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Q: how to paint a computer case...

i want to paint my computer green but i have no idea what kind of paint to use. it's an off-white metal case. do i need to use spray paint or hand paint? what can i do to make the surface smooth and soft? thanks!

A: how to paint a computer case...

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Hello, and Happy New Year!

An idea just disembarked from my train of thought. I want to paint my case, preferably with some high quality, reflective and shiny automotive paint. I am not clear yet on what color I want, but I'll decide sometime...

What I need to know is exactly what paint that I want, be it acrylic enamel, or laquer or whatever. And what equipment I may need. I have two good rental places nearby that I can easily get painting supplies from. I really don't want to rent something, but I will if it offers alot better quality than anything else. And what do I need to put over the paint? Like clearcoat or something? I also want to know how much this will cost...:dead:...

Thanks.

And if the original thread was deleted by someone, please tell me why, and please refrain from deleting this one
 

A:I want to paint my case, 2.0.

Ahh here we are I get to write this long reply because the origional was deleted along with the whole thread, My father is an expert painter(for over 27 years he's been a painter) and he's helped me paint a few cases, yes you can use automotive paint on the case, and yes it can stick very well and never flake off, if applied correctly with appropriate products....bare in mind without sufficent equipment this is impossible....

Brief Overview:
To start out you have to sand it down, I'll tell you the grade of sand paper in my instructions which I'll post tomorrow hopefully, then you use automotive pre-cleaner, and clean it, then you have to apply stuff called bull-dog to all the plastic parts, it partially resoluvates the plastic so the paint will stick to it instantly, then you have to take a tack cloth and lightly rub it(its like cheese cloth, it removes excess dust) then you spray everything down with primer, a coat or two, then you get it with the tack cloth again, and then you apply the paint, yet again the tack cloth, and then you apply a poly-urathane based clear coat, high-gloss if you like, in the end there may be dust in the paint and you'll have to wet sand all the parts with dust in the clear, and buff it back up with a buffer and compound.....the best thing is to acctually be in a paint facility with a micron air filtration system so you dont get dust in the paint...
 

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I recently bought a 2nd hand 21 inch monitor that looked, well, 2nd hand.

I purchased Dk Grey "K&H" Bumper and Trim paint from the local auto shop for about $12aus, cleaned the beast with Metho, sprayed away, and it looks Brand new.

Looked so good I did my case as well, all from the one aerosol can.

Hope this helps someone.

P.S Don't spray it in an enclosed area, unless you:dead: like that sort of thing - seen BLUE VELVET anyone ???
 

A:Found good paint 4 hard plastic ie case, monitor...

how much is it?. when i turn 18 i might get some. one question though.... how did you spray your monitor without getting it in the vent holes?.
 

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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.

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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?
 

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I have Pinterest boards with quite a few images contained in each one. Recently all of the images have disappeared, although the description is still there and if I clk on the x the image with return but just until I try to do something else. Pinterest gave me the above instructions so that they review this. Can anyone give me a hand? Thankyou. Dinterested.

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Apparently, XP Home has eaten one of its own. How to get Paint back?

The Gillette Family
 

A:Paint program (Programs>accessories>Paint)-Gone>How to get back?

Firedog 1 said:

Apparently, XP Home has eaten one of its own. How to get Paint back?

The Gillette FamilyClick to expand...

Go to C:\Windows\System32\mspaint
right click on icon and select create shortcut, drag to start menu, all programs, then accessories
 

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i want to change the paint in my vista to the window 7 version. is it to hard or not good to do something like that. Could it be harmful to the computer viruses or something. I read about losing data. Does it mean all your data. Probably means business letter things that are important. Should I chance it.

A:change vista paint to window 7 paint

There is your answer.

How to get it: Though you can't obtain Windows 7 Paint in Vista or XP, several similar Vista- and XP-compatible programs are even better. Regular PC World readers have seen us talk frequently of the open-source GIMP and the freeware Paint.Net, two Photoshop-caliber image editors. Either of these apps can run circles around Win 7's Paint, and neither will cost you a dime.

quoted from Windows 7 Features on a Vista or XP System | PCWorld

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For some reason, whenever I open MS Paint, my computer's response slows way down. I opened Task Manager and it showed that it was using 200,000+ K of memory. Does anyone know why this is happening and how i can fix it?

Thanks.
 

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how do i re-install it? Why does it do this?
 

A:MS Paint keeps dissapearing from my computer

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Hi.

I have a problem, and i know that this happens to alot of users, but this is kinda specifac.
My CPU usage is rocketing to 100% percent for no **** reason.
.....Okay, there are reasons; Reason being one of the reasons. I have Reason 2.5 and when i try to open a song via the file, open cmd, it FREEEEEEEZES!!!
Usualy CPU shows 100% when this happens. This also happens on a variety of other programs. Such as trying to open My Computer, Paint, and using any type of browsing thing... you know.... like when you go to set your desktop and it says brows and at the top of the brows box it says my pictures or somthing; when i click the thing saying my pictures to choose another location, it FREEEEEEEEZES!!!!

