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Barely E-ATX Board into a Corsair 500R

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August 29, 2012 9:00:21 AM

Hey there,

I want to build a new system and from the start I only knew what the case should be: Corsair 500R. Now that i decided on the motherboard as well there's a small problem. The motherboard is an E-ATX factor: Maximus V Formula(12 inch x 10.1 inch ( 30.5 cm x 25.7 cm )).

What's confusing is that the ATX size is 30.5 × 24.4 so there's just that centimeter that could impact the I/O panel.

Did anyone fit a board of that size in the 500R? Any change this could work?

Thanks
August 29, 2012 9:06:02 AM

The Corsair 500R specs say it supports only ATX, mATX, not E-ATX.

This can work only two ways, either you keep the mobo and change the chasis, or you use an ATX.
August 29, 2012 9:41:46 AM

I know what it says. I just want to know if someone pulled this off or something similar.

The E-ATX specs are actually way higher than what Maximux has. The board will surely fit, the problem being with the panel.
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August 29, 2012 10:06:16 AM

Thing is, that set-up is with the 400R. The 500R has a larger mobo "hole" I think. Anand had a setup with a ATX board and there's more room left than on the 400. I'm thinking that with 90 degrees SATA cables that side won't be a problem.

This is the build that i mentioned: http://images.anandtech.com/doci/4972/assembled.jpg
a c 87 V Motherboard
August 29, 2012 11:01:32 AM

Simple answer better safe than sorry get a different mobo or a different case
August 29, 2012 11:19:58 AM

bigcyco1 said:
Simple answer better safe than sorry get a different mobo or a different case


I know. That's what I'm going to do eventually if no one did this before...
a c 87 V Motherboard
August 29, 2012 11:30:02 AM

I hear you and i apologize if i sounded rude wasn't meant that way i wish you good luck and hopefully it will all work out in the end!
August 30, 2012 6:56:47 AM

I asked Dave at techpowerup since he did a review on the board with a ATX case and he says it should fit. I'll make sure I'm able to return the case is something goes wrong though.

Thanks for the replies :) 
May 4, 2013 12:40:09 PM

GreenMazinger said:
I asked Dave at techpowerup since he did a review on the board with a ATX case and he says it should fit. I'll make sure I'm able to return the case is something goes wrong though.

Thanks for the replies :) 


Did It end up fitting?
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