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Old 01-07-2005, 01:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Which type of motherboard?

My fathers old Dell computer has packed up so i'm going to put a new one together for him. He will only use a desktop case as he does not like tower cases. I need to know what size motherboard I need for a desktop case. I have an old Slot A T-Bird Athlon cpu and motherboard but it is too long to fit the desktop case. (I think the motherboard needs to be square, not a rectangle)

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Old 01-07-2005, 02:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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ATX will work. Just find the case you want, then check its specs for supported mobos. Most horizontal PC cases built today support ATX and babyATX.
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Here's two links for you to look at for horizontal desktop cases:

Full ATX:
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...roperty&DEPA=1

BabyATX (the square ones):
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...roperty&DEPA=1
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Old 01-07-2005, 07:41 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I have an empty tower that I can use the Slot A T-Bird in for myself. I have two desktop cases but no motherboard/CPU (Well, a 486 and a p200). I will use one of these for my father. So it's baby ATX I should be looking for? Any recomendations on a current/few years old board? The system will be for light internet use, a database investor program and maybe the odd bit off photo editing.
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