I will be getting a sexy new case for my computer sometime this week. I don't know what kind of case I should get, Becuase I'm worried that I could choose a case and my mobo (Intel915G) will not fit on correctly. My question is what case should I get for that motherboard? My buget is 65 dollars canadian. Thanks in advance. -Videoslave :)
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28th July 2004
There are certain standard sizes for motherboards, which cases accommodate. Most cases accommodate 'ATX' standard, and most motherboards are ATX. Look in the motherboard's manual or the Intel website to find out what standard it is (it might be Micro ATX or BTX or other).
Most cases will tell you what size they accommodate; just make sure the one you get is the correct specification.
Measure it out our case now and the look for the same sizes in your new case.
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Doesn't always work.
The "Intel915G" you said is the chipset, we need the motherboard name if it'll be of more use. Given from the Intel website, it's either an ATX board or a microATX board. [quote=Intel Website]Intel® Desktop Board D915GAG, D915GAV, D915GEV, D915GUX and D915GVWB
The microATX cases can get a bit toasty if you don't have enough cooling though, so take that into consideration. Reply back with what Motherboard you have. I'd suggest using CPU-Z to determine this. Download it, install it, run it, go to Mainboard and tell us what model it says.
Ok then, it's a standard ATX. Any of these cases will fit your motherboard, and your budget. http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.asp?Category=9&N=2010090007+4026+4808&Submit=ENE&SubCategory=7&maxprice=58 Free shipping, those are all under $58 USD, which is $65 CAD
And these are a little cheaper, but you gotta pay for shipping on some (it'll still stay below your budget by a few dollars). There are some nifty looking cases on both links http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.asp?N=2010090007+4025&Submit=ENE&SubCategory=7
Unless you specifically want a small case, I suggest buying an ATX case anyway. It'll take anything short of a high end extended ATX server board. Though, as it's a GAV which is ATX you'll need an ATX case anyway so in this case it's irrelevant.
No I'm planning on getting a normal size case that has see through side doors and has L.E.D lights.