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Q: Want to move computer to bigger case

I'm thinking of moving my computer to a bigger case but I'm not sure what cases are compatible with my current motherboard. I own a Lenovo 90F1007QUS. I need a bigger case because I'd like to upgrade the PSU to 500W and install a graphics card. Please respond with recommendations about how to go about upgrading to a bigger case.

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A: Want to move computer to bigger case

hi, look at the GTX1050 OC Low profile from GIGABYTE, if you have pci-e, you could play all games with this videocard, and you do not have to change the power supply, it works for me I have a lenovo M800 SFF

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I have an Acer Aspire X1700 (Details
It's about 2 1/2 years old now. Came with Windows Vista, I upgraded it to Windows 7. Also has a newer video card than what came with it.

Anyway, The PSU fan is getting really obnoxious, it gets really loud (more or less like a lawn mower). I have taken the thing apart and have tried every suggestion given to quiet it down, which it does for a whole week or two. This is a small form factor PC, so to even take the power supply out you have to basically take out everything else just to get to it. I have looked for replacements but they are very obsolete. It's only 220W anyway, so i'd like something a little more powerful.

What I want to do is get a larger case that I can use the same hardware is (motherboard, drives, etc) and purchase a larger power supply for that case. 220W really limits the PC. The small case holds a lot of heat even with all fans cleaned and working properly. Even just taking a CD/DVD out that was in it is very hot. I want a case with better airflow than this one.
I really am not sure what kind of case to get that will meet my needs. I don't want anything really fancy. If possible I'd like to get it off newegg.com

Any suggestions would be great.
 

A:Solved: Replacing Small Form Factor Case with bigger case / new PSU

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This question may have been posted and answered at an earlier date but I am experiencing some complications that I am unsure how to address. My desktops Hd recently started failing and so today I ordered a new one that is 250gb larger. I understand how to back up most of my files and have an external to do so but I do not have install disk for the windows 7 os as my computer came with it installed. My product key for my os is still on the sticker on the side of the tower but as this new Hd is 100% blank i need to move the os somehow and I am unsure as to how I am supposed to do this. I have read alot about cloning a Hd but am wondering if this is my best option. ANY information on this problem would be greatly appreciated but please keep in mind i am no computer genius, Thank you all for any and all help.

A:HD failing need to move os to new bigger HD

   Information
We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD.
startup repair disc-create



Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?

Have a look at those tutorials:
Best to backup to a external HDD.
System Image Recovery
Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup
Restore Backup User and System Files


SSD - Install and Transfer the Operating System

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Veriton M2632G, Win7 This model has a 500 GB harddisk. I need to replace it by a 1 TB HD an add two new partitions - E and F - in addirion to he existing C and D. Besides the C and D partition, the original HD has 4 additional partitions. The question is: which of these do I have to move to the new HD? Here is the current partitioning: "Recovery" - 600 MBEFI System reserved partition - 300 MBSystem reserved partition - 128 MB"Acer (C)" - 218 GBDATA (D)" - 218 GBPush Button Reset - 28 GB So: which of these do I have to move to the new HD? Also: if I will add two more user partitions (E and F) what should be the ordering of partition? In particular, where should the "Push Button Reset" partition be placed? Also: what free partition manager would you recommend for the opperations required to make the above changes? TIA Alex










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A:M2632G : How to move to a bigger disk

to be safe you need to copy all old HDD partitions on the new, just tell the clone software to don't resize the original partitions, so at the end you will end with 500GB used by the old partitions and 500GB of unallocated partitions. once booted sucessfully to windows on the new HDD, from windows Disk management, you can create the 2 new partitions of the needed sizes. (it will be safer since windows will manage the MBR) to clone your HDD there are a lot of good free tools:easeus:http://download.easeus.com/ad/epm_trial.exe partition wizard:http://www.partitionwizard.com/free-partition-manager.html clonezilla:http://clonezilla.org/downloads.php

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Veriton M2632G, Win7 This model has a 500 GB harddisk. I need to replace it by a 1 TB HD an add two new partitions - E and F - in addirion to he existing C and D. Besides the C and D partition, the original HD has 4 additional partitions. The question is: which of these do I have to move to the new HD? Here is the current partitioning: "Recovery" - 600 MBEFI System reserved partition - 300 MBSystem reserved partition - 128 MB"Acer (C)" - 218 GBDATA (D)" - 218 GBPush Button Reset - 28 GB So: which of these do I have to move to the new HD? Also: if I will add two more user partitions (E and F) what should be the ordering of partition? In particular, where should the "Push Button Reset" partition be placed? Also: what free partition manager would you recommend for the opperations required to make the above changes? TIA Alex