Somebody please help me? Thnx in advance

Oh yeah, I recently had Iexpolrer opening up on start up / randomly opening during windows sessions bihnd the scense taking up around 50,000 kb or so. Does that have anything to do with it?
Andy218
 

A:Help! CPU at 100% when opening My Computer, Paint and Reason!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Start > run > eventvwr.msc > copy and paste some of the recent errors
 

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This last while I have been experiencing some issues that have gotten to frustrating to do nothing about.

My computer slows down to a crawl and often time is near locked up. I can consistently repeat the results by doing the following 1. Take screen shot 2. Put it in MS Paint 3. Select what I want in MS paint and open a second ms paint to paste in for a final image 4. Keep doing screen shots with the two paint opens trying to get a final image put together. (Note: only two ms paints are open - one to display screen shot and the second to paste the selected part from the first ms paint)

I have updated my graphics driver, run Malware bytes, Spybot and did a defrag, but I cannot seem to get whatever is happening.

A second issue is that when looking at forums online text seems to be washed out until you mouse over it.

I really do appreciate your help.

Thanks,
Bill

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 945 Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 4 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 7935 Mb
Graphics Card: Windows Live Display Driver, 6 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 715401 MB, Free - 558075 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC., M4A78T-E
Antivirus: GFI Software VIPRE, Updated and Enabled
 

A:MS Paint creating computer slowdown

If you "copy" the part from the first mspaint to the clipboard, it will stay there when you close mspaint - or it will ask you if you want to keep it on the clipboard.

I would take the screenshot, paste it into mspaint, select/copy from mspaint, then CLOSE mspaint, open it again, then paste the contents of the clipboard, and see how that reacts.

If you are still having problems, try another "paint" application.
 

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The problems we're having don't sound very similar, but they all happened around the same time.

Internet explorer only works if we put in the full address, with the "http://www." and everything. If we try to leave any part of the address out, it takes several minutes and then normally tells us that the page could not be found.

Accessing the "My Computer" for the first time takes several minutes. We've had to add direct links to all of our drives in order to get any work done.

When we open up pictures, they show up in "Jasc Paint Shop Photo Album" just fine. Then we get a window that says "Server Busy. This action could not be completed because the other program is busy." It doesn't matter whether we chose "Switch to" or "Retry," the window just keeps popping up again.

In addition, our computer is no longer able to communicate with our printer, but if I remember correctly, that problem occured before the ones I've listed above. I only include it here for completeness.

I've run McAfee, at least one on-line virus scanner, and Ad-aware on this system. None have turned up any problems. I've been suspicious of the "CT*" programs, but besides some coincidental evidence, I don't really know anything.

Thank you very much!

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 9:36:32 PM, on 8/7/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.0... Read more

A:JHT log - IE, My Computer, and Paint Shop problems

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Is there any way I can delete file names (and/or not have them recorded in the first place) from Word and Paint?What I am referring to is when you open up your Paint or Word application an then click on "Open" and you get a "File Name" drop-down menu that has a lot of names of files previously opened in a given application or applications. I have tried to highlight a given file name and then hit the "Delete" key, but that doesn't work. I have tried to right-click a file, but no options appear.

A:Trying to delete file names from WORD and PAINT on XP computer

Is there any way I can delete file names (and/or not have them recorded in the first place) from Word and Paint?What I am referring to is when you open up your Paint or Word application an then click on "Open" and you get a "File Name" drop-down menu that has a lot of names of files previously opened in a given application or applications. I have tried to highlight a given file name and then hit the "Delete" key, but that doesn't work. I have tried to right-click a file, but no options appear.(This is an XP machine).

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All the default programs that come with windows are gone.

I have to search for mspaint to find paint, and I have to do Windows + R C:\Windows\System32\StikyNot.exe to open sticky notes.. can someone help me out so I can find them through the windows search?

A:I reformated my computer, now I cannot find sticky notes/paint etc

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Leimone


All the default programs that come with windows are gone.

I have to search for mspaint to find paint, and I have to do Windows + R C:\Windows\System32\StikyNot.exe to open sticky notes.. can someone help me out so I can find them through the windows search?


Windows + R StikyNot.exe works as well
Windows + R StikyNot works as well
Windows + R stikynot works as well

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Hi all,

I'm sure glad there are forums out there because I'm at a loss on this thus far.

Paint.net has an update available to 3.5.6 from 3.5.5. When I go to install the new version part of that process is uninstalling the old version. It seems to error out at this point and gives me the error 1603, however, through research I've found a way to provide more specific details by looking at the PdnMsiInstall file at it says...





Quote:
=== Logging started: 12/10/2010 17:03:47 ===
Error 1722. There is a problem with this Windows Installer package. A program run as part of the setup did not finish as expected. Contact your support personnel or package vendor. Action _8FBBBB09_39E3_48BB_9E6C_620898EF3CD9, location: C:\Program Files\Paint.NET\SetupNgen.exe, command: /delete DESKTOPSHORTCUT=1 PDNUPDATING= SKIPCLEANUP=1 "PROGRAMSGROUP=" QUEUENGEN=
=== Logging stopped: 12/10/2010 17:03:53 ===


I've tried several things that Paint.net forums suggests as well as google my butt off, but nothing seems to work.

I have tried disabling my anti-virus and firewall
repairing .net framework
uninstalling and reinstalling .net framework 4 client profile
repairing paint.net (errors out)
Making sure the 'Windows Modulur Installer' is set to manual, not disabled
re-registering msi installer
maybe some others...

