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Will a mini-ITX board fit my BTX dell desktop?

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November 24, 2012 11:55:23 PM

Can anyone please tell me whether a mini ITX board can be installed on my BTX form factor dell desktop? I'm dying to know!!
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November 25, 2012 3:14:50 AM

Wikipedia has this to say about your question "In the first months of production the ATX and BTX motherboards were so similar that moving a BTX motherboard to an ATX case was possible and vice-versa, this was possible because the first BTX motherboards were ATX motherboard turned upside down, except for the component location that really were BTX positioning.[3] This changed when the BTX form factor had a big change by turning it into a mirror image of the ATX standard, since the new motherboard design both standards are incompatible. Basically BTX motherboards are 'leftside-right' (not upside-down!) compared to ATX, i.e. they are mounted on the opposite side of the case" found here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BTX_(form_factor)
Hope it helps even though I doubt it is the answer you were looking for
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