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Is it safe to assume that a mobo of a given form factor will not be even 1/2 a inch larger than the specified form factor? [closed]

spoiler: unfortunately this might be a very naive question... I own a microATX case and I'm looking for a new motherboard. The case is from a HP preassembled, and it exactly fits the old motherboard ...
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Will an 8-channel HD sound card output HD 7.1 surround sound through…?

I'm considering buying an MSI C847MS-E33 mATX with an integrated CPU and sound card for use as a micro CD/DVD-player/HTPC. The mATX has six audio ports on the back panel, and one internal port/header. ...
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Smallest Micro ATX Case Possible? [closed]

What is the smallest possible off the shelf Micro ATX case? The ability to install a 3.5 inch HD is important but I do not intend to install an optical drive and don't need the slot. A fairly thorough ...
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How to reduce PSU noise?

I'm in a rather tight spot. I'm building a custom PC that HAS to be a slim mATX supporting case. I found one on microcenter.com. Here's the link: Slim Case It comes with a 275 Watt power supply, ...
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New Power Supply doesn't work with a specific motherboard

I just bought a new power supply Corsair CX430 V2 in order to meet the needs of a new graphics card I hope to install. The motherboard is the micro-ATX form factor Asus P5KPL-AM/PS running a Intel C2D ...
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HP Pavilion s3020.es died - how do I diagnose, and what motherboards are compatible?

My girlfriend got an HP Pavilion s3020.es some years ago (It came with Vista). The computer suffered from a "fall to the ground from 1 meter" syndrome. As a result it doesn't boot - the beeper keeps ...
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Suggestion for a multimedia chassis with ATX or mATX mainboard support?

I want to build a new multimedia system. For this i would like to use some multimedia chassis and put a regular ATX or mATX mainboard inside. One other limitation of the chassis is that the height ...
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Methods of cooling with no more room in case?

I've got an HP DC7100 and an HP m8530f. The DC7100 is a small form factor desktop while the m8530f has a mATX board with lots of extra features like front I/O and HP Personal Media Drive bay. Both of ...
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Can I use an ATX PSU, ATX case and MicroATX motherboard together?

I am building a new PC (my first one) at the moment. I have an ATX PSU and ATX case already, and my budget for new parts is rather limited. The only motherboard in my price range that does what I want ...
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Different sizes of Micro ATX

A Case says it allows for MicroATX, with dimensions 9.6in x 9.6in but a motherboard is MicroATX, with the dimensions 9.6in x 8.8in. Will the motherboard still work with the case? as they are both ...
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Water cooling solution for Antec Fusion (M-ATX) case with i7

I currently have an ASUS Rampage II Gene M-ATX board with i processor in my HTPC. I would like to begin using watercooling mainly to keep the noise levels down, but also to overclock in the future. ...