Good MOBO in a Dell?

GreySteelFox

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Been wondering for a while if I could put a high end MOBO in my Dell case. Would I have to drill new mounting holes for it? I really dont want to have to spend that much money if its possible. :confused:
 

Gamingfreak

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i had that problem with my dell a long time ago, i would just get a cheap $25 case and use that, its not as if the dell cases are all that great anyways
 

Computer Head

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I think this is the case still with the new Dells, but there is a 6-pin power cord that goes from the power supply to the motherboard. You can just disregard that, because only Dell motherboards use that.
 

lhuser

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Dells use dspecialised PSU. So, if you upgrade mobo, you must upgrade PSU.

As for the case, if this is a metal palette, maybe it is unscrewable or if you wiggle with it a bit, it will come off.

If not, make a big rectangle cut along the mobo outputs...not PCI. Then, you can slap the newer one.

Another thing I would consider is the ATX screws. Are they all well placed to fit newer mobos?
 
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