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Can I use a new different motherboard on an eMachines case?

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10 months ago#1
Hi, I would like to replace my eMachines stock motherboard with a new different one. I'm just wondering if I can do that. Would I bump into any troubles?
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10 months ago#2
If it's a mATX case, get a mATX motherboard. If it's an ATX case, get an ATX motherboard.
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10 months ago#3
Pepys Monster posted...
If it's a mATX case, get a mATX motherboard. If it's an ATX case, get an ATX motherboard.


How do I tell? I checked the specs on websites but it doesn't say anything about a motherboard form factor.
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10 months ago#4
idk, post a link or give more info. You could get a mATX motherboard and it will work either way. It's just not ideal to have a mATX mobo in a mid tower case because then you get less options for no reason.
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10 months ago#5
Unless the emachine case isn't ATX. It's certainly possible.
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10 months ago#6
if you are going to go to that much trouble, might as well change the ugly case

but yes you can
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10 months ago#7
Is the board square or rectangle? I bet it's square and that is mATX.
10 months ago#8
If it's a stock eMachines computer, you will run into a much larger problem than just motherboard size.

eMachines, and all other pre-built computer manufacturers, use OEM Windows software, which is linked directly to your motherboard. If you change that, your Windows will no longer boot. You will need to buy a fresh copy of Windows too, if you want to change out the motherboard.
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10 months ago#9
Damn, I think I'm going to get a separate new pc case. Thanks, guys!
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10 months ago#10
Why are you changing the motherboard? CPU upgrade I assume? The only things worth reusing on an emachine are the ram (if it's DDR3) and the HDD.
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