Finding a case for a Dell Mother board

Does anyone know where I can get a case that will fit a dell mother board.  The boards are reversed.  I couldn't even find one on the dell site.
hmcnastyAsked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

Viper596Commented:
If you mean "reversed" byt the fact that the PCI slots are at the Top, and the CPU and back panell connectors are at the bottom (oppisite of a normal tower case) you have a BTX form factor mother board. Look for a BTX case, not ATX.
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
hmcnastyAuthor Commented:
Thanks.  It's kinda like that but not quite.  It won't fit into a BTX .

The model number is E210882.  I fyou can google it and view pics you should see what I mean.

W
0
Gary CaseRetiredCommented:
The Dell E210882 is a standard ATX motherboard and should fit in any case that will accept a full-size ATX board.   You do, of course, need the proper backplate ==> this should have come with your board (or if you removed it from an older case you'll need to remove the backplate as well.

... simply purchase any ATX case and the board should fit fine.


0
INTRODUCING: WatchGuard's New MFA Solution

WatchGuard is proud to announce the launch of AuthPoint, a powerful, yet simple, Cloud-based MFA service designed to eliminate the vulnerabilities that put your data, systems, and users at risk.

Viper596Commented:
i don;t understand what you mean by "reversed" as gary case has stated, it appears to be a standard ATX board. what is reversed?
0
MarkCommented:
If this is a relatively new Dell computer, Dell has gone to an unconventional  case design where the motherboard is attached to the opposite side of the case, essentially reversing the motherboard design.


e520-backside.jpg
0
MarkCommented:
Gary has it, E210882 has the ATX design with a Dell backplate.

Do you know the Dell computer model the motherboard came from?

0
hmcnastyAuthor Commented:
Sparkmaker nailed it.  The motherboard attaches to the oppisite side of the case. Therefore every standard ATX I've seen won't work for me.  It's from an optiplex 320 I think.  It looks jsut like the one above. I would like to find a box that works so that I can use the board.
0
MarkCommented:
Actually its a BTX board as Viper has mentioned. (I just provided the proof I guess)Better check the part number again as it corresponds with an ATX board.
BTX cases can be found at antec
http://www.antec.com/us/productDetails.php?ProdID=82640#
0
MarkCommented:
Sorry the pic was of the Optiplex320 case, here is a motherboard pic for the 320
It goes by these Dell part numbers
Dell Part# TY915, 0TY915, UP453, 0UP453, MH651, 0MH651, CU395, 0CU395


Optiplex-320.jpg
0
PUNKYCommented:
0
hmcnastyAuthor Commented:
Yes,  That is the motherboard. I looked at a few BTX cases.  I think I'm out of luck.

W

0
hmcnastyAuthor Commented:
Thanks guys.  I finally found a board like it.  Your right it's BTX, but it's Micro BTX that's why I couldn't find anything.  The only box I found was the ANTEC above but I can't find anyone selling it.  Anyway, thank you for your help everyone.  At least I knwo what it is I'm looking for noe.

W
0
Feroz AhmedSenior Network EngineerCommented:
Hi,
YOu can place the cooling unit on top of MicroProcessor as it is neither an ATX cabinet,so only solution is keeping it in close to Air Conditioner which will cool the CPU Cabinet as well as Hardware present inside.  
0
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
PC

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.