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Mounting a laptop mobo in an atx case?

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  1. PVTCaboose1337

    PVTCaboose1337 Graphical Hacker

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    Possible?

    The mobo is listed as matx, so is it possible? I'm worried if there a HSF mounting bracket.
     
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    freaksavior To infinity ... and beyond!

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    Theres one way to find out!!!! try it!!!!:laugh:

    what laptop?
     
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    fujitsu n5010.
     
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    hmm i can't find a picture of the mobo from that laptop.

    example of laptop mobo http://www.neothermic.com/laptop/DSCN2729.JPG

    it looks like you could possible do it, you might have to make now holes in the motherboard tray. but, i think it could work!
    either way, good luck :)
     
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    looks like the hsf is integrated... a fan might help... and watercooling...

    But I will drill no holes.
     
  6. Frick

    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    If it's mATX it should be no problem at all. I don't know any ATX-case that doesn't have holes for mATX.
     
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    Hmm... most ATX cases have holes for mATX at the least. If you try it, it'll probably wotrk.
     
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    why are you doing it?
    out of curiousity (not horror lol)
     
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    For fun maybe? Or maybe he just wants to see if he can make his case smaller :)
     
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    Nah, he wants to put in an ATX case... Standard size I assume.
     
  11. ex_reven New Member

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    he probably wants it in a case to overclock it

    its impossible to get a good OC when the components in a laptop are so enclosed with little airflow. This way he has that opportunity i guess
     
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    Thats right, OC time...
     
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    It would be VERY unusual for a laptop to have a mATX format. I don't think you will be lucky enough to find matching holes... but it's easy to make a mounting plate with holes drilled in the right place... which THEN attaches to the case.
     
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    the board shouldnt be very heavy, meaning youd probably get away with only using a few screws to mount it, depending on the weight of add on components
     
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    It should be right, as long as you have the mounting holes :p
     
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    lol
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  17. PVTCaboose1337

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    Well I will also it seems have to keep the stock heatsink on the procie until I can get a socket 478 bracket.
     
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    Show us a picture of your laptop mainboard
     
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    I'm using it as the moment, so I will get some pics this weekend.
     
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    thats a great idea

    PVT your a photoshop junkie, when you DO take the mobo out get a photo of it
    and take a photo of the mobo tray from the exact same distance

    with a little luck you should be able to see if your holes line up in photoshop :D

    another great application for a wonderful program :)
     
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    haha Or, when he takes it out, he can just measure them.
     
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    lmao even more accurate :p
     
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    I'll try the photoshop idea... and then measure it.
     
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    let us know how it goes :)
     
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    I'm going to open it up this weekend and take some pics. Then I will compare to the mATX holes and see if they are almost the same.
     

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