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    Ultimate Member tricktx's Avatar
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    SocketA Motherboard "what case"

    My fiend emailed me today saying he got for free a motherboard+CPU.all he knows is that its a Socket A motherboard with a KT133 chipset and a duron 650.But what form of case can this go with AT,ATX,Baby ATX ect.

    Idont know much about m/B and cases so any help would be appreciated

    Richard

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    Any case will do

    as long as it uses ATX PSU

    and it has the correct openings at the back

    usually these form is called ATX form factor.

    but as usual every manufacture might differ slightly.

    so just check the back of the case to make sure it matches

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    try to see if he can give the information regarding the mobo, it should be printed in the board itself, the name brand & the model # is big help.

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    ATX boards are most common for Durons and Athlons in Socket 462 (A) form. If the board has the connections for LPT, COM1/2, sound, USB, and PS/2 soldiered onto the board, then it is ATX. If the connectors use headers from the mainboard for those components, then its AT. ATX also has a 24-pin connector for power on the mainboard, AT has 12. AT cases and ATX cases are also very different. AT cases use power supplies that have a cable leading to a power switch attached to the case and only have an opening for the keyboard with is usually a 5 pin DIN connector. ATX of course has a panel on the back for the PS/2, LPT, etc.

    Another trick is you will find AT boards with ATX power connectors (popular with later MMX / Super 7 Baby AT mobos), but you will only find these for Intel PPGA / Socket 7 CPU's.

    Of course, more info on the mobo would be useful. I apologize for the terminology lesson
    Last edited by Antix; 09-06-2002 at 04:00 AM.

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    thanks for all the replays guys. Ive emailed my friend and asked her for more info so i should be hearing summet soon.


    Richard.

    P.s

    Antix - why does it say banned under your name

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    Originally posted by tricktx


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    Antix - why does it say banned under your name
    if its an micro atx motherboard then get an baby atx!


    if anfull size atx motherboard
    get an normal atx cabinet!




    he been banned!

    really!



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    if youve been banned how come you can still post. that seems a bit silly

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    Originally posted by tricktx
    if youve been banned how come you can still post. that seems a bit silly
    well he got banned after he posted this one!

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    Well, had to blow off some steam you know, and yes grimmy pointed it out very clear, get the appropriate case.

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    Originally posted by grimfandango


    well he got banned after he posted this one!
    Or did he? ....... heheh

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