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Reopen a Support case Case ID - 4773952302

Q: Reopen a Support case Case ID - 4773952302

I want to reopen my case Case ID - 4773952302 which was raised for last month. It was assigned to a very unprofessional service agent who has rescheduled twice and not yet solved the issue and closed the case. Please escalate the issue and reopen my case. Regards,MayureshVery poor service by hp

A: Reopen a Support case Case ID - 4773952302

This is not the place to do that. Your message is not going to HP Support folks who can do anything with your case.

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I want to reopen my case Case ID - [edited] which was raised for last month. It was assigned to a very unprofessional service agent who has rescheduled twice and not yet solved the issue and closed the case. 
Please escalate the issue and reopen my case.
Very poor service by hp

A:Reopen a Support case Case ID - [edited]

This is not the place to do that. Your message is not going to HP Support folks who can do anything with your case.  

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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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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

Any suggestions would be great.

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

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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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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

A:Solved: Auto change lower case to upper case

Look at the Auto Correct options.

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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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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 just bought a new computer which came with the standard exhaust fan at the inside back of the case. However, on the sliding side panel which allows access to the interior hardware there is a grid and screw holes that would accommodate a second 80mm case fan. But like most motherboards , this one only has ports for the CPU fan and only one case fan. Does anyone have any suggestions about how to add a second case fan given this limitation? I live in the Southwest and the ambient temperature around an operating system can be pretty brutal in the summer months so the more cooling power the better. Thanks for any suggestions.

A:Solved: Motherboard case fan support

I have a side cover fan and it attaches through a "y" type connection that plugs into the power supply.

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Now another question comes up regarding modifying the cooling of my case/ computer etc.

I was wanting to carve two 3 1/2" holes in the top of my case, for two 12cm fans. Now I know fully how to do this, however, I was wondering which direction the air flow should go. Should the fans blow into my case? (Like I suspect) Or should I have them blow out?

The orange highlights are the fans I wish to add. Which direction should I have the air flow setup?

A:Case airflow question before modifying case

I would have them sucking air out. Hot air rises, and the side panel fan will hit the VGA's mb, etc and spread out, also they are right next to the PSU. You wont have any really big difference either in or out , but I would have those two pulling the hot air that manages to make it to the top of the case out. and negative pressure tend to run a bit cooler overall.

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I have a new Aopen AX63pro motherboard (ATX form factor) being shipped from California and wonder if my old AT power supply and case will work with the new board. If I need a new supply, is 300 watts "better" than 235w or 200w? If I need a new case, any thoughts on what's the best value? Does an ATX power supply fit into some AT cases (if there is such a thing) or is a dedicated ATX case/power supply needed?

Thanks to anyone taking time to offer an opinion.

A:Will old AT power supply and case support new ATX mobo?

you will most likely need a new case and power supply. Some AT boards will take either a AT or ATX power supply but I have not seen an ATX board that will do both. There may be some exceptions but it is a good bet that you will need to buy some new equipment.


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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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Assume I have a hard disk which supports SATA III (=verified).

I want to put this hard disk into an external hard disk case and connect it by USB v3.0 to my computer.
Later I want to use case and hard disk as backup storage.

Now I doubt that the case supports really SATA III. My guess is that it supports only SATA II.

Ok, I assume the hard disk itself is working with SATA II too.
But I want to use the full speed und feature set of SATA III.

So how can I check the supported SATA versions of the case from Win 7?


A:Check if an external hard disk case support SATA III or only II ?

You can use which SATA port you need...see here

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I am trying to put another hard drive in this dell opitplex 260x of mine. It is becoming nothing but a pain in the rear cause the case uses them stupid green sliders and the case is too small. Could I use another computer case like remove all the parts and transfer them over to the other case.

say a case like this

A:use another case instead of the dell optiplex case

thats a nice case but if ur willing to blow that kind of money i would get this its a full tower so lots of room or this this one has some of the best airflow and fan capabilities i would buy this one if u have the money
or if ur low on cash get this which is really beautiful and cheap (recomend if u dont got cash lol)

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A:best case i have ever seen

Haha, no airflow problem there.

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Hi guys, my power supply decided to retire Tuesday night and now my computer sits idle. Now I must use the computer at work. Anyways, I had a P3 800mhz computer with 2 40 gig drives, cd burner, some ram, basic sound card, and a pretty good radion gfx card. The computer is getting up there in age so instead of buying a power supply for my slow computer I have decided to build a new tower. My question is.......what do you recommend to someone who uses his computer for internet exploring, spreadsheets, cd burning, picture editing, and of course video gaming. I want a FAST computer. I do also want to add a dvd burner and have lots of usb plugs. I plan on re using my 2 40 gig drives and cd burner, as well as my video card. So basically I need some input for a tower, power supply, mother board, processor, ram, and what ever else would keep me up to speed for awhile. Oh ya, I will be using XP professional. I have not heard good things about Vista. Thanks guys!!

A:What would you use in my case???

I built my PC and I used A8N - Deluxe Motherboard from ASUS. 4800+ AMD 64x2 processor, 4GB (1GB per stick) of Dual channel Kingston Hyper X Ram, 2 SLI XFX Nividia 7800 Geforce videocards. 5.1 surround sound. Pioneer DVD burner, Regular Asus DVD rom, 650 watt Xeon powersupply. And for the case I have a case made by Aspire the Navigator. The Full size tower have four fans and one giant exaust fan. 6 USB Ports 4 in back two in front and can add two more with a usb slot that comes with the motherboard. The case has a window and lights up Blue. the who thing cost me $1,700 those are better spec than what you can get from aleinware and for a better price. Shop Newegg they helped me out alot. Good luck man!!