Also I have found this... fatal installation error 1603 Fix - Paint.NET Forum

But I'm timid to try it out... typical instructions q... Read more

A:Error 1722 (and Paint.net Error 1603) Can't Uninstall/Update Paint.net

  
Quote: Originally Posted by pcsurgeons1


Hi all,

I'm sure glad there are forums out there because I'm at a loss on this thus far.

Paint.net has an update available to 3.5.6 from 3.5.5. When I go to install the new version part of that process is uninstalling the old version. It seems to error out at this point and gives me the error 1603, however, through research I've found a way to provide more specific details by looking at the PdnMsiInstall file at it says...





Quote:
=== Logging started: 12/10/2010 17:03:47 ===
Error 1722. There is a problem with this Windows Installer package. A program run as part of the setup did not finish as expected. Contact your support personnel or package vendor. Action _8FBBBB09_39E3_48BB_9E6C_620898EF3CD9, location: C:\Program Files\Paint.NET\SetupNgen.exe, command: /delete DESKTOPSHORTCUT=1 PDNUPDATING= SKIPCLEANUP=1 "PROGRAMSGROUP=" QUEUENGEN=
=== Logging stopped: 12/10/2010 17:03:53 ===


I've tried several things that Paint.net forums suggests as well as google my butt off, but nothing seems to work.

I have tried disabling my anti-virus and firewall
repairing .net framework
uninstalling and reinstalling .net framework 4 client profile
repairing paint.net (errors out)
Making sure the 'Windows Modulur Installer' is set to manual, not disabled
re-registering msi installer
maybe some others...

Also I have found this... fatal installation error 1603 Fi... Read more

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What replacement can I get for windows pain that has more features easy to use and maybe can make a animation.

Otherwise I need paint shop pro so I might buy it one day!


Thanks

A:A replacement for paint of help me with paint

InfranView

Link in my sig.

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I have a A7N8XE-Deluxe Mobo, and I would like to get a new case for it with more fans and better airflow since I overclocked the CPU in it. I have found several ATX cases, but the back doesn't match what mine does currently. How do I get the right case with access to all the ports in the back, like my four USB and two Ethernet ports. The cases I have looked at don't have spaces for those. Do I just rip out the whole back part of the case or is there a way to find the case I need that will provide access to all my ports on the back? Thanks for help in advance.
 

A:What Case Do I Get for My Computer?

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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.
 

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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
Posted via Mobile Device
 

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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Hello everyone, I'm looking to buy a new computer case tomorrow for my PC because I'm getting worried by all the clutter. Everything is too close for comfort. Lol. Now I've heard that the most "scary", or worrisome, thing is taking out the mobo itself because of the static and all. Um, I'm in need of some Windows 7 Jedi guidance from you guys. Tell me what you guys need so I can post my specs so you can help me out further. Thanks.

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

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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.
 

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hi guys I have a problem with another Computer case . The monitor hp type ( W2072a ) and the computer case type ( hp pro 3330 MT ) . The problem is message appear to me like this ( no DVI signal & 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  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  .So  please help me . I appreciate your efforts to help  and i'm one of our fans  Regards 

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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
 

A:Computer case???

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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 

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I am looking at now changing my computer case, preferably to either a standard ATX desktop or a HTPC Media Centre Case, however I have a slight problem in the fact that I have a Xigmatek hdt-s1283 CPU cooler, which stands rather proud at about 20cm or so.... what I was wondering is if any of you techspot frequenters know of any desktop style cases that would cater for my cooler, or if as far as it goes I am fighting a loosing battle?

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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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I recently changed my computer case and after some struggles successfully moved all the hardware from my old case to the new one. It's a P4-1.7, DVD, CD, Nvidia GeForce FX 5600, Sound Blaster Audigy 2. The thing is, when I power the computer up I get no picture on my screen, so I'm wondering if it just has to do with the screen or the computer is just powering up and not actually turning on. Could someone please help me, I think it might have to do with how I connected the wiring to do with the hard drive, CD, and DVD.
 

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
 

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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
 

A:Computer case

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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
 

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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.
 

A:Better computer case to buy?

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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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Hey
I would like to know if it is possible to configure outlook 2003 to automatically change lower case i to auto upper case I whilst typing my emails

It does it on my pc at work (could be cos its a better version of outlook)but I would love to know if I can have the same facility on my home pc

I'm using Vista and windows 7

Thanks in advance
Mj
 

A:Solved: Auto change lower case to upper case

Look at the Auto Correct options.
http://www.freeemailtutorials.com/microsoftOutlook2003/outlookSpellingOptions/autoCorrectOptions.cwd
 

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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!

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I created a list of companies & phone #'s etc. in access 2000. The letters are upper case. How do I change upper case listings to lower case?
 

A:Access 2000- Change upper case to lower case

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Can both side covers ff a computer case be removed? I can remove one of the covers dead easy just by removing the two screw at the back. But When I come to remove the other side, i cant get it off with just removing the two back screws. The reason I want to get it off is beacuse there is a screw with the bottom pointing up into the case. I think the head of the screw is underneath the case cover i cant get off. Any help would be nice and I would be grateful. Thanx
 

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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Okay, I have decided that my next computer is going to be a mini-ITX. Ever since PC makers decided to embed a LAN card and sound card onto a motherboard, and put in a graphics card slot into a wee 'lil motherboard, I don't really need anything bigger.

