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Q: swapping older mobo into bigger generic case


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 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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I have 3 HDD in my gaming PC:
120 GB SSD
128 GB Raptor
320 GB WD Storage Drive

OS, a few games and a few small programs on the SSD.
Steam Games and all other programs are on the Raptor.
The WD is for downloading and media.

They're all about 85% full. I want to replace the raptor with a bigger one so I can install more of my steam games mainly. Since there's no OS stuff on that drive, is it as easy as copying all the stuff from one raptor to the new raptor. Or will some programs I have installed on there "break". I know of one game "rfactor", that may not recognize the new drive, but their protection might be using the windows registry, which is on the SSD.

Thanks, Ryan

A:Solved: Swapping out 2nd HD to bigger Drive, Easy as copy and paste?

As the Raptor is a secondary drive, you can simply copy the contents to a new HDD. The only thing you will have to watch is that the new HDD will need to have the same drive letter as the current Raptor (as the OS/games/software reference programs by their location (when they were added/installed). The location will be drive/folder/filename (ie: D:/Games/Steam/steam.exe).

Simply connect the new drive to the same controller/port/cable as the current drive, and move the current Raptor to another port until you have your files copied off

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Wondering anyone swap their 435mt case?
I did today but confused with front panel connector that go to mobo
How do you guys do that?

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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. 

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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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?

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

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Putting together a build for a friend, however, I believe the motherboard may have been damaged or was damaged upon my taking part in the build. I assembled the parts, a 430w thermaltake psu, an asus mobo, e5200 intel processor, western digital hard drive, 2 gigs of GSkill, ati hd 4850 gpu and an LG dvd drive.

Posted, gave an error message about cpu fan error, I google it, it seemed to be relatively harmless. While in the bios the computer's signal disappeared, I attempted a reboot to no avail. No error codes, cpu fan stopped spinning. Removed memory, no error code, removed 4850, no error code, case fan connected to the motherboard spins when powered on, motherboard shows green light, no signal detected,

I tested the processor in another rig, and it worked fine, and the cpu fan spun fine. Tested another power supply with said motherboard and the motherboard fan would not spin and it would not post, and no error codes. Is my motherboard dead? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

A:New Build, Mobo green light, psu powers case fans off mobo, not cpu fan no beeps

check and recheck the connections on the board, if unsuccessful, make sure you haven t short-circuited the mobo, ...

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alright well, ive got a question.im.. not necessarilly building a pc, more recreating. but im kinda confused. im trying to somewhat swap my mobo and wondering if theres anyway to salvage whats on my hdd so i wont have to get rid of windows xp. heres the info

ive been using an emachine w3400 that i bought from ebay earlier last year that had the oem windows home xp sp2 that all i ever did was add 512 ram and a 6600gt vid card, and ive decided to start a project

so far im siting with this emachine, and atm ive bought a epox 9npa+sli nforce 4 mobo siting in my nzxt nemesis elite case taking space. i did not buy a new powersupply or anything because im going to take from my emachine because its not sitting to bad and put in my nzxt case.

so right now im sitting with a emachine on one side running fine and a case with just a mobo on the other. what i would like to do but worried about is taking the hdd from the emachine and installing it to my new build so i can still have all the same everything basically and then maybe eventually when i have the money cloning it to a larger hdd. but yall know that this wont work as do i because of the drivers for the new mobo wont be there and such etc. but i would really not like to "erase" that hdd for the fact i wont have xp home anymore and i dont have the money to buy a retail version for 200+ dollars for it to just become junk after 2006 for this new... vista crap. so my question (finally) is, can i somehow save my oem ... Read more

A:Swapping mobo, hdd etc etc...

You could get xp oem, it's like $85-90 usd. As I read the license, as long as you are upgrading something essential to the operation of the pc, you can buy oem(and save half) and use it instead of retail.

