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Old 01-02-2012, 05:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys, I have a HP Pavilion 763n desktop and i was wondering what type of mobo that computer has. It looks to me it might be a micro atx or something.

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Here's your info: Motherboard Specifications, FIC VG31 (Tango) HP Pavilion 763n Desktop PC (US/CAN) - HP Customer Care (United States - English)
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thanks got another question for you, it says its a uATX is that the same as a micro ATX it measuse 9.5 x 9.5 as far i can tell (i didnt take it out just measuse it with the cables and wires out of the way).
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thanks got another question for you, it says its a uATX is that the same as a micro ATX it measuse 9.5 x 9.5 as far i can tell (i didnt take it out just measuse it with the cables and wires out of the way).
Yes, uATX means micro.

This is because that 'u' isn't actually a 'u', it's a 'Ķ', which is the symbol for the SI prefix 'micro'.
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ok thaks for your info, im wanting to replace that mobo with one that has better cpu,ram, and with SATA port instead of IDE. So if i find one that colse to the 9.5x2 board thats in the it should work right. I notice on newegg that micro ATX can be 9.6 X 9.6 and some that 9.6 x 8. I just hope the screw holes line up. Just to let you know im building a lower-level file server using some part i already have.



and i was also looking at building this:

CASE:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119211

MOTHERBOARD:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813121513

RAM:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820178368

CPU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819116401

CD/DVD DRIVE:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827136224


OS:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16832416443
or
Ubuntu Server 11.10 (after i figure out how to use it LOL)


CPU FAN:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835999039

HARD DRIVE:
2.5 Sea Gate Momentus 5400.3 for OS
and
Western Digital Green 3Tb for storage.


Do you think that build would work with not heating issues?
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I have the very same case. The only problem is that it does not have much room for a heatsink. I would go to a little bigger than that case.

Since your board can take 2 RAM sticks, get this: Newegg.com - G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-4GBXL
Cheaper. Good manufacturer.

If you are just using it for a file server, look at FreeNAS.
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I have the very same case. The only problem is that it does not have much room for a heatsink. I would go to a little bigger than that case.

Since your board can take 2 RAM sticks, get this: Newegg.com - G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-4GBXL
Cheaper. Good manufacturer.

If you are just using it for a file server, look at FreeNAS.
Well i really like that case its small and flat, do you think i need to go with a Intel Atom processor/board combo instead?

The RAM i was planing on getting two of them

Ive tried FreeNas but i couldn't figure out how to get it to work!! If i got freeNAS to work can i access it over the internet and not just my LAN?
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I'd look into getting that setup, but find a better low-profile heatsink. Like so: Newegg.com - Scythe SCBSK-2000 120mm Sleeve Big Shuriken 2 CPU Cooler

You don't need 8GB RAM for a file server, believe me. I used to run mine just fine with 1GB.


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ok ill look into the freeNAS link you post and try to learn how to use it.

thanks for your help,
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