Anyway, I set out looking to BUY a mini-ITX case, but kinda came up short. They are really REALLY small... Most of them don't even use ATX spec components. Slim optical drives, slim heatsinks, flex-ATX PSU....

So I decided to build my own mini-ITX case. Gonna be an Aluminum frame, and aluminum/fibreglass cover and front. Fibreglass because its much easier to work with (IMO), and doesn't cost a bomb (like carbon fibre).

My list of spec:
1. Fit a mini-ITX board.
2. Fit a full, tower size CPU cooler. For overclocking, and quiet operation. (which is why I started the Venomous X thread)
3. Fit full ATX sized PSU. I've set the length of this PSU to 14cm, which is the length of my current 650W Antec PSU.
4. Fit my current graphics card (GTX 260). From my proposed layout and calculations, I should be able to fit something a few cms longer.
5. Fit 2x 3.5" HDDs.
6. Fit 1x 5.25" Optical drive.
7. Fit a 120mm exhaust fan or bigger.


I did some calculations, designed a layout by researching what works and what doesn't, and came up with this sized box (excluding the front bezel): 230x200x340mm.

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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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Hey there. I've recently got an upgraded Lenovo H50 from Best Buy two weeks ago and it's worked great, but I've noticed an upside down L indent on the right side of the case, closer to the power button one day. I know that I haven't done anything to it, so could any of you possibly know about this?
 
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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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.
 

A:Recommendation for New Computer Case

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Hi,

We bought a refurbished computer for our son but when it arrived the computer case cooling fan was loose - had not been properly attached. My question is which way should the fan face when it's attached? There's a vent at the front of the case and mounting holes which it matches, but do I put it so the blades are convex or concave when mounting facing the front of computer? I was going to mount it with the convex side facing the front and my husband said it should be the opposite. He's no computer expert so I don't really trust his judgement after all the blunders he's commited with our computers. Hee hee.

Thanks,
Marianne
 

A:computer case cooling fan

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i just built my own computer, but when i ordered it i ordered the wrong size case fans, would it be alright if i took off the sides of my computer and just used it with no case fans until i got some?

specs:
Intel C2Q
EVGA 9800 GTX SuperClocked
2GB ram
Sigma Shark PSU
 

A:Using computer with no case fans....

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I have recently bought the following items for my new computer.

Motherboard: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe

Procesor: AMD Athlon 64 4000+ 2.4GHz San Diego

Memory:1 GB (2 pcs 512MB) DDR (400) PC-3200 Corsair w/LED Display (TWINX1024-3200XLPRO)

Video Card: eVGA GeForce 7800 GTX KO 256MB

Hard Disk :Western Digital 74 GB SATA 10K Raptor (WD740GD)

Now I need a good place to put this bad boy into. What is a good computer case/tower for cooling? What should I buy to keep this bad boy cool? CPU fan? other fans?

thanks!
 

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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I decided today to change my PC case, which I have done previously witout a hitch. However, today I bought a evil looking Demon ATX Computer Case and I can't figure out where to put the front panel wires. They are all marked oddly with "Data +1, Data -1, Gnd 1, VCC 1, etc. How do I know where they go? My motherboard book (GA-8IPE1000) does not make it very clear what I have to do to get anything to work. Any help would be appreciated. I have gone to Gigabytes homepage but really gleaned nothing there. I can't find a home page or manufacturer for the case. Thanks very much
Noiro
 

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....
 

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I have a G9657MA-8EKRS2H motherboard that I would like to place in a case to build
a PC. I have several old computers & cases that I have collected in the past. For example could
I use a Dell 3000 case for this board? I have several simular Dell computers with celron processors
in them. Maybe I could salvage a case/power supply from them?
How do I choose a computer case for this mother board. What factors do I use to choose a
computer case? I guess I need to look at fan placement and venting. Form factors etc.
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.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129042
This is a basic case without windows, lights, etc.

Here is a more high end case with lighted fans, etc.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...p=Cat_Computer_Cases-_-Spotlight-_-11-119-213
 

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Im looking for one big computer case that can hold at least 7+ 5" drive bays and 3 floppy drives. Id like it to be wide enough to accomodate lots an dlots of wires and pipes and fit my dual processing system If i chose to go down that road. This needs to be bigger than the average PC case for many reasons 1 being i dont like heat to get bunched up, I dont like working in small areas, I need room for massive modding, and heck i want it to look like how much I payed for the monster when im done. If anyone can help me a find a large sleek case preferably with a swinging door with window and handle (optional I can always add my own). Thanks in advance guys
 

A:Lookin for a big big computer case!

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Howdy,

I'm considering buying one of the cases and would like your opinion.

http://www.g-news.ch/articles/nhp200nc/

Thanks in advance.

Spaceman
__________________
 

A:Is this a good computer case?

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

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I want to buy a new computer case, one with a clear side or the whole thing completely see through so i can put in LED fans and light up cables and so on. I don't know where to begin to look because i don't want something that all my computer things wont fit into. I was talking to my friend and he said i had to check my power supply or something for ATX or EATX or something like that and i don't feel like taking it apart because there is a fan exhaust tunnel in the way. I have a Dell Dimension 3000. Ive looked for specs about this on websites but cant seem to find any. Any info on my computer and or sites with such cases would be appreciated.
 

