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What motherboard to use?

I have a very small, IBM Netvista case an am looking for a motherboard. the motherboard size must be limited to 8.5 inch. x 9.5 inch. All the outside connections are along the 9.5 inch side. I have not been able to find a motherboard to fit. Also the power supply is only 200 watts. the model # for this case is H32-HS clas SU

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  • jad54 Feb 05, 2009

    Thanks jabba316! I think this may solve my problem. Wish me luck, Jim

  • jad54 Feb 06, 2009

    Thanks for the info, i will follow up!

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You could get a Mini-ITX mainboard in there, its around 17cm x 17cm,

when you look for motherboards look for ''form factor'' in the specification and google it to try to find the size.
some sizes you will see are
atx
micro-atx (this might fit, not sure on the size)
lpx
nlx

hope it helps

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  • mark hudson Feb 06, 2009

    dont forget to consider what parts you have or might be buying also when you get your motherboard,

    cpu - what type of processor you have or might be buying

    harddrive - sata or ide

    cdrom/dvdrw - if you have ide, make sure the board has enough ide slots, most new ones only have 1 now which causes a few problems if you have a few ide drives + ide harddrives

    power connection - if you current power supply has the 24 pin + some motherboards need a 4 pin power aswell

    what graphics card you have - agp or pci express

    good luck and reply here if you get stuck so i can assist you




  • mark hudson Feb 17, 2009

    how did you get on with this?
    all sorted i hope :)


  • azureforte Dec 29, 2010

    The actual spec you need are closer to 9 3/4" and 7 3/4" due to the factor of having the metal sleeve for your Hard drive sticks out at bout 8" from the back of the case Since I'm guessing this case is an Old IBM NetVista case that power supply you have 1.25" X 8" X 3.5"? I'm almost looking at having to make a side mounted power supply with my case like that since it's 1. tough to find this this style of power supply and 2. this style has a tendency to burn up more frequently then other power supplies

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