02-11-2007 12:53 PM
I've built several PCs with microATX motherboards in cases that will accept either motherboard. A standard case could be modified to accept a micro motherboard, but from your question I don't think you're ready for that yet.
I've found the most economical whitebox cases can be purchased from newegg.com or tigerdirect.com. I especially look for those with rebates.
You may have to purchase an I/O panel for the rear of the case to fit the Input/Output connectors on your motherboard. You might be able to salvage the one from your D530SFF case. Look this over first, as this could give you some difficulty.
02-12-2007 01:27 AM
The D530 SFF does claim to be a uATX motherboard so it should fit a case that will mount a uATX motherboard. The D530 SFF uses a standard ATX power connector so a standard power supply should work as long as it has the 4 pin Pentium 4 power connector (most ATX power supplies today do have this connector).
The only two problems will be the front panel switches and LEDs as you will need to figure out which pins go to which switch or LED. The rear panel connectors may not be in a standard layout but if the D530's case has a removable rear connector insert you should be able to remove it and pop it into the opening in the new case.
Hope this helps.
02-13-2007 04:33 AM
Standard ATX should be fine, standard power supply is fine.
The thing to watch out for is the front panel stuff. You'll want to use the same audio and USB ports from your SFF case if possible. I haven't been able to find any add on ports that really work with the USB onboard plugs on the mother board. I have no idea what the front USB pinout is, I tried to figure it out, but couldn't. So use the original front ports. (I really wanted a nice 5.25" front panel add on thingy with firewire and USB and all sorts of goodies, but no luck).
You MUST hook up the microphone and headphone front speak ports to the motherboard if nothing else. Without it, the onboard sound will not function at all. Its standard audio ports, so any add on card or whatever will work in a pinch. The other option would be to buy a separate sound card. I haven't tried USB Headphones without the audio ports plugged in, but those might actually work without the front ports plugged in. I'll test it this week.
As far as the back panel mounting stuff. Well, that's a little more difficult. I did in fact remove the mounting panel from under the motherboard in the D530 SFF. I had to use a hack saw to cut off the mounts around the back ports to put it in my new case. It was a big pain in the rear. I only did that for one computer, as I'm totally lazy.
Please let me know if you find back panel ports that work with the D530.
02-13-2007 04:36 AM
08-18-2011 10:06 AM
Just short the Pins of P32 (Front Panel) jumper and sound will be routed to rear panel of Mother board.