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A:M2632G : How to move to a bigger disk

to be safe you need to copy all old HDD partitions on the new, just tell the clone software to don't resize the original partitions, so at the end you will end with 500GB used by the old partitions and 500GB of unallocated partitions. once booted sucessfully to windows on the new HDD, from windows Disk management, you can create the 2 new partitions of the needed sizes. (it will be safer since windows will manage the MBR) to clone your HDD there are a lot of good free tools:easeus:http://download.easeus.com/ad/epm_trial.exe partition wizard:http://www.partitionwizard.com/free-partition-manager.html clonezilla:http://clonezilla.org/downloads.php

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I am running Win7/Pro x64.

I recently managed to unwittingly move a large branch (multiple levels of branching and many files) into my "My Documents" folder. I would like to undo what I did, but I have no idea how I did it. My guess is that I made a massive misuse of drag-and-drop

Said another way, I had a directory (very large, multi-branched folder) called "MyImageFiles" at the same level on my data drive as "My Documents." Now it is buried one level down in "My Documents."

What is the simplest way to undo this?

Thanks

baumgrenze

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I just added a 160 gigabyte hard drive as my 30 gig was filling up and giving me messages that it was close to full. I forgot to ask the technician whether it should be formatted any particular way. So that's one question: How can I check if things are set up correctly?

And second: How do I actually move files to the new hard drive? Do I just put a shortcut on the desktop and drag n' drop the old files onto it? Will they completely move from one disc to the other or will it just add a copy if I do it this way?

If it matters I have the basic XP edition windows.

Thanks -- Ed
 

A:Added a bigger hardrive, but how do you move files?

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Hi!

This is my computer (s3100n) and ths is my motherboard (M2NC51-AR (HematiteXL) and since the max PSU I could found for my computer was a 300w PSU , I decided to move into a bigger case.

Main reason; I need more power for my current video card (even more for future one) and it might be cheaper or same price as the 300w PSU, but I'll have better ventilation, more room and way better power.

So, which cases would receive my motherboard without problems?

Could it be this one maybe?
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=5250569&CatId=1509

If not, could you guys point me in the right direction please?
 

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I have installed win XP pro a couple of days ago, and I thought that it would be a good idea to put windows in a separate partition. Since then I have installed a few applications on a different partition, but it is not uncommon for applications to put something in the program files folder anyway.

Is there a safe and easy way of having "my documents" and or "program files" on a bigger partition? Or would that defeat the whole point of a system partition?

Would be glad of some advice.

Tell me if it's a bad idea!

Sharker

P.S. Is there a way of telling if the system partition is on the outer or inner edge of the HD?
 

A:Can you move My Documents/program files to bigger partition?

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hi

i have a couple of older hp pavilions and 1 sony vaio ( i cant remember the models atm) but assuming that they are atx form factor, can i still use it on the bigger case and more powerful psu's or they r built kinda proprietary format? they were bought long time ago when u buy a system like that, they dont give u the mobo specs n stuff on the manual like when u buy the mobo itself

i know i can always get a new and improved mobo but that comes with getting another cpu; and since i'm learning to build computer (painfully slow learning process), i want to play aroud with the older parts that i have just sitting there

thank u for your time
 

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I am starting to get concerned about my new Dell Dimension 8400 getting hot, doesn't seem to be much in the way of airflow. The whole Intel processor is all new to me...usually an AMD chick, but I got a good deal. Anyway...would it void my warrantee if I put mobo, dvd, & HDD etc. into a different case with more fans to improve airflow? Has anyone else done this? Just curious.

Intel Pentium IV 3.6GHz
160Gb SATA HDD
ATI Radeon X850 XT PE PCIe (256 memory)

A:Move Dell components into other case?

I don't know if it would void Dell's warranty or not (although I think it well might!), but if you were going to do all that anyway why didn't you assemble your own machine in the first place?

