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Good Computer Case or Not?

Q: Good Computer Case or Not?

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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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'm going to build a Computer soon and the case i'm buying comes with a 350w PSU
my computer is going to have:

Asus A8V-E SE Motherboard
AMD Athlon 64 3700+
Ati Radeon Sapphire X550 256MB PCI-E
1Gb of DDR PC400 Ram
Maxtor 120GB DiamondMax S-ATA Hard drive
LG Super Multi DVD Writer 16x16 DVD +/-RW
Creative Labs Sound Blaster Audigy 2 Sound Card
Asus Star Ice CPU Cooler

Will that PSU support that
 

A:Will the 350w PSU that comes with my case be good enough to support my computer

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Topic pretty much says it all. Im looking for a cool looking case with a better power supply than my current case. Price Range $20-$50.

ASPIRE [BEIGE] X-DREAMER TURBO CASE WITH 350WATT POWER SUPPLY WITHOUT SIDE-PANEL WINDOW
ASPIRE X-DREAMER TURBO CASE WITH 350WATT POWER SUPPLY WITHOUT SIDE-PANEL WINDOW
Features

Case Material

Metal
Main Board

ATX/ BABY AT
Dimensions(DxWxH)

440x200x430mm
Color

Beige / Black / Silver
Power Supply ATX 350W Power Supply(Horizontal) w/ I/O Switch
Drive Space 4x5.25" / 2x3.5" / 4x3.5"Hidden
Ports 2 USB + Audio (Microphone Jack & Earphone Jack)
Features 1)Acrylic Added to Front Panel for Polish Appearance
2)Side Panel Fan for Extra Ventilation
3)Screwless Side Panel
4)Automatic Drop-Down Doors for Color Case
5)Back Lighting Temperature Display LCD
6)Extended Body for All the Drives and Motherboards to Fit in.
Expansion Slot 7 Expansion Slots
Front Panel Switch Power / Reset
Led Display Power / HDD
Shipping Weight 20 lbs
Cu'ft 2.18'
 

A:Good Case with Good Power Supply?

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I am building a budget computer for someone and need a beige case that is well built. I have used the slk1600 from antec in the past but that is hard to come by. Is there a model out there that is the same price point as the slk1600? Around 50 -55 delivered? Also the same quality build? I really like antec. I can't find it for under 65 now except one place and they only have two and others had it but can't get it any more. HELP>
 

A:I need a really good case for a good price

Get your friend to accept a black case and check this Antec SLK1650B
http://geek.pricegrabber.com/search_getprod.php/masterid=3113532/

or the beige version: Antec SLK1650
http://shopping.com/xPC-Antec_MID_TOWER_ATX12V_MT_350W_P_S_3X5_25_5X3_5_BEIGE_FRONT_USB
 

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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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Hey all...I'm putting together a computer and I need to find a good case for a decent price. I have a standard ATX motherboard and this is what im looking for. Any color really, something smaller than 19 x 19, great cooling and sturdy, appealing? If any1 has a case that they would recommend I could use it, I don't want to spend 100 bucks on a POS!!!
 

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I am trying to buy a good pc case. The one i currently have gets too hot. Its has 2 fans on back, 2 in front and one for harddrives. The temperature inside the case is a steamy 95 Farenheit. I have an Antec Full tower case, its kinda old..2 yrs to be exactly. So if anyone could recomend a good full tower case with plenty of air flow and space to put more than 5 fans inside to keep it cool, let me know please.
 

A:A good pc case...

Umm, 95 degrees isn't hot. That's actually pretty cool. Are you having a particular problem that you think might be heat related?
 

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So I've just been browsing through newegg, and I am trying to figure out what would be a good case. I'm considering two right now, and they might be...

Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16811129021

Very nice, THREE 120mm fans AND a top 200mm fan for ultimate CPU coolage.

or

XCLIO A380 Silver SECC 1.0mm thickness ATX Full Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16811103008

.... you're kidding me right? That's not a computer case, that's a dead silent jet engine! With two 250mm fans and a rear 120mm fan[not included] that's one huge cooling system. Don't get too close to the front fan my rabbit, it'll suck you right in!

or

Antec Performance One P180 Silver cold rolled steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16811129154
3 x 120mm Fans, with an option to add two more! Now that's good cooling, 5 x 120mm fans working together at once? Sounds like good airflow!

or

Sunbeam Transformer IC-TR-BA Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16811166004

Not bad I guess, 1 120mm rear fan, one front 120mm fan[not included] two 80mm side fans, one 80 mm top fan, looks pretty cool, exceptionally well budget case.

Something you pick?

So what would be a good case? Antec is around 150, xclio is around 110, sunbeam around 80 dollars, an... Read more

A:What is a good case?

Needle said:



So I've just been browsing through newegg, and I am trying to figure out what would be a good case. I'm considering two right now, and they might be...

Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16811129021

Very nice, THREE 120mm fans AND a top 200mm fan for ultimate CPU coolage.

or

XCLIO A380 Silver SECC 1.0mm thickness ATX Full Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16811103008

.... you're kidding me right? That's not a computer case, that's a dead silent jet engine! With two 250mm fans and a rear 120mm fan[not included] that's one huge cooling system. Don't get too close to the front fan my rabbit, it'll suck you right in!

or

Antec Performance One P180 Silver cold rolled steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16811129154
3 x 120mm Fans, with an option to add two more! Now that's good cooling, 5 x 120mm fans working together at once? Sounds like good airflow!

or

Sunbeam Transformer IC-TR-BA Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16811166004

Not bad I guess, 1 120mm rear fan, one front 120mm fan[not included] two 80mm side fans, one 80 mm top fan, looks pretty cool, exceptionally well budget case.

Something you pick?

So what would be a good case? Antec is around... Read more

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I'm trying my first computer build, and I want to get a nice case, with at least 3 fans and easy to work with. I have thought about getting a X-Navigator, and they look pretty good. I'm going to use my own power supply. Does anyone know of any good cases? Thanks!
 

A:What is a good case?

Personally I`d recommend Thermaltake cases.

Maybe that`s because I`ve got one lol

Look HERE for more info.

Regards Howard
 

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Ive been looking around at cases and this one looks pretty good to me. What do you guys think about it: http://www.amberpcusa.com/pmoreinfo.asp?iid=1223&cid=189

Thx for any advice
 

A:Is this Case Good Enough?

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What would be a good gaming case for a new pc that I am planning to build?
 

A:Good Case

is it a normal ATX? or something else?
 

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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 ordered all my components except for the case. I was thinking of ordering either of these:

http://www.nzxt.com/new/products/classic_series/alpha
http://www.nzxt.com/new/products/classic_series/m59

My maximum budget is around £50.

Requirements:

- Good/sleek looking
- Has to accomodate ATX motherboard and an nVidia GeForce GTX 460
- Around or under budget

Please give your comments and recommendations
 

A:Please recommend a good case!

Go for the M59- It has the capability for 5 fans stock. The other has like 3
 

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Hello
I've had this case for a while now OVERCLOCKED AMD BULLDOZER 4.0GHZ ATI HD 6450 1TB FAST GAMING COMPUTER PC
and have been thinking about whether the fans are in a good position.

I have purchased http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B...ls_o00_s00_i00 - and they are both positioned on the side (where the led fans on the link are) as intake fans. Though it isnt shown on the link, the side fans actually have a mesh like grill over them.

There is also a front intake, rear exhaust and also the psu at the rear top. Though i havent actually checked the sizes of those fans.

Is this is a good setup? I've no clue to positive/negative airflow so any help would be ace!

A:Good fan setup for this case?

Welcome to Vista Forums

Sorry it's been a while getting back to you.

My opinion (and others might agree/disagree with me on this) is that the airflow through the case should be balanced so that the air pushed into the case by the intake fans equals that forced out by the exhaust ones. Generally speaking, intake fans are mounted on the front and/or side and exhaust fans are mounted at the rear and on top.

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Ok im looking for a case also and i found these 2 are my final ones BUT i dont know to much about what makes a good case so maybe you guys can help me out.. First i think good cooling helps right? This one has 5 fans and you also need a good psu.. Im willing to spend that much tho if its worth it..

