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Old 09-09-2008, 12:37 PM   #1
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Question Getting a new case

Hey everyone

Right now I have a Gateway GT5654 and the case is on the small side. No way will I fit a 9800 in it. When I first got the comp almost a year ago I quickly bought an 8600 to have something decent, and that barely fits. I'm looking to upgrade to a bigger case and would like to know if the case I'm looking at would be compatible with my motherboard, ect.

Here is my motherboard:
http://support.gateway.com/s/MOTHERB...06203Rmv.shtml

This is the case I'm looking at:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811208005

Now I'm pretty sure my mobo is a micro ATX where as the case supports full ATX. I did read that micro ATX is backwards compatible with full ATX, but I'd like some info from the community. So what do you think, am I all set or will there be problems?
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Old 09-09-2008, 02:30 PM   #2
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If it will fit and the screw holes line up, you shouldn't have a problem, however, you probably won't be able to use the power and reset button since gateway probably uses their own design, as well as any front panel connectors. There are ways you can pull the wires apart and use them seperately though.
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What would I need to do to be able to power it up?
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