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Q: Looking for a replacement PSU and computer case

I am looking for a new case and PSU for my current computer and my next computer after I upgrade

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Current System Spec
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Q6600 3.0GHZ
GIGABYTE EP45-DS3R
6GB PC2 6400 800mhz (2x 2gb/2x 1gb)
Nvidia GTX 275 896mb
Asus Xonar DX soundcard
Windows 7 x64
Jeantech 1000W PSU

Operating system is on 2TB drive
++ two 1TB data drives, one 500GB drive (all sata drives)
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I will be replacing the budget 30 case I currently use and the "Jeantech 1000W PSU".

After a lot of research the best candidates in my opinion:

Coolermaster CM 690 II Advanced Case (75.33)

Corsair 750W HX modular PSU (110.11)

My concerns are whether these will be suitable for use after I upgrade. I will be investing ~1000 on my next CPU/motherboard/RAM/GPU and will be upgrading to whatever offers the best price/performance. I could upgrade now but have been advised to wait for the next generation of hardware to hit which should spawn some bargains on the current top hardware.

Considering my budget I do not want to overlook a quality case and PSU. The Coolermaster CM 690 II Advanced offers versatility with modular drive bays and the like. I don't know whether 750W will be enough though. To note, I don't think I'll run a multi-GPU setup (it just seems like a major headache) I am more likely to buy a dual core GPU (if it is worth it)

Case fans are something I have always overlooked in the past. I have read some things about where to position fans in a case for optimal airflow. Now I need to figure out which fans I should get!

To quote from the specification:
Air cooling support for up to 10 fans (with support for up to 5 x 140mm fans)
3x Case Fans are included - Front 140mm Blue LED Fan, Top 140mm Fan and rear 120mm Fan

Will I need anything else? Are there better options I can replace these with?

Thank you very much for any suggestions

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A: Looking for a replacement PSU and computer case

Excellent picks. Both of them should do fine for all your future upgrades.

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Firstly, not sure if this is the right place, but seems to fit to me.

Im looking to replace my current set of [rather noisy] case fans which are a mix of 80mm and 120mm ones.

So far I have come up with two options:

Xilence Red Wing: Computer Supplies and PC Components from Novatech
Enermax Magma: |Specialtech.co.uk

If anyone has experience of either make, Id be happy to hear what you think of them. Noise level is the prime criteria rather than leds etc.

A:Replacement case fans

here's a few ''near silent'' chassis fans you may want to look at....
1... ''Noctua NF-s12b flex'' are great fans, 57CFM Low static pressure

2... ''Sharkoon Silent Eagle SE'', 1000RPM and comes with resistor wires to further lower RPM and noise if you wish, excellent performer too.

3...''Noiseblocker NB-BlackSilentFan XL1'', 1000rpm / 41CFM @ 13db....

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I need to replace a 40mm case fan (which was added as an afterthought), but there are brushless, etc.

How long should this type of fan last in daily usage (in addition to other fans)?

I see costs for fans from $2 to $7 on this size fan (does cost have any bearing on how long they'll last)?

This is for my desktop.

A:Replacement Case Fans?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by dogbert2


I need to replace a 40mm case fan (which was added as an afterthought), but there are brushless, etc.

How long should this type of fan last in daily usage (in addition to other fans)?

I see costs for fans from $2 to $7 on this size fan (does cost have any bearing on how long they'll last)?

This is for my desktop.


Any fan should last several years in normal operation. I would not expect much of a correlation between cost and longevity.

Get a reliable brand--Scythe, Nexus, Noctua, etc.

Fans that small can't move much air without spinning very fast, so you should expect it to make a racket.

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Computer: HP Pavilion 9900 (Custom)

I noticed my case fan stopped working so I purchased another fan (Aerocool X-Flow) After connecting the fan to the case fan connector I noticed the new fan isn't working either. It's a 3 pin connector, my question is if I only have one case fan connector and it isn't working is there another way to connect the fan? Thanks in advance for any suggestions
 

A:[SOLVED] Case fan replacement

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Hi there, I have an HP Pavilion dv7-4283cl and unfortunately to bottom case is have broke and Im unable to find online the case for the same model. Can someone tell me with what other dv7 models is mine compatible, because Ive find cases for others but not sure if will work. BR!













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A:Bottom Case dv7 Replacement

   Many thanks Visruth, I could find in the link you sent all the models that use the part Im searching for. BR!!

