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Need Help Choosing a Computer case

Q: Need Help Choosing a Computer case

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

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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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What do need to consider here?

Thank you,

A:Choosing a computer case?

Dell cases are proprietary ie they fit dell mb. Choosing a case is a VERY subjective endeavor; ie what I like may not be what you like. Here is a decent atx type case that will do the job for you.
This is a basic case without windows, lights, etc.

Here is a more high end case with lighted fans, etc.
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I am looking for a case in the price range listed, what would you guys suggest?
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What would you guys suggest?

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A:Choosing a case.

You can always remove those doors. I have the Antec Plusview 1000AMG and it has the door on it but I just took it off.
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I'm looking forward to get this case.

would it go along with
ASUS Socket AM3+ - Hybrid Crossfire Integrated Graphics Support AMD 760G DDR3 1600 Micro ATX Motherboards M5A78L-M LX

Corsair Enthusiast Series 650-Watt

EVGA GeForce GTX 550 Ti 2048 MB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0

If none of this goes with the case please pleaseeee help me, I am unsure on which case to pick.
Try not to go above $50 case

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Its a fine $40~50 case. Its a standard mid-tower case. a non issue.
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And this is the back of a generic ATX case
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i dont want to spend over 100$, and it has to be a full tower.... thats all i know.

here are some specs for my comp, if you need more i can get them easily:

intel pentium 4
package: pga-423

Model4sta, pcb version
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i have a desktop

i changed my broken case to a new case like

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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 ?

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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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It's never cheaper to upgrade later, unless that upgrade is being compared to a new system purchase.

Stick with Pentium or Athlon processors. Avoid Celeron, Duron, Sempron, Centrino, Pentium M processors. For video editing, I would recommend at least 2 Gigabytes of RAM. You'll definitely want a DVD burner; I suggest dual layer capability.

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I don't like Acer--cheap stuff.

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What do you want to do with this computer? Will this be just a motherboard replacement or a new sytem build?

$200-300 is a lot of money, many motherboards are about $100(usd) or less, with the performance boards reaching $200+. With $300 you can get a decent cpu and a motherboard.(like an amd 939 athlon 64 3000+ is about $150, and a 939 motherboard based on nforce 4 ultra would be about $85-150).
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A:Solved: Starting the Computer without choosing an account

start > run > control userpasswords2

Uncheck the box "users must enter a username........"
click apply
enter your username and password.
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A:help choosing computer compnents to new rig, custom build

Looks pretty good, I would change the power supply.
I really like my Tagan 480w unit. Here's the newest model.

This also is a nice psu.
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This would be my pick, Excellent case IMO
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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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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..?
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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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A:Looking for a computer case

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A:No computer case?

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A:Computer Case-NEED HELP

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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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A:Just Having A Computer Check Up Just In Case


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.
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A:Put my computer into a new case and now a little problem?

Is there a PCI device that this could relate to? I.e. do you have another PCI device that this could be?

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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:

If you are building an aluminum frame, I recommend using right angle pieces. They are very easy to work with, and very strong and light when you are done. Also, remember when you are making the cardboard replicas to leave space for the cables. In a cramped environment, they take up a lot more space than you might think.

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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.


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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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Whatís your fave?

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