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Babeman

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#21 10 years ago

You should be able to transfer literally every single part to the new case, the only one I'm unsure about is the power supply. A normal sized case isn't going to be extremely expensive (around $40-50 for a normal case) unless you get a gaming one with all the fancy lights and accessories.

I would definitely go for a new case, then your not limited to low profile cards and their size. It's a whole new window opened since you could upgrade your PSU, your graphics card, and heatsink without having to worry about size.

EDIT: This case seems like a good deal, it's under $50 and the first newegg reviewer states that your able to fit a micro ATX to it also, so i'm sure your motherboard is also compatible. It looks really good too!

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811208027




Kilobyte

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#22 10 years ago

As said you should be able to transfer everything over, save for the PSU. As Babeman said, the power supply is iffy, and most likely will not fit a full size case.

You have to be careful when selecting a case, it needs to have good cooling, especially for use as a gaming machine.

Also the stock PSU may not have enough power to compare to a stock Dell PSU. I'd recommend adding an additional 150 watts onto the Dell PSU, and look for a PSU in that range.




Mr. Pedantic

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#23 10 years ago
Is there a noticeable difference for cpu-intensive programs?

For some. The clock speed won't make that much of a difference, but the difference in cache might. In any event, you'll be able to OC the heck out of those CPUs.




Bs|Archaon

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#24 10 years ago
kow_ciller;4914577You should look around and see if you can pick something up like a Radeon 3870 or 8800gt for a good price since they're a couple generation old cards already.

Low profile 3870/8800?

Yeah. Sure.




Morbid_Murder

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#25 10 years ago

Well with all that being said, looks like I'll use that video card money to get a new case instead. I'm gonna wait till around September and see what's up. At the moment, this Dell is more than enough for the stuff I do, which is good.

This computer costed $590 (shipping: $40. taxes: $50. Saved $40 with the student discount). What's the lowest I should go if I end up finding a buyer for it? If I sell it, all the money will go towards building a new PC.

Babeman;4914729 EDIT: This case seems like a good deal, it's under $50 and the first newegg reviewer states that your able to fit a micro ATX to it also, so i'm sure your motherboard is also compatible. It looks really good too!

Newegg.com - XION AXP 100 Gaming Series AXP100-001BK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases

Besides user reviews, is there another way to tell if my motherboard would fit on another mid ATX case?




Mr. Pedantic

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#26 10 years ago
Besides user reviews, is there another way to tell if my motherboard would fit on another mid ATX case?

If your motherboard is an ATX motherboard, then it will fit in every single ATX case that you can find.




Morbid_Murder

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#27 10 years ago
Mr. Pedantic;4914802If your motherboard is an ATX motherboard, then it will fit in every single ATX case that you can find.

Does that include micro ATX?




kow_ciller

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#28 10 years ago

best thing you can get in low-profile is a geforce 9600gt




Oblivious

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#29 10 years ago

Morbid_Murder;4914814...is there another way to tell if my motherboard would fit on another mid ATX case?... Does that include micro ATX?[/QUOTE] Yes, that's the case. :p

You can get some decent cases for $30-35 that will do fine. Add a $3 fan or two if cooling isn't sufficient. [QUOTE=Morbid_Murder;4914798]Well with all that being said, looks like I'll use that video card money to get a new case instead.

I grabbed an (open-box) 3650 512mb for $29 the other day as a spare (or to build something with, who knows...). Something like that would do fine as a placeholder til you get a nice video card. A decent cheap card may even satisfy you.




Bs|Archaon

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#30 10 years ago
Oblivious;4914955Yes, that's the case. :p

To clarify, a microATX board will fit in an ATX case but an ATX board will not fit in a microATX case.