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September 30, 2013 9:35:02 AM

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..?

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a b V Motherboard
September 30, 2013 9:38:07 AM

No way. You need to get another case, make sure it fits the form factor of the motherboard (it should be right there on the box something like AT, ATX, etc.).
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a c 150 V Motherboard
September 30, 2013 9:40:37 AM

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.

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a b V Motherboard
September 30, 2013 9:46:47 AM

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.

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September 30, 2013 9:54:34 AM

Haha that is a good idea, but unfortunately I have 2 little girls. Don't know if I want to risk having that motherboard smash on the floor.
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a b V Motherboard
September 30, 2013 10:16:16 AM

Ryan Jeffrey said:
Haha that is a good idea, but unfortunately I have 2 little girls. Don't know if I want to risk having that motherboard smash on the floor.


Don't blame you I wouldn't want to risk it either.
best to wait for a new case then.

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