[SOLVED] Are DTX motherboards compatible with Mid-Tower cases?

I have to disagree, but conditionally...

DTX fits within the ATX outline and uses the same 6 mounting points as mini-ITX boards. So that suggests, should your case also fit mini ITX it should fit a DTX.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DTX_(form_factor)

But that all depends on whether your board mfr complied with even DTX's 'loose' open standards. Acer's in that same group as HP, Dell and Lenovo who pretty much do what keeps cost lowest so that makes it a bit "iffy".

And even more questionable will be how you connect everything up: it appears 20/24 pin PSU and 4 pin EPS connectors are there but what about front panel power, reset, HD Lite, audio jacks, USB? Will they reach and fit? Not to mention finding them on the board. You'll have to figure all that out yourself if they went completely native.
 
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I have to disagree, but conditionally...

DTX fits within the ATX outline and uses the same 6 mounting points as mini-ITX boards. So that suggests, should your case also fit mini ITX it should fit a DTX.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DTX_(form_factor)

But that all depends on whether your board mfr complied with even DTX's 'loose' open standards. Acer's in that same group as HP, Dell and Lenovo who pretty much do what keeps cost lowest so that makes it a bit "iffy".

And even more questionable will be how you connect everything up: it appears 20/24 pin PSU and 4 pin EPS connectors are there but what about front panel power, reset, HD Lite, audio jacks, USB? Will they reach and fit? Not to mention finding them on the board. You'll have to figure all that out yourself if they went completely native.
 
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I have to disagree, but conditionally...

DTX fits within the ATX outline and uses the same 6 mounting points as mini-ITX boards. So that suggests, should your case also fit mini ITX it should fit a DTX.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DTX_(form_factor)

But that all depends on whether your board mfr complied with even DTX's 'loose' open standards. Acer's in that same group as HP, Dell and Lenovo who pretty much do what keeps cost lowest so that makes it a bit "iffy".

And even more questionable will be how you connect everything up: it appears 20/24 pin PSU and 4 pin EPS connectors are there but what about front panel power, reset, HD Lite, audio jacks, USB? Will they reach and fit? Not to mention finding them on the board. You'll have to figure all that out yourself if they went completely native.
what is the standared power connectors for most motherboards ? i think my mobo take 24 pin and ( 12v1) connectors << what's the standard connectors power supplies have for standard Mobo ?

sorry for question and my english but i don't know a lot in hardware
 
Jul 9, 2019
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I have to disagree, but conditionally...

DTX fits within the ATX outline and uses the same 6 mounting points as mini-ITX boards. So that suggests, should your case also fit mini ITX it should fit a DTX.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DTX_(form_factor)

But that all depends on whether your board mfr complied with even DTX's 'loose' open standards. Acer's in that same group as HP, Dell and Lenovo who pretty much do what keeps cost lowest so that makes it a bit "iffy".

And even more questionable will be how you connect everything up: it appears 20/24 pin PSU and 4 pin EPS connectors are there but what about front panel power, reset, HD Lite, audio jacks, USB? Will they reach and fit? Not to mention finding them on the board. You'll have to figure all that out yourself if they went completely native.
Thanks a lot
 

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