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Q: Computer Case Question

hello everyone. im looking into buying a new case for my computer. i currently have the stock case that came with my sony vaio pcv rx860. I was looking to get one of the more custom cases ive seen on the web. my main concerns are if the vaio components will be easily transferable to whichever custom case i end up choosing. as well , are there certain types of cases i need to stay away from or that i should look at specifically ? ive never changed the case on a computer before and the vaio i have has a very interesting way of opening up. is there a site or set of specifications i should follow before choosing my custom case ? thanks.

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Aloha,
What is the difference between a OEM and Retail case? TIA

Mahalo,
doogdoog
 

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OEM means Original Equipment Manufacturer. They are produced for a middleman to use building his machines to seel to the public.

Anything OEM generally has a shorter warranty, no documentation and few extras. For example, an OEM harddrive does not come with cables or install software. You get a drive, thats it. For an OEM case, you may or may not get a powersupply for example.
Retail on the other hand, gives you the full manf warranty, documentation and any extras there may be.
Unless OEM is significantly cheaper, I usually get the Retail version.
 

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ok here is the inside of my case, http://www.techspot.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/2303/cat/501

when the case side is off the cpu temp at idle is 37.2C and with load is 40.5C,
but with the side on the temp is 40C idle/45C load. i did have three 80mm fans on the side window but when i took them off i seen that my temps were lower without them can anybody help
 

A:computer case air flow question

it depends on where the fans are pointing

also it could be that the fans are keeping hot air inside the case instead of letting it out

try unplugging the fans and see how it affects the temps
 

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i am wanting to purchase an extra fan for my computer, but the thing is, i don't know what kind of fan to get or how to hook and or plug them up. any ideas or suggestions or links? i already have a really good power supply fan and cpu fan but i need to get one just to circulate air around inside the case. Thankxz!
 

A:a question about computer case fans.

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Alright...this is the question i have. Does anyone know where you can get a case that can be customized to have your name on the side, either just painted on there somehow, or have the name carved as a side window so that when the computers turned on the neons inside will show through the name only and make it have that neon glow. Does anyone know if there's a place that does this? If not, do you think air brushing it on there would work?
 

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I will be building a new computer soon and I want to make it silently quiet

The one I have now is deafeningly loud and I hate it...

So I was planning on getting the Thermaltake Armor VA8000BWS. User reviews have quoted it as very quiet which is nice. I'm thinking though, that I really don't need that many drive bays, so I may go for the junior.


I believe the standard case fans should be sufficient but I think I'll be wanting to get a custom fan for my quad-core extreme (whatever one i can get cheap off of eBay )

Anyone have any recommendations for fans or a better case? (I do enjoy pretty lights )
 

A:I want a quiet computer...(Case+Fans) question

This is easy... A good quality case. One that doesn't vibrate like a tin can. Use only 2 ball-bearing quiet 120mm fans. 1 for intake air in the front of the case and 1 at the rear for exhaust.

The most important fan is the CPU HSF (heat-sink fan). Make sure you can properly cool the CPU, but pay attention to the db (decibel) sound rating. The lower the better
 

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I have a gluegun, should that be strong enough to hold together everything?

And I'm a little worried about the heat, but i have two 5" fans keeping things cool.
 

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Hi
Well im going in to get a pc built for me in a few days time but the problem is this. The cases they have in there look really old fashioned! (bad spelling) and just plane yukky! Soo i have decided to buy my own case off of e-bay. So my questions are this

1: Are all the cases the same? please say they are! other wise im screwed and damned to live my hole life with a really horrible tower ..

2: THis is a really stuiped question but please..dont laugh.. if i went to dell.com and brought a computer..then i went to a smallish shop in town (which are very cheap) Do you think that the little shop would be cheaper? Just the computer i want off of dell is like £1,800. yet im only aming to pay £1,500 - £1,600. (with monitor) This would be for a good gaming computer. So which is it?

3: is it possible to get a great gaming computer for £1,500?

thanks for any help you can give - from Adam-knox
 

A:Case questions, new computer question (sorry if this isnt the right place to post)

1. No. Well not technically speaking. But the one used in the majority of motherboards today (I mean a large majority) is the ATX form factor. If you could prvide the mobo. name and model I (or someone) can tell you for sure. But its almost definitly an ATX.

