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June 5, 2012 10:26:47 AM

Hi. I have a cq5320y specs here.
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?cc=us&lc=en...

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.

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June 5, 2012 11:25:42 AM

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.
a c 125 V Motherboard
June 5, 2012 12:03:11 PM

Replacing that MB is not a good idea IMO because it's just too much trouble finding something that will fit the proprietary layout of the I/O section of the HP case.

Plus, that MB supports CPU's all the up to AMD Phenom II X4 9xx/9xxe/8xx Quad-Core (Deneb) with 95W TDP. That's plenty powerful compared to what you have now.

Here's a recommended CPU replacement:
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor HDX955WFK4DGM - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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June 5, 2012 12:21:09 PM

abekl said:
Replacing that MB is not a good idea IMO because it's just too much trouble finding something that will fit the proprietary layout of the I/O section of the HP case.

Plus, that MB supports CPU's all the up to AMD Phenom II X4 9xx/9xxe/8xx Quad-Core (Deneb) with 95W TDP. That's plenty powerful compared to what you have now.

Here's a recommended CPU replacement:
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor HDX955WFK4DGM - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


I kinda see where your coming from, do you mean that the I/O plate on the back of the HP case is not interchangeable, but yet part of the case?

Or do you mean the size of the hole where the current I/O shield is wouldn't necessarily fit a I/O shield that comes with a new mobo?
a c 125 V Motherboard
June 5, 2012 2:43:17 PM

The second thing you said.
June 6, 2012 5:49:56 AM

Hmm, I see.

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

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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.
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