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I have a Dell Optiplex GX270. When I press the power button, the power button light turns amber, I hear some fans spinning, and the CD drive spinning. However, it never gets to the boot screen (or any screen). If I open the case and press the power button, however, the power button turns green and the computer works fine (loads all the way up and functions like normal). If I close the case after it has started, it continues to run fine. I'm guessing / hoping it's not the mother board or power supply that has directly gone bad... but maybe there is a connection or something? that changes from when it's closed to when it's open. I've heard of something like... the motherboard is shorting out by touching the case... but I'm not really sure where to look for that / how. Any suggestions would be appreciated! Thanks!
 

A:Solved: Computer boots fine when case is open, but won't boot when case is closed.

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hi all ,

i have a desktop

i changed my broken case to a new case like

i removed the HDD and the motherboard and the CD-rom ..etc and installed them to a new case

but when i press the switch button it works normally , and the screen display normally and there are no beeps , but after like 20 second my computer turns off automatically ! ,

what may cause this issue ?
 

A:i replaced all of my computer components from my broken case to other case

could be overheating CPU. Did you apply fresh Thermal paste to the HSF after reinstalling the motherboard? Is it tight and secure? Did you blow out all the dirt, dust and debris from the fans' fins?
 

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I'm having a big problem, my Aleinware is geting atacked by some kind of growing file. I have a file located at C:/359OF57.... something. My hard drive is almost full, and I recall a week ago that I had about 70 GB left on my hard drive left, and now I only have 3.33 GB!! I need help fast, I have Windows Vista Home Premium Alienware edition, and Im afraid that that thing is going to clog up my entire drive. I don't know what happens then. Can I delete this file? I know where it is, so it wouldnt be too hard to delete it, then wipe my free space. Any help will be greatly appreciated, I have attached a screen shot of the exact file location and size of the file to this thread. -Graboy
 

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i installed a game an there after everything on my screen appears bigger can someone help me please my computer is a windows vista thanks
 

A:Solved: Everything on my computer has gone bigger

Hi playgal89x

Go to control panel....Display...then Settings tab. Here you can choose what setting for viewing you want.
 

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Dear All, out of curiosity, i have a 80 GB HDD now and i am planning to get a 120 GB HDD soon. Does this inclusion of new bigger capacity HDD into my system translates into slower processing or boot up time ??

i am running a P4 2Ghz with 512 DDR Ram for your info. Thx !!
 

A:Bigger HDD equals slower computer ??

No, it won't slow down the sytem. The only things that may take longer will be various scans like virus scans and defrags - and that'll be more to due to an increased amount of data on the drive.
 

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HEY every time I play a video game or run a video my computer restarts on me........
Windows brought me to this page once http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=322205

and when I open up the error message it gives me theses files
C:\DOCUME~1\James\LOCALS~1\Temp\WER4c4e.dir00\Mini070207-02.dmp
C:\DOCUME~1\James\LOCALS~1\Temp\WER4c4e.dir00\sysdata.xml
If you know what might be causing this I would like to know.... Thank you
 

A:Computer Restarts if when using bigger amoung of memory

Do you only get the crashes when using newly added RAM?
Are you certain the new RAM matches the specifications of the RAM that was already in your computer, and/or that your motherboard supports mixed RAM types?
 

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I've had this computer for about a year and I've always had problems. I use to get blue screens when loading things that use a lot of memory. Now the computer will just freeze with blue screen and I have to reboot. It doesn't happen every time though.

For example, I'll be playing World of Warcraft which uses a lot of memory, I'll minimize and load iTunes. Sometimes it will freeze as it loads, sometimes it won't. Sometimes after it crashes and I reboot, I'll get a MACHINE_CHECK_EXCEPTION blue screen as windows loads. If I restart again, windows will load properly.

I have the case standard 420w power supply. I used a power supply calculator and it was a bit over 420w but I don't know how accurate those are. Heres what's in my computer using power:

Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 3800+
NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GT
1,024 MB Ram (512x2)
Realtek AC'97 sound card
Floppy drive
Two optical drives (DVD-ROM and CD/DVD RW)
One hard drive
3-4 fans total
4 usb
case lights
 

A:Computer problems - need bigger power supply?

