motherboard ?
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I really want to order this Case for my Mobo I just need to know if it will work with my Mobo?
NZXT. Products.
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^yeah, its an atx case...so if you have a micro atx mobo it will still fit in it, just nothing larger then an atx mobo will not fit in it, which nothing larger is made anymore, so your fine.
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^yeah, its an atx case...so if you have a micro atx mobo it will still fit in it, just nothing larger then an atx mobo will not fit in it, which nothing larger is made anymore, so your fine.
The reason for so many questions is because I heard Dell uses Custom Mobo's, so thats why I was making sure that NZXT case wold work for my Mobo...

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take some close measurements. i heard that they move the backplate so it wont line up in another case. the other reason for this , people wont be able to put an aftermarket motherboard in a dell case. just like their memory. the slot is about 1 mm to one side. about the size of one gold lead.

let us know if the your board fit your new case.
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