2.Normally local shops cant compete with big retailers. I have found you will be paying more for the same "specs." at a local shop But take into acount that most PC shops use higher quality parts. ANd not to mention you have someone to actually talk to, instad of a phone number.

3. You bet. If you would like us to help you pick out parts, just say the word, its not as hrad as you think, and will save a lot of money.

Hope this helps

Sean

BTW-excuse any bad spelling, its late and i just got off work
 

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Now another question comes up regarding modifying the cooling of my case/ computer etc.

I was wanting to carve two 3 1/2" holes in the top of my case, for two 12cm fans. Now I know fully how to do this, however, I was wondering which direction the air flow should go. Should the fans blow into my case? (Like I suspect) Or should I have them blow out?

The orange highlights are the fans I wish to add. Which direction should I have the air flow setup?
 

A:Case airflow question before modifying case

I would have them sucking air out. Hot air rises, and the side panel fan will hit the VGA's mb, etc and spread out, also they are right next to the PSU. You wont have any really big difference either in or out , but I would have those two pulling the hot air that manages to make it to the top of the case out. and negative pressure tend to run a bit cooler overall.
 

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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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Power supply :- OCZ PowerStream 520W
Module size and kit size:-
CPU model and rated speed:-Athlon 64 3200+
Overclocked CPU speed:-
Divider and FSB used:-
Motherboard and revision:-DFI LANPARTY UT NF4-D ATX
Motherboard Bios rev:-
Video card:- eVGA Geforce 6600GT
Operating System:-None yet
CPU and System Cooling:-3 Case fans, mobo fan and cpu fan, gfx card fan
Country:-Canada

I have three case fans, all which have a 3 pin connection that attaches to the motherboard and a 4 pin (same as Hard drive sized power supply connector). The 4 pin connectors have both a male and female end so that they can go inline with another part or could even be daisy chained together. My question is which line of the power supply should these be connected to?

I have a few options, I could connect one or more to the cable the contains a few 4 pin connectors and a 5V/12V power connector at the end for the motherboard or I could daisychain them on the end of a power supply cable marked (VGA/H.D.D). Also do I need both the 3 pin motherboard connector and 4 pin power supply connector, connected or are these two seperate option, which I merely need to choose one of (ie. Motherboard connection OR Power supply 4 pin connection). If so, which is better to choose?)
 

A:Case fan question and other power connections question

If you connect them to your mobo then it will be able to monitor their speeds via the yellow wire. If you connect them to your PSU it doesnt matter which 4 pin molex connector you fit them to as they all join up inside the PSU. Another option is to buy a fan speed controller and plug them into that, the advantage is that you can control the speed and therefore the ammount of noise they produce, the more expensive controllers can also monitor speeds and temperature(s).

Hope that helps. Rik.
 

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Hello, I just bought a new Raidmax X1 case for my ASROCK Dual939 SATA2 MOBO. The included front panel connections are giving me some trouble. If I happen to hook them up wrong, am I going to short anything?? I have them where I think they should go but my MOBO book and case book differ slightly as to what goes where. So i took some educated guesses and plopped em on. If I power this thing up am I going to fry anything or will the usb, audio,etc... just not work?? Thanks
 

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hi, i am building my first computer, and ran into a little issue. I read that you should install brass risers on your case, and then put your motherboard on top of them. My case has little bumped up places, that line up perfectly with my motherboard screws. And my case only came with 3 risers, that make it compatable with micro atx motherboards. do i need plastic risers? or are those bumped up ones the correct ones? sorry if this doesnt make much sense, and thanks in advance!
 

A:Question about my case

The risers are a much better choice... and usually very inexpensive... $5.00 to $10 at most where I live. They better protect the system board, and they also allow a bit better air flow for cooling... as well as adding a good measure of stability to the board.
 

