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Q: Recommendation for New Computer Case

I've about decided to upgrade to Conroe and will give my old computer to my son. Thinking I am going with the Conroe E6600 processor where I can install a good video card. I want at least 500 watts of power. Would prefer a case that already has a good power supply installed, although I will buy them separately and put them together if that is needed to get the quality I want. Quality is my primary concern. Also, I tend to stay away from the mini-ATX motherboards, preferring the standard ATX MB's. Anyone have a good experience with prebuilt case/power supply combos? Thanks for your assistance.

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Hello I am looking for a good looking case, prefer mid tower not full.

It must be elegant , cool and quite.

I will do some over clocking as well.

Thank you!

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i want to install cooler master V10 in mid tower case..but im confused which one to pick between Cooler Master Storm Scout Black and Cooler Master HAF 912

does anybody have any idea which one should i pick.??
 

A:Cooler Master case recommendation needed please

The HAF 912 would be my pick... more of them out there... more in service for Cooler Master to learn from.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/cooler-master-case-recommendation-needed-please.174194/
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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.

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-computer-boots-fine-when-case-is-open-but-wont-boot-when-case-is-closed.832037/
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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?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/i-replaced-all-of-my-computer-components-from-my-broken-case-to-other-case.1104273/
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Hi, i'm looking for a fast computer. The computer will be of minimal use - really only to play online games(not memory draining, advanced PC games... just online games) and use skype. However, I want the computer to be very fast, no delays in performance, no waiting, ect. I'm assuming I need a computer with higher RAM.

What would you recommend for a rather inexpensive but fast computer? Thanks!!
 

A:PC Computer Recommendation

You should buy an Intel Quad Core Processor, 4GB of RAM is good. An Nvidia GeForce 8800GTS, 16MB - 10000RPM 500GB HDD ( I recommend you WD or Samsung... ), and an Gigabyte or Asus Motherboard is good for you...
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/pc-computer-recommendation.685376/
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Hello to all,
I need to ask you about software for an old computer. My parents are using an old computer (MS Word, internet, messenger and email). The configuration is the following:
1. WinXP+SP2
2. HDD 80 GB Maxtor
3. RAM 768 SDRAM
4. CPU AMD Duron 750 MHz
5. VGA shared 32 MB (integrated on motherboard)
Computer is working quite good and it is sufficient for the mentioned tasks.
However, It uses NOd32 antivirus and Mozilla firefox browser (3.6.4). I notices a significant reduce in performance when firefox is started.
What antivirus program and browser shoud I use?
My friend told me that latest opera and avira are good alternatives.

Can you make some recommendations? Hardware update or replacing the computer, right now is not an option.

Thanks

A:Recommendation for old computer

additional ram will improve performance.
disable antivirus when no network used.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/recommendation-for-old-computer-493006.html
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I need a refurb/used computer FOR $250 approximately. Is it possible to get an i5 or i7 ?.
Processor and bus speed are the primary considerations.
Your recommendations are highly appreciated. Thanks.

A:refurb/used computer. Your recommendation.

The only i5 I have seen recently is this one.

Newegg.com - Refurbished: HP EliteDesk 8200 Small Form Factor Desktop PC Intel Core i5 3.1GHz 4GB RAM 250GB HDD Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit with 19" Monitor

http://www.eightforums.com/general-support/41724-refurb-used-computer-your-recommendation.html
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I've been building my own systems for years so I'm a bit out of the loop for a brand Recommendation for brand computer name computer A friend wants me to 'order' for him I've offered to build Recommendation for computer brand one but he seems to prefer manufactured something with an online configurator with options that can be chosen He has gone with Dell in the past but is quot over them quot now Any quality manufacturers out there He has money Recommendation for computer brand but doesn't want to spend a bundle I'll likely give him a cost on building one so while we're at it any suggestions for a non-power-user motherboard amp CPU I just built one Recommendation for computer brand of these for some light chores around my office that I'm impressed with but it just doesn't have enough USB and sata ports Very responsive though a Gigabyte H -D and a G Pentium and with the exception of the 'too few' usb ports a decent performer the sata ports shouldn't be an issue for the average user Summary Reliable reasonable computer brand preferably with good tech and warranty support Quality non power user board amp CPU Thanks for any ideas Salt

A:Recommendation for computer brand

All I can say is don't get Asus.
...mine is currently in the shop...tells you how good they are.

http://www.eightforums.com/general-support/63264-recommendation-computer-brand.html
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Hi Folks,

Upgrading to a new computer and would like some recommendations on sound cards, e.g. HT Omega or other.

