Motherboard doesn't fit case -_-
Well, I just got a nasty suprise after waiting forever for this motherboard to come in the mail....Turns out the ASUS P6T Deluxe motherboard doesnt fit in my gateway pc case....is there anyway to make it still work? How do I know what size case I need to buy..?
The ASUS P6T motherboard has a form-factor called, "ATX". You need to find a case that accepts an ATX motherboard; normally listed in the specifications. One way to cheat is to look at the rear of the case. If it has room for seven expansion slots, it is likely to accept an ATX motherboard, but you should check to make sure.
You can set the motherboard up sitting on top of the box the motherboard comes in.
Many people do this when building a new PC to check its all working before fixing it all into the case.
Its not a long term solution but as long as you have no kids or pets that might put parts of themselves into running system fans it wouldn't be a problem to run it like this while awaiting delivery of a new ATX compatible full tower case.