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Help! Motherboard and Case Don't Match!

Hi. My TA970 motherboard doesn't seem to have the same mounting points as my force 500 case???? I thought they were both ATX, so is there something i am doing horribly wrong? Thanks so much for the help!
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  1. Case - "It supports the latest ATX and micro-ATX motherboards..."
    Motherboard - "ATX Form Factor Dimension: 30.5cm x 22.5cm ( W x L )"

    What specifically is not fitting?
  2. Your case supports that board , don't worry.
  3. Assuming you mean:

    Motherboard: Biostar TA970
    Case: Cooler Master CM 500

    Then yes, they are compatible and the mounting point should match up. Just as a test, remove the rear I/O shield from the case and test the mounting again to see if they line up.

    -Wolf sends
  4. SmallBlaze said:
    Hi. My TA970 motherboard doesn't seem to have the same mounting points as my force 500 case???? I thought they were both ATX, so is there something i am doing horribly wrong? Thanks so much for the help!


    They should fit perfectly.
    In many case there are more holes in the case, than on the Motherboard, try reading through the MoBo manual, it should say which holes should be used.
    If you get no answers from the manual there might be something wrong with your case
  5. USAFRet said:
    Case - "It supports the latest ATX and micro-ATX motherboards..."
    Motherboard - "ATX Form Factor Dimension: 30.5cm x 22.5cm ( W x L )"

    What specifically is not fitting?

    The board mounting points don't line up. The left and middle line up perfectly, bu the right side mounting points are off by about 1/2 inch
  6. Best answer
    SmallBlaze said:
    USAFRet said:
    Case - "It supports the latest ATX and micro-ATX motherboards..."
    Motherboard - "ATX Form Factor Dimension: 30.5cm x 22.5cm ( W x L )"

    What specifically is not fitting?

    The board mounting points don't line up. The left and middle line up perfectly, bu the right side mounting points are off by about 1/2 inch


    Well...either Biostar or Cooler Master is telling fibs, or something else is not right.

    With the motherboard out of the case...
    Measure the actual distance between the mount holes on the mb
    Now measure the actual distance between the mount holes on the case.

    If there is an actual difference, you have a problem.
    If not...you just need to work with it more.
  7. USAFRet said:
    SmallBlaze said:
    USAFRet said:
    Case - "It supports the latest ATX and micro-ATX motherboards..."
    Motherboard - "ATX Form Factor Dimension: 30.5cm x 22.5cm ( W x L )"

    What specifically is not fitting?

    The board mounting points don't line up. The left and middle line up perfectly, bu the right side mounting points are off by about 1/2 inch


    Well...either Biostar or Cooler Master is telling fibs, or something else is not right.

    With the motherboard out of the case...
    Measure the actual distance between the mount holes on the mb
    Now measure the actual distance between the mount holes on the case.

    If there is an actual difference, you have a problem.
    If not...you just need to work with it more.
  8. USAFRet said:
    SmallBlaze said:
    USAFRet said:
    Case - "It supports the latest ATX and micro-ATX motherboards..."
    Motherboard - "ATX Form Factor Dimension: 30.5cm x 22.5cm ( W x L )"

    What specifically is not fitting?

    The board mounting points don't line up. The left and middle line up perfectly, bu the right side mounting points are off by about 1/2 inch


    Well...either Biostar or Cooler Master is telling fibs, or something else is not right.

    With the motherboard out of the case...
    Measure the actual distance between the mount holes on the mb
    Now measure the actual distance between the mount holes on the case.

    If there is an actual difference, you have a problem.
    If not...you just need to work with it more.

    The space between the motherboard points is smaller than the ones on the case :/
  9. SmallBlaze said:

    The space between the motherboard points is smaller than the ones on the case :/


    Pictures and/or actual dimensions would be helpful here. ATX is ATX is ATX. There is no 'smaller'.
  10. USAFRet said:
    SmallBlaze said:

    The space between the motherboard points is smaller than the ones on the case :/


    Pictures and/or actual dimensions would be helpful here. ATX is ATX is ATX. There is no 'smaller'.
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