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I've had problems with my PCs fans in the past and I've always had to go to a PC shop to have them replaced when they started acting up. I have heard, however, that the process of replacing the fan is easy and a lot cheaper to just do yourself. The fan that I am having trouble with in this instance is the case fan and not the processor fan. In fact, the hardware check (del at boot-up) shows that the fan in question is not spinning at all even though I am hearing it make some funky noises from time to time Anywho, is this a process that is the same from PC to PC or is there a site I will have to visit to determine the procedure/parts needed for my particular case?

As always, any given help will be greatly appreciated.
 

A:Case fan replacement/repair

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I have an old xw6600 and I'm looking to upgrade the case for aesthetic purposes. I know it uses a standard ATX mobo so I'm wondering if it would fit into something like this: http://www.corsair.com/en-us/carbide-series-spec-01-red-led-mid-tower-gaming-caseI want to basically move everything into that case. Would the mobo and PSU fit?

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I want to repllace my SSF case to a full sized one, keep reading i cant replace it with any case because the power buttons and what not? IS this true? Can i buy a full sized dell case from ebay or something will it work?

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I just replace the entire case on my g510. Badly cracked and falling apart especially around the heat from the CPU area. Both the front and back screen bezel and the top and bottom case were replaced four pieces. On eBay everything was about $40 or less shipped. parts all new. Everything including the keyboard Is transferred From old to new with the exception of the mouse pad, New and is not transferable. Took about an hour. It wasn't too bad. Like a new computer now. Plastic resins are improved. The new case. Is much nicer with the Chrome accents. The computer itself is excellent i7. 4700. With a crucial. 100. SSD. It's super fast. Reboots in 5 seconds. Hopefully they'll be a class-action. Against. Lenovo for the case problems. Shame on Lenovo for this screw up and not standing behind it. People will not buy Lenovo again that's for sure. Thx Anthony

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I have owned a Lenovo Y510p for a few years and dont get me wrong I do love the laptop. However the build quality of the case is perhaps a bit of an issue. To be fair the laptop has travelled with me across europe many times and does get the odd knock. I have in many cases managed to glue the cracks and other issue in place but the case is now so bad ideally it needs to be replaced. I was wondering what my options are in this case and how much it would cost me. I cannot in my heart look to throw the machine away when it works fine just because the bottom case is broken.

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*sob* why do all technicians for dell not seem to understand english? I thought they were doing something to bring tech support back to the us.

Ok - you know how the case fan sits in a black tray with a green hood and slides into the slots on the back of the case?

Can a generic fan be attached in there somehow? The current one is fastened into the little tray with these rubber things that don't seem to want to pull off.

Why couldn't they use regular ol' screws?

Why why why why why?!!!

Thanks. lol Back to Amit-but-you-can-call-me-dave....
 

A:Dell Dimension Case Fan Replacement

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Hello, I have an G770 laptop and I'm trying to replace my bottom case because I let my hinges go to long. My problem is that when I put everything into the new bottom case it wont turn on or show it connected to a power supply. Basically it does nothing, when I put it back into what is left of my old bottom case it does fine. The new case is a little different in that it, has the bone in the bottom for the wifi switch but does not have the outer hole for the actual switch. I did not know that till a received it, but I didn't think that would matter. The number of mine is AP0H40003001AB5KY00843 and the one I brought number is AP0H40003001AC68Y00945.I tried scraping the screws that screw in the motherboard figuring it is a grounding problem but nothing has worked. Anyone got a reason/advice or help as to what is going on? Here is what case I brought: http://www.ebay.com/itm/252770379198?_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT Thanks,HurricaneBBG770Model 1037

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I recently bought a Dell OptiPlex 9010 and when I received it I realized I picked the wrong form factor. I received the USFF version of this product line. I need a case where I can install 2 3.5in HDD comfortably. It will be used as my DIY NAS.
What cases do you guys recommend as a replacement (Non-Dell cases)? I can't get my hands on MT or SFF cases
Thanks!

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himy lenovo g510 bottom case is broken, the very fragile plastic ventilation grid was broken after a small impactI have found many bottom cases replacement but i want to know if any bottom case for g500 serie will fit the g510 model or should i found the exact model.i have also found two differents number model for bottom case for g510; AP0YB000 and AP0Y0000700, both numbers in google return the bottom case for lenovo g510, so which one is the correct number ?thanks by advance.

A:Ideapad g510 bottom case replacement

Welcome to the Lenovo Community !
 