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProdu...-144-090&depa=1

I dont know if antec makes good psu's. The prices is pretty high but it might be worth the money? I dont think i need 500watts anyways.. Im getting 6800gt amd64 3200+ or 3500+ on nforce4 or asus..

The other case is the one that harrack52 suggested

http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProdu...-129-124&depa=1

Post away!
 

A:Help finding a good case plz

Hi there,

Can you check your links because im getting page expired/does not exist...

Thanks :slurp:
 

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can anyone reccomend a good atx case for me? Style doesnt matter to much but it has to be large and not too expensive. Ive seen a few good cases around like the antec 900? or the coolmaster haf or cosmos?

thx if you can help:grinthumb
 

A:Anyone recommend a good ATX case?

The cases you suggested are pretty much top of the line on a budget in my opinion. id go for the antec.
 

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hello, i'd like to know what a good case fan brand would be. the one i have now came with my case and is incredible loud...constantly even when its just sitting on the desktop lol, i dont mind it so much ingame but when im just surfing the internet or whatching a movie it gets kinda obnoxious... soo any help is appreciated thanks.

also could i probebly get a fan controller or somthing?
 

A:Good Case fans?

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Hello
I've had this case for a while now OVERCLOCKED AMD BULLDOZER 4.0GHZ ATI HD 6450 1TB FAST GAMING COMPUTER PC
and have been thinking about whether the fans are in a good position.

I have purchased http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B...ls_o00_s00_i00 - and they are both positioned on the side (where the led fans on the link are) as intake fans. Though it isnt shown on the link, the side fans actually have a mesh like grill over them.

There is also a front intake, rear exhaust and also the psu at the rear top. Though i havent actually checked the sizes of those fans.

Is this is a good setup? I've no clue to positive/negative airflow so any help would be ace!

A:Good fan setup for this case?

Welcome to Vista Forums

Sorry it's been a while getting back to you.

My opinion (and others might agree/disagree with me on this) is that the airflow through the case should be balanced so that the air pushed into the case by the intake fans equals that forced out by the exhaust ones. Generally speaking, intake fans are mounted on the front and/or side and exhaust fans are mounted at the rear and on top.

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I'm looking for a good case to start modding on, I'm not planning on going outrageous with the mods but I wanted to add about 8-9 fans and do some designs on the sidepanel. Some of my friends who do case modding recommend this case but the top vent I don't like very much, although it's not a very big con.

Also, for the side panel, do I have to sand down the inside to start cutting into it or can it be cut without damaging? I can't really tell from pictures and I've never seen this case for myself.

-edit-

Does anyone know where to get the sound foam for inside a case that isn't very expensive? Since these fans will cause a lot of a noise I want to dampen it with the foam.
 

A:What's a good case for modding?

/bump
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http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=10007723
 

A:Good deal on cpu case?

Nice case, but Newegg has it for the same price:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811133058

Actually less if you take advantage of the rebate.

EDIT: And Newegg's even has a window in the side.
 

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I'd like to buy a program to make jewel case covers for the DVDs my son makes. It's his burner, not mine, so I don't have any software that would come with a DVD burner. Is there a good, easy program?
 

A:Good DVD jewel case program?

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Have an ASUS A8N32-SLI-Deluxe motherboard coming to me, I would like to get a recommendation on a case. I am looking for a bigger case, no mid size towers. I would like this case to have 3 3.5 bays, 4+ 5 1/4 bays, and a top mounted PSU slot. The case needs to be able to take advantage of the heat pipe running down the mobo.
 

A:Anyone use this MOBO and able to recommend a good case?

No one else using this mobo yet? putting a Athlon 64 x2 4800+ in it, should be super fly jiggy dope pimp then! Just need a good high tower case for it now. So.. effectively...... BUMP
 

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Hi,
I'm a new member of this community and need a little help.