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While browsing, I have noticed the same procedure being reccomended for people with problems. Would it be a good iodeaa to download/install the programs mentioned on this forum and print the instructions so I'll have them if I need them? or at least download the zips to my backup external hard drive? HiJackThis! - Cleanup! - FindLop - Ewido - Bearshare - Ebates_MoeMoneyMaker, and the others mentioned. Would it be useful to run them & save the log for comparison, should a problem occur?

A:Just in Case?

Malware is ever morphing & the tools we use are constantly updated. It doesnt make much sense to keep a copy around for a rainy day.

Let's look at it this way..

I have NOD32, Zone Alarm, Adware SE Pro, MVPS Host File & Spyware Blaster on my machine. I have never EVER been infected.

As long as you maintain your defences, the likelihood of getting infected is minimal.

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I know everyone has their own opinions about how things should be done. I'm hoping that getting yours will help me make my decision.

I'm going to be trying to build my first PC soon and I'm down to picking the PSU.

Originally, I was going to buy a Case/PSU combo, but now I'm not sure about it.

I've acquired an ATX PC that I could strip and use the case from.


1. Which would be a better way to go? I've heard some people say that PSU's that come pre-installed in cases are not so good.

2. If I were to purchase just the PSU and use the case that I have, would I need to look for anything special to make sure it would mount properly, or are the PSU's pretty universally mounted?

3. I've been looking at this PSU:
What are your thoughts and suggestions?

Any help is greatly appreciated.


I've also seen PSU's (as well as other components) sold as "OEM" and "Retail", what would the difference be?

A:Case/PSU vs. PSU only?

Generally speaking PSU that comes with the case are of lower quality. Personally, I think its a personal preference.

Some reputable PSU manufacturers include Antec, Enermax and etc. You might be better off buying a PSU from them.

As long as its an ATX power supply, the power supply should be able to fit properly into any ATX case.

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how do u use brief case?

A:brief case?

Wasn't that feature completely removed after XP? If I remember it correctly, you can accomplish the same thing by storing your documents on a flash drive, or using something like DropBox.

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Ok, I have a HP Pavilion 325c PC. Im getting a new PC case for it (doing a little modding..making it look kool ) Anyway, HP told me that the motherboard was definately compatible, but they said that the power supply inside the new case might not work (they weren't sure) Anyway, the power supply inside the new case is 400 Watts, while the power supply inside my current case is 200 Watts. So I don't have to call staples (they told me to call my nearest HP Reseller), can anyone on here tell me whether or not I can hook up a motherboard that was previously on a 200 Watt power supply to a 400 watt power supply. PLEASE HELP! Thanx

A:getting a new PC case

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i just got rid of a few infections just wanna make sure its compleatly gone
Hijack log:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:00:36 PM, on 9/29/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
E:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
E:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
E:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0\bin\jusched.exe
E:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
E:\Program Files\DAEMON Tools\daemon.exe
E:\Program Files\ 2.2\program\soffice.exe
E:\Program Files\ 2.2\program\soffice.BIN
E:\Program Files\iPod\bin&#... Read more

A:I Should Be Ok But Just In Case

oh no, not good, my computer is saying i have to format Mr.c drive TT_TT HELP!!!!!!!!!!!\
ok, tested out partiton on c drive, got a quick blue screen and than thats no good
running everything almost done with spybot and stinger as well as trend micro will post new hjt log soon, please i need help!!!!
btw symptoms include (but are not limited to) at start up ie opesn up as my desktop (close it aftewords) pop ups (ie is effected) slow computer and its a trojan dropper: Win32.TrojanDownloader.NewMedia
and my favorite strkes again, smithfraud-c
even more good news
im infected with win23.small.ddx too

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the frame inside. Specifically I want to cut the back off and put on a new one. Two questions: Where can I buy case metal ( not the outside but the inside ) in a sheet and whats the best way to straighten a crooked case. I can off course bend it back the way it came but I am looking for some good tips?

A:I don't want to cut the case I want to cut

Can you explain why you're going through this instead of buying a new case? Just curious.

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My alternative to a m-ATX solution , , I just ordered it, I love the look and all the features. Like it or not?

A:New PC Case!

Nice price too. What power supply are you going with?

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So i have Windows 7 installed on the laptop I am using now. And i upgraded from a CD that i bought.
Unfortunatly, it seems as if my hard drive is going to fail soon. So i have made the decision to buy a new hard drive.

But the problem I have is I'm wondering how will i install windows 7 again? Will the product key still work? or will i have to call Microsoft and explain what happened so they can give me a new product key?


A:What do i do in this case?

It should still work np, If for some unknown reason it makes you call for activation code it will ask you how many computers is this installed on, just say 1 and gtg. its all a recording.

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I am so confused. I am building a PC for the first time and I bought a case with two cooling fans......well really what I need is a diagram on where to put certain power cables and the ones that i dont need to have connected. My mboard is a Abit NF7-S.

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Q: no case

This is not actually a problem but more a asking of opinions. I am startign at a new IT company and was told to get a tool bag that will hold enough tools for computer and printer work. I was wondering if someone would have an opinion of this case what I should be looking for please I am utterly confused

A:no case

Well I would think more of the lines of something relating to a fishing tackle box. It does not have to be a actual fishing box but something that can hold many different items and keep them separate.

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So In the near future or a few months ima build myself a new system. Last year i just got any old case that was cheap and sorta looked cool. right now i got something similar to this
It's very cluttered in there. All 4 external bays are in use and one of my smaller ones is in use as well. I think all the crap inside may contribute to heat. i'm using water cooling and i'm at 45C average. and on goo days 40C. I don't need a power supply on the case since i have a good one, OCZ 600watt
So what tower would be good? would getting a full tower be good?

A:New Case

Depends on what you want. Are you going to use the small cables or the regular IDE cables?

