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There may come a time when you consider moving your HP motherboard into a new gaming case.  There are some things that you have to consider before making this purchase.

 

HP has their motherboards made to their specifications.  Therefore, they are not necessarily the same as a retail motherboard.  The first thing to consider is the Form Factor; Mini-ITX, MicroATX or ATX.  There are instances where HP will customize their motherboards.  This is normally noted in the Motherboard Specifications under the section titled "Form Factor".

 

Once you have made this determination, you have to make certain that the holes in the motherboard will match the stand-offs in the new case.  As I stated, HP has their motherboards made to their specifications.  There have been reports of these not matching.  This is can cause major problems.  If the motherboard is not mounted properly on the stand-offs the other parts of the motherboard can come in contact with the case and cause a short.  This can not only damage the motherboard, but all of the other components, as well!

 

Another thing to consider is the front connectors, such as, the power button and hard drive activity indicator.  There have been reports of these not matching.  In most instances, the case manufacturers know which motherboards will fit into their cases.  It is suggested that you contact their Tech Support for help.  They are the experts on their products.

 

If all of these things have been fully considered, enjoy your new Gaming Case!

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