51 months ago
first ill show my build...just for reference. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/gh4CXL
so the dilemma i find myself in...i found a guy selling an old pc on craigslist, which im interested in for parts, mainly the case, but its got a hdd and whatnot too. he wants 20 bucks for it which would save me around 80$ if it all goes well.
heres the craigslist add http://showlow.craigslist.org/sys/5221041616.html
heres the closest case i could find on here. http://pcpartpicker.com/part/thermaltake-case-vn400a1w2nb
as you can see there are some minor differences, build quality is probably passable hahaha. but i just want something to house my stuff.
my main question is this, if everything works in the case, buttons usb ports, case fans, etc. will a standard ATX mobo be compatible with it? has the way motherboards attached to the case changed in the ast 10 years?
is there a difference in the way AMD and INTEL mobos attach?
if there is, could i reuse the mounting screws? or does the mobo come with new mounting screws?
if both of those are "no" could i buy mounting screws somewhere?
i'm kinda worried because that mobo has an amd 3200 in it, which is a single core CPU...so the mobo in the case has to be old...and i cant find anywhere that mobo mounting points have changed.
anyway, thanks for reading, any advice would be nice. sorry for being such a noob :(