That said, you might be able to get your current xp to work, if you have a xp reinstall cd with your pc. If you have a "restore cd" instead of an xp cd, it likely won't work, but if you have a xp cd with your system you can likely do a repair install to get it to work. Not 100% success rate, but you have a decent chance. When I did this, I went into dev. manager, and removed everything that would be different on the new board, like integrated sound/video, ide controller, integrated network controller, etc. I then shut it off, replaced the board, rebooted, inserted xp cd, did repair install(not recovery console, google for "repair install xp" for more info on repair installs), and then it booted windows w/o reinstalling.

Here's an article.

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I recently swapped my computer to a new case which didnt work so had to put it all back in the old one, now i labelled all the wires and connections so i knew where everything went. BUT when i switch the computer on it goes into the black screen that tells you what connected and weather evrything is in order and it is telling me that it cant boot up and that we need to put the system bootup disk in! what is this can anyone help?

A:Computer won`t boot after case swapping and back again.

Its doin one of two things. Not recognizing the OS, or you have the boot order wrong. Go into bios and make sure that the hard drive with your OS is set first in the boot order menu.

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hello to all.
i swapped an asus a7n8x-x mobo into a system that was running an asus a7v8x-x. i changed the cpu from an amd xp 2200+ to an amd xp 2600+. i also changed the video card from an fx9520 to an ati radeon 9600 pro. i am running windows 2000 professional.
when i started the puter, it went thru POST okay, correctly identified the master/slave configs in BIOS, correctly identified the cpu speed after i set the correct fsb speed.
when i let it boot, it started well, went thru the POST correctly, went theu the first splash screen correctly, and the stopped on a blue screen of death, with the message that it could not find a bootable drive.
any ideas?

A:swapping mobo trouble

Your going to have to format the hard drive and reinstall the OS.

When ever you make a big hardware change, like a new mobo, new cpu, you have to reinstall the operating system. With you installing a new mobo, cpu, and videocard no wonder its not working But dont feel bad.. I did this too before (my first time). I built a new PC, and put my old computer's hard drive in it and expected the OS to load and all my stuff come up just how it used to be, except with new hardware Unfortuantly this doesnt work

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Hopefully this hasn't been asked a million times. I'm trying to set up a Seagate HDD for Hot Swapping on my new computer. The Mobo is an ASUS P8Z77-V LX running Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. I bought an HDD Rack for a 5.25" bay so I could swap the drive out easily. The Bios is set to AHCI and the SATA Port that the HDD is on is set to Enable Hot Swap. With the computer powered down, I plugged the drive in and it loaded right up. The only problem is that it's showing up as an Internal Hard Drive instead of a "Removable Storage" device. I'm under the assumption that it should appear here, that way I can Safely Remove the drive so it'll spin down, power off, and I can remove it without turning the computer off. At least that's my goal.

Can anyone shed any light on this, or point me in the right direction to get the computer to see this SATA Port as a Removable Storage Device?

A:Hot Swapping Seagate HDD on ASUS Mobo

The drive should be hot swappable if your sata controller is in AHCI mode, which it should be in the Asus Z77 by default. If you go to bios, advanced settings, sata configuration, you will see the drive if it is connected to an Intel port. There is an option to make it hot swappable there. Enable it, and you should be good. It will not be listed as a removable drive, but is still hot swappable, or at least should be.

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I plan on going from AMD to Intel.

Will I have to reinstall, or just reactivate?

A:Reinstall Windows 7 when swapping CPU/MOBO?

I would reinstall just to be safe.

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Hi all

My dad's PC is getting on a bit (it was built in 2000) and up until recently was running a completely virus/adware riddled install of Windows 98. I did a clean install of XP, and am now planning on fitting a new mobo and CPU.

Should I anticipate any software/OS problems (i.e. they detect a different chipset and refuse to work)?

A:Swapping CPU & Mobo- Will software still work?

Yes, you will experience some problems if the graphics and other onboard chipsets differ ( Sis vs Via etc ) You will either blue screen or windows just wont start. Best is to make backups and re-install windows. (In my humble opinion thats the way to go with hardware upgrades)

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I have acquired a dead Sony Vaio VGN- NW100 laptop that had been upgraded from Windows Vista Home Premium to Windows 7 Hm Prem. I was able to buy a motherboard on EBAY that is the same Motherboard but the processor is a step or two better. The HDD is still intact, can I still install this mobo and be able to keep the OS activated and use it? I still have the old key for Vista but I would rather keep Win 7 than Vista. Thanks for your help.

