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namboothiri
06-05-2010, 09:52 AM
Hi There, I have a CoolerMaster ATX case. I have also found a mATX ASUS Mobo suitable for an upgrade. However, no idea if this would go into my box with the I/O connecters falling correctly in place. Couldn't find any guiding info yet. Thanks.

inphinity
06-05-2010, 10:01 AM
The motherboard should come with its own backpanel.

pctek
06-05-2010, 10:02 AM
An ATX case will take both ATX boards and MATX (Micro ATX) - smaller boards.

The motherboard comes with the backplate you put in the case for the specific layout of back panel connectors.

Agent_24
06-05-2010, 12:06 PM
Make sure you get the board standoffs in the right place for the new board so you don't short anything out on the underside.

Also be aware that if need to get extra ones, they are NOT all the same size. If they aren't all the same length don't use them. You will end up bending your board and causing damage

namboothiri
06-05-2010, 03:58 PM
Thanks to you all for the valuable advice.