The new computer comes with a Realtek ALC-392 8 Channel (on board).

Thanks in advance, ms


Hoping to purchase: ASUS CM-6870-CA-3AB Desktop - Intel i7-3770, 3.4GHz, 16GB DDR3, 2TG HDD, 3GB NvidiaGeForce GT-640, Windows 7 Home Premium 64k.

A:Sound Card Recommendation for New Computer

I just recently replaced my X-Fi Xtreme Music (started to flake out) with a Xonar DGX, and have been very happy with it so far. To me it sounds as good or better than the old X-Fi, and for $40 that I paid can't complain.






Quote:
The new computer comes with a Realtek ALC-892 8 Channel (on board).


So does my current motherboard. I tested it when I got it and to me it sounds flay and lifeless in music, and the 3D positioning in games is still bad (but better than it used to be).

P.S. What are you going to be using for speakers/headphones?

http://www.sevenforums.com/sound-audio/263659-sound-card-recommendation-new-computer.html
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Hi, I want to by my parents a computer they can use to Browse Internet sites and Skype me when they want to. That's all they'l be doing with it. What would you recommend?

Thanks, really.

A:Computer for browsing the Internet recommendation

go on the dell site. their competitive packages are perfect for your needs. good luck

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/computer-for-browsing-the-internet-recommendation-82720.html
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Can anyone recommend any good software for logging computer modifications and maintenance? I support my family and friends and sometimes it's hard to keep all all the changes I have done over the years in my lil noggin. Also it would help me log fixes so I could reference if someone else had the same issue I could more easily reference the fix.
 

A:Software recommendation for logging computer modifications

Plenty of free useful utilities here:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb545027
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/software-recommendation-for-logging-computer-modifications.1028579/
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My current setup:
Ram: 2GB Corsair XMS2-6400 TwinX
Video Card: eVGA 7900GTX
CPU: e6600 Core 2 Duo
PSU: Gamexstream 700 Watt
Mobo: Asus 590 P5N32-SLI Premium
In a month or so I'm upgrading my video display to a 24" LCD screen, and I want to get better performance while gaming at 1920x1200 resolution.

My question is, do you think I should spend $150 or so and get another 7900GTX card (used) and hook them up in SLI, or plunk down the $450 or so for a 8800GTX?

Which setup in your opinions do you think would get more performance vs. cost?

Thanks!
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/computer-video-card-upgrade-recommendation.620101/
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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
 

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hi computer case guys nbsp I have a problem with another Computer computer case case The monitor hp type W a and the computer case type hp pro MT The problem is message appear to me like this no DVI signal amp 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 nbsp 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 nbsp So nbsp please help me nbsp I appreciate your nbsp efforts to help nbsp nbsp and i'm one of our fans nbsp Regards nbsp

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Video-Display-and-Touch/computer-case/td-p/5816562
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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.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/computer-case.861909/
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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.
 

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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 

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Video-Display-and-Touch/computer-case/td-p/5816591
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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
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/need-help-getting-my-next-computer-case.1121006/
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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.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/computer-case.61676/
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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.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/looking-for-a-computer-case.106641/
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I am about to build a new computer using an Asus motherboard appr 10 x 12 inches.
Since I am reluctant to install the motherboard in a vertical position I wonder if
there are cases into which I could install my motherboard horizontally.
So far I found none.

Any suggestions

Thanks

AntonABC
 

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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.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/computer-case-for-60.190450/
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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
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/computer-case-need-help.190322/
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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.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/new-computer-case.119300/
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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

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/122747-computer-case-help.html
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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.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/no-computer-case.160834/
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I have an Acer Aspire X Details It s about years old now Came with Windows Vista I upgraded it to Windows 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 new / Form Solved: Replacing case Case bigger Small with PSU Factor basically take out everything else just to get to it I have looked for replacements but they are very obsolete It s only W 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 W 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 Solved: Replacing Small Form Factor Case with bigger case / new PSU it off newegg com Any suggestions would be great nbsp

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

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-replacing-small-form-factor-case-with-bigger-case-new-psu.954674/
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Ok, now I have a new build that has All new parts, brand new case and everything, it works fine when it's partially screwwed in or outside the case, but once I put everything else in (pci devices) it doesn't turn on? What could be the problem?
 