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Last week I bought me a new dell. 3.2p4, 1gig ddr2 ram, ect...
Its a 4700 model and I discoved that they no longer come with agp ports.
So my 9800 pro would not work with it. So I made a visit to Bestbuy and ordered a x800xl which I put in the other day. Bty iam in school studying architecture and we run autocad which can get pretty reqirement heavy. My case gets incrdibly hot and the air coming out the little side holes and front of case is also hot. It may not be hot enough to hurt anything, but its too hot for me to be comfortable with. With that said There are only 2 fans in the case, the ps fan and the case fan which also cools the processer via heat pipes and vents. The x800xl has its on fan. here's some pics from Dell's site



They say the best set up is one fan pulling air from front of case and 2 pushing out the back but I dont have that option. If I mount (tape) a 80mm fan pushing air out the venting holes on the side case panel would that help any or is there something else I can do to help with with out heavily moddifing the case. I know my options are limited.

Thanks for the help and sorry for long post
 

A:Another case fan question

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

If it were me i`d just go ahead and cut an 80mm hole in the side panel and attatch a fan. you could even cut two holes if you wanted and have two extra fans.

If you don`t have the tools to do this yourself I don`t think it would be very expensive to have it done at a garage of sheetmetal outlet.

This should indeed help to cool things down a little.

However if you do this I`m pretty sure that your warranty will be void.

Regards Howard :grinthumb
 

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what kind of power supply fits a micro ubtx case


Thanks ahead of time
 

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just do a search online
 

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im gonna put an extra fan in my case to vent out the back. out of experience what do u guys recommend for better cooling push or pull?(air intake or exhaust)

A:Case Fan Question

What case do you have?

The more fans the better. I personally try to have positive air pressure in my chassis which means that I will have more intake than exhaust.

You might fill out your system specs which will give us a better idea for recommendations for you.

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Hi

I recently purchased an Asus Vento 7700 Chassis and I am very happy with it. Im already thinking of modding the unit but im not quite sure on which type or make of case fans. Here in South Africa there are the following makes available: Thermaltake, Vantec, Antec, Cooler Master & Zalman. I would like to enlarge the intake hole at the front of the chassis behind the mesh grille from 80mm to 92mm because it can't go any bigger in the front than 92mm, then putting in a high performance fan. The fan however needs to light up. There are two different options however regarding 'lighting up'. UV Light-up & normal LED light-up fans. I do however need a fan that is very very bright. Currently I am using a normal Blue LED fan thats just too dull. I need an eye shocking bright fan. Are the UV light-up fans brighter on the eye than normal LED fans or not?
 

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The UV light are brighter......but have you thought of just putting in another fan along with that one and it wouldn't have to be so big.
 

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Hey guys

Just wondering if you guys can help me with the following

ok I have ordered the following case/PSU and I was wondering if i will be able to connect my PCI-E graphics card and my SATA hard drive to the psu?

sorry for the bad explanation I just dont know how to write this lol.

Thanks guys
 

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it states on the product info that it supports sata........ do u need a power plug for your graphics card?
 

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I feel like an idiot for asking this, but how do you install a case fan. I am gonna buy this case fan (http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.9044), and I was noticed that the holes for mounting the fan doesnt have treads. My case also doesnt have treads for this fan. So how to the screws hold anything
 

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Using these devices:

Areca 1230 RAID card - $730
1GB so-dimm (for cache) - $94
Areca battery backup module - $130

Intel 775 server board - $215

2x1GB ECC DDR2 533 - $195

WD RE 250GB $450 - 5x (4 in the array and a hot spare)

Hitachi 7k80 (system drive, another for RAID1 would be nice as well) - $46 each

DVD drive - $18

Pentium D 805 (dual isnt absolutely necessary, but its very little extra on top of a single core) - $121

SATA DLT4 internal drive (SATA is a bit unusual on tape drives, but it saves the cost of SCSI) - $949

PCP&C 510 - $220

Can this case be used to house those componenets:

Antec (TAKE3) ATX Rack-Mountable Case

Please let me know. If not, could someone please recommend one that would. Thanks a lot.
 

