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Looking for a replacement PSU and computer case

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 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Current System Spec -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Q GHZ GIGABYTE EP -DS R GB PC case and a PSU computer Looking replacement for mhz x gb x gb Nvidia GTX mb Asus Xonar DX soundcard Windows x Jeantech W PSU Operating system is on TB drive two TB data Looking for a replacement PSU and computer case drives one GB drive all sata drives -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I will be replacing the budget case I currently use and the quot Jeantech W PSU quot After a lot of research the best candidates in my opinion Coolermaster CM II Advanced Case Corsair W HX modular PSU My concerns are whether these will be suitable for use after I upgrade I will be investing 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 II Advanced offers versatility with modular drive bays and the like I don t know whether W 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 fans with support for up to x mm fans x Case Fans are included - Front mm Blue LED Fan Top mm Fan and rear mm Fan Will I need anything else Are there better options I can replace these with Thank you very much for any suggestions 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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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.

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/157634-replacement-case-fans.html
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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
 

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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....

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/67028-replacement-case-fans.html
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As always, any given help will be greatly appreciated.
 

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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....
 

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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

https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-IdeaPad-100-305-500-Edge/Ideapad-g510-bottom-case-replacement/td-p/3362413
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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

https://forum.toshiba.eu/showthread.php?27212-Portege-3500-replacement-housing-case
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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

https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-B-and-G-Series-Notebooks/Ideapad-g510-bottom-case-replacement/td-p/3362413
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What cases do you guys recommend as a replacement (Non-Dell cases)? I can't get my hands on MT or SFF cases
Thanks!

http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/desktop/f/3514/t/19994666
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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
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/looking-for-replacement-ac97-audio-cable-and-3-5mm-jack-for-front-of-case.115063/
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Loco
 

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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:
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/laptop-winbook-x1-rom-battery-replacement-how-do-i-open-the-case.21676/
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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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http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/274227/getting-replacement-computer/
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I am told replacement is better than what I have.

Here is differences that I see on spec sheets:
Processor from I7-6500U (2C, 2.5/3.1GHz, 4MB, 1600 MHz) To I7-6560U (2C, 2.2/3.2GHz, 4MB, 1866MHZ)

Storage from 512GB SATA SSD To 512GB PCIe SSD.

Nothing else different.

While my sons do gaming, we just use windows based products and quickbooks. Im sure its fine just want to make sure it is better

Thanks
 

A:Replacement Computer

It does appear the new notebook is nicer - at least on paper. The normal CPU speed is a bit slower, but when tasked, it will boost to a higher "turbo" speed - though .1GHz is not likely to be noticeable. The RAM is faster though not sure that will be noticeable either. Generally more RAM gives a bigger bang than faster RAM. PCIe SSDs do tend to offer faster performance than SATA SSDs. But SATA SSDs are already extremely fast - especially compared to even the fastest hard drives. So again, not sure you would notice the differences. Altogether, however, on some tasks, there may be a noticeable performance gain. But still, whoever told you the replacement is better was telling the truth.
 

http://forums.majorgeeks.com/index.php?threads/replacement-computer.304219/
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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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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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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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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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Hi,

I have the following components in my PC:

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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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Thanks

AntonABC
 

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My build is as follows:
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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..?
- 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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Heres Hoping

GThomp
 

A:New Computer Case

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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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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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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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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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Get a refund and a build a better PC - that graphics card is rubbish and laptops have bigger hard drives. What about the PSU? Is it 80+ Certified Bronze? As for the motherboard it might be propietrary - stick with name brands like Gigabyte.

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/53732-computer-replacement-help-me-choose.html
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A:Demon ATX Computer Case

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/demon-atx-computer-case.237508/
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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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http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/put-my-computer-into-a-new-case-and-now-a-little-problem.93778/
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129021
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/computer-case-hunt.92284/
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A:H50 - Odd L Mark on my computer case

Welcome to the Lenovo Community !
 
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https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-E-H-K-M-Q-Y-and-ErazerX/H50-Odd-L-Mark-on-my-computer-case/td-p/3358538
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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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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/is-this-a-good-computer-case.118469/
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http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/computer-wont-turn-on-in-new-case.178020/
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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.
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ZIP!! WHOOSH!!!

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http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/computer-case-tower.31005/
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/computer-case-question.207739/
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/anyone-here-using-a-chemming-computer-case.454358/
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it says Planet systems on front case...i dunno how to open it...my last old pc u just unscrew 4 screws and case poped off....this 1 has many screws and there directly on back...i dunno if the holding the fan and stuff in place or what....any1 every dealt with one of those be4?
 

A:How do I open this computer case ?

If it's an old PC, is it a vertical or horizontal position one? I've got an old horizontal one that you had to unscew 5 or 6 screws on the back and the top and sides came off very carefully. Just make sure you don't unscrew the Power Supply screws!!!!

And since it's an old one that you just want to tinker with, at least you don't have to worry about messing anything up too bad
 

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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

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.

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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A:Opening Computer Case

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

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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.


Dust can build up on the CPU fan and prevent proper cooling. This can be cleaned without removing the heat sink by using those cans of portable air blast. Take the case outside and being careful to not loosen any of the internal connections. blast the inside of the case and especially around the cpu with the air and that should help. Carpets/cats/dogs/people create dust and it tends to build up on the fins for the cpu cooler and prevent proper cooling.

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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list all of them and there price thx
 

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A:Choosing a replacement computer system

Hi,
As you're in the UK, may I suggest Which? as a good source of reliable unbiased reviews to supplement comments from TSG members?
In case you don't know about Which? (quote) " ... we are now the largest consumer body in the UK, with over 617,000 members that subscribe to our magazine, and over 254,000 online subscribers* - and this is constantly growing." http://www.which.co.uk/about-which/who-we-are/overview/

If you want to read individual product reviews there's a one-off charge of £1 per review.
Laptop reviews http://www.which.co.uk/technology/computing/reviews/laptops/
All in one PC reviews http://www.which.co.uk/technology/computing/reviews/all-in-one-pcs/

This page though is free & rates desktop brands http://www.which.co.uk/technology/computing/reviews-ns/desktop-pcs/best-buys/

I've no connection to Which? I'm just suggesting a source of info.

Hope this helps?
 

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A:Replacement components for a computer that does not POST

Take it to a respected computer repair shop, and find out exactly which component is failing. It might cost you $60 -$90, but will save you money in the long run.
 

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A:Motherboard replacement in an m8400f hp computer

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4459418&CatId=3495

There is the motherboard i might want to replace with if it fits
 

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

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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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An ATX mid-tower case would be fine. They typically are maybe 18 inches tall.

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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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