About a week ago I got a virus are some spyware on my computer and foolishly downloaded and installed Stopzilla. I found out about mid-week that stopzilla itself malware and since have been battling it trying to remove it from my computer. I've gotten a good portion of it [I think] using Hijack this, AVG and my other anti-malware programs that I trust and had on my computer before the incident.
A number of is3 and SZ dll.s were deleted and I lost Internet connection for about a 15 to 16 hours and finally got it back up finding and deleting a certain is3 dll.
However, it seems that it was at a loss.
Half of the games that I played and ran very well [BF2 and Cod4] are now unplayable and I cannot access the Steam Network any longer. This is not videocard issue because games like Company of Heroes and World of Warcraft are running perfectly.
I'm running out of options and will be reinstalling XP somewhere in this or the coming week.A Stopzilla service is still running, only find one function with Hijack this that keeps coming back every time I delete it.

I'm wondering if DSRM could somehow restore my PC back to the way it was before this all happened.

Please tell me if this is a bad idea.

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need a good crossfire PSU that will have long enough cables for a cosmos case also will be crossfire 2 4850s.
 

A:Good crossfire PSU for cosmos case

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817703009
 

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I need a Case and a power supply for my shuttle ak32a mobo.

It needs at least a 300-Watt PS, according to AMD.

I live in Florida, and all of the local stores (only one) suck.

I donít want to break $40 total (product, and shipping), but I need it ASAP.

If anyone knows of a site in Florida, or with free shipping, or who has a quick turnover, let me know.

Iím on a limited budget, (Iím sixteen with little income) and I donít think the library appreciates my using their computer everyday to check my email

Thanks for your help,
Nick
 

A:Need Input a good case retailer

http://www.pcinfinity.net has good cheap ones.. They're pretty fast, I live in SC..

Tiger Direct is in Florida.
http://www.tigerdirect.com
not free shipping though.
 

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Good thing we have FBI and Gates on case

Alan T. Saracevic Sunday, August 31, 2003

The FBI arrested an 18-year-old in Minnesota this week for being a "key player" in the Blaster worm fiasco, which infected more than 500,000 computers this month.

How can the FBI stand there with a straight face and pat itself on the back for busting this loser? In reality, agents caught an extremely uninspired script-kid wannabe who allegedly copied and renamed the original Blaster code. And they did it by acting on a tip that turned the youngster over like a pancake. And it took 'em 10 days to do that!

As U.S. Attorney John McKay, who is taking credit for this sleuthing coup, put it: "I find it difficult sometimes to click the on button."

Best part is they put this 6-foot-4-inch, 320-pound fellow under home detention. From what I can tell, doesn't sound like young Jeffrey Lee Parson got out much in the first place.

$ $ $

Oh, wait. Even better than that was the actual complaint filed electronically by federal prosecutors Friday. It wasn't very legible, because the super cybersleuths who chased down this menace to society had scanned the legal document sideways. The PDF files that folks were trying to read on this matter showed only half of each page, laid out vertically across the horizontal format.

Here
 

A:Good thing we have FBI and Gates on case

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I want to build my own gaming computer with hopefully a i5 or i7 intel chip but I don;t know if the case and motherboard are good or if the motherboard fits within the case.

The Case is a Coolermaster CM Storm Range Scout with a Coolermaster Silent Pro Modular 700W and the motherboard is a Intel DQ45CB Socket 775 Motherboard. I would like to know if these are good products and also if they would fit in one another as I want to build a good midrange gaming computer. I also do like Coolermaster in general. Also I wouldn't mind having some feedback on a good processor?
 

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Hi. As you can tell from my signature, I own a Windows XP Professional PC (very nice machine). Well, if any of you know me well enough, you know that I am very cautious about my machine and take just about all measures possible that are within my financial reach to protect my machine. Well, it just came to mind that a boot disk for my computer is definitely within my financial reach but I do not know the specifics about boot disks. Should I make one just in case something were to happen to my computer? What good is a boot disk anyway? Also, does it matter if I use a CD-R or a floppy for the boot disk? I really just need basic information for now and then when I know more, I'll ask more questions. Thanks in advance!
 

A:Boot disk good idea just in case?