This one should work well with your board.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817703005

If you want to kick it up a notch for future upgrades choose this one.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817703009

If you want something a little less expensive, but good.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341001
 

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My computer has worked fine for years (~4 years old) until very recently (yesterday, it worked in the morning but started acting up in the afternoon)

I have been having issues and noticing it has been freezing a lot
Ive run countless malware/anti virus scans (malwarebytes and microsoft security essentials) but they find nothing
I defragged using defraggler
I periodically run Ccleaner to fix my registry and clear cache

thinking it was my HDD getting old I ran a check disk (checking both boxes: fix bad sectors and fix system errors)
It kept freezing on "CHKDSK verifying free space 5 of 5" at 63% each time
So I forced shutdown and rebooted and backed up my important files

While backing up I noticed my computer worked fine when navigating folders. also I have no issues with excel. But if I startup firefox or IE, when I try to use a search feature it freezes (not completely bc i can move the cursor but it in a never ending loading state, eventually forcing me to force shutdown and reboot.

I opened in safemode (with network off) and was able to open IE and Firefox and turn off all addons and extensions
I noticed "shockwave flash 11.4.402.265" was the only recently updated file (i have autoupdates on) so this too was then disabled
I then restarted

Everything now SEEMS to work great

No more freezing issues, and so far (about 10 minutes haha) i havent had an issue. but that is 9 more minutes then I had yesterday (it was one of those frustrating days that we h... Read more

A:Computer crashes: Shockwave or a bigger problem?

Welcome
Lets not guess. Go to the website of your Hard Drive manufactuer and test the drive. Post your results and we go from there.

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I backed up files from one 1TB eSATA drive to another 1TB eSATA drive. It now occurs to me that it might have been better to have installed the backup drive in my computer case [less clutter on my desk].

Not wanting to do the backup all over again, can I simply install the drive in my computer without having to reformat the drive [and lose everything]?

Thanks in advance.

A:Can I move eSATA Drive into case without reformatting the drive?

I wouldn't think you should encounter any problems by installing it in your case. After doing some searching I couldn't find anthing that says it won't work.Fabe

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Seems to be normal, I was told. But as this happens anyway, i want to slow down the process as hard as possible. F.ex. by using ccleaner and transferring the temp-folder to another partition, etc.

Yet there seem to be strange things happening. I just encoded a video to a non-C-location. during the encoding the C: partition gained a few hundred MB's. But as the encoding was finished, those few hundred mb's didnt delete themselves again, even after running ccleaner.

So, basically all i did was encoding a file which is not on C: into another file, which also is not on C:. Yet C: gained finally a few hundres mb's.

Anyone know why that is?

A:C-Partition gets bigger and bigger

When you run C cleaner, by default it looks for certain areas... particularly when you are decoding / encoding videos it will create a temp file.

If the temp file is not inside the Windows Directory, the Cleaner won't find it unless you tell it to look there.

Also, if your encoder / decoder program is not told to delete the left behinds it will in fact keep the temp files there as well. There are a lot of scenarios.

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The longer my PC stays on, the more and more memory seems to get used up. In the resource monitor, it shows the 'modified memory' as the culprit, starting at less than 100Mb when the PC is booted up, to a whopping 9Gb at it's peak. I've not installed any new updates or programs leading up to this problem, but I'm not sure how long ago it started.
See screenshots for more details.
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8.1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD FX(tm)-8350 Eight-Core Processor, AMD64 Family 21 Model 2 Stepping 0
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 16281 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760, -2048 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 1862 GB (131 GB Free); F: 4657 GB (244 GB Free);
Motherboard: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., 970 PRO GAMING/AURA
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled and Updated

 

A:Big Memory Leak (modified memory gets bigger and bigger)

Hard Drives: C: 1862 GB (131 GB Free); F: 4657 GB (244 GB Free);Click to expand...

Your computer appears to have a HUGE amount of personal data and a LOT of installed apps.

That equates to a LOT of hard drive activity and a LOT of running processes.

Let's see an image of the entire list in the "Startup" tab of the Task Manager.

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I am replacing my mobo, os (win7 pro 64bit), adding ram and a ssd. I want to put all of the programs on the ssd with the os.
How do I move all of Outlook with emails and the folders to the new ssd? I am hoping that all of the emails and folders and contacts will remain intact.
 
I should clarify that I will still be using the old HD for storage on the same computer.

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I'm still using my Windows XP Pro computer but it doesn't have a lot of space left on the hard drive. When I bought this computer it only had 6GB of space. I only have 1GB of space left on the hard drive. My old computer has 18GB left on the hard drive. I edit videos a lot and I also want to play some PC games. Could I just take out the old hard drive and hook it up in my Windows XP computer? Do you think that I should just buy an external hard drive?
 

