i have 9020 MT i use this pc as a plex server.
I want to move the Mobo to a new pc case whit more space for hdds, since the original case only support 2 drives.
My question is the following what kind of Mobo is this Atx, Mini Atx, Itx, or is it a costum board that doesn't fit in a regulair case?
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I'm not sure why Parnoshree asked for a service tag, as posting a service tag is against board policy (privacy reasons).
As for moving a Dell motherboard to a different case, typically you'd need to do a whole lot of customizing to fit a Dell board in a non-Dell case and you'll need to work on the front panel connector too.
The exception might be if you want to move the board from a small form factor Dell case to a mini tower Dell case (though that may not always work either).
Have you considered looking at external (USB or eSATA connected) disk towers? This is one example.
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Hi Dev Mgr
Thx for the response.
I am aware of the Mobo connector limitations.
I already have an other Powerseply installed with an 24 to 8 pin connector
Plus a raid card for more hdd connectors.
I don't care about the front panel USB connection because I am using it as a server only.
All hdd,s are gone be inside the case.
I just want to know if I will fit inside a regular ATX case?
Because I want to use a fractal design r4 case.
If you're handy with a sawzall or dremel, maybe -- you're going to be doing major sheet metal surgery to the case to fit the Dell board -- everything from cutting out the back to fit the Dell I/O panel, which is not standard, to drilling new holes for mounting screws. No, the board is decided not ATX standard - nor is the back panel -- along with as mentioned, the wiring.
Many Optiplexes depend on the front panel connector as well -- it has a thermal sensor -- so you will need to cut the case for that to fit as well.
Thx for the response.
I am very handy whit sawzall
But i finally got the answer i was looking for, the Mobo does not fit a regular atx case.
This means i wil mod the orginal case to fit more drive's + xtra fan for better cooling.