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Old 12-20-2005, 04:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I've been looking at computer cases but im kind of confused to which type to get, like how do i find out what case will fit my stuff. I have a hp desktop

Form Factor Micro ATX
would that be the kind of case id have to get one in M-ATX
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most likely any ATX case will fit ATX mobo's and matx mobo's
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Old 12-20-2005, 05:17 PM   #3 (permalink)
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The case should say ATX somewhere.
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mid-atx = 4 External 5.25" Drive Bays and 2 External 3.5" Drive Bays

micro-atx = 2 External 5.25" Drive Bays and 1 External 3.5" Drive Bays

there are other sizes, I'm just not familiar with the measurements or compacity,

if you have a micro atx motherboard, anything as big or bigger(atx of course) should fit ok...
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would all my drives and harddrives be able to fit, cause if not them im not gonna buy a case. Easy way to tell if they will fit
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Default Re: How do u find out what kind of case to get

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I've been looking at computer cases but im kind of confused to which type to get, like how do i find out what case will fit my stuff. I have a hp desktop

Form Factor Micro ATX
would that be the kind of case id have to get one in M-ATX
If you have a MicroATX desktop, you'd need a MicroATX case. Some Mid Tower accept microATX mobo's as well.
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If you are worried buy a full tower case for ATX.
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