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MicroATX mb or new case

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February 21, 2013 7:14:48 PM

Hey all, I recently ordered a ASUS P8Z77-V not realizing that my Alienware Aurora case (r2) only accepts MicroAtx boards, can't return it, moving on...

Should i go for an entirely new case, or should i get a microATX board (lga 1155). I already have the processor and such (i5-3570K, arctic silver paste, ect.), can't return the processor either.

I guess i should have done my homework, i figured that most MB's would fit in this machine, the case is rather large. Live and learn.

MB i'm looking at:
note: wtf is with the ps/2 connectors on most of these MB's?

Another one:

Recommendations are always welcome

I would like to keep the case, the cable management and layout are awesome, bulky but logical i suppose.

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February 21, 2013 7:28:42 PM

If you have the i5-3570k, get a z77 matx board, this is one is good for under 100$ :

The other option is to buy a new case, for 100$, you can get good cases, like the phantom 410, corsair 400R, fractal design define r4,etc.
February 21, 2013 8:06:25 PM

Wow, how did i miss that when i was looking for boards on newegg...

Thank you very much, just ordered, has everything the MB i ordered had, aside from another 2 PCI slots, only have one GPU anyways.

Looking forward to some OCing and experimenting with the new processor, i'm sure I will be back with questions at that time :) 

Thanks again!
February 21, 2013 8:06:46 PM

Best answer selected by coomanperson.