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Originally posted by Thatoneguy
Last time I built, actually rebuilt, my computer The motherboard wouldnt fit the case because it had an extra port, onboard video. So i had to punch out the little metal cover on the back.
I want to get a new case off the internet. how do I avoid this problem in the future?
Now, I do not recommend this, especially for many of the New Superfast and Hot Running Chips out today, but it is possible to just ditch the case entirely if you have no choice. Personally I have Two such machines running in my house right now, in fact the one I'm on now is a 1400mhz AMD CPU and it's built without a case. Or as I like to call it, Guerilla Style. Basically I have the Motherboard resting on a static mat(you can use the backplane of a case as well if it comes out). The drives are all stacked on each other. The powersupply is next to the board and everything is plugged in normally. Fans and everything of course. The cards are the only real scary thing since they basically just clip in and aren't screwed in for support. Then I rigged up a power button and leds and stuff just to make it easier. But it runs fine, never one problem, as long as I don't move it around or whatever. But again, I do not recommend or take any responsability for anyone else doing this. Try at your own risk. I've been working and playing with these for a while so I'm comfortable with what I'm doing an I take precausions to reduce any problems that may happen. So you've been warned...Hope this helps. Any other questions just ask.