A:Can I move my old computer's hard drive to my new computer?

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I just bought a new Compaq computer because my old one finally died (power supply). New PC works like a charm. So, I had 2 HDDs in my old PC, one with OS, one with music, pics, movies, etc. I wanted to put the second HDD into my new PC. I did so, set it as slave and rebooted. It showed in BIOS, shows up in disk management without drive letter, but won't show up in My Computer. Also, it wont let me change or add drive letter in disk management. I just want to get my stuff off this old drive. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
 

A:Move HDD from old computer to new, doesnt show up in My Computer

In disk management, do you get any options to activate the disk?
 

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Hey, sorry if thisisthe wrong forum, I dunno where to post it. I have to get my computer from Ann Arbor, MI to Mclean, VA by plane, but my bro is just sayiing take itwith him, he is drivingthere. Thething is,I need to still assemble it, and I just needa computer to work on (I am using my dads laptop, who is driving to VA alongwith my bro) so I am asking you guys today, if I take my computer by plane, should I pack itin as a carry on, or would you guys think booking it would be safe? THis is a self built computer fyi, not a dell or anything...should it be ok? whatdo you suggest?
 

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Is using an external hard drive the easiest way to move programs and files from one computer to another? Can I move Microsoft Office that way too, as the newer computer doesn't have it loaded? Both computers have xp.
 

A:Move to another computer

You can't move most programs like that because they need data entered in the registry which happens during installation. Files will be fine though.

Some versions of Office are allowed to be installed on up to 3 machines, so you may be able to just install it on the newer computer. Otherwise, to be legal you'd have to remove Office from the 1st.
 

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I have 2 computers, and want to upgrade one of them, but i have devised a plan and i want to know if it would work. 1 computer is XP professional 32 bit and the other is Vista Premuim 64 bit.
XP specs: Intel Pentium 4 3.5 GHz processor, 1 GB RAM, 160 GD Hard Drive, ATI Radeon Xpress 1100 128MB Graphics card.
VISTA SPECS: Intel Core 2 Quad 2.33 GHZ processor, 3 GB RAM, 450 GB HDD, ATI Radeon 512 MB graphics card.

I would like to know if I could buy a 4+ GB RAM card for my Vista computer, and move the Vista's original 3 GB RAM card to my XP replacing the XP's original 1 GB RAM card. I know that my Vista computer can take over 4 GB RAM as it's 64 bit, but i want to speed up my xp computer and thought that using my vista's 3 GB RAM card would be a good way to do it.

Any information is much appreciated.
 

A:Can I move RAM from one computer to another?

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I am moving cross-country in a few months.

What is the best to transport a computer with its hard drive intact?

I have lots of precious stuff on my PC and I don't want anything damaged in the process of moving.

Should I remove the hard drives?

How transportable is the tower unit?

--felson
 

A:best way to move a computer

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Please tell me if I waste you peoples time. Im a fan of building computer cases.
Now I was wondering what you people would think of a cylindric case? You know, that look like a bin (or a very large coffee tin) or something. Then you put the mobo near the bottom but not too close to it, put air intakes near it and one BIG extractor fan on top of the case. No corners for heat to gather
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A:Computer case?

For home-made... if you know how to work with tools, metal, plastics, etc...

You could make one... doesn't mean it'll work any better at cooling.

There are round computers out there.
 

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Hi,

I have the following components in my PC:

GT 520 gpu
Intel i5 661 CPU
Gigabyte H55m-D2H motherboard (this is a small one, I believe it's micro ATX)
Two sticks of 4GB of RAM
ESI [email protected] audio card

I'm gonna stick with this build for a while (in fact, I don't see myself upgrading anytime soon - it runs great).

My case is big and makes a lot of noise (the fan is old...). I need a new one, and I wonder what compact cases are available for my setup. As you can see above, I do not use a gaming GPU, so I can probably make do with a thin case. The audio card isn't exactly tiny, though.

I'd appreciate any recommendations!

Thanks.
 

A:Need help getting my next computer case

This would be my pick, Excellent case IMO
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139021
 

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I recently changed my computer case and after some struggles successfully moved all the hardware from my old case to the new one. It's a P4-1.7, DVD, CD, Nvidia GeForce FX 5600, Sound Blaster Audigy 2. The thing is, when I power the computer up I get no picture on my screen, so I'm wondering if it just has to do with the screen or the computer is just powering up and not actually turning on. Could someone please help me, I think it might have to do with how I connected the wiring to do with the hard drive, CD, and DVD.
 

