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Tower size

Discussion in 'New to PC gaming & upgrade advice' started by SemperFitz, 20 Nov 2018.

  1. SemperFitz

    Associate

    Joined: 19 Apr 2018

    Posts: 51

    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
     
  2. lee32uk

    Underboss

    Joined: 9 Nov 2005

    Posts: 10,490

    Location: manchester,uk

    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 ?
     
  3. StarShock

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 6 Nov 2005

    Posts: 1,764

    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
     
  4. SemperFitz

    Associate

    Joined: 19 Apr 2018

    Posts: 51

    CiT Saturn Midi Tower Part-Mesh Gaming Case with 2x Red LED Fans
     
  5. lee32uk

    Underboss

    Joined: 9 Nov 2005

    Posts: 10,490

    Location: manchester,uk

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


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  6. ExoMale

    Mobster

    Joined: 9 Jan 2016

    Posts: 3,634

    Location: Derbyshire

    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.
     
  7. SemperFitz

    Associate

    Joined: 19 Apr 2018

    Posts: 51

    yeah, case is in need of replacing but its not high on my list of things