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August 25, 2012 4:30:38 PM

I have decided the components i am going to buy for my first pc build, but i have a question regarding the motherboard and the case.
The case is: Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case
the motherboard is: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard

My question is (sorry if its stupid, i am new to this stuff and its my first time) will the motherboard fit with the case? I heard that the case doesnt have the end 3 holes in the correct place for my motherboard, so i will only be able to have the first 2 rows screwed down. If this is true, then does it matter and if it isnt, are there any other cases i should look into that are good but not too expensive?
August 25, 2012 5:06:29 PM

If you are worried about that, then it is best to get another case. I have an Asrock motherboard, and it fits fine in my NZXT M59, so unless either one has changed their hole spacings it will work fine. I have personally had a good experience with the case and NZXT support, but read the reviews and decide for yourself.

Here are some similarly priced cases from them:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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August 25, 2012 6:21:55 PM

You won't have any problems fitting the Cooler Master HAF 912 Plus with the ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3. They are both ATX compliant.
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August 25, 2012 11:23:51 PM

@Frootism How one recognizes that a motherboard fits in a cabinet or not is based on the key words provided in the cabinet specs.

here the cabinet spec says that it is suitable for an ATX Motherboard and the HAF 912 is an ATX cabinet so you would not have any issues.

The technical term used here is "MOtherboard Form Factor" or simple Form Factor"

The types of motherboard form factors are
MicroATX
MicroBTX
Mini ATX
Mini-ITX
Mobile-ITX
Extended ATX
ATX

Micro ATX and ATX are pretty much common and I doubt you would want to bother about the rest as of now :) 
August 25, 2012 11:40:51 PM

thanks for your help guys :) 
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