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Q: n-Case

I can't get rid of the n-Case warning box that pops up. I have already deleted the registry key msbb.exe and all n-case files, including 180solutions files. What else am I missing?

ogfile of HijackThis v1.96.2
Scan saved at 10:03:25 PM, on 8/27/2003
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\evntsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\SpySweeper.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\TigerLilly\Application Data\DownloadPlus.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\TigerLilly\Desktop\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar =
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar =
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Window Title = Microsoft Internet Explorer provided by Astound High Speed Internet
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page = C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\blank.htm
N3 - Netscape 7... Read more


Hi tigerlilly, Run HT again and place a check next to the following items. Then close all open browser windows and click fix checked.

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar =
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar =
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MS Updates] C:\WINDOWS\mscache.exe
O4 - Startup: Download Plus.lnk = C:\Documents and Settings\TigerLilly\Application Data\DownloadPlus.exe

After restarting delete the following files:


Then install, update and run Spybot-S&D. Have Spybot remove all red entries.

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my comp acts kinda slow sometimes, i'll try what it says in that topic thing u have stickied.i'll also post my log incase sometimes else is in here:Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 12:41:06 PM, on 11/04/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16414)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\AOL\Active Virus Shield\avp.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\cisvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Intech\TouchBack\TouchBack Components\tbsrvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exeC:\WINDOWS\vsnpstd2.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ezSP_Px.exeC:\WINDOWS\Mixer.exeC:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exeC:\Pro... Read more

A:Just In Case

Hello,Nothing suspicious here, just some orphaned entries from programs you already uninstalled previously.I see you are running Teatimer.I suggest you to disable it because it can interfere with the changes you'll make on your system.When everything is done and your log is clean again, you can enable it again.If teatimer gives you a warning afterwards that some changes were made, allow this instead of blocking it.How to disable TeaTimer during HijackThis CleanupThen, Download ResetTeaTimer.bat.Double click ResetTeaTimer.bat to remove all entries set by TeaTimer.* Start HijackThis, close all open windows leaving only HijackThis running. Place a check against each of the following:R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = about:R3 - URLSearchHook: Yahoo! Toolbar - {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} - (no file)O2 - BHO: flashget urlcatch - {2F364306-AA45-47B5-9F9D-39A8B94E7EF7} - F:\Program Files\FlashGet\jccatch.dll (file missing)O2 - BHO: (no name) - {7E853D72-626A-48EC-A868-BA8D5E23E045} - (no file)O2 - BHO: (no name) - {F156768E-81EF-470C-9057-481BA8380DBA} - (no file)O3 - Toolbar: Veoh Browser Plug-in - {D0943516-5076-4020-A3B5-AEFAF26AB263} - F:\Program Files\Veoh Networks\Veoh\Plugins\reg\VeohToolbar.dll (file missing)O3 - Toolbar: FlashGet - {E0E899AB-F487-11D5-8D29-0050BA6940E3} - F:\Program Files\FlashGet\fgiebar.dll (file missing)O4 - HKLM\.. ... Read more

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I purchased this PC that came with this Thermaltake V3 Black Edition. Well, it's all right except it hasn't that small front LED that allows me to check disk activity. So I can't see if my PC has that infamous "grinding" that many times means trouble.

So I wonder if there is some app I can put, say, on the system tray to check disk activity the same way of that missing LED.


A:The case of the LED-less case


According to the manual of your case and what I could see on pictures of it there should be leds available I think for power-on and hdd activity, maybe if you purchased the computer already assembled they did not connect the leds.
I'm not shure but I think hdd on the left middle and power-on on the right.
If you still want a hdd activity light on your taskbar you can try DKharddrive-light, I don't know if it will work on Windows 7 but you can give it a try: Downloads | DKpcCODE | Custom Software Development


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On an older case, an LCD with three digits appears. Are these three digits supposed to be the speed of the CPU, or something else?

Appreciate your assistance.

A:LCD on case

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The case my motherboard is in originally contained A Intel 386 processor motherboard, a CD ROM drive and 1 20gig hard drive. I put in a new power supply, a Intel D845GVSR mother board (about 3 years ago), with a Celeron processor (256m memory I plan to increase it to 1g) two DVD drives (1 single layer 1 dual layer), 2 hard drives (1 80g 1 200g). The case did not come with a case fan and I never put one in.
We just had a brief warm spell and the computer did not respond after several hours of use. I am guessing itís overheating (because there is no case fan) (I know the processor fan is clean because I cleaned it about a month ago with compressed air)
I guessing overheating because I unplugged it (it has no on/off switch) after several hours it was fine,
I donít remember the size of the power supply I put in but based on pictures at CompUSAís website I believe it to be a 300w.
My questions are
1) Is the power supply sufficient or should I upgrade to 400w.
2) How do I determine what size case fan to put in

A:case fan

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hi there, i am lookin for a case that is big enough for 2 8800 ultras and has suitable cooling.

i am also looking for a psu that will run the two 8800 ultras in full 16x SLI

my budget is around £150 - $300 USD

any recomendation would be very nice!

A:Looking for a Case And PSU

I like this one,
I don't know if you can find it in the UK or not.

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I have bought a Thermaltake smart case fan 2. I have got it up and running BUT I have got some lose wires and I don't Know where they connect to. I have 2 black and red
leads 1 with 2 pins the other with 3. Also a blue lead with a 3 pin block at the end. Lastly a spare lead which is black and red with a 2 pin block at 1 end and a small white plastic plug with a slot in it. Confused? I am!!!

Can someone help? Hughie

A:Case fan

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What is the best case that have a lot of space, good airflow, low temperature, can put a lot of HDD? and look cool?, money isn't the matter, so I just want to build a computer where I can work on easily and upgrade easily. I want the best Thank you ahead for helping me out.

A:What is the best case?

