Question moving an newer optiplex motherboard into a optiplex 980

May 18, 2022
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i know this maybe such a goofy question , however i see that these optiplex's can now be transferred into an entirely different case , is it possible to maybe lets say put a 9010 or 3020's optiplex's motherboard into my optiplex 980?
 

Ralston18

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Perhaps.....

You need to check the case specs and determine what motherboard form factors are supported.

Then take some measurements and otherwise confirm that the motherboard will indeed fit.

FYI:

https://www.educba.com/types-of-motherboard/

Provided that I correctly identified your case it supports Mini Tower Form Factor

https://www.hardware-corner.net/desktop-models/Dell-OptiPlex-980-MT/

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You should likewise confirm that the motherboard also supports all of the components you plan to install.

Reference the applicable User Guides/Manuals and visit manufacturers' websites for QVLs (Qualified Vendors List).
 

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