A:Swapping out a dead mobo and keeping OS

I would call Microsoft to help with the activation. If you tell them the mobo story they will probably help.

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I'm in the process of replacing a failed mobo on an eMachines T2682 (yea, they all fail). When I pulled the heat sink/fan assembly, the cpu came with it, stuck to the heat sink. Is that typical?

Any way, no broken pins on the CPU, but now I need to re-install in the new MSI 661FM2-LSR mobo. Given that the no insertion force-lever setup would only seem to work as designed if I install the CPU by itself first, I'm thinking I should slice it away from the heat sink with a razor blade, and then re-install it with some fresh Arctic Silver. Am I thinking correctly?

Appreciate any responses - I'm at a hard-stop until I get some guidance - don't want to screw up the CPU.


A:CPU Stuck to Heat Sink - Swapping into new MSI MoBo

No Problem

I have pulled many CPU's out, and most of them come out on the heat sink if they have been in there any length of time at all. Usually you can seperate them with a fingernail. If it is stuck tighter just use somthing like a pocket screwdriver to gently pry them apart. When reinstalling be sure to clean off all the old grease and apply new dielectric grease between CPU and Heat sink.

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I see no screws (Case Cover). There is a tab that when pushed in it clicks under the cover. I can lift it up with a screwdriver, but it doesn't give. It's a Lenovo with IBM printed on the front. 2006 I believe. Windows 10.

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Hi, here's my deal...
I have...A Dell 166 Optilpex. I have a Sony CD ROM I think its like a 8x. I went out to Sonys site and got the driver for it. I tried loading it but it still does not work...I tried another driver for it from another site and still cant get it to work...Im trying to get it to work so I can load WIN-98, and I also tried booting up with WIN-98 to get the cd drivers off of it but it does not recognize the CD....
Is there another route I can take to get it to work...like maybe a generic driver or something??



A:Is there a way to load a generic CD Driver for a older CD Rom???

Yes you could most likely get a generic driver to work for you. You might want to try Acer, Mitsumi, and a few other older drivers and try them out. I'm sure you'll find one that works.


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I have a 815EP Pro Model Name 6337

I went Here to find out what CPU but am having A hard time distinguishing the various types. Celeron would be ok I guess because it will be just recording music in a home studio. I have loads of ram. Can anyone point be in the right direction please?


A:Older MSI mobo, need PIII but which one.

personally I would go with one of the P3 coppermines but if you want a celeron then opt for the coppermine celeron they have a 100mhz FSB.

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Hi, everybody

Brand new here, appreciate the patience if I bone out a bit.

Here's my question:

I looked at vid card reviews 'til I was blind and decided on the MSI NX6600GT. Well, as well-rated and beautiful as this card was, it wouldn't even boot past BIOS. Did everything I could to make it work: called MSI's tech, surfed board after board for a solution, nothing worked. Did some research, found thousands of complaints with this series card. I sent it back.

I found that a lot of vid cards are real particular about mobo chipset, power, etc. I don't have the time or inclination to make this any tougher than it's been. So, what I'm looking for is anyone's suggestions about what vid card will work with my setup. I'd appreciate it if the folks who have a very similar setup to mine could let me know what I should narrow my search to when picking a card.


WinXP Pro, Service Pack 1
ASUS P4S333 with ACPI BIOS Rev. 1007 (which is the latest for this board)
And the mobo does have the SiS645 chipset
2x/4x AGP
Intel P4 2.60Ghz proc.
Kingmax SuperRAM 1GB DDR333 SDRAM (PC 2700) Unbuffered (the highest speed the board will take)
Antec 350watt PS (one of their best units)
Soundblaster Audigy2 ZS
The rest is pretty common: coupla HDs, coupla CD players/writers

If anyone _knows_ or has first hand experience with what vid card would work in this system, I'd be forever grateful. I've done my homework, hones... Read more

A:Please help an older mobo owner...

