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Question: Move Dell components into other case?

I am starting to get concerned about my new Dell Dimension 8400 getting hot, doesn't seem to be much in the way of airflow. The whole Intel processor is all new to me...usually an AMD chick, but I got a good deal. Anyway...would it void my warrantee if I put mobo, dvd, & HDD etc. into a different case with more fans to improve airflow? Has anyone else done this? Just curious.

Intel Pentium IV 3.6GHz
160Gb SATA HDD
ATI Radeon X850 XT PE PCIe (256 memory)

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Answer: Move Dell components into other case?

I don't know if it would void Dell's warranty or not (although I think it well might!), but if you were going to do all that anyway why didn't you assemble your own machine in the first place?

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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 ?
 

Answer: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 recently swapped parts out of an acer Aspire AST-180-UA381B - I put a 500watt PSU, and a powercolor 4870 . I am concerned, because the old 250watt PSU's fan blew out the back of the case, whereas this configuration of the 500watt fan is such that it will be blowing INSIDE the case . The fan on the 4870 is directed out the back.
My question is : what program(s) are best to monitor component temps ? The CPU is a simple single-core Athlon 3800 .
Thanks !
I'll check back in after band practice, and my stop at Fry's for a molex-6pin PCI-E adapter so I can start using said computer .
 

Answer:New components/old case

YIKES temps are WAY too high. above 60c, according to SPECCY . I need a cheap cooling solution.
Suggestions ?
 

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Hey Guys,

Finaly I made the time to create my ulimate case I've been reading reviews for the best combination graphics adapter, processor and cooler.
Has anyone ever overclocked a Dual-Core AMD Athlon 64 X2?
I need some tips for excellent perfomance

Thxs in advance,
Monique Vreugd
 

Answer:first case mod need components

What motherboard and memory are you using with this processor?
 

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I don't think I have any overheating issues just yet but I was curious if anyone had some ideas on the most effective ways to cool a BTX case. Case temp is around 50 C and CPU is mid 50's when idle. Room is about room temp, 70 F or so. When doing something intense the it all creeps about about 5 degrees C to the point where the case is around 55, CPU around 60-61. These numbers according to Speedfan.

Again, I've had no problems thus far and I don't think these temps are unreasonable. But I was curious as to what my cooling options are. I was thinking the quickest, cheapest, and probably least effective way to go was to put a fan in the empty PCI slot...at least until I need that slot. But it seems that most PCI fans are not made for a BTX case as they point in the wrong direction. Also, this particular setup is somewhat unique as there is a plastic duct running directly from the intake fan to the CPU, making alternative CPU cooling somewhat tricky.

Thoughts?
 

Answer:Cooling Components in BTX Case

see if there is a place at the front of the case , in front of the hard drive cage, to add another fan..I put 120 MM fans there...blowing into the case... so they can blow cool air over the hard drives an aid the other case fans blowing out of the case...works good and the 120MM fans are quieter than the 80 mm fans
 

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I am looking at purchasing a case for a build I am going to be doing (first build), these are my components, what is a decent case that will keep my system cool, will fit my components and is preferably cheap as possible. I am going to be doing some gaming on this pc as well as surfing the internet, MS word, watching films etc.
CPU - AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor
Motherboard - Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard
Memory - Kingston HyperX 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Storage - Toshiba Product Series:DT01ACA 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Video Card - MSI Radeon R7 260 1GB Video Card
Power Supply - Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply
Optical Drive - Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer
Any thoughts and explanations as to why those cases would be much appreciated thank you!

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Hi, so i am in possesion of an hp desktop (here is the product page, http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=c03635837) and i was planning on buying a new case, a new GPU (msi gtx 1060) and a new Psu (to support my new gpu. Now in order for me to add all of this stuff i think it would be ideal to transfer all of my components to a new case. I am familiar with how to do this, i just wanted to know if this will all work nice and smoothly or if i need to know a few things first or even if it will not work at all. Thank you.

Answer:Moving my pc into new case and upgrading components

JablesTheGreat Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!I've done this a few times -- but not with this model PC -- so I can only offer general comments ... 1) I/O shield -- this is the small plate that covers the external sockets at the back of the case.  These are generally a standard size, so if the new case has the same size opening, you can simply move the shield to the new case. 2) USB ports -- these have standard MoBo connectors, so as long as the ports in the new case are the same generation as the old case (i.e., USB 2.0 vs USB 3.0), you should be able to reconnect the USB ports without problems. 3) Memory card readers -- this is more problematic.  Every HP PC I've owned has had memory card readers and the connectors are anything but standard. In addition, the readers themselves are designed to fit into each special case, so they're not "bolt-ons" that can simply be reattached to a different case.  If this is the situation with yours, you would have to suffice with USB-based memory card readers for the new case. Good Luck

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I am looking at purchasing a case for a build I am going to be doing (first build), these are my components, what is a decent case that will keep my system cool, will fit my components and is preferably cheap as possible. I am going to be doing some gaming on this pc as well as surfing the internet, MS word, watching films etc.
CPU - AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor
Motherboard - Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard
Memory - Kingston HyperX 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Storage - Toshiba Product Series:DT01ACA 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Video Card - MSI Radeon R7 260 1GB Video Card
Power Supply - Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply
Optical Drive - Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer
Any thoughts and explanations as to why those cases would be much appreciated thank you!

