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How to tell what MB will fit in tower?

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August 23, 2013 2:46:12 PM

I have been trying to figure out how to tell if I can reuse my current tower (which I love), when I rebuild my pc.

Currently I have these:
Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-X48-DQ6 LGA 775 Intel X48 ATX Intel Motherboard
Video Card: Galaxy 56NPH6HS4IXX GeForce GTX 560 (Fermi) GC 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
Conputer Tower: AZZA Helios 910 Black Japanese SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

I want an Asus Motherboard upgrade and i7 processor. How can I tell if my current tower will hold them?

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August 23, 2013 2:54:44 PM

According to NewEgg, the motherboard is an ATX motherboard, and they state the case is ATX as well. So as long as you replace it with an ATX motherboard you should be fine.

ASUS motherboards: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

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August 23, 2013 2:56:03 PM

You may want to look at your fans in the PSU and case, as well as the video cards to see it they need to be replaced. Noisy or slow fans can create issues in the future - and fans are relatively inexpensive ($5 - $20 for most).
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August 23, 2013 3:03:55 PM

Oh, I did not even notice that ATX in my tower note. Great. As for fans, my tech and I have been discussing this and we will be addressing that as the build gets started. I still have several months yet before my funding is in place...so...I will probably be able to get an SSD as well as a better supply and processor.

I am so excited... :bounce: 
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