Hi Doceye,
My bro in-law has a similar setup to you but only has a 2.4 chip, he is running a 9700 pro on his and has no probs playin HL2 with it but you have to have a spare molex to plug into the board itself for power,but if you want to spend a few more dollars maybe 9800 pro would be better check the reveiws and see what u think.
p.s You should get service pack two on your system as the new ati drivers require it not sure on the nvidia
Hope this might help as i have not had anything to do with the latest cards on the market . Cheers Herb

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Hi All, I have a P4 2.8 ghz chip,512kb L2 cache with the 533fsb, northwoods. I have had this sitting around and would like to know of a good mobo to use with it. There may be some compatibility issues with the newer boards. Date on the box is 9/30/04. PC will be for general use with priority on gaming.Would like one of the best so if anyone has one or has had any experience with this processor I'd be greatfull for some suggestions before I spend my Christmas cash.Thanks ahead and HAPPY HOLIDAYS! ski

A:Older P4 mobo recommendations

First, what socket is the P4, 478? I have no clue, so please tell us that first and we will help ya.

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Ok, on the older case, it didn't have a 20-pin connector connected to the motherboard, instead it was connected by 2 columns of 6 next to 6, over 6 next 6, something like this

Well on the new Antec case, we connected the 20 pin connector, but the new PSU only has 1 set of 6 by 6 pin connectors
unconnected for the last 6 by 6 vertical down

Why would that be? The computer does not even start up, the motherboard doesn't even light up. I know I will need to bring in some more info first, but that is where I need people to just ask questions first, because this older motherboard is rather confusing.

A:Unable to transplant an older modem into a newer Antec case

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My 4 yr old mobo has SCSI and IDE.....ok! No problem booting either one.

I was thinking about buying a new Raptor SATA drive with a SATA PCI card and have a question.

If I have my XP installed on this new drive, is there going to be a boot problem..??

A:Booting W/SATA HD on older MoBo..?

Good Question.

You might try looking in the BIOS and see what boot options are presented. You might also peruse the M/B manufacturer's support site and see if there are any BIOS updates that list having the ability to boot from a PCI device as a reason for the update's release.

What's the M/B and which BIOS version are you running ?

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I made this system myself and haven't been able to get any video up. I bought a DDR 128 MG RAM GeForce FX card, and it's 8X AGP, but I think the requirements don't say anything about going that high.

Question is, can a TOO good video card like that not allow me to see anything? DO I have to downgrade to something else to see something. I mean they systems sounds like it's running, but I can't see anything.

Any advise would be good since, I haven't gotten a reply at ALL....

A:older D850GB Intel MOBO and 8x AGP

AGP 8X is backward compatible with 2X and 4X - but the board must support 1.5V cards, if it ONLY supports 3.3 V cards it will not work.

There are compatiblity issues between some cards and some motherboards, sometimes a BIOS update is needed.

Also make sure the card is seated correctly in the slot.

I assume this system worked with another AGP video card?

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Hi - I want to re-install Windows 7 onto a new HDD, but have had some trouble finding a Sata II. My motherboard is a Gigabyte UD3-SLI, probably 3 years old, so I don't THINK it's Sata 3 capable - can't easily establish that. However, as Sata 3 seems to be all that's readily available I am wondering if it matters if I just get one of them, or should I keep looking for a high-cache Sata 2?. In other words - I am aware that I won't get 6GB, but will it do at least the job of a good Sata 2. TIA for info.

A:Will Satat3 perform OK on an older MOBO?

Yes, Hoods, a sata 3 drive will work perfectly on your motherboard. Sata 3 is backward compatible with sata 2, so now worries. Just as you said though, you will only attain sata 2 speeds with your mother board if it in fact only has sata 2.

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Hello. I inherited a computer with a Biostar M5ALA motherboard with an AMD K6 Socket 7 processor (350 mhz). How can I find out the fastest processor the motherboard will support? Thanks a lot.

