12-16-2017 04:36 AM
Will a Gigabyte Aorus Z370 Gaming 7 Motherboard fit in my HP Omen x 900 case? and will a Noctua NH-D15 cpu cooler fit in the case aswell?
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12-17-2017 10:54 AM - edited 12-17-2017 11:30 AM
HP usually uses uATX motherboards in systems.
It appears the Omen 900 series chassis is a uATX chassis. You can view a Flash video on how to remove/install a motherboard in an Omen 900 here.
An ATX motherboard (too big) will not install in a uATX chassis.
A Noctua NH-D15 heatsink/fan will usually install in an ATX motherboard socket 1151 motherboard provided the chassis can accommodate the height of the heatsink.
You have to measure the existing motherboard or check motherboard tray dimensions and verify a 165mm heatsink/fan will not cause chassis clearance issues.
12-17-2017 01:36 PM - edited 12-17-2017 01:51 PM
Make sure you look at micro ATX motherboards and verify the MB mount points line up with the 900 MB standoffs if you decide to change the MB. You may be able to move or remove standoffs in this chassis. I have never built a system with the Omen 900 so am not sure on what you can do with this system.
You will have to verify the MSI board will install in this chassis correctly.
One misplaced standoff will cause you to have a bad (fried components) and very expensive day.
Again, the Noctua may not fit in this chassis or on a micro ATX motherboard.
Are you buying an Intel (Coffee Lake) processor? The Z370 chipset is not backwards compatible with Skylake or Kaby Lake processors.
12-17-2017 03:02 PM
12-17-2017 03:09 PM - edited 12-17-2017 03:17 PM
Look at the HP motherboard mount points. You have eight points on the HP Munich-S MB.
One mounting point located in lower left corner of the board is offset.
Now verify the MSI MB has the same mounting point count and configuration.
You may be able to remove or move standoffs on the 900 chassis. I have never worked with this chassis.
You don't want a standoff touching the motherboard surface. This is big time bad news.
Since HP sells this chassis in barebones condition I would imagine you will not have a problem. It should comply with uATX standards.
Verify and all will go as planned.