A:Computer Case-NEED HELP

Disconnect everything except the processor, video card, memory, and floppy. Try and boot it and see if it posts with video. If it does just start adding one device at a time back
 

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I have a A7N8XE-Deluxe Mobo, and I would like to get a new case for it with more fans and better airflow since I overclocked the CPU in it. I have found several ATX cases, but the back doesn't match what mine does currently. How do I get the right case with access to all the ports in the back, like my four USB and two Ethernet ports. The cases I have looked at don't have spaces for those. Do I just rip out the whole back part of the case or is there a way to find the case I need that will provide access to all my ports on the back? Thanks for help in advance.
 

A:What Case Do I Get for My Computer?

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I have a computer case where the on/off switch doesn't work when plugged into the motherboard. The computer is fine, I can jump the board but I need to resolve the issue with the on/off switch. it's just a PII case, no real thrills. The pins to the motherboard consist of (2) wires to the on/off switch, but the pin is (3) prong with a dummy in the middle. If you have any suggestions or need more info I'm online and watching? Thanks
 

A:Computer Case

Hi bturner
If you have the right tools you can sometimes get the pins to release from the connector and move them next to each other. If you can't get that to work you could use an exacto knife ( or sharp raser blade) and split the connector down the dummy pin. Then connect each pin separately to the motherboard connector.
 

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hi guys I have a problem with another Computer case . The monitor hp type ( W2072a ) and the computer case type ( hp pro 3330 MT ) . The problem is message appear to me like this ( no DVI signal & no VGA signal ) . every time when i tried to open my computer i show this message .One from your comunity say to me i should to discharge  the electrical charges from the computer . and I thanks him a lot about this informationbut i have another computer case the same issue won't to resolveThis computer case i opened last week and it's work successfully but this days i don't know what's the problem . maybe some dust won't to remove . this is why i want to ask your comunity to get fast solution . and this why i prefer this site . to get fast information without i lost my time searching  .So  please help me . I appreciate your efforts to help  and i'm one of our fans  Regards 

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Hello everyone, I'm looking to buy a new computer case tomorrow for my PC because I'm getting worried by all the clutter. Everything is too close for comfort. Lol. Now I've heard that the most "scary", or worrisome, thing is taking out the mobo itself because of the static and all. Um, I'm in need of some Windows 7 Jedi guidance from you guys. Tell me what you guys need so I can post my specs so you can help me out further. Thanks.

A:Computer Case help?

If you are worried about the static when you buy/order your new case pick up a 2-5 dollar static wristband. they connect to your wrist then ground to the pc

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Looking for suggestions for a cheap case (cheaper the better).

Must have:
front and back 120mm fan spots (doesn't need to come with fan)
at least 5x 5.25" external bays
at least 1x 3.5" external bay
Fits ATX spec

On a budget, so the cheaper the better. I'm just replacing the case, so it doesn't need to have anything in it (PSU, fans, etc), but must be able to put them there obviously. I don't have brand preferences. Name as many as you can, since it might be a problem getting them where I am...
 

A:Looking for a computer case

I found this as the cheapest with all the features you want, except it has an 80mm front fan and a 120mm rear fan. If you really need that 120mm front fan, this has it for about $7 more.
 

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Hey everyone! It's jsut a quick post, but I recently finished a brand new computer build, but I am worried my case doesn't supply enough cooling, but also don't like the nosie it produces during gaming, so I am wondering if anyone knows of any good cases under 50/$60. I have looked at the powercool dominator and am wondering if it will be enough (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Powercool-D...9?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1362519059&sr=1-109).

My build is as follows:
- AMD 8350 CPU with stock heat sink/fan
- Gigabyte 7950 triple fan graphics card
- 16GB RAM
- SSD & Hard Drive (not performance, but more energy saving)
- CIT basic case modded with an additional fan on the side
- ASUS M5A99X Motherboard
- 880w PSU

Thank you for any advice! It will need to have high cooling abilities, but also quite quiet!
 

A:Computer case for $60?

