The HP Pavilion a1229x conforms to the ATX form factor and so can accommodate motherboards with form factors ATX and Micro-ATX.
|Form Factor||ATX||Tool-less Rails||no|
|Motherboard Form Factors||Rear Fans||1|
|Material||Aluminium||Rear Fans Size||120mm|
|Color||Silver||IO Display Panel||yes|
|Expansion Slots||8||Front USB 2.0 Slots||6|
|5.25″ Drive Bays||2||Front USB 3.0 Slots||0|
|3.5″ Drive Bays||3||eSATA||no|
|2.5" Drive Bays||0||Audio IO||yes|
The HP Pavilion a1229x has a the ATX form factor. ATX is the most ubiquitous of case standards, providing the largest array of compatible hardware on the market. Using the ATX standard, the case can house motherboards and power supplies with form factors ATX and Micro-ATX.
The HP Pavilion a1229x has eight expansion slots, so there is plenty of room for extra components, which may be a deciding factor when planning on the longevity and build type of a PC system. The case has two 5.25" drive bays, which There are no 5.25" drive bays, but there are three 3.5" drive bays, which is quite a small amount of space, and there are no 2.5" drive bays to make up for it.
Made primarily of Aluminium, the HP Pavilion a1229x is built to be strong, lightweight, and well-ventilated. This often comes at a price premium, but some see the benefits to be completely worth it. Whatever your case's material, it is important to keep a consistent airflow so that heat doesn't build up inside. It is therefore advised that you make use of the available built-in case fans and fan installation sections.