Look at the Antec series of cases

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I have generated this here Hijack this logfile
Maybe someone could have a look at it and tell me what it looks like is going on with my computer.
What I'm saying is I'm wondering if something is infected and with what.
I basicaly want to know what the logfile is saying about my computer and what it means if it is saying something bad has happened to it.

A:Just in case

Hello and welcome, I see you made a rookie mistake You need to post the log... So go here steps 6 - 9 and let me know if that went OK,thanks.

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I have properly connected the HD LED wire onto the mobo of the PC im building. Yet the HD led does not light at all. What could the problem be?

A:HD LED on PC Case

thugedout said:

I have properly connected the HD LED wire onto the mobo of the PC im building. Yet the HD led does not light at all. What could the problem be?Click to expand...

try reversing the connector on the pins. If this doesnt work try one of the other leds on your case to see if it works with the HD pins

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Hi guys,

I want to buy that motherboard

But i'm not sure which case to get and i think i might need an IO Plate aswell

I found that and it comes with a 450w PSU would this case be what i'm looking for?

And can anyone link me to an IO Plate for that motherboard?


A:PSU And Case

"i think i might need an IO Plate as well"

Should be included. On the Ebay post click on Ask [Seller] A Question to find out for sure.

As to the power supply, for general computing it may be sufficiently adequate. For hard core may be lacking. There's more to a power supply than just it's wattage.

Again, I would ask seller for more information.

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A friend of mine has the Dell Dimension 4550. He wants a new PC Case, its located at . Can anyone tell me if the Motherboard in this PC is ATX or will it fit in that case above. Thanx. I e-mailed Dell but they wouldn't tell me because they don't "Promote Changing Your PC Case." Thanx all you people out there .


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Hi, I purchased the ARCTIC COOLING AF12Pro PWM 120mm Case Fan after reading its decent reviews at newegg. I don't know the difference between TC and PWM but it seemed like PWM was the right choice. After receiving it, I noticed, unlike my previous thermaltake case fan, this had no where to put the screws it came with. There's a little rubber thing going through some hole where the screws should go but it looks like it's what's holding the fan together so I havn't pulled them out. Like a confused customer, I went to arctic cooling's main website for further instructions (like the sad-excuse-for-a-instruction-guide said to do for further instructions) but it had the same exact installation instructions that came with the fan, which by the way only instruct you on how to install it as a cpu fan.

I'd like to know if I maybe bought the wrong type of fan (PWM and whatnot) or if it's just 100% operator error (which it might just be). Any and all help is appreciated. Please and thank you.

A:Case Fan - Not Case fan?

Those are noise reduction fan mounts.
Basically you put them through the fan mount holes and
pull on the end till they pop through enough to hold them
in place.
They are designed to reduce vibration noise caused by the fan.
That is if they look something like this.

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Can't find a thread on software for Win7 x64 fan speed control. somebody give me a kick start.

A:Case and CPU

You'd get more informed response on the overclocking and cooling forum would be my guess.

edit: on this board I guess it's called overclocking and case mods. If you do overclocking you're interested in cooling. Those guys would know.

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I am replacing the case fan in my dell dimension 8100. I know it's pretty dumb but I want to make sure the fan is facing the correct direction ( I don't remember which way the old fan faced when I removed it)
should the fan be exhausting out the back of the case or blowing the air to the inside of the case? Thanks

A:case fan

Well, I would say the fan should be exhaustin out the back of the case, correct me if i'm wrong.

But Why do you want to replace a case fan, is it because the computer overheating?

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I've decided to upgrade my computer and I'm wondering if this PSU will fit in my case.
I have a:
Presario SR2170NX
P4 3.0Ghz

I'm getting a EVGA 7900GS & probably this PSU

The manufacturer's website doesn't have the dimensions and I've been told it may or may not fit in my case.


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can someone be kind enough to tell how hard it is to upgrade a pc case to a more moden one is it going to be very hard to move guts from one to another

A:new pc case

If your MB is of the newer kind (ATX) then it's easy and everything should slip right in. If you have an older computer then the MB might not fit. Just make sure that you ground yourself by touching something metal to discharge any static electricity that might have accumulated on your hands before you start the change over.

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i want to replace my pc case with a more up to date one how hard is it going to be to take all the guts out of old one and set up in new one
please help

A:new case

It depends. If you have an older computer a new case probably won't work nor the power supply (if it comes with one). New cases are ATX and you need an ATX motherboard. If you have an ATX MB now then the swap should be easy. Just make sure you ground yourself because static electricity can fry a CPU.

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So I just got a new case , Corsair Obsidian 750D Airflow Edition , moved everything last night from my NZXT H440 case. Just by doing this ive knocked 10 degrees off my max GPU temps in stress tests (72 down to 62 ish ) and CPU 7 - 10 degrees after 10 minutes of Aida 64. I have to say it isnt as quiet as my NZXT and i didnt compensate for ambient temps but our house is always about the same temperature (too hot :/ )

Oh and the case is MASSIVE!!

A:New case

Glad you like it. It's a nice case.

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I have an Antec 900 and it's a bit cramped and I can't put my Side Panel back on without removing my Liquid Cooling System. I'm looking for an ATX Full tower with a Removable Mobo Tray, and the PSU needs to be mounted on the top. Any suggestions?

A:New Case

What's your budget?

