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Will this mobo fit in emachine T series? And thoughts on my build.

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February 2, 2010 2:49:56 PM

I am sort of building a new pc, but I am using the CD-rom, hard drive and would like to use the case from my eMachine T3612. I couldn't find out what form factor the T series uses. Will this mobo fit? Says its micro ATX.

- Gigabyte MA785GM-US2H Motherboard
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Also, how well do you think this rig will run games (Mass Effect 2, GTA IV, etc..)? Do I have the right/enough RAM? Using the mobo/cpu above, plus:

- geforce 9800 gtx+
http://www.nvidia.com/object/product_geforce_9800_gtx_p...

- 500w PSU
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

- 4gig PC6400 DDR2 800MHz
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

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February 5, 2010 4:21:18 AM

That RAM is DDR2 and that motherboard uses DDR2 so you're fine there. That kit is 2GB btw, I'm assuming you bought two?

Micro ATX motherboards fit just fine into regular and full tower cases... the question is, did eMachines use some weird custom case that's only compatible with their own parts. The T3612 looks like a typical micro ATX case... I can't say for sure though.

I think the gaming performance will be pretty good. I mean, you're not going to be able to run GTAIV at highest settings on 1920x1080 and get 100 FPS, but I think you'll be satisfied with it.

My current PC is similar in the price of the components and the video card, as long as you're not one of those people who needs all the detail settings on Very High then you'll be happy with it. And if you were one of those people, you'd be spending $300+ on your video card, so my guess is you're not.

Personally I think it's a great idea to build with around this price range... a $100 video card is worth like $70 after a year... a $300 video card is worth maybe $125.
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February 5, 2010 11:27:28 AM

Thanks for the reply chocoboat! Yes I do plan on getting 2 identical sticks of 2gb ram to do the duel channel thing. I will have my fingers crossed when I put this mobo in :p 

As far as detail settings, your totally right, I am not worried about maxing out everything. I just want a decent quality with playable framerate. Its good to hear that your happy with your similar setup.
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February 16, 2010 9:35:23 AM

Just to follow up on this post. I received my parts yesterday and everything worked perfectly! Apparently emachines does fully comply with the micro ATX standards. I would also assume this is true for any other T series as well.
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February 16, 2010 9:37:18 AM

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February 16, 2010 3:11:58 PM

For the record I'd then part out the old stuff on ebay.
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