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Looking for a case for my motherboard....

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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  1. The board should come with a IO shield that goes in the big oblong opening on the back of the case.
    The board should fit in any normal ATX mid tower.
  2. Best answer
    Yes, did your friend gave you the shield as well? Looks like a metal plate
    but you can do without that. Read this for some clues on building:
  3. 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....
  4. 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 :)
  5. 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
  6. Sure! feel free to do so, Always here to help! :D

  7. im 20 -_- lol
  8. ah i see. compared to you i am a kid lol
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