- Noise from case is 95% the fault of the fans. More expensive cases provide quieter fans, but you're paying a lot more to start with anyway. Plus, you'll have to provide your own additional fans in most cases (pun not intended) anyway.
- PSU fan could be loud..?
- Cooling performance is a combination of how neat your build is (cables etc), the amount of components, the type of cooling on your devices, fans used, and airflow provided by case. This is a lot of variables, so it can be hard.
- The case you linked is a budget case. Don't expect miracles.

- My suggestion - stick with what you have, tweak the fan speeds a bit.
 

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zipzoomfly sent me this.Does anyone know if this case is any good? It's a good pricehttp://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=371295 Thermaltake Mambo
 

A:Computer case???

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hi guysI have a computer case when i tried to open it . The power supply turn off after 5 minutes immediately. So what is the solution for this issue . Please help Regards 

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I want to run a computer out of a plastic bin. If I lay the MoBo and powersupply on the bottom, then duct tape all of the peripherals to the side... will it run? Would it do better out of a cardboard box?
 

A:No computer case?

It should work. Depending on the type of plastic you may have static electricity so be careful. It would probably run equally as well in a cardboard box. Honestly though, why not just buy an inexpensive case? Even the cheapest case would be better than a plastic bin or a cardboard box.
 

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The Antec Nine Hundred or the GIGABYTE 3D Aurora 570 case? I am planning to upgrade my cheap Raidmax case once I'm done with the vid cards and such.
 

A:Better computer case to buy?

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I am looking at now changing my computer case, preferably to either a standard ATX desktop or a HTPC Media Centre Case, however I have a slight problem in the fact that I have a Xigmatek hdt-s1283 CPU cooler, which stands rather proud at about 20cm or so.... what I was wondering is if any of you techspot frequenters know of any desktop style cases that would cater for my cooler, or if as far as it goes I am fighting a loosing battle?

Heres Hoping

GThomp
 

A:New Computer Case

The Cooler Master Elite RC-330 is a decent, inexpensive case that will easily have room for that cooler.
 

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I am about to build a new computer using an Asus motherboard appr 10 x 12 inches.
Since I am reluctant to install the motherboard in a vertical position I wonder if
there are cases into which I could install my motherboard horizontally.
So far I found none.

Any suggestions

Thanks

AntonABC
 

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How can I move my stored emails from the old to the new puter?
I have OE6 in both and running win ME in the old and XP in the new.
Thanks in advance for any help offered
 

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I'm probably posting in the wrong place but.....
 
My old Win 7 64 bit MSI Notebook died after 10 years. The processor overheated and quit because I didn't keep the cooloing ducts clean. Anyway the moderators can move this to where ever they think it should be,
 
I have the hard drive from the old Win 7 machine in an enclosure and I can acess it with the new Win 8.1 MSI notebook (hate it). I want to transfer my files and folders from the old hard drive to the new PC. I ran MS Office 2003 Student and Teacher in the old machine and have MS Office 2013 installed in the new machine. I would like to recover my folders and email files from the MS Outlook 2003 on the old hard drive and move them to my new MS Outlook 2013 Program. I also would like to recover my Google Earth placemarks, my desktop if possible in fact I would like to just clone the old machine and make this all seemless. I don't understand the "one Drive" cloud concept but I did (accidently) upload the old hard drive to the "cloud".
 
Any help or guidance would be greatly appreciated.
 
Sudsy
 
both machines are 64 bit

A:Move data to Win 8 computer

I'm probably posting in the wrong place but.....
 
My old Win 7 64 bit MSI Notebook died after 10 years. The processor overheated and quit because I didn't keep the cooloing ducts clean. Anyway the moderators can move this to where ever they think it should be,
 
I have the hard drive from the old Win 7 machine in an enclosure and I can acess it with the new Win 8.1 MSI notebook (hate it). I want to transfer my files and folders from the old hard drive to the new PC. I ran MS Office 2003 Student and Teacher in the old machine and have MS Office 2013 installed in the new machine. I would like to recover my folders and email files from the MS Outlook 2003 on the old hard drive and move them to my new MS Outlook 2013 Program. I also would like to recover my Google Earth placemarks, my desktop if possible in fact I would like to just clone the old machine and make this all seemless. I don't understand the "one Drive" cloud concept but I did (accidently) upload the old hard drive to the "cloud".
 
Any help or guidance would be greatly appreciated.
 
Sudsy
 
both machines are 64 bit
Thanks Chris for changing the title. Although I haven't had a single suggestion of how to get my personal data from the old hard drive to the new PC.
 
Sudsy

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