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ASRock Z77 Extreme4 in Carbide 500r ? Slim ATX ?

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March 14, 2013 1:28:50 PM

Hello,
I am planning to buy a new pc and assemble it myself, in about 1 week. I did some research about the extreme4 and found out that it was something like "Slim ATX" ? i dont have any experience with building. (Though i am watching youtube and review for like 1 month already and learning) When i saw some pictures of the carbide 500r i see that there are already 3 standoffs preinstalled and for normal ATX there is a total of 9 standoffs and the z77 extreme4 only got 7 holes. How does this work ? I mean there is no manual for the standoff placements of Slim ATX. Only for ATX and mATX. So the main question is :

Will the z77 Extreme4 fit in carbide 500r without problems or short-circuit, and how ? (If there are people here using the same combo please let me know what spots the standoffs must be placed)

Thanks in advance,
Floris
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March 14, 2013 1:47:06 PM

Works fine - the board just stops shy of the far right (3) standoffs. It looks like this:

http://imgur.com/cxdseTY

I didn't have any problems with too much flex.
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March 14, 2013 1:51:31 PM

Fellow noob here, but here's what i got after 2 builds and I love my z77 ext 4.

The "Slim ATX" ASRock Z77 ext 4 is apparently not the 'standard' ATX size. That said, if fit perfectly into the standoff holes in my CM HAF 912. I don't recall the number of holes (I'm old - gimme a break) but I believe the mobo will fit perfectly into any modern ATX case.

I'm of average intelligence and I did it, you can too. OBTW - Tigerdirect has the Intel 335 180 GB SSD on sale yesterday for $150. I love my SSD !!

Advice:
1. Put your selected parts into PCPartpicker.com and it will show you a good price and where that part can be had for that price. If you have the time also shop at amazon, tigerdirect, newegg, and microcenter. All have the same stuff - prices change daily.
2. youtube: "newegg computer build parts 2&3"
3. Allow yourself 4 hours for the build
4. Enjoy

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March 14, 2013 1:51:51 PM

ATX implies specific mount layout compatibility. You need not worry.
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March 14, 2013 1:59:57 PM

J_E_D_70 said:
Works fine - the board just stops shy of the far right (3) standoffs. It looks like this:

http://imgur.com/cxdseTY

I didn't have any problems with too much flex.


Thanks that image is very usefull. Thanks to Kitsone and odierv to for the quick reply i think it will hang over a bit on the right side or something and when i plus the power connectors (24-pin) and other connectors on the right side i put my finger on the bottom side so it wont flex to much
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March 14, 2013 2:01:44 PM

According to the case specs, you may use any atx or micro atx motherboard with the 500r. You may use as little as 4-6 standoffs to install any motherboard or all nine when applicable; I only suggest you install the cpu, heatsink, and ram before mounting the board in the case. Then you can test for a post screen before mounting. With any case, remove the standoffs that don't line up with the board holes and touch circuitry under the board.
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March 14, 2013 2:07:16 PM

o1die said:
According to the case specs, you may use any atx or micro atx motherboard with the 500r. You may use as little as 4-6 standoffs to install any motherboard or all nine when applicable; I only suggest you install the cpu, heatsink, and ram before mounting the board in the case. Then you can test for a post screen before mounting. With any case, remove the standoffs that don't line up with the board holes and touch circuitry under the board.


What do you mean with "Test for a post screen before mounting." ? Shouldnt there be a hard drive connected when testing if you mean that ?

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