I have already upgraded my PSU, and RAM. But got to thinking before i make a cpu and graphics card upgrade maybe I should go for a new mobo, and get a more up-to-date interfaced CPU.
So the current mobo is 9.6" x 9.6". My question is, IF I were to buy a new motherboard would it HAVE to be 9.6 x 9.6, or could it be 9.6" x (something smaller than 9.6")?
Before you ask why not just buy a new case, I'm just kinda short on cash and don't wanna spend money on a cheap new case, and have it turn out to be ***. Also, if it's not broke don't fix it. So I came to you with this question. Thanks guys.
Problem is when I search for microATX boards, all I come across are either 9.6 x 9.6 boards with bad reviews, or they are out of my price range. There are cheaper ones, in my price range, with good reviews. Problem is, they are more like 9.6 x 7 and 9.6 x 8.6 etc.
Still does anybody know if I get fit a smaller depth board? Still 9.6" tall though. Also BTW my current shield is the standard 1.75" x 6.25", if that helps. I was thinking something along the lines of this
But does anybody knows where or if I can find the measurements of I/O plates included with motherboards?
ALSO, any further info on this whole subject would be of great use. A short google session brought me to the ' 1.75" x 6.25" standard '. Although it also stated that it was slightly outdated, and not really followed anymore or something to that effect.