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Hi everyone, i'm getting ready for my first computer build, i look foward for your knowledgable advice! Looking for advice on a case, I primarily prefer a mid tower case and plan to build a fast and powerful computer. Please help me decide which case is the most appropriate for my needs and with a good reputation. Any tips or sugestions about what to look for on any case is helpful or any other build tips.
Thank you

A:help! with case

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im pondering on upgrading my pc's case and power supply unit because im about to buy an rx480 and the 180w supply wont be enough..can i upgrade the power supply only? and with which one to be specific.  or i just have to buy a new case and psu all together?? im starting a gaming build.. i7 47908gb 1600mhz ram1tb hdd 7200rpm

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Q: pc case

i have a proprietary case from gateway. i believe its a midtower. my son has been playing alot of warcraft with the pc. have an antec 480watt psu, geforce 6600gt graphics card, plenty of memory, pent 4 2.6ghz, good mobo and all that. problem is everything is really crammed into the case and sometimes he plays for hours on the weekends and i believe its overheating and after awhile freezes up. i have a couple of extra fans , one is a slot fan but the case isn't really designed for adequate ventilation for longterm gaming. are there midtower cases designed with more space or are all of them tight? should i go to a full size case? i just don't know that much about cases but i know i need more room for better air ventilation. any case suggestions would be appreciated. lioke to stay under 75.00

A:pc case

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Since I am a computer nerd and I love messing with computers, I figured I want to modify my own case. But since this is going to be my fist time, I am gonna use an old Gateway case...from like...98-2000's. I've already started it last week cutting out an window on the side panel.

So, right now it looks like this.

Notice I've already put some pretty lights there. I got those for free from Radio shack last week.

This is the "skeleton" of the case with the system inside.

P2 400mhz
100mhz FSB
Floppy Disk Drive.

Very old simple system, but I'm not worried about the system, I want to make this case look modern and make it so it will fit in with other cases. Yes, It's messy, but I'm not done with it...I got all the parts from scratch and put it together with parts that actually work...

Now onto paint.

These are all the panels I'll need to paint. Black will be the color. Theme will be Black, Blue and White. Everything will be black, and on the right side of the case I'll spray paint a stencil on.

But here's a question for you guys. when I get newer parts and be able to build a better system, would I be able to fit my mother-board in there?

Here's a picture of the back.

I think that's an ATX. But I am not sure...please tell?


What kind of spray paint should I use? Regular Plastic/metal paint?

What kind of glass/plastic window shoul... Read more

A:My First Case Mod


Well for the plastic, id try Krylon Fusion spray paint you can buy it about anywhere it actually melts the plastic a bit and then bonds to it.. For the metal, you can use any spray paint but no matter what its not going to be the best lasting stuff and will chip or flake if you look at it funny, well not really but it isnt the best if you move your case around a lot. Just sand it first, get it rough then paint it, the paint will stick better.

As far as the window goes, plexi is the easiest to work with and cut. I suggest using pop rivets to secure it to the side panal but make some type of tension bracket that you can rivet to and at the same time hold the plexi in snug as if you try to rivet the plexi directly it wil crack.

Yes the case is a ATX case....

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Ok im trying to find a transparant but i havent had any luck.....can any one please help me find a good ATX clear/ transparant case i will be very thankfull if you do thanks in advance

A:Help me getting a case please!!

Check out this one:

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So I've been building my new gaming rig as suggested by Rage here. I have almost everything with the exception of the RAM, graphics card, hard drive and optical drive. I got my motherboard on friday and wanted to give it a little test drive. However when I pushed the power button on my case it doesn't turn on. I know it's not my power supply since I hooked it up with my old system and it works fine and I also don't think it's my motherboard since I tried out my case's power switch with my old motherboard and it doesn't work. Is there something I'm missing or should I start contacting Antec to see if they'll send me a new switch?

P.S. : I also tried hooking the Reset SW into the PWR slot on my motherboard to see if that works and it doesn't.

A:Bad Case?

double and triple check that you have the PWR and reset plugged in to the correct place Zach, that gets mis-wired more than anything else.

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hi i need help choosing an ATX case for a PC that i am building... ive been to some website that offer me to add on fans, power supply, case fans so my question is what list of accessories that i need for my case i dont want to go all fancy i just want a basic PC so that my Kids can Practice typing

A:Atx Case

Imperial05 said:

hi i need help choosing an ATX case for a PC that i am building... ive been to some website that offer me to add on fans, power supply, case fans so my question is what list of accessories that i need for my case i dont want to go all fancy i just want a basic PC so that my Kids can Practice typingClick to expand...

this is all you would need unless you need more power, without the rest of your pc setup I wont know

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can someone help me pick a case at that costs 130-150 dolalrs and has a power supply? i dont reallly know what pwoer supply i need

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I'm building an entirley new computer but I'm stuck on which case I should get. Either the Rosewill R114A-SLV Silver Computer Case or the Antec Solution SLK1650B Black Computer Case . So which one should I get? personally I'm leanning more towards the Rosewill case. Thanks

A:Which case is better?

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Which case and power supply would you get out of all of these if you were a gamer?




(BLUE) Cybertec SX1040 425 Watt Case w/ "See Through" Window [+94]



[SILVER] MEDIUM 10-BAY 350WATT ATX CASE w/ See Through Window [+49)

[BLACK] MEDIUM 10-BAY 350WATT ATX CASE w/ See Through Window [+49)

Aluminum 10-BAY Case W/ See Through Side Window 350Watt Power [+79)

Ahanix Platnium XP 420Watt w/ Digital Thermometer [+75]

Aluminum SILVER TurboGamer 10-Bay Soho Server SX1040 Case 420 Watt Power [+99]

Aluminum YELLOW TurboGamer 10-Bay Soho Server SX1040 Case 420 Watt Power [+99]

Aluminum BLUE TurboGamer 10-Bay Soho Server SX1040 Case 420 Watt Power [+99]

Aluminum GREEN TurboGamer 10-Bay Soho Server SX1040 Case 420 Watt Power [+99]

Aluminum BLACK TurboGamer 10-Bay Soho Server SX1040 Case 420 Watt Power [+99]

A:Which case would you get out of these?

It might have been nice to have had some pictures or URLs...

