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i read a review on a mini ITX mobo, and i found it on newegg here. ...newegg has one itx case, but i'd rather use a micro ATX case, like this one..

my question is, will that mini ITX mobo fit into a micro ATX case? do the screw holes line up, or am I in for some case-modding? any insight would be helpful :hello:

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Yes it lines up with uATX cases, but why buy a mini ITX mobo while a uATX fits?

Also the price will be lower and you will have some PCI / PCI-E slots more.

EDIT: That’s a cheap *ss but ugly case by the way, the buttons for the CD-ROM bays will wear off easily and the thickness of steel they use is too flimsy (0.6mm)... take a look at Antec or Coolermaster, a bit more cash but you will have something way better build.

That case is exact the garbage they normally sell in Mexico, so I know it ;).

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that's a much better idea, come to think of it...and i wasn't considering that case...it was just for example...seems i can build my torrenting box for less than $250, if i use some parts i already have :D

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Case: COOLER MASTER Centurion 541 RC-541-SKN1 Black Aluminumm bezel


Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-M61PM-S2 Socket AM2 NVIDIA GeForce 6100 Micro ATX


CPU: AMD Sempron 64 3000+ Manila 1.6GHz 256KB L2 Cache Socket AM2


HDD: Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3320620AS (Perpendicular Recording Technology) 320GB


RAM: G.SKILL 512MB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800


One for 64bits, 2 for 128bits RAM usage

Optional when you want to use it as an server too:

NIC: ENCORE ENLGA-1320 10/100/1000Mbps PCI


Or do you already have some parts?

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oh, dont worry about it...i'm going for a socket 939 system...

parts: case



KVM cables (i dont want to get spares :whistle: )

the rest can wait, as i dont need them right away, but they'd be so very nice to add :D

2gb ddr ram

2 of these in raid 1

cpu fan list (can't decide, but i'm leaning towards either the cooler master or the thhermal take.. opinions?)

better psu for these parts (i'd rather not have the thing die on me :} )

i could swap the 3700+ for either an fx-55 or an x2 4400 (newegg has been phasing dual core 939's out, they've only got a few models left)....the fx-55 is ~$130, and the x2 4400 is ~$190....price is somewhat of a concern, but so long as it's not too expensive (like more than $900), then i can get just about anything for it...

and in case ur wondering, i'm going 939 instead of am2 because i'd have to get ddr2 right away with am2, wheras i've already got some spare ddr1, just not much (1x512mb)...

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