A:Maximum Power Processor for Older MoBo

You are at your limit with the capabilities of that particular motherboard. If you want to use any of the current generation CPU's you need a new mothernboard, CPU and memory.

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Generally speaking, is there a problem connecting newer faster HDDs or optical drives to PC with an older mobo/CPU combo, assuming they are the supported interface type, of course?

What are the important specs to look at to determine if the components will run together suitably?

A:connecting newer drives to older mobo/CPUs

There should not be a problem with optical drives. but newer larger hard drives may not be recognized as the proper size on mobo's with older Bios that Dont support hard drives larger than 37Gb or 137GB.

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I've put together a PC using parts (mostly) from a local used computer junkyard. The motherboard is an AOpen s651m running an Intel 2.8ghz chip.
I have a SATA DVD burner I'd like to add, but the mobo doesn't have any SATA connections, so I've considered adding a SATA/IDE PCI expansion card.

I would be interested in learning from anyone with experience adding one of these cards, if its do-able at all, if I need to add any special drivers to make it work, and any other pearls of wisdom. My OS is XP Home SP3.

Thanks in advance to all...

A:Solved: Info re: SATA PCI Card in Older P4 Mobo

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WHich Mobo should i buy..

Albatron nForce2 Ultra 400 Motherboard for AMD Processors, Model KX18D PRO Retail

GIGABYTE nForce2 Ultra 400 Chipset Motherboard for AMD Socket A CPU, Model "GA-7N400-L" -RETAIL

ABIT nForce2 SPP Chipset Motherboard for AMD Socket A CPU, Model "NF7" -RETAIL

and which case...


I orignally posted this in reviews...but got into hardware so updated here.

A:Which MOBO & case

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Can someone find a case and motherboard for this processor, that will work together. The budget for the case and mobo is like 100-150$. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16819116253 is the processor.

A:Case & Mobo

Are you going to be re-using anything that should be taken into account? ie. what kind of video card (agp or pcie), memory, psu...

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hi, i asked about what i need for a new build and while looking round i found this
i was told in my other thread to make sure it fits in to a ATX or BTX case, but this is XFX what can i put it in, iv seen some realy cool looking cases, but they dont look like they have room for cooling,so i want a standard tower, something that i can add lights to, with a window.
thanks in advance

A:what case can do i put this mobo in?

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hey guys, with christmas comin up im lookin to treat myself with a new pc case but before i do i want to make sure my current hardware will fit. the case im looking at is the Thermaltake V9 seen here: http://www.thermaltake.com/product_info.aspx?PARENT_CID=C_00001176&id=C_00001196&name=V9+Black+Edition. My Mobo can be seen here: http://www.biostar.com.tw/app/en/mb/content.php?S_ID=380. i am also picking up a new gfx card today, which is the 9500GT.


EDIT: i asked my brother and he said i should be able to use any MIDI case but as he lives several hours away and wasn't able to get online to see for himself, i wanted to check here first

A:Will my Mobo Fit This Case?

Yes it will fit. Good luck to you. Please let us know how it goes.

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I have a Dell Optiplex GX150 and does anyone know if this PC case can fit a differant mobo inside cause iv'e heard that I may need to change the casing if i wanted a new mobo?

A:PC case + Mobo

Even if it did fit, which it probable won't, you would need a new power supply because not Dell powersupplies are not always standard ATX and are usually unpowered. Also it appears this case offers no expandability due to its extreme small size which is also terrible for cooling.

A new case with powersupply can be bought starting at arounf $50 and up that have a decent powersupply and are fully ATX standard.

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Hi guys, hows everyone, hm dumb question but i have to know, recently bought a new mobo+cpu combo PC CHIPS M-811LU V3.1C ATX Motherboard/CPU Set - Retail, from newegg, since my emach fried out. Not sure whats wrong with it.
Works nice to far. Rigged up without case.
Building pc from spare parts i have laying. But problem being is, that i have no cases that fit. Doesnt fit in emachine t1400(athlon1600 sdram) case ether. Anyway im on a tight on money. It says standard atx form factor .What kind of case would this use, it says atx and yet my emachines case would not fit it says atx. Mobo measures 305mm x 190mm. Wanted to buy another of the same mobo soon. Nice deal they have i think.
Was looking at newegg for cases, mainly the cheap ones they had from 25-60$
Would anyone of those work that they have.