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Hey,

I have recently begun the research phase of building a computer for the first time and have been concentrating on the first piece of hardware that I will need, the case. Needless to say I am a bit overwhelmed. Never knew so many bands or types of cases existed lol. Anyway I thought Iíd post here with the type of case I *think* I want to get though being new at this there are some aspects which I am sure to be unaware of.

Basically I want a case that is quiet, has a good sized power supply (if it includes one), is VERY easy to work with when it comes to actually installing all my other hardware, and has a high level of over all quality in its construction. Since I am really just researching at the moment price does not matter.

To sum it up I guess the only thing that I donít care about is a fancy look though if the best case for the description above does a fancy look I wouldnít argue.

Any advise on what case would be good for me would be greatly appreciated. (any advice from a specific case model to general advice when looking for a case) Thanks
 

A:Searching for a good PC case- Advice needed please

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I was looking around for a case and I came across these to cases.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811148001 Logisys case

or this XION case.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16811208008

So my question is which case would cool better. I would be using stock fans also.
 

A:XION-II vs. Logisys for good cooled case

Never mind. Its been a day without any help. While the threads above and under me get answers.

Consider this thread closed. Thanks a lot guys.
 

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Could you guys recommend a good, low cost computer case for my build? Here's the link to my build:

Intel Core i5-6500, MSI GeForce GTX 970, DIYPC P48-BK - Lighter Rig - xlooks Saved Part List - PCPartPicker

A:Whats a Good, Low Cost Case for My Desktop?

This is the case I have and on my 2nd system in this case. They have cheaper models but Corsair makes nice cases.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-008-_-Product

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Can anyone suggest a good case for keeping-out dust and keeping a high-end system cool?

I've been thinking about getting this one: http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/118268 . but it doesn't seem to have any air filtering.

Does putting some kind of mesh or netting on the fans work?
 

A:Solved: Good case for keeping-out dust?

i don't know about any of the mesh and nets. but i would seriously recomend a

Jeantech Phong II ATX Case, My room is very dusty under the desk, and im suprised not a single spec of dust has got in!

i bought mine from my local PC World in the UK, but there should be few sites that have them
 

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Hi, folks.


Can anyone recommend a forum that I can go to for advice about custom built PCs?

I am looking to build (or have built for me) a new desktop for work. I mostly use Adobe Creative Suite for...
print designweb site content creationvideo editingetc
I'm not a gamer, but I still have a copy of Flight Simulator X & rFactor 2 that I might install again.

My ideal system will be something like this:
2 or 3 monitors (very high resolution)2 NVIDIA GPUsa lot of RAMa SSD to boot off ofat least 1 TB of onboard storage space (I'm backing up to WD Passports)USB 3

Thank you!

A:Good place to get advice on mobo, case, etc.?

Our sister/brother site PC Help Forum has a lot of knowledgeable people and some of them/us are here too.
Some advice for a start, Since you already set what you need computer for, set the budget too, at least within some boundaries and be prepared to hear a lot of Intel vs. AMD and Nvidia vs. AMD arguments.
I do some graphics and video editing so here some of my experience:
CPU, more cores vs. CPU "power". Like, AMD FX8350 vs, Intel I7
As much and as fast RAM you can cram in the MB.
Speaking of MB, a quality MB with good cooling and power section durability.
Don't really need two video cards if you are not heavy gamer. one good one should suffice in your case. There are also some (expensive) video cards dedicated to graphic/ video work.
Do not skimp on a power supply, it will be called to do a lot of work. A good make would be preferable to a lot of declared Watts.
A large, properly ventilated case is preferably to fancy ones.
Consider a good CPU cooler, preferably water cooling, CPU coolers supplied with processor are barely adequate for ordinary work let alone for heavy use hour after hour you will probably do in the warm climate.
SSD, as large as you can/want to get, larger, 500GB or more are faster and more reliable than smaller ones. Video and to some extent graphic programs do a lot of work with disks even with large amount of RAM so it can speed up operations considerably.

