Can I put an 8500 motherboard in a 7500 case?

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  1. mikepctp macrumors member

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    Is it physically possible?

    Any insight is appreciated... Thanx... MP
     
  2. MoparShaha macrumors 68000

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    According to Mactracker, the internal dimensions of the 8500 in terms of legnth and width are smaller than the 7500's. So, theoretically, you could put the motherboard of the 8500 into the 7500. I'm saying this only from comparing the internal areas of each case. I don't know how the internal case layouts are, so I don't know if the power supply, hard drives, optical drives, or internal structure would interfere with the shape of the 8500's motherboard. I think with a little creativity and elbow grease, you could make it work. It's not going to be a bolt-in job.

    The question is, why would you want to? The 8500 is a tower, clearly a better form-factor in terms of expandability. Whatever the reasons though, good luck!
     
  3. mikepctp thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks again Mopar...

    The problem was that I had access to an 8500 board but only have a 7500 box... hmmm... the good news was the 8500 had this BIG upgrade card with it... hmmm...

    Thanks man... :)

    MP
     

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