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Not Compatiable-WHY?

blaze1194

65 months ago

I am curious as to why this motherboard and this case will not work together? I am just starting to get the hang of different computer parts but this is still confusing me. Any help would be fantastic.

Motherboard: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-motherboard-p9x79ews

Case: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-case-760twhite

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  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Well the case doesn't seem to list the form factor 'SSI CEB' which the motherboard is, which is generally a form-factor used by workstation motherboards with 2 CPU sockets.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

It should work, but some of the standoffs won't line up.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Whether or not the case supports SSI CEB, the motherboard support data in that case's entry on this site does not include SSI CEB, and so you'll see a compatibility flag come up when the two are on the same list.

SSI CEB mounts to the same holes as ATX. The only difference is that the CPU may potentially have different mounting holes for coolers. However on X79 this doesn't matter as the socket backplate is integrated onto the motherboard.

For Z series boards this is an issue because the case's cutout may not line up with the socket, forcing users to remove the board to install coolers with backplates. Though I've never really seen an SSI CEB non 2011 motherboard come to think of it.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

We actually do check for SSI CEB compatibility. With that said, the manufacturer still has to state that the case supports that form factor and this isn't the case for the 760T.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

So what you are saying is because the cooler mounting holes don't match up to a ATX standard case, such as this one, this website will say that they are not compatible simply because one is ATX and the other is SSI CEB. But in actuality they can work together?

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

ATX and SSI CEB share the same case mounting points, but the location of the CPU socket on an SSI CEB motherboard may be different than on ATX boards. A lot of PC cases have cutouts in the motherboard tray so that you can mount CPU cooler backplates and install coolers while the board is installed.

This cutout is not guaranteed to line up with the socket location on SSI CEB, meaning a new build may require the user to install a cooler before mounting the motherboard, and an already finished build may require the user to uninstall the motherboard if they want to change the cooler.

As for what PCPP says, see manirelli's response above. They go by on the data the manufacturer has made available.

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