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well i want to upgrade my computer case for my gateway 310 xl...but unfortunately gateway said dat i cannot but dont know this true that i cant? or can i just get a new case and just transfer all my stuff to the new case? but which size?
well gateway told me that it has to be compatible with these specifications and they said dat they are not responsible for any damage the case causes:


Case Style: Four-bay micro tower

Internal Bays: One

External Bays: Two 5.25-inch Two 3.5-inch

Rear Expansion Slots:Four

Security Lock: Loop

(H ◊ W ◊ D) 14.44 ◊ 7 ◊ 15.38 inches

Front Panel I/O: Two USB ports
One headphone jack
One microphone jack

Motherboard Form Factor: ATX/Micro-ATX

Serviceability: Tools required

A:New CAse...Need Help?

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I dont have a case fan and i want one. Been looking around and so far its between a Vantec Tornado 80mm and a Thermaltake Smart Fan 2. I hear the Tornado is really good and keeping things cool but its incredibly loud. The Smart Fan has manual speed control or somthing, but im not sure wheather ill find since useful since ill have it on full blast anyway. Any recomendations as to which one to pick? Recomendations of any other models is also welcome.

A:What case fan?

Get a couple of these ->

I've put about 5 of these in computers I've built for people - they're quiet, effective, and cheap.

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I am running windows XP on amd 2.6+.I have run Adware and fixed problems found AVG was clean but spybot has found n-case whish it cant delete -- results as follows

n-Case: Settings (Registry key, fixing failed)

n-Case: Settings (Registry key, fixing failed)

I have tried to manually remove from the reg but it just comes back - also im unable to find HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\salm in the reg

Also here is a Hijack log------------------Thanx

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.0
Scan saved at 18:14:51, on 20/12/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Personal Firewall\NISUM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ulead Systems\DVD\ULCDRSvr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Center\SymWSC.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Personal Firewall\ccPxySvc.exe
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A:help with n-case

Sorry to waste ur time but i have sorted out n-case now but could someone still have a look at the hijack log please

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i just got a new PC case and it has a switch on the back that says 115v and 230v what should i leave it on i dont want to burn up my motherboard by setting the volts to high what should i leave it on thanks

A:New Case

Are you in the U.S.? and are you plugging it into an outlet that can be used by a regular household lamp?

If so, then keep it on 115v -- 230v is a higher voltage system with different characteristics.

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I'm planning build up pc but I need recommendation about mid tower cases and p4 power supply units.Thank you.

A:Case and PSU

If Antec were really smart they would sell the cases with or w/o psu, so you could buy the psu of your choice.

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Hope everyone is doing great.

I just got my system up and running and i'm pretty stoked. I bought the Logisys Clear Blue system case and theres a problem. There isn't a Power Supply rack above, so theres nothing holding the psu down besides the 4 screws in the back? Is there anyways I could make this PSU more sturdy because I am worried that overtime it might just collapse onto my stuff. Here are the 2 links for the case and the Power Supply.

PSU = 530w
Case =

Any ideas and how to's would be amazing!

Thanks All!!


A:Need some help with my case!!!

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Hello, I'm not that good with hardware and i'm experiencing some problems.. I just noticed that my computer's case (i'm not sure if it's called a case, it's the black thingie that you see outside the computer) becomes hot after a while and it gives out really hot air from the back where the psu fan is located.

I've went to my friend's place and checked his computer, which is on most of the day and it never gives out any hot air from the back nor does the case get hot :s

So any suggestions on what i should do? Is this bad or it's just normal?

A:Hot air and case becomes hot

Here's a link for your reading pleasure on 'case' cooling you need to post a little more info on your 'system specs'

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Hello guys and girls i was woundering does a pc case fan need to be compatible with your motherbord or will any case fan work?

A:pc case fan

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So I decided to build my own computer. I'm deciding on what type of case to get and I don't know which is better full tower or mid tower. Size doesn't matter so much I'm more concerned with room, that is making sure there is enough room for a big video card like a Radeon 6970 and cooling. I was looking at these two cases one is a mid size the other is full size.

Mid size by Antec

Full size tower by Azza

A:What case to get

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I am currently using a Thermaltake Soprano case and the cooling is...

I have just bought a new GPU card and would like to upgrade with a new case.

My system spec is:

[email protected]
6GB DDR2 6400
Asus CuCore 1GB R5770
ASRock Penryn1600SLI
5.5TB Various HDD's
650W Corsair PSU

The case I have been looking at is the Antec 1200 - any other good cases with the same cooling permormance?

A:Best Sub £130 case?

What's wrong with the Antec 1200? That case really doesn't require subbing, it's perfect in its own right.

The Antec 900 (2), is pretty spiffy also. It supports water cooling, is fairly roomy, has good airflow, and would be great if you wanted a mid-tower rather than a full.

I'm linking a few Thermaltake offerings, tentatively in you approximate price range;

Antec's customer service is stellar, while Cooler Master's is wretched, hence their absence from these suggestions.

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how do i find out or work out wether my spec will fit a specific case??
i have this in mind. any thoughts suggestions?

my spec
Field Value
CPU Type AMD Athlon 64, 2400 MHz (12 x 200) 3400+

Motherboard MSI K8TM-ILSR (MS-6741) (3 PCI, 1 AGP, 1 CNR, 2 DDR DIMM, Audio, LAN, IEEE-1394)

System Memory 1024 MB (PC2700 DDR SDRAM)

Video Adapter RADEON 9800 SERIES - Secondary (256 MB)

Optical Drive _NEC DVD_RW ND-2510A (DVD+R9:2.4x, DVD+RW:8x/4x, DVD-RW:8x/4x, DVD-ROM:12x, CD:32x/16x/40x DVD+RW/DVD-RW)

Optical Drive SONY DVD-ROM DDU1613 (16x/48x DVD-ROM)

Field Value
Disk Drive ST320082 2AS SCSI Disk Device (200 GB, 7200 RPM, SATA)

just ask if any more info needed!

