Are old ATX cases fine with the newest boards?

Hi there,

Can I take a 10-year old cheapo ATX case with a PSU and expect a new AM3 ATX-form board to sit in it without issues?

I do realise that the PSU has to supply enough, but that should not be a problem in my case. But for instance, I don't know whether the PSU-Motherboard power connection has remained the same over the last 10 years.

I do realise that a new case can be bought cheaply, but I still rather save the money and avoid throwing useful stuff away...

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  1. The case should work for the motherboard but the PSU is probably not sufficient for new hardware. Connectors have changed and new hardware needs more of certain voltages like +12volt.
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