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New Motherboard for Studio XPS 7100

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February 2, 2013 9:13:38 PM

So I am looking into getting a new motherboard to support my AMD3+ FX 8350(Eight Core) CPU, I noticed my mother board is smaller than the one i'm looking into, I am worried that the new motherboard will not fit in side my computer case. Does anybody know if the new motherboard will fit, if not what other motherboards support AMD3+ and DDR3 1600 RAM and will fit in my computer. Links will be below. Also my case is - Dimensions: 16.02 x 7.31 x 17.9 inches (HxWxD)


Old Motherboard - http://www.amazon.com/Genuine-Dell-FF3FN-Motherboard-Co...

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

Case - http://www.pcworld.com/product/545028/studio-xps-7100-m...
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February 3, 2013 9:32:57 AM

Your old dell is a btx format design, abandoned years ago by the case and board makers; it has the ports on the wrong side, designed to help cool the old p4 space heater cpus. Unless you want to cut the back of your dell case with a dremel tool, get one of these cases instead:

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...

The last sentry case comes with a low end power supply; try your dell if you like, but I don't know if it will fit. Heres a good ps for not much $$:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $20 after rebate and promo code.

I've worked at dell manufacturing several times; they aren't designed for easy upgrades.
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February 3, 2013 4:15:53 PM

Thank you, I have selected a case, and am checking if my power supply can fit inside it, so far it looks like it can, however if I find out it can't i'll check out the one you recommended.
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