MATX motherboard in ATX case

blevsta

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I accidently purchased a mATX motherboard instead of a standard size. I got a little too cheap and bought based on price rather than reading into the details…

So I’ve got an E5300 dual-core and a Xigmatek 120mm CPU cooler. Motherboard = GIGABYTE EG31M-ES2L
Case = http://www.bigbruin.com/reviews/xbladecase/
Case Dimensions: 19.5 x 8 x 17 inches (L x W x H)

Do you think I’d be able to mount all of this into a standard ATX case? I’m not sure the cooler will fit in the case from where the motherboard will sit. If I mount the motherboard lower I’m afraid the rear plugs won’t be accessible.

I haven't even received the motherboard yet, so I could always send it back. I will be out shipping charges to return it, so I'm hesitant to do that.
 

Kill@dor

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I'm not 100% about that...but i really don't see why it shouldn't fit. Its just the hole placements that might be different....