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Hey guys, this is my first post so please bare with me. I have an Asus A7N8X Deluxe mobo and a Chieftec Green Dragon case. The case has 4 snap in fan mounts but i dont know if i can plug them all into my mobo. I have an Enermax 350W PSU (EG365P-VE(FM)). My question is does anyone know how many fans i can plug into the motherboard and if i can plug some into the PSU? I plan on using 3 fans, 2 under the PSU and one at the front of the case at the bottom. Can you also suggest which to make intakes and which to make outtakes? Thanks.
-lalaji
 

A:Case fan question

generally intake fans should be in the front of ur case, all ur fans should be plugged into ur psu for power
 

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I am planning on replacing my stock fans for my case with new better ones. I was wondering what would be a good 120mm fan and a good 80mm fan?
 

A:Case Fan Question

no noise would be great, but i do want decent air flow also.
 

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Hello All:

I have a Dell™ OptiPlex™ GX260 and I am looking to upgrade a few things in this system. I am looking to update the power supply and I found these few sites to get the supply, but I am looking for the cheapest.

http://www.widgetsinc.com/shop/product2479.html
http://www.911forpcs.com/dedi51posufr.html

Problem is, I am not sure what case I am using and want to make sure I get the supply that fits into this case,

I am also going to get this video card:
http://www.4allmemory.com/product/detail/his-ati-radeon-hd4650-1gb-ddr3-vgadvihdmi-agp-video-card/2861294/

So I am pretty sure I am going to have to upgrade the power supply to handle it...Can you let me know if POWER SUPPLY #2 will fit my case? If not...do you know of any that is cheaper than the $83 unit that is listed in the #1 link?

Thanks:
Scott
 

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This is my first pc build using a micro-atx motherboard and I was unsure about the hole pattern.What I would like to do is put a Micro-atx motherboard in a mini-tower case instead of a micro-atx case.So my questions are as follows:thanks

Will the hole pattern line up using a micro-atx motherboard in a mini tower case?or would I need to buy a micro-atx case?Does it really matter as long as it is an atx board?

the case in question is a Antec solution slk 1650b
the motherboard is a Intel p4p800-vm
 

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This guy swapped his case in this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XpBWhGrX1RQ he has a different dell but there not totally different my Dell Motherboard is a Dellin 04GJJT and he mannaged to get it to fit and it all working except for the reset button which dells dont have i dont think So could i do it? Much thanks
 

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hello, im planning on getting this case and im wondering, if i have an eMacjomes T2542 right now, will the power supply fit? I was told that eMachine Power Supplies are awkward and dont fit in normal cases, because when i tryed to replace it and aksed some dude at Best Buy for the compadibility if it was compadible with my computer and he said no because emachine's power supplies are awkward and the standerd one wouldnt fit in my case, so im wondering if i switch where this current (stock) emachine power supply will be able to go into the case l linked above (http://www.chiefvalue.com/app/productdetails.asp?submit=search&item=11-166-006&ATT=&CMP=)
Also: I am looking for a site to get ATX cases for cheap =) any suggestions would be great
 

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Ok i know alittle about computer but i was wonderin if this COmputer case and this motherboard would work out together?
If ya could take a look at these links for me i would much appreciate it.

Case: http://www.extremecase.com/detail.aspx?ID=2142
MB: http://motherboards.bizrate.com/marketplace/product_info/details__cat_id--419,prod_id--7432667.html
 

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Hi there, I've nearly finished building my first PC, the case i have bought is a Gigabyte case, in the picture below you can see a blue strip going accross it, is this suppose to light up when the computer is turned on?

my second question, in the other picture (The one with the wires in) these wires are not connected from my case, the wires with the number 1394 on them i believe to be Ethernet connections, can anyone assist with what the other wires do?
 

A:Case & Wire question

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hi, I'm pretty much a computer noob and I'm only 14 so sorry if this question is stupid but, when you are building a computer do u have to buy different size cases depending on what you're putting into your computer?
also can you explain the reasons why some computer cases are more expensive? and do i need to buy a seperate cooler for the computer case or does it come with?
 

A:little question about case sizes.