A:Solved: Computer case.

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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.

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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I'm going to buy a new computer case so that I can customize it etc. I want to put a window in the side panel, so I'm wanting someone to recommend the best way to go about it. (cutting etc)
That's it.
 

A:Customized Computer Case

I'm not personally too familiar with customizing cases, but I know if you do a web search for "case mod" or "case mods" you can usually turn up some pretty good information.

Also, I know alot of companies carry items to mod your case with like neon strips and such, and alot of times they have FAQ's right on their websites.
 

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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?
 

A:What is the best computer case (chassis)?

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sorry, I Just fixed the problem.
 

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I wanted to buy a bigger case for my computer so I can upgrade my psu and get a full size graphics card will my motherboard fit inside any standard case?

A:New Case For Dell Computer

It should...but we need the specific details of you Dell PC. If you would fill in your system specs in you profile area then we can get a better picture of your needs.

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My friend let me have his old Cooler master 430 black elite, Im having trouble with it. My computer wont turn on, I know all my components work because they just came off my old case and they worked great. The difference between my case and this new case is the system panel cords(ie. hdd led, reset sw, power led, and power sw) are all seperate meaning there are 5 different cords compared to the one that my old case used to have one bundled up. I've looked online on how to connect these and nothing seems to work. Anyone know how to connect these cords to my intel g41 chipset?
 

A:Computer won't turn on in new case

you can get a Q-Connector or look for a diagram of your board and it will tell you what goes where. What board do you have?
 

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I have been searching for a tower case to either build or have built, a new computer.

So far, it looks like a Chemming tower would be a good choice but in the reviews, I see people saying that you need very long SATA and IDE cables. They mention 36" cables. It seems like that is a pretty long cable to be using so I thought it might be good to ask for some opinions on these cases and that cable length.

Thanks
 

A:Anyone here using a Chemming computer case?

I think 36 inch cables would be for server towers, if you are buying an ATX case then stardard length cables should be ok.
 

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well i was wondering what would be a good overall computer case that is compatible with atx motherboard...im trying to find one that has good ventilation and good cooling...thanks in advance
 

A:Whats the best Computer Case?

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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 92mm fan there. I'm thinking of putting this larger 120mm fan and cut a bigger hole. I have the air going in on the sides but the case still seems to get hot, causing system instability. As long as I have the sides open, I don't have any blue screen and not any problems. I'm thinking maybe I should have the air flowing out on the sides. Any ideas?
 

A:Air flow in computer case

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Plain and simple. I am looking for a computer case, mid or full tower ATX that has at least 2 120 mm fans, window or no window, that will provide good cooling and quality for the money.

i've looked into silverstone. and i've found this case to be of...decent..quality.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811163094

i'm looking to keep the price at a maximum of 135 dollars if you would please...i don't think i can afford anything better than that.

it needs good cooling because i plan on building a gaming rig with the following specs:

antec neo HE 550 watt
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817103941&Tpk=Antec+Neo+HE+550W
$99.99 + free

geforce 8800 gt pny 512mb
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814133205
$269.99 + $6.33

amd athlon 64 x2 6000+ 3.0 ghz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103773
159.99 + free shipping

asrock aliven mobo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157108
$54.99 + $6.33

Gskill memory 2x 1gig sticks
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231098
$54.99 free shipping
so with specs like that, you can understand why i would want it to run cool at all costs.

let the hunt begin! :3
 

A:Computer Case Hunt

Hey link, have you looked at the antec 900 case. I know it is right at your budget limit but maybe by the time you buy all your parts it may go down some. I would love this case if I could afford it.

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

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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.
 

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hello everyone. im looking into buying a new case for my computer. i currently have the stock case that came with my sony vaio pcv rx860. I was looking to get one of the more custom cases ive seen on the web. my main concerns are if the vaio components will be easily transferable to whichever custom case i end up choosing. as well , are there certain types of cases i need to stay away from or that i should look at specifically ? ive never changed the case on a computer before and the vaio i have has a very interesting way of opening up. is there a site or set of specifications i should follow before choosing my custom case ? thanks.
 

A:Computer Case Question

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I am looking for a new case and PSU for my current computer and my next computer after I upgrade

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Current System Spec
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Q6600 3.0GHZ
GIGABYTE EP45-DS3R
6GB PC2 6400 800mhz (2x 2gb/2x 1gb)
Nvidia GTX 275 896mb
Asus Xonar DX soundcard
Windows 7 x64
Jeantech 1000W PSU

Operating system is on 2TB drive
++ two 1TB data drives, one 500GB drive (all sata drives)
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I will be replacing the budget £30 case I currently use and the "Jeantech 1000W PSU".

After a lot of research the best candidates in my opinion:

Coolermaster CM 690 II Advanced Case (£75.33)

Corsair 750W HX modular PSU (£110.11)

My concerns are whether these will be suitable for use after I upgrade. I will be investing ~£1000 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 690 II Advanced offers versatility with modular drive bays and the like. I don't know whether 750W will be enough though. To n... Read more

A:Looking for a replacement PSU and computer case

Excellent picks. Both of them should do fine for all your future upgrades.
 

