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    Default Can i change Motherboard for this machine?

    I've an old Shuttle SN85G4 and the specs are way too old...selling it also wont fetch much $$$
    so im thinking of swapping out the old motherboard and put something more up to date as i have a spare AMD 3600 x2 Energy efficient CPU lying around at home

    was wondering if its possible to slap in another mATX mobos into this case?
    Specs are here but im just concern if i put in some other mATX boards the standoff screws in the case dont match the new motherboard? will that ever happen?
    Spec say this is Flex/Micro ATX what the hell is Flex/MicroATX
    http://eu.shuttle.com/archive/en/fn85.htm




    This is what the original mobo looks like...


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    If it really is a mAtx board.... no problem.

    I would measure the board then starting with the mounting hole in the bottom left if the above pic, measure and draw a plan of the mounting holes.

    just looking at this pic i'm not sure but later I'll take a look at an old case that has labelled mounts. just now I don't think this is a normal mount pattern

    EDIT: That said, if you have the space overall, you can always drill new mounting holes in the mounting tray
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    Grumpy said it all.....you don't even need Tap & Die tool to do the holes, just use normal drill bit.

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    I'd probably need to rip apart my other HTPC machine with the XFX mATX
    mobo and see if it matches and if it does then i'm in luck !!!
    but problem is these Crappy Shuttle made PSU are so small that i need to go find them from the shuttle
    authorized distributors to get higher capacity ones
    so getting the mobo to fit is only 1 problem solved

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