A:New mobo case help?

as long as you have a regular atx mobo, any normal atx case would hold the mobo.

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My old Soyo mobo has 4 fan connectors for cpu & case fans. My present case has five 92mm fans through out the case. What problems could arise if I install my present setup in a new case that has four 12cm fans with regards to current requirements for the new larger fans? My PSU is an Enermax 465 W unit. Any comments or suggestions?

A:Old Mobo, new case

I wouldn't expect any problems.

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A friend of mine bought a new case for his comp.
His mobo is an AT his ps is now an ATX he bought the adapter,
but he still can't get the beast to fire up.
Can anyone offer any help
Thanks ,

A:New case old mobo

You are going to have to be more specific as we will try to find a solution for you. This could be anything.. from a failing processor to an improperly inserted cable... so it is really hard to pinpoint the issue from the information posted.

It doesn't boot up.. to what extent? (Do the fans spin? Is there power, led lights, hard drive spin etc.)

One suggestion is to double check everything... and make sure everything is properly mounted.

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im a beginner at computers so sorry if i make a mistake( i know how to spell but cfant type for ****).

i already have a 5770 gpu, and antec earthwatts ea500 psu, and a hard drive with windows xp on it.

now i need a case, mobo, new cpu, and ddr3 ram, is there anything else that i need to finish a computer?

i need a cheap case, and i decided on this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811164143
for the case, i dont care how it looks, as long as it is not costly and provides alot of room for expansion.

do you guys think that the case is worth getting?

now i just need to decide on a mobo, cpu, and ram.

for the mobo i decided to go with this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131402

it is cheap, has great reviews, and is am3, with ddr3 support (will prefer ddr2 but not much mobo uses it anymore). and provides lots of pci and pcie slots to put a 5770 and in the future if needed, i can crossfire those.

now i just need to decide on a cpu and ram.

i decided to go amd since they have good prices but i dont know which quad core to get (remember im aiming for best price/performance). on the expansion details, it says that it has a x16 pcie slot, or x8 dual slots(wat does this mean?) i know that pcie x1 board will work in any pcie slot, but if i want to cross fire will my second card only run at x8?

ram(its effing cheap, lower cas latency than others and the mobo supports it, unless a higher memory clock would be better but i dont th... Read more

A:mobo cpu and case and ddr3 ram

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One More Quick Question. Are Theee 2 Compatible?



Thanks A Bunch!

A:Is This Mobo/Case Compatible?

Yes they're compatible.

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i am trying to build my own computer. The problem i have came across is with the motherboard and the case that i would like to buy. They are both ATX and fit fine. But i noticed that the holes in the back of the case would not allow me to put the motherboard in. e.g "the motherboard has built in 7.1 sound so has 6 holes but the case will only support three holes. i have tried looking for diffrent cases that would suport this motherboard but i really like the case and the mother board.

i also asked if you can change the metal sheets at the back but apparantly not so now i need help. any suggestions................

A:Can`t fit mobo in case, because of backplate.

if you would like to know the specific case and motherboard here are two links sorry that the motherboard picture is so small.

CASE = http://image.ebuyer.com/UK/R0101679-05.jpg

MOTHERBOARD = http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/prod...2hvd19wcm9kdWN0X292ZXJ2aWV3&product_uid=97308

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I have tried installing motherboards into compaq cases only to find that th LEDs and switches are standard. I just got a Free HP case and wanted to put my MiniATX mobo in it. Im not sure exactly what sixe the case is, but i think its a midtower. Has anyone dont this before or have a link to who has dont it?