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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.

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I have a Antec 300 u 3 case which needs cleaning inside and vents on side and front of the case.

Due to my disability I can not pick the case up and clean it.

Is there another way which I can clean the case with out opening it please

thanks

werewolf
 

A:cleaning a computer case

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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 2 Duo E8500
Motherboard: Asus P5QL-EM
Hard Drive 1: Samsung SpinPoint F1 HD103UJ
Hard Drive 2: Samsung SpinPoint F1 HD103UJ
Optical Drive 1: LG GDR-8164B
Optical Drive 2: LG GDR-8164B
Graphics Chip 1: Inno3D GF GTX 280 Overclocked PCI-E 2.0
Graphics Chip 2: Inno3D GF GTX 280 Overclocked PCI-E 2.0
Sound Card: Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Champion Series
Network Card: Bigfoot Networks Killer NIC K1 Card
Wireless Networking: D-LINK DWA-542 Wireless 802.11 Draft N PCI Adapter 802.11B/G/N
Power Supply Unit: Amacrox Free Style AX1000-EP
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master V8
Operating System: Windows Vista Ultimate x86
Keyboard: Logitech Cordless Desktop Wave
Mouse: Microsoft Wireless Laser 6000
Monitor: Dell 2408WFP
Speakers: Logitech G51

I'd like the case to have good airflow and preferably to stop most noise at a decent price, (definitely no more than $150) and the TV Tuner to have dual receivers and recording abilities.

Thanks in advance
 

A:Computer case and TV Tuner

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So, I'm replacing my computer case (because my old one has no fans in it cept the one I mounted myself, and I believe i am having problems with overheating.)

So, any suggestions on a max $150 case that has decent airflow and cooling, and can fit a 9800 GTX+ card (I had problems with one case where the hard drive bay on the bottom of the front blocked it from going in cause its really long.)

If no suggestion on an actual case what are some good quality brands for cases with good cooling?

Specs on Comp:

ASUS M3A78-CM Mobo
Windows XP SP 3
Nvidia 9800 GTX +
AMD Althlon X2 Dual Core 6000+ 3.0 GHZ
4 GB of Ram (shows as 3.25)
Onboard Sound
 

A:Solved: Computer Case

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Today I found I have a filter on the front of my case that sits in front of a 120mm fan ... and it was clogged with dust ! so I took it out and cleaned it, and now my temps are down by a lot !, I'm still finding out things about this Computer

Filter



Temps

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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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 3:49:40 PM, on 8/13/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
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C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
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C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
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C:\WINDOWS\ehome\RMSvc.exe
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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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Hello. This may sound like a very stupid question, but I just got this computer for a great deal but the guy forgot to give me the key so I can't open it to upgrade it. Is there a simple way to pick the lock or perhaps a universal tool I can buy? From what I know, only the really old computers required keys, but I guess I was wrong. I tried to look this up on google, but once I typed in the word "key" into any sentence, all I got was threads about how to crack programs and stuff.
 

A:Can't Open Computer Case - I Don't Have the Key!

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my friend was working today and the chick who house he was workin on got a new pc and gave him her old one so he had no use for it and gave it to me...i need to get in it to see how everything is and what not...
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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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I've been shopping for a case to build my system around. This one is found at CompUSA and has a 300w PS though not a name brand. I did some digging on the web and actually found a review of this case. I was wondering what some of you guys think of its specs

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.
 

A:Good Computer Case or Not?

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Hey guys,

This is my first post, so I will try to make this as good as possible! I just built my own computer which consists of a Gigabyte P35C-DS3R motherboard, Intel Core 2 Duo 6850 Conroe (3.0Ghz 1333 FSB) 500 watt UltraXfinity power supply dual 12V rails, Ballistix ram sticks for 2GB ddr2, Seagate 250GB Sata, and Foxconn Nvidia 8800 GTX card. Both me and my friend built this computer (he is more knowledgeable so he did most of the work while I learned). We assembled everything properly and attached it to the case, plugged in every wire nescessary and it didn't boot. We double and triple checked to make sure that all the basic wires were attached properly (trust me, we really checked stuff!) and it still didn't boot, so he decided to unhook everything except for the motherboard and its power supply cable and he tried to jump the Power button leads with a screwdriver to hot wire it and it didn't turn on. At this point, we figured we had a motherboard failure, but we took it out of the case and plugged it in and it fired up right away. In fact, I am typing this message right now and it is all assembled outside of the case and it is working great! I played some games with it and it also ran fine and Power supply unit is giving enough voltage/current/wattage for everything so that isn't the problem. We are stumped and nobody else knows what is going on because many of my friends are studying to be computer engineers and they have built their own systems an... Read more

A:Problem with computer case

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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

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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Hey there. I've recently got an upgraded Lenovo H50 from Best Buy two weeks ago and it's worked great, but I've noticed an upside down L indent on the right side of the case, closer to the power button one day. I know that I haven't done anything to it, so could any of you possibly know about this?

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I put my part of my one computer into a new case so I could make room for a new computer but I have a little problem now. All I did was to take all my parts out of my one case which I will be putting new parts in and put them into my new case and in my device manager now I have an exclamation mark in other devices and it says pci device. I did not put any new parts in I just had to take them out to move the mobod etc. The only thing I have in a pci slot is an audigy 2 zs gamer which has not caused me any problems before. It works great and everything seems to be fine. I have xp pro with an amd 4400+ along with and ati 2600xt.
Anyone seen this before?
 