A:HELP!! The new build that worked fine out the case doesn't work in the case!

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/help-the-new-build-that-worked-fine-out-the-case-doesnt-work-in-the-case.126539/
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https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-E-H-K-M-Q-Y-and-ErazerX/Odd-L-Mark-on-my-computer-case/td-p/3358538
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Aloha,
What is the difference between a OEM and Retail case? TIA

Mahalo,
doogdoog
 

A:Computer Case Question

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.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/computer-case-question.207739/
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My existing PSU is very loud and the case doesn't look great.

What information shall I post so I can get help regarding the title.

Thanks in advance.

A:Need help buying PSU & Case for computer

Your system specs are most important, it lets us know how much wattage you'll need to sufficiently power your rig and also the motherboard model will help us determine what size case you'll be needing as well. Once that is all posted, we can continue on to recommendations.

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/280452-need-help-buying-psu-case-computer.html
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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.
 

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I read about this case by Zalman that is totally silent, but keeps the system cool.
It looks really neat to me, but it got me wondering what the best case out there is.
Of course, this is subjective, I know.

Criterion, in order of importance:

1. It keeps the system nice and cool
2. Itís quiet
3. It doesnít involve any water pumps or coolent
4. Itís nice-looking

Whatís your fave?
 

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I have this older computer case meant for a Duron process but I have been trying to adapt it to this Palamino processer with a MSI motherboard I cannot seem to get the air flow right I have been reading about it I keep getting the blue screen when I close the sides of of my computer case I have a fan in the front air coming in and a fan in the back air going out But that wasn t not enough so I cut a hole in the side and put a mm fan there I computer flow in case Air m thinking of putting this larger mm fan and cut a bigger hole I have Air flow in computer case the air going in on the sides but the case still seems to get hot causing system instability As long as I Air flow in computer case have the sides open I don t have any blue Air flow in computer case screen and not any problems I m thinking maybe I should have the air flowing out on the sides Any ideas nbsp

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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 Duo E Motherboard Asus P QL-EM Hard Drive Samsung SpinPoint F HD UJ Hard Drive Samsung SpinPoint F HD UJ Optical Drive LG GDR- B Optical Drive LG GDR- B Graphics Chip Inno D GF GTX case Tuner and TV Computer Overclocked PCI-E Graphics Chip Inno D GF GTX Overclocked PCI-E Sound Card Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal ty Champion Series Network Card Bigfoot Networks Killer NIC K Card Wireless Networking D-LINK DWA- Wireless Draft N PCI Adapter B G N Power Supply Unit Amacrox Free Style AX -EP CPU Cooler Cooler Master V Operating System Windows Vista Ultimate x Keyboard Logitech Cordless Desktop Wave Mouse Microsoft Wireless Laser Monitor Dell WFP Speakers Logitech G I d like the case to have good airflow and preferably to stop most noise at a decent price definitely no more than and the TV Tuner to have dual receivers and recording abilities Thanks in advance nbsp

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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.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/looking-for-a-replacement-psu-and-computer-case.161649/
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A:Demon ATX Computer Case

If you saved the receipt, you can take it back and get an easier one. Or you might be able to ask the store where you bought it for help....
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/demon-atx-computer-case.237508/
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A:Building a computer case

I do not see any issues in size. In fact, I have seen a shuttle system with a Core i7, 3 HDD's, and an HD5970 in it:
http://i995.photobucket.com/albums/af75/uniquepower/IMG_3256-1.jpg

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Here is the worklog for an ITX HTPC I am building right now. It does not meet your specifications, but it does use a full ATX PSU, and it might be helpful for ideas, and for working with the aluminum.

http://www.thebestcasescenario.com/forum/showthread.php?p=274546
 

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Mod's Edit: System model added to the front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.
 

A:H50 - Odd L Mark on my computer case

Welcome to the Lenovo Community !
 
Posting a picture of the mark would be most helpful for those who may respond.  You probably won't be able to add an image to your post in the forums due to being a first time visitor, but you can upload a photo to one of those photo sharing websites and copy and paste the link here. 

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A:Opening Computer Case

Can you not see the screw that is underneath the cover through the side that you have already removed???
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/opening-computer-case.14607/
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A:Anyone here using a Chemming computer case?

