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Windows 7: Moving motherboard from one computer to another

30 Oct 2012   #1

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Moving motherboard from one computer to another

`Hey : )B

I do not know if my computer specs will show up here or not but i think to help i'll just put it up here (or put the story here)

I Use a Dell Optiplex 760 with a Small form or the smaller form factor case (It uses a laptop cd/dvd drive rather than a big full fat one) and the case is about err on estimate 27ish 28cm wide 10Ish cm tall and that, so i guess if that helps

Anyways cutting to the story the motherboard as said on CPU-Z is (if this helps too)


i have two cases laying around the house one now is a kinda non used HP pavilion a1108UK case (can take the mobo and such out) and another is a older custom PC which has no branding at all i seen, and i was wondering if i can take my mobo outta the small dell case and put it into ethier one of those? was also planning to put my Asus Nvidia GTX550ti card in it as i find it a pretty nice performance computer if i can move it's case.

I know it is sounding noob XD and forgive me if i sound confusing too XD

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30 Oct 2012   #2

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Windows 7 Ultimate 64

zasheh, Welcome to SF.
My experience with most Dell's is the mobo form factor doesn't lend itself to switching to standard cases. I would take some pictures and get us as much info on the mobo as possible. The problem tends to be the orientation of the IO panels so taking a picture from the rear of the system also will help. This doesn't mean that you can but you may have to mod the case and I say why? Let's hope that's not needed so get us some pictures of both cases, the mobo and mobo model#.
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30 Oct 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x86

some dells and other computers in my school have the motherboard on the opposite side(where our side panel would be) so i maybe be tricky
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