View Full Version : Case Question
09-06-2006, 12:20 PM
I am currently talking with someone in preperation to get a new PC case painted. I have one picked out that has a good solid surface (good sized case with a nice flat surface). However I want to make sure the size specs of the case in question will be able to house any of the standard sized motherboards. The reason I would like a thumbs up or down is due to it being considered a "server" case.
Here is the link to the case Im talking about:
It says Motherboard: Extended ATX including CEB specification motherboard (30,5 x 33 cm) but thats still Greek to me.
09-06-2006, 02:14 PM
Checking out Antec's website, it says in the specs that it will handle "up to" an extended ATX motherboard. I'm taking and educated guess and saying that this means it will fit any motherboards smaller than extended ATX. Standard desktop motherboards are regular ATX, and so they should fit fine in that case.
Most cases have multiple holes drilled for the motherboard standoffs, so that different standard-sized motherboards can be mounted. It would be a very weird case if it didn't have the holes for standard ATX.
So, the short answer is I think you'll be fine.
09-06-2006, 03:48 PM
Ya that "Extended" part made me pause. Thanks for the reply.
09-06-2006, 03:57 PM
It just means it can take slightly larger boards as well. As far as I can tell (I peeped it a while ago) extended boards are 3" longer on one side. Server boards are 'extended' size and the new AMD 4x4 designs will be extended.
You'd be fine with that unless/until they radically changed the size.
Me, I'd still go with a standard size case and get a sticker to put on it (http://www.decalgirl.com/browse.cfm/4,3419.htm) instead of spending a ton of $ getting someone to paint it, but then I never actually take my PC anywhere, nor does anyone ever come over (and look at it). :rolleyes:
vBulletin® v3.6.5, Copyright ©2000-2013, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.