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I'm looking to upgrade my PC, it's about 4 years old now and was brought as a custom build from ebay, and came with a gnarly case I'd like to keep. I currently have a ASUS P5n SLI with a NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT for duel outputs, in a Thermaltake case. I'm looking to upgrade both of these in the near future.

Are their certain types of Motherboard that will fit in my case? If so, how can I tell which type I have?

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Could you tell us the current case? –  Simon Sheehan Jul 4 '11 at 21:05
    
@Simon it's linked in the question –  Dunhamzzz Jul 4 '11 at 21:15
    
Yep, just realized that thanks to Ignacio's answer. –  Simon Sheehan Jul 4 '11 at 21:16
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From the case manual:

Motherboards | Micro ATX (9.6 x 9.6 ), ATX ( 12 x 9.6 )

From this you can see that only a Micro ATX or ATX motherboard will work with your case. Other types of motherboards, such as an ITX one, will NOT be compatible.

Also check out Darth Android's blog post on choosing hardware, to make sure you find a proper motherboard and power supply for it.

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.. which means there's a lot of compatible boards out there. You also want to pay attention to your power supply... –  Doc Jul 4 '11 at 21:15
    
Thats very true, all the top boards right now are ATX and Micro ATX, so finding one would not be an issue. –  Simon Sheehan Jul 4 '11 at 21:16
    
Thanks guys, glad to hear it, the power supply is 750W, so should be quite flexible –  Dunhamzzz Jul 4 '11 at 21:18
    
Although my edit has yet to be approved, take a look at this @Dunhamzzz blog.superuser.com/2011/06/20/qotw-how-should-i-choose-hardware –  Simon Sheehan Jul 4 '11 at 21:24
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