Will this ASUS MOBO fit in my Dell Dimension 3000 case? +K!

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24-10-2006 15:23:49


If I bought that MOBO will it fit in my dells case? How do I tell if it will or not?



24-10-2006 15:27:53

One way to tell is find out the size of the motherboard currently in your Dell Dimension 3000 case.

If the motherboard in your Dell Dimension case is 12.0" x 9.6" or larger, then you're all set.

From what I've read, your motherboard uses the Intel 865GV chipset, and from my other readings, I believe that this motherboard is a MicroATX motherboard. So my guess is that it won't fit, unless you purchase a MicroATX motherboard.


That site shows that your current motherboard in the Dell configuration is "microATX ([b7a0f5f5f94]9.60 inches by 8.20 inches[/color7a0f5f5f94][/b7a0f5f5f94] [233.68 millimeters by 208.28 millimeters])"

That part in red is the problem. That's the size your motherboard has to be. You cannot use a standard ATX motherboard, like the one you originally wanted. (

Am I correct, dmorris68? D


24-10-2006 16:56:19

ok, thanks.
The motherboard is - Dimensions 12.0" x 9.6"
How can I tell if this MOBO will fit in what case? Take this case for example.


This case has the dimensions Dimensions 17.6" x 8.1" x 19.7"

How do I tell if it will fit?


24-10-2006 16:59:11

It will either specify the dimensions it accepts from a motherboard, or from the one you listed...

It lists the different motherboard compatibilities.

Motherboard Compatibility Standard ATX, Micro ATX, Baby AT, Mini ATX

It takes four types, including the one you want.


24-10-2006 17:02:46

oh ok.. thanks.


This motherboard just says ATX, I guess that means Standard ATX?


24-10-2006 17:25:56

dont try it.


24-10-2006 18:15:39

don't try what?


24-10-2006 18:51:47

[quoteadbd62aab5="BD2006BD"]oh ok.. thanks.


This motherboard just says ATX, I guess that means Standard ATX?[/quoteadbd62aab5]
Yea. That means it's standard ATX.


24-10-2006 19:27:44

Spend some extra money and get this


Plus a decent PSU.


24-10-2006 19:37:27

I'm going with this MOBO - ASUS P4S800D-X Socket 478 SiS 655FX ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

and this case - Rosewill TU-155 Black Steel ATX Black 0.8mm SGCC Steel Mid Tower Computer Case 400W(20+4 pin) Power Supply - Retail

and this gfx card Geforce 7600GT Ko 256MB

and this RAM to add to the (2X256MB) I already have Patriot 1GB 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Desktop Memory - Retail


24-10-2006 20:13:06

ummm....one problem.

The video card you chose...is PCI-Express compatible. The motherboard you chose is AGP compatible. You can't use a PCI-E video card with an AGP motherboard.

I highly recommend getting a PCI-E motherboard. You'll be happier...AGP is worse than PCI-E.


24-10-2006 20:19:41

heh.. yea. I'm getting the AGP version of it


24-10-2006 20:21:33

You could probably get a PCI-E motherboard for around the same price. ?

If this is going to be a gaming rig, I'd suggest thinking about upping it to PCI-E. The video card will run much faster and it calculates things much as faster as well.