Why is it backwards

I just bought a new case, NZXT Nemesis Elite Gaming Case, and my current computer is a dell dimension e521. I tried to put the motherboard in the case and to my surprise its backwards from the stock. I'm planning on buying a new motherboard and CPU anyway so how could avoid getting into something like this again.
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  1. Nemisis:
    Motherboard Support: ATX / Micro ATX / Baby AT
    Dell:
    Says its a standard atx
  2. Could you post pictures, I am not sure how it's backwards from normal. unless you mean the I/O panel is offset.
  3. yeah the PCI slots are switched with the I/O Panel.
  4. twistedtraceur said:
    Nemisis:
    Motherboard Support: ATX / Micro ATX / Baby AT
    Dell:
    Says its a standard atx

    Who at Dell says it's a standard ATX ?
  5. DELL motherboards, cases and power supplies are always non-standard, they always try to argue that it's to do with reducing costs but i'm fairly sure it has more to do with making sure you have to get replacement parts only from them and that you don't try upgrading your PC yourself
  6. just found this FAQ, as Psycho suggested, it's BTX case and mobo

    http://www.randomworks.com/?page_id=425
  7. Quote:
    DELL motherboards, cases and power supplies are always non-standard..


    Wrong. They used to use some none standard PSUs back in the days of the P3, but they use standard parts now.
  8. ^ +1
  9. to avoid that problem, don't buy dell.
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