A:Will my pc fit this case?

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i cant decide please help!


A:which case to buy??

thanks for feedback i've decided to buy the 2nd 1 but thanks...

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im geting this case...
im just wondering if it supports my cpu (amd anthlon 64 2x 4600+) ((as i dont understand wat it says.))

A:case help! PLZ!

hi topps,

the case itself doesn't matter. any case will work as long is it accepts the motherboard you plan on using.

since you plan on buying a case/water cooler combo, the compatibility issue would be with the CPU waterblock. the specs state "all AMD K8 series".... All current Athlon 64's are part of the K8 family, so your's should be "supported". basically the waterblock will include 3 different mounting brackets for each supported socket type.

cheers :wave:

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this happens when i try to burn something to my dvd-r/cd-r...
I right click the item i want to send and go to Send To:

then this happens:

anyone know why?

A:So i took apart my PC to put it in a new case and now...

no idea. Have you tries copying and pasting then using the winxp rewritable tool. There is a button that says "Write these files to disk". If it can work that way then you at least know nothing is wrong with your drive. Erm after that nope no idea really. Ill post if i think of anything.
PS Nice Desktop. Very Shiny

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Well, I have virus issues at the moment and will try another fix tonight when I get home, thanks to HJT help. But, if things are too messed up I'm thinking I may need to format the hard drive to clear it out. What I was wondering was, how do I make a boot disk - and use it? I assume I would need one if going that route. Obviously I'm not very knowledgeable on these things.Or, if I do an upgrade to XP Professional from XP Home, will this totally replace the screwed up registry and it's associated virus? I'm toying with doing the upgrade if one of my sons doesn't cough up my XP Home CD. Thanks for any input here!Krooz

A:Just In Case

The XP Home and Pro CDs should be bootable. If you're going to upgrade from Home to Pro, and you want a clean slate, you can format through the CD services. I'd suggest doing a full format so you know you're getting rid of everything on that drive.

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Im buying a new computer I got everything but the case and proccessor. I want to know what the best case is for under $70? Im thinking about buying the raidmax 868 unless somone shows me somthing better....

A:What case to buy?

You can check out It's possible to check every case sorted by price. I always like to just look at the cases with many reviews. I found myself a good $40 case that nearly everyone loved.

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I'm building a new computer and don't know what kind of PSU to get, I found this one but I don't know if it suits my every need, If possible I would like to stick with something found on since I'm getting my whole computer from there. I'm also looking for a case, I would like it to look cool and have good ventilation (preferably under $75). I found this one but the reviews made me wonder how well it worked (even though 78% of the people gave it a 5/5). If anyone has knows of a cooler one that suits my needs and is still under $75 please let me know. Lastly I do not know which of the processors I have listed are better, I like the one on newegg because it has reviews and because it's on newegg. I don't know anything about the other one but it is a little cheaper so I was thinking the one on newegg might be better.


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Specs of my computer:
Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-S2H
AMD Phenom 9550 Agena 2.2GHz
AMD Phenom 9950 Black Edition 2.6 GHz
G.Skill 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 (PC2 6400)
Samsung Black DVD Drive with Lightscribe

A:Need help with PSU and Case

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The current case I have for my computer is half-broken, so I want to buy another. My motherboard is a Via P4M800PRO-M478. What size of tower can I get? I know that it's a mid-tower atx case. My current case is on ebay (where I bought it from the exact auction):

I'm looking at this on eBay:

A:Help with new ATX Case

Most ATX cases are also set up to hold MicroATX boards (like yours), so your mobo should fit. However, that power supply is most likely of very low quality and should be replaced. According to the specs on the ebay page, it only puts out 18A on the 12v line, which is pretty low for a 450 watt psu. You can get a decent Fortron FCS from Newegg for around $35.

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I would like to get a new case for my computer. Since my motherboard is in an ATX case now I assume it will fit in any case I get that is ATX. Is this correct? Also, when I switch cases, can I just leave the processor on the mother board, unscrew the board and put it in the new case? Thanks for any assistance.

A:New Case

Most ATX cases are indeed generic, with one possible exception. Many ATX motherboards have different placements of the ports, and frequently ship with a small removable insert for the port section in the back of the case. There is no reason not to leave the processor and memory in the MB for the transfer.

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okay sounds like a stupid question, but I found this to be rather odd. I was working on another problem with a computer, I ended up having to open the case to fix the problem.

To my amazement I opened the case up and there is not one case fan in the computer. The only thing that is cooling it is the fan in the power supply and the CPU fan . I'm kind of thankfull I put it on a flat, elevated surface to give it more ventalation(has a fan vent on the bottom).

I think I'll eventually get around to putting a few fans in this one, But I'm curious to see anyone else has found this on a computer? They got the computer from a computer show, so it's not a name brand.

A:Do you really need a case fan?

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Hi Forums,

Im building a Mediacenter (HTPC) and have gotten a nice hardware configuration together:

Asus P5K SE
Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 2.67GHz
Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro P
4GB DDR2 800MHz PC2-6400
Seagate 500GB HD 7200 SATAII/3
Inno3D Nvidia Geforce 8400GS (256MB)
NorthQ 500W Fanless ODB PSU

I have assembled everything in an old PC case that have a pre installed case fan, which makes a lot of noise. I am wondering what would be the best way to deal with this noise issue. Would I need it at all - can I unplug it? Or should I play it safe, and go look for a low noise replacement?

I am not a hardware expert - and was in doubt if this is the correct forum... for my cooling issue?

Hope someone can help out.


A:Do I need a case fan?

I wouldn't go without any fan at all. You can replace it with a quieter one. Compare the decibel ratings of the different fans to get one that is relatively quiet. If your case permits fitting a larger fan, they will move the same or more air at a lower RPM which equals less noise. There are adjustable speed fans too so you can minimize noise. However, adequate cooling is the first priority.

