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Looking for a case for my motherboard....

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November 2, 2010 7:28:46 PM

I got a ECS GF8200A motherboard from a friend of mine for cheap. I've been looking at ATX Cases but im having trouble finding a case with the right openings in the back (USB, VGA, Ethernet, etc.)

Can anybody point me to a case that will work? Or is there a way around this?

PS. this is my first time with any kind of PC building so i apologize in advance if my question is kinda dumb lol

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November 2, 2010 7:50:40 PM

Yes, did your friend gave you the shield as well? Looks like a metal plate
http://www.tweaktown.com/popImg.php?img=m965platl_7.JPG
but you can do without that. Read this for some clues on building:

http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/274745-13-step-step...
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November 2, 2010 8:09:21 PM

Okay so that section DOES indeed come out? I do have the shield but I just wasn't sure if ALL cases allowed you to swap that out.

@mosox: that is an awesome guide btw lol im gonna save that....
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November 2, 2010 8:32:09 PM

almost ALL cases allow you to swap the I/O plate (input output plate) for VGA, sound, usb, etc inputs and outputs.

they are generally universal, even on propriety DELL motherboards. Propriety is a term for manufacturer specific parts (only DELL parts that fit in a DELL computer, for example). However, I have modded a few DELL and they even have a Universal I/O Plate!

not so much for the motherboard though, although I did get a uATX motherboard to fit in a fold-out Dell Dimension 8300 case. the fold out case now runs a quad core 3.0ghz AMD processor! with the stock PSU! lol :) 
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November 2, 2010 8:51:22 PM

huh you learn something everyday! :D 

thanks a lot guys i found a new case for about $15 that i might buy now ^_^

you guys were super helpful and ill be sure to come back here for anymore questions lol
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November 3, 2010 3:24:56 AM

Sure! feel free to do so, Always here to help! :D 

:waves:
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November 3, 2010 6:50:16 PM

im 20 -_- lol
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November 3, 2010 7:10:22 PM

ah i see. compared to you i am a kid lol
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November 3, 2010 7:28:09 PM

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November 3, 2010 8:19:17 PM

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