There are MANY different kind of form factors..the most common being ATX. Just make sure the motherboard, and power supply are both ATX, they may also be "BTX" compatible, but don't worry about that. Just and FYI, there is also BTX, Micro ATX,picoBTX,microBTX, and my personal favorite BOX.:haha:
 

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I have a centurian 5 case, with the stock 80mm 26cfm in front as well as a silverstone 120mm 106cfm. In the rear I have the stock 120mm 43cfm pushing air out. The silverstone pumps a bit of air in, but the stock rear fan barely pushes anything out. I was wondering if replacing the rear fan with a fan with more cfm will help with temps and airflow. My current temps with coretemp 41 (36 with speedstep) idle, and 56 under load with orthos. my ambient temperature is 24. For cpu cooling I have a zalman 9700.
 

A:case airflow question

Those temps really aren't anything bad. They certainly seem low enough to have a stable system. However, if you are looking to lower the temps then a more powerful fan in the rear has always helped in my experience. Sounds like you have plenty of intake as well. Do you have a vent/fan on the side panel as well? I find that helps a bit as well.
 

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Im doing a new build and my new case has some fan sensors I haven't ever seen before. The first fan is the input air fan which blows into the hard drive rack on the front of the system and the second is the main back exhaust fan. All fans are working ok but each one has a Temp? sensor on about an eight inch lead. Where do these need to be placed? Should they hang in mid air or the input one be taped to the back of a hard drive while the output air one could be taped to the graphic card heatsinc? The processor fan doesn't have the extra lead and is working fine.
 

A:new case, fan sensor question.

Lurker1 said:

Im doing a new build and my new case has some fan sensors I haven't ever seen before. The first fan is the input air fan which blows into the hard drive rack on the front of the system and the second is the main back exhaust fan. All fans are working ok but each one has a Temp? sensor on about an eight inch lead. Where do these need to be placed? Should they hang in mid air or the input one be taped to the back of a hard drive while the output air one could be taped to the graphic card heatsinc? The processor fan doesn't have the extra lead and is working fine. Click to expand...

yup what you said. tape em up! ;?)
 

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My cousin just got a computer case off new egg. This is the case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811144151

now, one of his buddies ordered a computer from Alienware, and gave my cousin his old case that he originally planed to do his own custon build with, which is http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811156062.

So, i know nothing about picking a case or PSU, but he offered to sell me the case in teh first link for $50. I wanted to check to see if it is a decent case, so i checked new egg, but i still wanted to ask somewhere else to be sure. I want to replace my old case, as it's not holding up very well. I don't have enough money to buy anything more expensive than that, but i don't want to buy a case that i'll have to potentially replace later. All i'd do with it is put a stock board and PSU from HP into it.

Just wanted to know if it is worth the money, as i've had a lot of friends get nice looking cases that have to be replaced after a month becuase they don't hold up, or don't have adequete cooling. As i said, i want to get another case that'll last me for a while, at least until i'm able to get the money to build another computer and give my current one to my bro.

EDIT: Sorry, he told me the wrong case, this is the case he want to sell me:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146025.
 

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I'm looking to replace my case fans and I dont really need anything to exciting, no LED's or anything, just something that pushes a good amount of air at a reasonable dB level. I found some Thermaltake's that push 37 cfm and are at 30 dBs. I really can't compare that volume to anything as I don't have a clue what my stock fans are at. Their just generics. Does anyone have any suggestions regarding these or should I look for something else?
 

A:80mm Case Fan Question

A Vantec Stealth 80mm is a good choice i think. Since it pushes a reasonable amount of air and is almost totally silent. http://www.overclock.co.uk/customer/product.php?productid=16660&cat=281&page=1

lifetime garauntee i think too.
 

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Hello, I have a quick question. I have a vertical tower and was wondering, can I place it on its side and use it as a desktop. I ask this as it would help me create more space and I want to place it on its side. That shouldn't hurt anything, right?
 

A:Simple question about my case.

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Okay, so I put together a new computer yesterday, and it's working fine, but I had to leave the front audio and mic jacks unhooked.

I bought an Aspire X Infinity case. First Aspire case I ever bought, and the front audio jacks have the kind of hookups that I'd expect to see on the end of a speaker cord that plugs into the back of a computer. Like, you know, an earphone plug or something. Sorry I don't know the names of things, LOL, I hope you know what I'm talking about.