A:Can i install my mobo into an HP case

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Brand new joining here tonight, but have enjoyed reading through entries in the past.
What a great place
I am just trying to get friends PC working. History of it just not starting.
CPU Fan does start up, with attempt to start CD player, and red lights on.
Tried another CPU, this at least got me into safe mode before turning itself off.
SO think I need a new CPU. However, have noticed some bulging on mobo connectors, so feel it is safer to replace mobo too.
Has anyone got any advice as to what to replace with (only uses PC for photos/ word docs etc, no gaming). Hopeing to keep original casing with power supply & modem etc (unless mobo comes with onboard modem) to keep costs down to minimum.
Present mobo is MS-6334, with intel P3 750 CPU
Any help would really be appreciated.
Many thanks

A:Can I buy a new mobo & CPU to go with old case & extras?

What you need is a socket 370 MoBo. I dont know what form factor you need you will have to do some research if you don,t know. It is a older MoBo, so you should be able to get a pretty decent one for around $50.
Check out TigerDirect.com or ebay, Geeks.com has pretty good prices too but I have never ordered from them

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Will just any micro ATX mobo fit in any regular ATX case?

A:Micro mobo in a ATX case...


Best of Luck!!

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I am swapping out this computer

The new case has arrived and I have started to take out the mobo from the 5330. The problem .... the mobo won't come out!

I've taken out all the screws. I found one under the clamp that holds the heat sink and fan on the cpu. I remove that, but it still won't come out. The bottom and the right side of the board is free, but something is holding the board near the cpu toward the top of the board and where the I/O stuff is in the back of the case. I tried to see if I could slide the board away from the opening where the I/O is but something is holding it!

I can't get to the back of the board because compaq in their infinite wisdom rivet the left side case panel to the frame and case. It's all one part. You can't take that off.

There has to be some way to remove the board. If the mobo fail how would they replace it?

I'm dead in the water right now. I haven't a clue what is holding it down still. Does anyone know how to take this compaq mobo out? HELP!

A:Need help removing Mobo from case

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Have been looking around for a new case and I have come across new Computer jargon which is "Motherboard form factors", quick question will a microATX (244mm x 193mm) mobo work with an ATX Mid Tower Computer Case? Or do I have to upgrade my mobo as well? Thanks!

A:microATX mobo with ATX Case, possible?

Depends on the case. Many will accept both.

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My buddy got a new mobo, new case, and new RAM. We pulled the rest of the stuff out of his old case and put it all together, but we can't get it to turn on. He said that if he unplugs the power cord, plugs it back in, and then hits the power button, it runs for like a second before it shuts down again. After that, hitting the power button again has no effect unless u unplug/plug the power cord again.

We did have a problem removing the processor from the old mobo... a couple of the prongs got bent, but I straightened them and it felt like everything slid into place when I *gently* installed the processor in the new mobo. There could also be a problem w/ the RAM... the reason why he bought a new mobo was becuz he put DDR2 RAM in the old mobo and the mobo and the DDR2 RAM got fried. His old DDR RAM was also installed at the time. We installed both the new DDR RAM (not DDR2!) and the old RAM in the new mobo before we 1st tried to turn it on. Since then, he has experimented w/ different combos of RAM, using only 1 stick, etc, but to no effect. But I don't think either the processor or the RAM is the problem, becuz it doesn't seem to run long enough to even get to them.

A:New mobo and case won't turn on

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My current computer is a PCV-RS613G, with a P4SD-VL mother board, as I am upgrading my gfx card I find myself needing a new psu thus a new case for the psu to fit into, this is the case I am buying http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811121037

How do I go about taking the mobo out of my old vaio and putting it into my new case? (I am aware that mobo sucks but my budget is only 160 bucks)

A:Moving my mobo to a new case, how?

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I just started building my computer, and it seems all the I/O inputs on my motherboard don't fit the template on the back of my case!

The motherboard is an Abit NF7-S, and the case is an Antec Lanboy. This is my first time building a computer, and I didn't anticipate anything like this

Should I just try to rip out the template on the back of the case?

A:Help! I don't think my MOBO is compatible with case!

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