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Old 01-11-2017, 12:32 PM   #1
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Hi all I made a post on here a a while ago about moving a computer into a different case and doing a new build this never happened I had a baby with my girlfriend and money didn't alow so now I have a different plan for the same computer.

What I want to do is swap an oem desktop into a 4u rack case

I haven't brought a case yet wanted to know if I would encounter any problems with the swap eg motherboard sizes & psu size & front panel header (as its just a solid block on the tower case)

The tower I want to swap is an Acer pictures enclosed

And the case I want to use is something like the 4u logic case
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Old 01-11-2017, 04:00 PM   #2
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The case header is not labeled and neither is anything that plugs into the header it's just colour coded but doesn't have a label to what they mean

I am assuming the motherboard and the psu will fit fine the case header will be a problem I will upload a picture of the header on the MB as soon as possible

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Old 01-11-2017, 08:52 PM   #3
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I looked up your case on Logic's website, it says it supports standard ATX form factor motherboards, so I don't know why it would be a problem. The header connectors look pretty standard to me from the picture also, although it's hard to tell. You can always splice that stuff together if you have to.

What sort of rack are you putting this thing in out of curiosity?
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Old 01-12-2017, 05:24 AM   #4
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Just planning on using a 12u 600mm deep network cabinet for a few pieces of networking equipment

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The header on my board lookes like this it's not a picture of my board but it's very close I will check my board and upload a better photo ASAP

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Forgot to attach the picture lol

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Old 01-12-2017, 07:50 AM   #7
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Just checked my motherboard and the header is exactly the same as the one pictured above there is no labeling or colour grid just a solid jack that connects to the header

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I don't see a problem here. Just hook it up in the new case like it is hooked up in the old case.
You can trace the wires to see what the connect to now and make a diagram, or look up the motherboard online to find the diagram the manufacturer created for it.
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The new case won't have a solid block that fits into the header it will be separate for Hdd power etc and I won't no where they go

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Trace the wires and you will know where they go.

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What make and model motherboard is it?
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It's a oem board from an Acer aspire m3201 the board is acer rs780hvf and could be difficult trace them

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Can we also confirm that this board is deffinitly micro ATX and will fit into that case

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It's definitely standard micro atx.
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Old 01-12-2017, 11:18 AM   #14
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Thanks again crazyman I know you already told me that on the older post

How can you tell the difference between the different standards

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I can usually just tell by the layout and the location of screw holes. Take a look at this:
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Yh there's just one screw hole missing for micro ATX the very bottom hole by the left looks like there a heatsink in the way but either way It will fit into the case even if I can't use all the mounting holes

Have you got any thoughts on the case header

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Like technician said, since it's not printed on the board which pins are which, easiest way is to probably just follow the wires on the current case to see whats what, then connect the new header accordingly. It might take some trial and error to get them right.
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If I got the places wrong would i damage my board

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I hesitate to say impossible. But I'd say unlikely since it's all low voltage LEDs and buttons.
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Ok thanks on all the help on that if I get any problems once I buy the case I. Will let you all know

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