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?

IF there is then it's possible that it got damaged when it was being moved to the other case.
 

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A friend dropped off an IBM 300 GL for repair but the case is locked and the key has been lost. How can I get inside the box?

Thanks!
 

A:Lost Computer Case Key

1 - try a generic PC key, if you have any.

In the OLD days of 486s and beyond (AT cases) the key was a joke since there was only 2, maybe 3 different keys made Oh, thats keyboard Keylock. Still a joke.

2 - May have to HACK the case open, hacksaw, screw drivers. Metal shavings from damaging the case can easily short out the board...

3 - Try to locate another 300GL and hope it has a key that may open it, but considering that the GL series were the business line, that means there could be different keys depending on the purchaser.
 

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https://www.google.ca/url?sa=i&rct=...NittXgDh_WWrmrrF3VOlIJog&ust=1443933306066004

this is my case and i want to get a motherboard that is compatible with a Intel Core I5-4460 3.2GHz (Quad Core)

list all of them and there price thx
 

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hello, i was thinking of moding my case, i have an hp pavilion 563w and i wanted to cut out a square in the side and install plexi glass. is this safe? would u recomend doing it? IS IT WORTH IT? i am planning on installing many many LED's and most of all, How do u recomend i approach this, any replys would b greatley appreciated :bounce:
 

A:Computer Case Moding Suggestions

It wont hurt to mod the case. Stores like Frys sell all sorts of kits and lights.
 

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I recently purchased a brand new case

I transferred my current computer guts to this new case from the old one.

Corasair 750w CMPSU
Asus p5N72-T Premim
500GB WD SATA HD
GTX280
Corsair 240 pinn 1066 x2 Dominator
Intel Core 2 Duo Wolfdale E7600

After three hours of carefully taking out the parts from the old case and placing them into the new one, I try to boot. Everything turns on with the exception of the fan on the GTX280 card. Iíve had problems in the past with the card booting up so I kept trying to boot up over and over trying to see where the problem was from. The problem was not in the video card, I was able to make the fan start a few times, and for good measure also tested with a working Geforce 8600 GTX which had no trouble.

The main problem is I have yet to make the computer POST. After day two of trying to make the computer work through booting attempts with combinations of with bare bones parts, the power supply begins to make a electrical crackling as if there was sparks flying around. This power supply is now completely dead, each time it booted the crackling got worse until it died. I have no idea why this recently purchased quality power supply started doing that.

Iíve since put in another 680W power supply that works well and this successfully turns on all the components but still has the same exact problem, the computer wont post.
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A:Computer won't POST after case transfer

The power supply failure might have taken out the board.Have you tried a out of case test? Use only 1 stick of ram> video hooked up to monitor> cpu & heatsink> keyboard & mouse>power supply connections secure. Short the power pins to start to see if you get a display.
 

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I have noticed that a computer that comes factory installed with Windows 7 doesn't use they product key on the side of the computer. Does that mean I could use that key on another computer? These factory installed copies of windows come with a volume activation key, they do not use the key on the side of the pc.

A:Product key on the side of computer case

No you can't use it on another machine, you would use that number if you had to re-install the OS for any reason, plus if it's an OEM copy it is tied to the machine it comes on and cannot be moved to another machine even if the machine it came on dies.

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I have a gaming computer which is slightly past warranty. A while ago, I got a new motherboard and found out that it could not be attached to the case. Since then, I have been using the computer without the components all being attached. This has recently caused it to start vibrating, which I assume is bad. I know that I need a new case, but I'm not sure how to start.
Basically, do all cases work for all computers? I have a 750w power supply. Do I need a special case for that? Will my motherboard fit in any case? I have a crossfire video card setup. Will any case have enough slots for that? Thanks.
 

A:Solved: Buying a computer case

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i deleted some 42 entries of IE plugins and n-case...and deleted a few more from Adware but every time my computer restarts some of them keep comin back ...
Also when i restart my comp bfr restarting i get the illegal operation error and then it restarts....
i alwys get this 2 entries everytime i scan my system with Adaware...please tell me how can i get rid of them...

Vendor:VX2.BetterInternet
Categoryata Miner
Object Type:RegValue
Size:-
Location:...\Windows\CurrentVersion\Shell Extensions\Approved\
Last Activity:2-4-04
Risk LevelLow
Comment:SimilarSingles
Description:VX2 Variant, Malware. Causes Popups and may install unsolicited software
Vendor:VX2.BetterInternet
Categoryata Miner
Object Type:RegKey
Size:-
Location:CLSID\{DDFFA75A-E81D-4454-89FC-B9FD0631E726}\
Last Activity:2-4-04
Risk LevelLow
Comment:
Description:VX2 Variant, Malware. Causes Popups and may install unsolicited software
this is my log from hijack also

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 2:23:50 PM, on 2/4/04
Platform: Windows 98 SE (Win9x 4.10.2222A)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLL
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\mmtask.tsk
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSTASK.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\ZONELABS\VSMON.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\TASKMON.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SYSTRAY.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\ZONE LABS\ZONEALARM\ZLCLIENT.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\MICROSOFT OFFICE\OFFICE\OSA.EXE
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A:n-case and IE PLugins has messed up my computer....