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Could you guys recommend a good, low cost computer case for my build? Here's the link to my build:

Intel Core i5-6500, MSI GeForce GTX 970, DIYPC P48-BK - Lighter Rig - xlooks Saved Part List - PCPartPicker

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Hi Guys,

My computer's case/tower doesn't have an more cages for a new HDD, so I was thinking of this solution. I take one of those DIY HDD Enclosures for 3.5 Sata HDDs, but basically just leave it without the connectors and backpanel (where the SATA and power are converted to USB and AC inputs/outputs).

I then just plugin the SATA and DC Power from the PSU directly and secure the enclosure to the bottom of my case using some adhesive.

Would this be a good idea? I don't like having an external drive, and using a USB 2.0 is a bit slower than using SATA direct. Let's not even talk about the convenience of having one less AC Adapter to think about.

Would this be a viable option? I got the idea from one of my friends who just tapes his SDD to the inside of his case. Given that mine is NOT an SDD, I thought it would need a cage/enclosure to keep it stable.

Any Feedback?
 

A:Using DIY HDD Enclosure w/o AC/USB inside Case as extra cage.. good idea?

Check the drive cage that is already in the computer.
You may be able to temporarily remove the drive that is in there
and flip your a other drive over and mount it to the bottom of the cage.
Then reinstall the first drive.
Drives usually have mounting holes on the side and the bottom
 

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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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Hello,
I am new to the forum, but not new to computing. I recently started having problems with this Vista Home Premium box not being able to resolve DNS names for only computers on my home network (all others XP boxes or Windows Server 2003). It can ping the IP addresses of the local boxes. It doesn't have a problem connecting to the internet. But this is a big problem when it comes to sharing files within my local network.

I have disabled Windows Firewall and McAfee Firewall and Services to try and diagnose the problem.

I have been googling this for a couple of days looking for ideas, but I have none. I have validated that DNS is running. NETBios over DHCP is enabled. Subnet mask is 255.255.255. DHCP and DNS server IP is correct.

Anything that anyone could point me to try? I am out of ideas.

A:Ping on Workgroup Computer Names Bad / IP Addresses Good / Internet Good

Unless you've got a DNS server running at home, it's rather unlikely that DNS is being used to resolve names of your home computers when pinging by name. Instead, the machine does a broadcast (on the local segment) to the effect of "if you're called XYZ, please get back to me and tell me your IP address".

If that's not working for you, my first inclination would be to suspect firewalls on the other machines - not necessarily on the machine exhibiting symptoms. Try disabling and even uninstalling (3rd-party) firewalls while you're troubleshooting, and also test what happens when all machines are booted to [safe mode + net].

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Hey,

I have about a 5 year old computer i will tell you the specs.

MSI (VIA) MS-6309 v2.0 - Motherboard
512MB PC133 SDRAM
850Mhz Intel Celeron - now overclocked to 1Ghz
40GB Western Digital 5400rpm HDD(now slave) - now with a second 7200 40GB as master
it came with a (tornado?) video card but i now upgraded to a NVIDIA GeForce FX5200 which is a 256MB AGP 8x card.

I got it because it was at a VERY good price and it out of the packet but my friend builds computers and he got the wrong gfx card so he sold this one to me cheap... my computer is an AGP 4x. I understand i cant upgrade that unless i get a new motherboard. I have drivers that microsoft installed by itself (Nvidia GeForce FX5200 Microsoft Corporation) is it worth going to the nvidia website and upgrading to their drivers? my computer is really old and slow and i want to get the best performance out of this card... I dont think i can run games like Need For Speed Underground 2 can i? because i have a slow processor? i tried to play Halo Trial downloaded from microsoft but it went to the loading screen at the start but then just shut down before it got to the menu.

My point is... what can i do to get maximum performance out of this card but without increasing the startup items too much etc

Thankyou
 

A:Good Video Card... Not so good computer

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i wanted to kno if i need some sort of cooling device for my computer

motherboard - 44.C (111.F)
CPU - 52.C (126.F)
 

A:computer temperature, good? or not good

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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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 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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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...
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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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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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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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.

That seems to be the smallest I can make it to fit everythin... Read more

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 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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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 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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
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
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero8\Nero BackItUp\NBService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\New Boundary\PrismXL\PRISMXL.SYS
C:\WINDOWS\ehome\RMSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllhost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.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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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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