I didn't buy a sound card, I just usually hook all the audio jacks on the front of the computer case into the motherboard. Is there some kind of sound card that actually has an internal jack on it that looks like the jacks on the outside? Because I've just scrolled through a whole list of em and haven't seen one.

Or are these two cords meant to be run out the back of the case and plugged in on the outside of the computer?

Anyway, just a stupid question. Nothing critical. I can run the cords out the back of the case if I really want the jacks to work. Which actually, the jacks on the front working is not a big issue. I guess mainly I'm just asking out of curiousity.

Thanks.
 

A:Stupid Case Question, LOL.

You could run it to the back and plug them in on the outside.
Otherwise, there is a front panel audio header on many motherboards. You would just strip the 1/8" connector off, put the wires into a connector, then plug it into the motherboard.

Check your mobo manual for front audio header.
 

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I have a Dell 4700 and would like to add a case fan or two to help with cooling. Is it possible to just mount one inside the tower and direct it at a component? By this I mean, have no "hole" to the outside like most fans do to draw in air, or either push it out? Would this be an efficient way of cooling?

If this is not possible, how would I go about installing a couple more fans?

Also, when you add fan(s), do each one require its own cable from the power supply, because it seems that if you add a couple fans, there goes all your spare cables for other things? Could someone explain the system of getting power to these fans? Thanks a ton!
 

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Aloha,
A ferrite core ring was in the screw package that came with the computer case and was wondering where does it go? TIA

Mahalo,
doogdoog
 

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I am trying to add life to this computer so I can pass it on to a friends daughter. My question is , in the back of the case there is a plastic sleeve that goes almost to the cpu. There are no holes to install a fan and I don't understand the purpose of it. If the cpu fan is blowing air on the cpu it looks like it would be bringing air in from the back. Would it make any sense to pull the heatsink and reapply with artic silver since the cpu is older. The cpu seems to run at 100% a lot of the time so I want to cool the insides down. Any help on prolonging its life. Thank You
 

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I am trying to add life to this computer so I can pass it on to a friends daughter. My question is , in the back of the case there is a plastic sleeve that goes almost to the cpu. There are no holes to install a fan and I don't understand the purpose of it. If the cpu fan is blowing air on the cpu it looks like it would be bringing air in from the back. Would it make any sense to pull the heatsink and reapply with artic silver since the cpu is older. The cpu seems to run at 100% a lot of the time so I want to cool the insides down. Any help on prolonging its life. Thank YouClick to expand...

You can always re-apply thermal paste (it wouldn't hurt anything except maybe a few dollars from your wallet/purse), but I don't quite understand your other question. Can you post a picture of the "sleeve-like object"?
 

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Hello everyone,
am new to the forum and i need some help.
I made a new pc and am using an elite 370 case from coolermaster with a silverstone power supply.
My case has some extra holes to put more fans for extra cooling.
I have 3 problems:
1) i want to put an older 140mm fan(on the side for cpu and graphics card) but even though my silverstone power supply has extra wires none of them is suitable for the fan(they are both female wire, i hope am syaing it right...). Does this mean i have to buy something to make the connection and what?
2)How am i supposed to cover the extra holes of the case(that exist for extra cooling)?Dust is the worst enemy...
3)There are as always many wires in the case and i have tried to keep the wires out of heat sources and away from fans but is there something else i should pay attention to?
Thanks in advance.
P.S. sorry if my English is poor
 

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If there are no connectors on the board, and there may be some extras, you will need an adapter to connect an extra fan. You can probably find one that changes the molex for an IDE hard drive to a connector for the fan. Some have a "passthrough" so that they can still be used for a drive or other things. The fans use 12 volts, from any source. If it has 3 wires, however, you also need to use the 3-wire connection on the board for fan speed control.

As far as covering the "extra" holes, you may not actually want to do that. If you make all your fans blow inward (bringing the coolest air), then where the air exits may be of less concern so long as the flow goes past the components as you want it to. The PSU already blows outward, providing good circulation in most cases if the other fans blow inward. But general advice is hard to give. It is not easy sometimes to determine where air is flowing. You could experiment with smoke, or at least just try to picture where and how the air will flow from the amount you feel coming through the fans. And be sure that the hot components are in the path of the air.
 