spybot doesn't get rid of Look2Me...after deleting it ..i scanned it agian...and i got the same Look2Me...it just comes automatically

Look2Me: Class ID (Registry key, nothing done)
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{DDFFA75A-E81D-4454-89FC-B9FD0631E726}
--- Spybot-S&D version: 1.2 ---
2003-03-16 Includes\Temporary.sbi
2003-11-05 Includes\Cookies.sbi
2003-11-05 Includes\Dialer.sbi
2003-11-24 Includes\Hijackers.sbi
2003-11-11 Includes\Keyloggers.sbi
2003-11-20 Includes\Malware.sbi
2003-04-28 Includes\plugin-ignore.ini
2003-11-05 Includes\Security.sbi
2003-11-24 Includes\Spybots.sbi
2003-11-05 Includes\Tracks.uti
2003-11-21 Includes\Trojans.sbi
 

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does anyone know if the AMD Radeon HD 7850 2GB will fit into my computer's case (HP Envy 700-414) and be compatible with the rest of my hardware? If i upgrade will I need to buy anything with it for everthing to work properly?

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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

ASRock X58 Extreme 3 LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
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.
 

A:Looking Computer case to match the following specifications

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Hey guys,

A machine I have here (WinXP machine, though I dont think it matters in this scenario) will not boot up. It turns on (I can hear the fan going) but does not even get to the BIOS. There is a red light illuminated on the front of the case that usually isnt lit. (The symbol next to it looks like a cyllinder).

Any idea what's up?
 

A:Computer will not power on, red light on case

I inspected the CPU fan and it looks to be off axis and wasnt spinning right. Strange that I didnt hear a noise.

I then took out the processor to find out that the thermal paste between the heatsink and the cpu was singed...

Could that be it?
 

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Alright...this is the question i have. Does anyone know where you can get a case that can be customized to have your name on the side, either just painted on there somehow, or have the name carved as a side window so that when the computers turned on the neons inside will show through the name only and make it have that neon glow. Does anyone know if there's a place that does this? If not, do you think air brushing it on there would work?
 

A:Custom Computer Case Question

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I am building my first PC, and have chosen these parts:

Power Supply: Corsair CX750 ATX 80+

Mobo: MSI ATX DDR3 2133 970

CPU: AMD FX 4350

RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8gb (2 x 4gb) DDR3 1600 MHz PC3 12800 240-Pin DDR3 Dual Channel

Video Card: MSI GTX 960 Gaming 4G

Hard Drive: WD Black 500GB SATA 6 Gb/s, 7200 RPM, 64MB Cache

Optical Drive: Asus 24x DVD-RW Serial-ATA Internal OEM

So are these parts good, compatible, and somthing I would want for a gaming PC?

As far as a case goes, I have a budget of $50 for this. I want something with decent ventilation, and a design thats not just a big block. So like somthing with some angles or somthing. If it has a window or glow that would be even better.
Any help on this would be greatly appreciated!
 

A:Feedback for my first computer build; also help with case

Also, will I need to buy anything else for the computer aside from these parts? Like cables or anything? I intend to run 4 monitors on this computer.
 

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i am wanting to purchase an extra fan for my computer, but the thing is, i don't know what kind of fan to get or how to hook and or plug them up. any ideas or suggestions or links? i already have a really good power supply fan and cpu fan but i need to get one just to circulate air around inside the case. Thankxz!
 

A:a question about computer case fans.

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I want to buy another case.. i'm not exactly happy with the one my Aspire X1200 came with. Inadequate power supply/room for vid card. It's a low-end computer and i'm simply going to make do with it.

Are there any problems in doing this? Anything that would make it 'impossible' or something like that? Any tips?
 

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.

But, there are 2 different spec boards in common use. ATX which is about 12 x 9.6 inches, and Matx (M= micro) @ about 9.6 x 9.6 (some Matx boards are a bit smaller).

Matx boards mount on the same bolt pattern as ATX, but due to the smaller size, they only use about 2/3rds of the holes.

So, both ATX & Matx will fit in an ATX size case. But ATX will NOT fit in a case designed for Matx boards.
 

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ok here is the inside of my case, http://www.techspot.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/2303/cat/501

when the case side is off the cpu temp at idle is 37.2C and with load is 40.5C,
but with the side on the temp is 40C idle/45C load. i did have three 80mm fans on the side window but when i took them off i seen that my temps were lower without them can anybody help
 

A:computer case air flow question

it depends on where the fans are pointing

also it could be that the fans are keeping hot air inside the case instead of letting it out

try unplugging the fans and see how it affects the temps
 

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I wanted to upgrade my RAM so I get to plug in 1 GB of RAM and I guess I didn't set it up good and there was little smell like something is burnt. After fast shut down I removed the RAM I add and than tried to start up the computer, but only I got is fan spinning and no LED lights working on the case. No bios sound etc. Is it some condensator on the MB burnt.. Thanks in advance.
 

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this is the ugliest i have found
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=485273&CatId=0 :dead:
 

A:Who found the ugliest computer case?

oh...OH MY GOD thats DISGUSTING puke: puke: puke:
 

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