I very recently bought a new motherboard for my xps gen 5 desktop but when I took out the old one I noticed it was attached to a removeable portion of the case. This removable portion does not fit my new motherboard however all the risers that can be found in the case are on it. It attaches to the case by sliding onto grips but there are more unused grips in the case which suggests to me that there may be other kinds of motherboard mounts (removable portions) available.
Does anybody know if it is possible to get a new, more appropriate motherboard mount or if not do you have any other solutions?The motherboard is an ASUS P8P67 LE.
Its not possible to get other mounts. Dell does not sell parts for system builders. Their designs are completely different now fromthat method of manufacture.
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can you tell me did the motherboard work, because i have the same computer and am looking to upgrade to the same motherboard and want to know if it will work, plz respond!!!
You are better off just getting a new case. With all the proprietary items in a Dell case at best it will be a major hassle to make it work.
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can you recommend a case?
The XPS Gen 5 case has a proprietary front panel connector, and it would have to be retrofitted with standard Molex connectors to work with an aftermarket mainboard.
Any generic ATX case would accomodate the Asus board ... I'm partial to the Cooler Master Elite myself.
how would i retrofit it with standard Molex connectors?
The Dell proprietary front panel connector has never been documented by Dell. Unless you can find an exact PC Model breakout that someone has done, you would have to trace out all the wires, cut the wires from the connector and connect standard ATX pins (you will need a special tool for the connectors) to each wire so you could connect it to a non-Dell motherboard.
Considering you can get ATX cases for under $50 that are not bad its not worth the hassle.
ok thx for the help