I would suggest doing a search for the bottom case using Lenovo's FRU number.  Page #88 of your model's Hardware Maintenance Manual shows a FRU of 90202691 for the bottom case which is used on the G500, G505 and G510 models.  Here is a link to the manual for your reference......
 
https://download.lenovo.com/consumer/mobiles_pub/lenovo_g400g500g405g505g410g510_hmm.pdf
 
Doing a Google search on the FRU number of 90202691 shows these results......
 
https://www.google.com/search?q=90202691&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8

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Recently got a 3500 off of ebay, happy with it as it does the job I want well, however, it looks a bit tatty and has some damage (due to age etc), and I was wondering if anyone knew of anywhere to get new replacement housings for the portege 3500 and approximate costs. I've looked around, but can't find anything anywhere.

Any help pointing me in the right direction would be greatly appreciated.

A:Portege 3500 replacement housing case

Hi Daniel

Usually all parts can be purchased from the Toshiba authorized service provider in your country. The technicians should be able to order the original parts from the Toshiba head stock.

Here you can find the ASP which is responsible for your country:
http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com/cgi-bin/ToshibaCSG/generic_content.jsp?service=EU&ID=ASP_SUPPORT

So just make a call and ask for the assistance.

Good luck

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In upgrading the memory on my XPS 9550. I lost some screws to the bottom of the case. They take a T5 Torx screwdriver.

Does anybody know where I can buy some replacements

Thanks

A:Need Replacement bottom Case screws - XPS 15 9550

Dell Spare Parts:  1-800-357-3355
www.parts-people.com is another source.

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Hello! Most screws of lower case are damaged and need replacing.. Maybe these will help me..? https://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/50pcs-M2-x-5mm-Laptop-Notebook-Screw-Phillips-Flat-Wafer-He... I please You for advice..!

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I have a 2014 OptiPlex 9020 SFF, and the case fan (at the bottom front of the case) has started making a rattling sound like its bearings are going. 
I'm trying to identify the appropriate replacement part, but have not been able to find the specific Dell alphanumeric part number, nor an appropriate equivalent replacement part. 
Would anyone be able to help me out with: 

The Dell part number for the case fan, for an OptiPlex 9020 SFF? 
Recommendation for a replacement? e.g. some sites list the Foxconn PVA080F12H 
Does this fan use a 4-pin or 5-pin connector? 
Dimensions of the fan - is it 8 cm x 2 cm? 

Thank you. 

A:OptiPlex 9020 SFF (2014) - Replacement Case Fan

Hi arunphilip,
The Dell part number is 725Y7 (it can be a Foxconn PVA080F12H, AVC DASA0820R2UP002 or SUNON MF80201VX )
It's a 5 pin connector, 80mm x 20mm.
I hope this helps.

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himy lenovo g510 bottom case is broken, the very fragile plastic ventilation grid was broken after a small impactI have found many bottom cases replacement but i want to know if any bottom case for g500 serie will fit the g510 model or should i found the exact model.i have also found two differents number model for bottom case for g510; AP0YB000 and AP0Y0000700, both numbers in google return the bottom case for lenovo g510, so which one is the correct number ?thanks by advance.

A:Ideapad g510 bottom case replacement

Welcome to the Lenovo Community !
 
I would suggest doing a search for the bottom case using Lenovo's FRU number.  Page #88 of your model's Hardware Maintenance Manual shows a FRU of 90202691 for the bottom case which is used on the G500, G505 and G510 models.  Here is a link to the manual for your reference......
 
https://download.lenovo.com/consumer/mobiles_pub/lenovo_g400g500g405g505g410g510_hmm.pdf
 
Doing a Google search on the FRU number of 90202691 shows these results......
 
https://www.google.com/search?q=90202691&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8

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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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Does anyone know of a generic replacement AC'97 audio cable and front 3.5mm front port replacement kit available? In this particular pc, the audio cable that connects from the audio header on the mobo to the front 3.5mm jack has been damaged badly (it touched a hot soldering gun). I wouldn't mind replacing the front jack anyway since I have to wiggle the plug in it to get any sound. Needless to say, because of the damaged cable, the sound output is scratchy and very weak.

Any sort of generic replacement would do since I don't care about drilling a hole on the front of the case on this pc case if I have to to accomodate a new jack. I've looked for hours but can't find anything.
 

