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How do I fit my motherboard into my case?

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August 17, 2014 10:14:32 PM

So I guess PcPartPicker made a mistake and didn't note that that my micro-ATX motherboard was slightly too big for my micro-ATX case. The only thing preventing the motherboard from fitting into the case is the internal hardrive bay and a piece of the dvd player bay. I was wondering if this would fix my problem?



My motherboard: http://us.msi.com/product/mb/A88XME45.html#hero-overvie...
My case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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August 17, 2014 10:28:52 PM

you have to remove the hd bay it held in by a screw and it will slid out. then with the mb it wont fit straight in you have to tip the back of the mb up and slide the front into the case to were it hit the mb shield. you need to line up the stand offs first. dry fit the mb in the case and use a marker to put a small paint dot on the screw places yu need.
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August 17, 2014 10:39:22 PM

It certainly looks a tight fit. It looks to me you could get the MB in by first removing the drive bay and then tilting/lowering in the top edge of the MB under the lip on that 5.25" bay. Then get the board level and then slide back into the port slot. You could probably refit the removed drive bay after plugging in the PSU supply to the board. I would do a dry fit to confirm it's possible with just the board only (No CPU, cooler, case standoffs etc installed).
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August 18, 2014 3:09:55 PM

Major_Trouble said:
It certainly looks a tight fit. It looks to me you could get the MB in by first removing the drive bay and then tilting/lowering in the top edge of the MB under the lip on that 5.25" bay. Then get the board level and then slide back into the port slot. You could probably refit the removed drive bay after plugging in the PSU supply to the board. I would do a dry fit to confirm it's possible with just the board only (No CPU, cooler, case standoffs etc installed).


Thank you! I ended up only needing to remove the a backpanel case fan above the MB shield.

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August 18, 2014 8:47:47 PM

Good. Glad it worked out for you.
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