Question How do i know motherboard type?

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I have a PC Desktop, Asus brand, this one:


I want to know if the motherboard is miniATX or microATX?
I am not home close to pc and i cant find this information on internet. I search everywhere on internet.
I am prety worried because i ordered a new case (Zalman Z3 plus)
http://www.zalman.com/contents/products/view.html?no=102

And this case is not compatible with a miniATX mobo.
Anyone any idea? I think CPU Z knows but i am not near PC.
 
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Your Asus case is mATX, so I assume the motherboard is as well.

The Zalman case can accommodate both mATX and mini ITX motherboards. No worries.
On Zalman specs doesnt say that is compatible with miniATX. I see only specifications about microATX and ATX. Anyway i am glad you sad mine is a microATX.
 

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count the expansion slots.
ATX ready cases will have 7 or more expansion (PCIe) slots.
mATX ready cases will max out at 4 PCIe slots.
I count 4 that ASUS will have a mATX board in it or smaller.

breathe and relax. the new case is larger than the old and can easily fit the motherboard. you can put a small foot in a big shoe, but you cannot put a huge foot in a baby shoe.
the small foot is the ASUS motherboard and it will fit fine and work properly in a larger shoe, the zalman case.
a Full sized ATX board will not fit inside the ASUS case, its the baby shoe.
 
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count the expansion slots.
ATX ready cases will have 7 or more expansion (PCIe) slots.
mATX ready cases will max out at 4 PCIe slots.
I count 4 that ASUS will have a mATX board in it or smaller.

breathe and relax. the new case is larger than the old and can easily fit the motherboard. you can put a small foot in a big shoe, but you cannot put a huge foot in a baby shoe.
the small foot is the ASUS motherboard and it will fit fine and work properly in a larger shoe, the zalman case.
a Full sized ATX board will not fit inside the ASUS case, its the baby shoe.
LOL That is prety logical example but i wanted to be sure. THANKS alot to all.
 
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The mounts for a mini ITX motherboard are common with the ATX standard and will fit into larger cases just fine. Just sharing as it does not seem to be a concern for the components being discussed here.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_form_factor#/media/File:VIA_Mini-ITX_Form_Factor_Comparison.jpg
This is how my motherboard looks (now i am home near PC):



The question is: Do you think this motherboard will suport the 4 fans of the Zalman Z3 plus?
I only see one single Sys Fan. I mean i dont want to burn my house :)
 

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one case fan and one CPU fan, those are the headers available.
breathe and relax, adapters are made for this exact purpose.
fan hubs or molex adapters and the fans will purr like little kitties.
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA4RE4P85586&cm_sp=SearchSuccess-_-INFOCARD-_-fan+hub-_-9SIA4RE4P85586-_-4&Description=fan+hub
are fan hubs, then there are the molex adapters.
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812423171&Description= molex adapter&cm_re=molex_adapter--12-423-171--Product
examples only, not an endorsement, shop around.

you may not even need the extra fans. you can run fine with the CPU and a single case fan until the adapter you chose arrives.
if you are using the onboard GPU heat in the case will not be much of an issue even with the one fan.

if the fans are speed controlled a fan hub is the preferred choice, it will allow the motherboard to change the speeds of all the fans.
a molex adapter will power the fans at full speed all the time, this can be noisy and is why the adapter is so cheap. the price comes with the downfall of noise.
 
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