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/anyone-here-using-a-chemming-computer-case.454358/
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A:Computer Case/Tower

ZIP!! WHOOSH!!!

That is a nice system. Damn!

How about this for a case?
http://www.coolermaster.com/index.p...ial=RC-730&other_title=+RC-730+Praetorian 730
 

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/customized-computer-case.68800/
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A:Cleaning the computer case

  
Quote: Originally Posted by 4eyed


My computer keeps shutting down when playing games or converting movies. I changed RAM (then putting old modules back because they weren't causing the problem), bought a new PSU and installed 2 aditional fans. It didn't work. So, my "diagnosis" is that dust is causing the problem. I need some advice about cleaning the case, removing the CPU heatsink and stuff like that.


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Give this a shot and see if this helps.

Rich

PS: I do not recommend removing the heat sink as you will need heatsink grease when you reseat it. Also you take the chance of unplugging the cpu and they are dog to replace properly without bending pins which will ruin your whole day.

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A:Is this a good computer case?

Looks like it might be a little tricky to upgrade. Otherwise a fine looking case.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/is-this-a-good-computer-case.118469/
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A:Computer Case Hunt

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129021
 

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A:New Case For Dell Computer

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A:Computer won't turn on in new case

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http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/computer-wont-turn-on-in-new-case.178020/
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A:How do I open this computer case ?

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A:Lost Computer Case Key

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/lost-computer-case-key.158171/
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A:Put my computer into a new case and now a little problem?

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A:Choosing a computer case?

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/choosing-a-computer-case.1029488/
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A:Need Help Choosing a Computer case

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

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A:Computer Case Filter

Hi Ciara...Yeah...I have to clean my PC at least once a month as it does p/u quite a bit of dust. A few puffs of canned air into my PC\Laptops does wonders. I do the same to all my computers\Laptops. I think I'm going to give my hardware a cleaning...that's for the reminder...

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A:Just Having A Computer Check Up Just In Case

Hi,

The only problem that I see here is that you don't have an Antivirus and Firewall running and that your Windows is not up to date.
Any reason why you don't secure your computer?

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Specifications

Hard drive

Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31500341AS 1.5TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Memory

Kingston HyperX 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model KHX1600C9D3K2/8GX

Motherboard

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Processor

Intel Core i7-950 Bloomfield 3.06GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor BX80601950
External DVD burner

LITE-ON External Ultra Slim DVD/CD Writer Model eNAU108-111


Help to find the proper computer case with the proper power suply for the elements above.
 

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A:Suspect: Motherboard/Computer Case

Are the power supply connectors the same.
Your system is detecting a difference...
If you can get to a point where it will stay on for a few minutes, go to
Start->Control Panel->System->Advanced->Startup and Recovery, then remove the check from "Automatic Restart" you will get error messages the next time you reboot that will help you figger out the problem.

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In order to get around the hardware change, use your HP Windows disk to do a Recovery Install... then look for the R for Repair, not the R for Restore Recovery, and run Windows XP in Repair mode.
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Are you trying to install Windows VISTA Ultimate SP2 that is the HP version, or the OEM version. Because VISTA will detect any changes that put the install at risk... depending on the install disk.
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Your equipment list looks ok, except your memory is marginal for the VISTA setup.
Then there are the drivers... Where did you obtain your drivers for the change... they must be the correct drivers for that motherboard... but still must be properly detected.
 

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A:Wanting to get a new computer case, but I don't know what type to get?

Does this pic match what you have?

Is it 16 inches tall and about 16.5 inches deep?

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A:'Micro computer' to a regular case?

I'm not exactly certain what you mean by the title. Anyway, here's the answer to the question I think you asked.

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A:computer case air flow question

it depends on where the fans are pointing

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A:Computer Case Moding Suggestions

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A:Computer won't boot inside of case, but will outside

Hello and welcome to TSG!!

Be sure none of the mounting standoffs are in a bad location for your motherboard. Sometimes cases will have optional locations to accommodate other boards, but one of those locations may intefere with circuitry on some boards. Verify very carefully the location of each metal standoff. Ensure that the area around each is clear. Often you will get plastic washers that can be used if a particular location looks a little iffy, or for extra safety (though they can be hard to work with, especially trying to use more than one or two!).

There should be no other part of the case that could interfere with the mounting, but look around thoroughly to be sure there is nothing contacting the board.

Are you sure the power supply in the new case is working? You can always connect the old one to test.
 

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