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As math is not my thing when it comes to this let me say thanks for any help you can give.I have a computer case with a precut 2.75 by 2.75 inch area with mounting holes already drilled at those measurments for a rear exhaust fan.What size fan will fit without drilling new holes? Thanks again. ps I am thinking a 70mm by 70mm fan but what do I know.lol
 

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For Christmas I got another 120mm case fan (aerocool shark 1500 rpm) and I tried mounting it at the top of the case to suck out hot air as I have 2 intakes and 1 exhaust already but I couldn't seem to get the right screws to screw it in at the top, my case (aerocool strike x gt) came with long screws for the top of the case but they are too thin to screw into the fan. So instead I mounted the new fan on the side door on the top fan slot by the CPU as an intake and today when I played a new game that I got for Christmas (BF3) I noticed the CPU temps would get rather hot (I am using the stock intel cooler, bear that in mind) I was getting a max temperature of about 80 degrees C after a roughly 2 hour gaming session. Would I benefit from making the new fan an exhaust by the CPU or would I be better off, or is there a secret way of mounting a fan up there at the top as an exhaust that I son't know about as I imagine that way would be the best way to do things. Also my graphics card could handle BF3 at all max 1080p with 60+ FPS. Thanks. EDIT - To clarify I have 2 intakes at the front, one rear exhaust and the new fan as an intake on the side door by the stock CPU cooler.
 

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For Christmas I got another 120mm case fan (aerocool shark 1500 rpm) and I tried mounting it at the top of the case to suck out hot air as I have 2 intakes and 1 exhaust already but I couldn't seem to get the right screws to screw it in at the top, my case (aerocool strike x gt) came with long screws for the top of the case but they are too thin to screw into the fan. So instead I mounted the new fan on the side door on the top fan slot by the CPU as an intake and today when I played a new game that I got for Christmas (BF3) I noticed the CPU temps would get rather hot (I am using the stock intel cooler, bear that in mind) I was getting a max temperature of about 80 degrees C after a roughly 2 hour gaming session. Would I benefit from making the new fan an exhaust by the CPU or would I be better off, or is there a secret way of mounting a fan up there at the top as an exhaust that I son't know about as I imagine that way would be the best way to do things. Also my graphics card could handle BF3 at all max 1080p with 60+ FPS. Thanks. EDIT - To clarify I have 2 intakes at the front, one rear exhaust and the new fan as an intake on the side door by the stock CPU cooler.Click to expand...

With stock coolers, the fan on the intel cooler is pulling the air through the heat sink off the CPU and into the case away from it. By putting a fan blowing air down on the CPU, you are pushing the air back onto your cpu thus keeping the... Read more

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as you can see in the pic. i would like to know if i put a fan in the front of the case. would that help the air flow better. and would a 400 watt PS be enough for all the fans and the video card?
were i have the red check mark. that would be the cpu. right? are them fans hard to change. it has the factory fan in it and i would like to put some thing better.
 

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this may sound dumb, but is it bad to leave the side of your computers case off? i know alot of dirt and dust can get in like that, but can it be harmful?
 

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besides the dust, no.
 

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I just recieved a thermaltake V3 black edition case. It has something I haven't seen before. In the center inside there is a gold metal thing that looks like a standoff, but is screwed in with the threaded longer end facing up. That is where the new Asus AM3 motherboard middle hole would be. If I remove it, there is no elevated place to put the standoff. I don't really know how to describe this, but maybe someone can figure out what I'm talking about. If I leave the thing screwed down it would be a problem to short out the board.
Thanks for any help.
 

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Today I opened my NZXT Apollo case and was going to install a card. I found that it is a screwless design. Does anyone have a NZXT case and could give me a hint on how the screwless card slots work? I thought I would give this a shot before I U/L a picture of them. Thanks,

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I don't have a NZXT case, but most cases I've had with a csrewless design have a springed clamp where the card goes.You push on the top part and it goes back lifting the clamp. Once the card is installed, pudh it back down and the spring pressure holds the card in place.

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