A:Looking for replacement AC'97 audio cable and 3.5mm jack for front of case

You probably have to find another case to get the cable out of
 

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Hello everyone,I own a Lenovo G580 20157I wonder whether it is possible motherboard and other components of this model to put in some of the other models case? for example 20150? or the G585? I do not want to buy a new laptop, this served me perfectly, I've never had a problem with him, but he fell off the table and broke the case. everything works except that the plastic completely broken up and now it is being serviced.and why the website of Lenovo says that I have a 2689 model? serial number is wb10234525 

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I have a WinBook X1 with a dead internal LI battery. How do I open the case to replace the battery? I called WinBook and they said I would have to return it ($$) to have the battery replaced. I have thech savy to replace it, but don't want to force the case open. Can anyone point me to the magic spot to open the case?
Thanks,
Loco
 

A:Laptop Winbook X1 ROM Battery replacement (How do I open the case?)

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

click on the link it may just help you.

http://www.james-taylor.com/winbook/forum/index.cgi?threads=Expand&mode=Archived&message=1565

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
 

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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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,

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 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
 

A:Computer case

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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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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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Hey there. I've recently got an upgraded Lenovo H50 from Best Buy two weeks ago and it's worked great, but I've noticed an upside down L indent on the right side of the case, closer to the power button one day. I know that I haven't done anything to it, so could any of you possibly know about this?

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I've been shopping for a case to build my system around. This one is found at CompUSA and has a 300w PS though not a name brand. I did some digging on the web and actually found a review of this case. I was wondering what some of you guys think of its specs

Case Review

Maybe some of you who have built systems would know if this type of case would make a decent build or not. I want to go with an Athlon XP1500 m/b in it. I don't know if I should buy my own PS to put in it or use the one it comes with, its a brand called Power-Win.
 

A:Good Computer Case or Not?

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A friend dropped off an IBM 300 GL for repair but the case is locked and the key has been lost. How can I get inside the box?

Thanks!
 

A:Lost Computer Case Key

1 - try a generic PC key, if you have any.

In the OLD days of 486s and beyond (AT cases) the key was a joke since there was only 2, maybe 3 different keys made Oh, thats keyboard Keylock. Still a joke.

2 - May have to HACK the case open, hacksaw, screw drivers. Metal shavings from damaging the case can easily short out the board...

3 - Try to locate another 300GL and hope it has a key that may open it, but considering that the GL series were the business line, that means there could be different keys depending on the purchaser.
 

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Hi guys, I'm building a new PC and I was just looking for a case and a tv tuner. I am also accepting advice for other parts. Here is the Computer so far:

Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E8500
Motherboard: Asus P5QL-EM
Hard Drive 1: Samsung SpinPoint F1 HD103UJ
Hard Drive 2: Samsung SpinPoint F1 HD103UJ
Optical Drive 1: LG GDR-8164B
Optical Drive 2: LG GDR-8164B
Graphics Chip 1: Inno3D GF GTX 280 Overclocked PCI-E 2.0
Graphics Chip 2: Inno3D GF GTX 280 Overclocked PCI-E 2.0
Sound Card: Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Champion Series
Network Card: Bigfoot Networks Killer NIC K1 Card
Wireless Networking: D-LINK DWA-542 Wireless 802.11 Draft N PCI Adapter 802.11B/G/N
Power Supply Unit: Amacrox Free Style AX1000-EP
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master V8
Operating System: Windows Vista Ultimate x86
Keyboard: Logitech Cordless Desktop Wave
Mouse: Microsoft Wireless Laser 6000
Monitor: Dell 2408WFP
Speakers: Logitech G51

I'd like the case to have good airflow and preferably to stop most noise at a decent price, (definitely no more than $150) and the TV Tuner to have dual receivers and recording abilities.

Thanks in advance
 

A:Computer case and TV Tuner

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Hello All,
I have (unfortunately) an Acer Aspire X3910 desktop computer.
I have had it 6 months and it been in for repairs three times already.
One of the main problems I'm having with it is that the case is very small.
And the inside gets very hot Acer has hat to replace the computer once
and change the hard drive twice.
I was advised that I should change the case. However I don't know the
form factor that I need to buy. The information that Acer states is that its
a "Small Form Factor" but when I try to look for it I can't find that form
factor. Could someone tell me what form factors I can use and if possible
recommend a case.
Attached are images of the case I have and other information.

Any Help Will Be Appreciated

A:Need Help Choosing a Computer case

If the case is SFF, you don't want another one of those, since that is the root cause of your overheating. Any standard ATX case will fit your motherboard. However, your current PSU might not fit, so you will need a new PSU.

Your attachments provide no useful info. Provide a link that shows the inside of the computer.

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