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Case for my computer

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Found 26th Mar 2010
Bought a graphix card (link below), and unfortunatly it doesnt fit in my computer (uses a dell minitower currently), so want to upgrade.

Sorry for repeating myself a bit here guys, but I have £35 for a new case and want to make sure I get the right one (first time building my own PC! Have all the other components already). I have posted a link to a budget £25 below; one which has rave reviews on Hexus and the ebuyer review system and apparently combats all the usual faults of a generic case (e.g. rough edges, room). Is this the best I can get for my money?

Thanks,
Chris

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dont forget the power supply

and note that if you are thinking of taking the mb cpu ram and hd from the dell box and putting it in to a new cases, you will need to check that the motherboards form factor will actually work. some of the dells dont use normal form factors . another concern wit dells is that they do not neccessariy use the same pin out on the power supply connecter. that means if you plug in a new power supply with different pins you could damage the motherboard. youd need to do some research on this

if you can afford it get a better graphic card then that one

CReilly;8216767

Hexus case: http://www.ebuyer.com/product/172779



As has been said, that is just the CASE. No pwer supply.

You may have trouble getting a decent case AND PSU for £35.

If Dell use a STANDARD PSU you may be able to move that from the Dell case to the new case.

Some graphics cards require their own power connection. If you plan to use the Dell PSU make sure it has a power lead for a graphics card.

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ascen;8216886

dont forget the power supplyand note that if you are thinking of taking … dont forget the power supplyand note that if you are thinking of taking the mb cpu ram and hd from the dell box and putting it in to a new cases, you will need to check that the motherboards form factor will actually work. some of the dells dont use normal form factors . another concern wit dells is that they do not neccessariy use the same pin out on the power supply connecter. that means if you plug in a new power supply with different pins you could damage the motherboard. youd need to do some research on this



I have ]this one, and its already installed in my dell with no problems. Can you please give further information on whether or not I could use my dell motherboard in this new case..?

wickedteen;8217114

if you can afford it get a better graphic card then that one



What's wrong with it?

dcx_badass;8217138

Case:Antec 300 is excellent:http://www.ebuyer.com/product/143854Probably … Case:Antec 300 is excellent:http://www.ebuyer.com/product/143854Probably cheaper if you shop around.



It's a little out of my price range to be honest (35 was an upper limit) but I'll shop around and see if I can find it cheaper - thanks

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guilbert53;8217257

As has been said, that is just the CASE. No pwer supply.You may have … As has been said, that is just the CASE. No pwer supply.You may have trouble getting a decent case AND PSU for £35.If Dell use a STANDARD PSU you may be able to move that from the Dell case to the new case.Some graphics cards require their own power connection. If you plan to use the Dell PSU make sure it has a power lead for a graphics card.



I I said on the above post, I am using ]this one

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dcx_badass;8218640

A case lasts a long time though (like forever), better to get a much … A case lasts a long time though (like forever), better to get a much better built one with great air flow for a little extra.That PSU is good, I'm running the 600w version, you can see it at the bottom of my pic.



Thought it looked familiar

I'll see what I can do - thanks for the advice - but it would be stretching my finances somewhat. Rep left, btw.

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Could anyone add anything else?

CReilly;8217281

I have ]this one, and its already installed in my dell with no problems. … I have ]this one, and its already installed in my dell with no problems. Can you please give further information on whether or not I could use my dell motherboard in this new case..?



if that power supply is in your dell case and working with a non-dell motherboard, all should be fine - can someone else confirm this please. im a bit out of the hardware "game" and only know about the case and power supply issue catch ya from a while back

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dcx_badass;8222611

I think my £1 computer scared them away. Anyway if you're just getting a … I think my £1 computer scared them away. Anyway if you're just getting a generic case then it doesn't matter too much, just try and get one with decent airflow that isn't completely flimsy.



I would of expected the opposite reaction on a deals/bargain website!

ascen;8223073

if that power supply is in your dell case and working with a non-dell … if that power supply is in your dell case and working with a non-dell motherboard, all should be fine - can someone else confirm this please. im a bit out of the hardware "game" and only know about the case and power supply issue catch ya from a while back



Thanks :thumbsup:

CReilly;8217281

What's wrong with it?



It's a little overpriced for the performance and due to be replaced in the next couple of months. I'd spend £10 more and get a 4870 (faster right now) or 5750 (much lower power, supports DirectX 11)
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