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Old 03-15-2014, 07:39 PM   #11
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Dell's support for its desktop and it hardware is absolutely crap considering they make their motherboards and is hard to find info on them that is reliable..
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Old 03-16-2014, 02:04 PM   #12
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Almost all of Dell's LGA 775 boards are BTX. The easiest way to spot a BTX board is the CPU socket being rotated 45 degrees and being closer to the middle of the board. Also, BTX is a mirror image of ATX.
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Old 03-17-2014, 12:04 PM   #13
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If I'm honest I'd never heard of BTX, but I think I'll avoid Dell from now on if I can, it's just because they were the cheapest on there, I have now noticed that despite me saying I'd never built a mATX, that in actual fact my main computer is an mATX, something I clearly didn't check properly before buying, this is something I would definitely be checking now though!
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Old 03-17-2014, 06:02 PM   #14
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Yeah I'd stay away from Dell, I have Optiplex 210L and was close to getting an Optiplex 760 but didn't..
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