Tower size

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Hi all

Does the tower effect what MB and components i buy?

I have a full tower with side fan and was bought about 6 years ago with MB bought at the same time. If i buy a new MB and PSU that should just go in place of old....right?

TIA
 
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Hi

Yes the case size does affect what parts you can put in it.

There are different form factors (Sizes) of Motherboard and not all will fit in every case etc.

A Full Tower should have you covered though as that will take an ATX board which is the most common size.

Any idea on what the case make/model is ?
 
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So long as its a full tower you should be able to fit any motherboard in it, smaller cases may only be able to hold smaller motherboards. Same is true for power supplies a full tower should be fine, but some smaller cases need small form power supplies
 
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CiT Saturn Midi Tower Part-Mesh Gaming Case with 2x Red LED Fans

This it ? If so I would probably buy a new one depending on your overall budget.


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thats ghastly, i like CiT, but i never understand that style for side panels.

anyways as above, a full tower can fit any motherboard so long it has the correct offsets for them, obviously you dont want to stick a mini itx in an atx case as thats just a waste.
 
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