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I?m looking for a computer case that is cheap (of course), provide good cooling, and quite (fan noise). My preferences:

-Price between $50-$70
-Mid-tower (no flip out ?front door? to access optical drives)
-Clear window on the side panel (be nice if It have a fan hole)
-1 120mm fan hole from the front that will blow air pass hard drive for cooling/intake
-1 120mm fan for exhaust in the back
-Easy install (use those no-tool type rail thingy)
-No need for PSU, I got one already.

I think I?m asking for too much here for the price so if you know another case that is a bit more or better let me know anyways. I like to see what other people are using. Thanks.

A:Need a new case

Well im hopefully getting this case soon

Its probably available where ever you are in the world!!!

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Q: Da case

Im learning about the guts of the computer..and getting parts
to put one together...I have a dumb question..Im sure...
I have my case...where would you get slot covers..? the one that
is on my case wouldnt make up with the motherboard I would
like to get...thanks for any help....

A:Da case

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I bought a Cicero SP2520E Computer and the side pannels are in two seperate pecies. I can take the back 3/4 of the side panels of but the front 1/3 is held on with round screws with round holes. How do i get this off???? And also the other side is one complete panel but its screwed on with round screws with round circle how do i get in to my computer so i can install a dvd burner???

Thanks In advance,


A:Getting my pc case off

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Ok, I'm building a computer, but I'm not sure about which case to get. I was hoping for one that comes with a power supply, mostly because they are cheaper. I was reccommend an Antec one, but Newegg doesn't have it anymore.

Im looking for something that is cheap, but will last a good while. I'd probably only want to spend $100, but if I could get an okay case with a nice power supply seperate, I wouldn't mind spending a bit more money if it would last longer. So can some one please help me find a good case and power supply. Thanks!

A:What case??

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I recently had a power supply go bad, and was thinking of making a case fan from the fan inside of the old PS and using the wires from inside of there. How would I go about doing this?

A:Case Fan

Here's the pinout for a standard molex, just find a old molex connector and splice the wires in.

Power Supply plug 5.25-inch 4-pin Molex

Pin# Color Function
1 Yellow +12V DC
2 Black Ground
3 Black Ground
4 Red +5V DC
Normally all that's needed for this kinda thing is the yellow and a black,
but if the fan spins too fast tye the yellow and the red and you'll get +7V DC instead of +12V. Or just use the red and the black for +5V's.

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I have attached a picture of the mothervboard that I ordered. My question is: why are the mouse/keyboard ports vertical instead of horizontal? All of the towers I have seen, have the ports horizantal and not vertical like the board is. Any ideas?

A:ATX Case

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I'm looking to replace the case fans in my new computer I built and I am wondering what are the quietest everyone has found. Can anyone list some good fans??


A:Best Case Fan

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Hi guys, i'm back from my vacation, and at last I got my case half way trough my modding process. What did i do so far you ask? I removed all plastic parts, painted it in black, got the wires in order, and made a cool power switch. I still want to cover the side and front in Plexiglas & put on some fans .It's not much, but have a look...

Pic1 - full image of my desk ,the case is on the right (duh...)
Pic2 - a close up on the case
Pic3 - another close up, notice the innovative power on/off switch at the bottom right corner! Got that from an old Yugo

A:My new old case...

Thats a nice lookin paint job:approve:

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I want a case with a FULL size side panel window (not half of one...).
I was looking to get the NZXT apollo, but im not a very big fan of the front.
Can anyone recommend some nice cases? (if it already has LEDs, i need blue ones)
i was looking at the X-jupiter and X-telstar, but im not a huge fan of the way apevia throws their name all over the front.

A:Case for $75

Well...what size were you looking for?

This one has full view of the side and is $39 on sale, and the reviews were positive.

Dimension: 250 x 488 x 540mm (9.8" x 19.2" x 21.3")
Max. Motherboard size: 12" x 10"
Drive Bays: 11
4 x Open 5.25" Drive Bays
2 x Open 3.5" Drive Bays
5 x Hidden 3.5" Drive Bays
Built-in 2 front USB 2.0+ Audio Output
80mm RGBY LED Fan Included
480w SATA Cable Power Supply Included (Compatible to 20/24pin Motherboard)
1 x Rear Fan Mount (for 80mm / 90mm / 120mm Cooling Fan)
Toolless Thumb ScrewClick to expand...


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Struggling to find the right case for me, where can I find a case with:

Space for at least 5 Hard Drives
Space for at least 1 Optical Drive
Space for at least 1 ssd (optional since I currently use a converter)
Space to fit a HD Radeon 5970 / HD Radeon 7990
Space for large fans / cooling design
Very Heavy/average (optional - Not a downside)

A:Appropriate Case

I would recommend the CM Silencio 650, which is the most silent case I can think of, but it cant support the 310mm 7990. That means you need a full tower case. I think your best bet is the Fractal Design Define XL R2, which comes in grey and black. It has 10 HDD bays (SSDs just need a converter) and a optical drive bay. It is also soundproof, has filters for fans (dust proof), and can support up to 330mm cards with the drive bays intact.

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I've got a new case with two front USB 1.1 ports. My new mobo has USB 2.0 support, and the pinouts for USB don't match the case's 1.1. Is there any way I can make use of these ports on the case? I'm not concerned that they are USB 1.1, as I'll just be connecting a digital camera there.

A:USB 1.1 in Case, 2.0 on MB

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I have a case that was bought about 6 months ago. How can I tell if it is usuable for a P4 mobo ?

The power supply within is a SUNTEK Model PW-300ATXA

A:P4 Case ?

If the case is for an ATX motherboard it should work fine. The only issue might be the power supply.

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