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Windows 7: need some expert advice on how to spend my money

23 Mar 2012   #51
Paronomasia

Windows 7 home premium
 
 

how do i find that out


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23 Mar 2012   #52
ignatzatsonic

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If nothing else, open the case and measure the motherboard height and width.

Do you a series of long PCI slots, perhaps as many as 7?

You need to find out if that case will accept an ATX motherboard.

If not, a chainsaw won't help you.

You could just assemble it on a piece of plywood if that is your inclination.

I'm assuming you don't have your original purchase receipt or documents.
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23 Mar 2012   #53
James7679

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

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well i guess maybe i can start out with 500 then maybe get an extra 100 in a 3 weeks or so but for now what would i need? i want the twin frozr iii (or better for the same price) the motherboard with 6 ram slots (or more) so i can fit more 4gb ram chips and the psu, but can i just buy the motherboard itself then in a few weeks buy the psu and graphics card? also in the combo deal, will the mobo and gfx card work together with the psu?
And, to answer this best, the motherboard is the backbone for any build. My best advice is to first figure out if the case your current PC is in will be worth hanging on to. If it supports an ATX MoBo and has decent air flow, I would buy a MoBo like this Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Paronomasia, see, the motherboard size came back...
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23 Mar 2012   #54
quickdraw2011

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Paronomasia View Post
how do i find that out

Just hold down the control and Alt together. Now press "S"

This will show the model number. Don't worry about the other information there. Just give the model number.

I'm sure the Mobo is a Mini ATX.

Ok, I'm back to work. See you in a while.

Quickdraw
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23 Mar 2012   #55
quickdraw2011

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
If nothing else, open the case and measure the motherboard height and width.

Do you a series of long PCI slots, perhaps as many as 7?

You need to find out if that case will accept an ATX motherboard.

If not, a chainsaw won't help you.

You could just assemble it on a piece of plywood if that is your inclination.

I'm assuming you don't have your original purchase receipt or documents.
This is way too funny! Great comments! LOL
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23 Mar 2012   #56
quickdraw2011

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

All members comments are welcome. The OP, as you see is a novice. I'm sure he would appreciate all the information our members are willing to provide to him.

After all, that's what we all do here...is help.
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23 Mar 2012   #57
Paronomasia

Windows 7 home premium
 
 

K I took apart the computer and measured the motherboard and i'd say it's about 9.5 to 10 inches on both sides
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23 Mar 2012   #58
ignatzatsonic

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If the motherboard is square, as yours is, it is NOT an ATX motherboard. ATX is closer to 13 by 10, taller than it is wide.

It is possible, but unlikely, that your case will take an ATX motherboard. No one can tell unless we know your exact HP model number or have an interior picture of the case or something like that.

9.5 or 10 inches square is mATX (micro ATX) size. If you want a new motherboard, you should probably be shopping for micro ATX.

But as Bobkn said, HP cases might be a bit peculiar and not be compatible with a replacement motherboard, even if it is micro ATX.
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23 Mar 2012   #59
Paronomasia

Windows 7 home premium
 
 

k i put it back together and this is what alt ctrl and s showed for product number
Model #: HP Pavilion P6000 Series
Product #: BV662AAR#ABA
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23 Mar 2012   #60
James7679

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

The model listed definitely uses a mircroATX motherboard. The case is classified as a mid ATX, but looking inside, it doesn't look like an ATX motherboard will fit.
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