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Hi, I have a Compaq SR1630NX with a Asustek Amberine M motherboard, and I was wondering if I took out the motherboard to put in this case: http://shop1.outpost.com/product/5124886?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG
Would I have to take the CPU fan out too? Or can I just have to unplug the power supply and components, leave the CPU fan on the motherboard, unscrew the motherboard, and put it in the new case?
 

Answer:Move motherboard from old case to new case

yea, u can leave the CPU and fan in there, as well as the memory. just unplug all the cables, remove the PCI/AGP/PCI-E cards and stick it in the new case
 

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I rebuilt by installing all hardware in a new Coolermaster haf 930 full size tower. Everything seemed fine on bootup but, I noticed the drivers, were installing I think, for the ssd and dvd/cd. it booted back up and restarted just fine all day yesterday. When I got up this morning, I turned it on and it got to the welcome screen with small spinning circle next to it but, stayed there a lot longer than usual. Next, it went to a plain blue screen and stayed there for 10-15 seconds then all icons popped on the monitor as usual and everything worked fine after that till I shut down or restart then it's the same thing all over again. All help will be greatly appreciated Thanks!

Answer:strange bootup after installing components in new PC case

Re-check all your connections. It sounds like something that was previously connected is not now.

Also: are you using the same power supply as before? Or is it a new supply that came with the case?
If a new supply, what are the specs on both (old and new).

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I moved my CPU (AMD 939 4800+x2), RAM (2*1gb Nspire), and Video Card (7950gt EVGA) from my shuttle ST20G5 which had a bad RAM slot to an Ultra Microfly case with EVGA NF44 AMD motherboard. When I turn on the computer, it beeps once (tells I passed POST) and takes me to BIOS. Then I select XP Pro from my boot menu, the XP load screen is displayed for a few seconds, and then I get a STOP error. One weird part is that when I enter BIOS, it shows up as Pheonix AWARD BIOS, just like in my shuttle, not the EVGA version of BIOS, even though it shows the EVGA splash screen upon boot. I am using the same HD in hopes to preserve all my data... not sure if that is a problem? Please feel free to ask questions and please help... I am stuck on an old laptop with none of my documents... I know because it passes POST that I couldn't have messed anything up too bad when I moved everything

Answer:Moved components into new case and now get a BSOD upon booting

I have researched the problem a little more... maybe I have to do a repair install of XP?

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Hello world,
I'm looking to considerably upgrade my current system, which will become essentially a new system overall.

I was looking into something along these lines:
[Key: Currently Own | Looking To Buy]
Motherboard- Asus Sabertooth Z77.
CPU- Intel Core i5 3570K 3.4Ghz s1155 6MB.
Cooling- Corsair Hydro H100i.
RAM- Kingston HyperX Beast 2x8GB DDR3 1600MHz (x2= a total of 32GB).
GPU- GeForce GTX 460 (768MB).
PSU- Corsair GS600 80PLUS. (is it enough?)
HDD/SSD- *.*
Monitor- *.*
Peripherals- *.*
Case- Open for suggestions!

The rest is less of an issue.

What do you guys think?

Answer:A New (*upgrade) System Build, Components and Case Questions

The PSU is definitely enough. You could even have two GTX 670s with this PSU.

32 GB would be about 28 GB more than I would ever need, but hey.

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I'm not too tech proficient, but I'm getting better, and decided to tackle my biggest challenge so far.

I took everything out of a Gateway PC, replaced the PSU and put everything back into a new full tower case.

Everything works great except the audio. Here is the problem and details:

I only have an onboard audio card. The new case has a headphone jack on the front that connects to the "audio" pin connection on the bottom of the motherboard. I connected this.

After reassembling, the audio jack on the rear of the case on the motherboard I/O panel does not produce sound. HOWEVER, the headphone jack on the front DOES produce sound.

I'm a little puzzled because that would seem to imply the motherboard is fine.

Does the I/0 panel audio ports run off of dedicated power, or a specific power cord that I might have placed in the wrong place or backwards?

Any other ideas?


Followup question. THere is something wrong with the front headphone jack (maybe a manufacturer defect) that is causing the left speaker to crackle and be less loud. almost like a bad speaker, but I tested for that.

In the case I took everything out of there was a single AUDIO pin connection from the front panel to the motherboard. But on the new case the AUDIO pin connection had an additional identically sized pin connection coming off of it about 1" from the AUDIO pin connection. It had some numbers on it like a voltage rating or something (unsure).. I just ... Read more

Answer:Onboard audio problems after moving components to new case

Hi, If you replaced all the cables as they were then you should have no trouble.
The front panels are in 2 groups. The USB sockets are 1 group with a cable that runs over to the motherboard.
The front panel audio board has 2 cables that run from it to a single free socket, and that plugs onto a connector on the motherboard that has 5 pins in one row and 4 pins on the other row, with one pin empty.
But I would think it's more likely the problem is the settings in Windows.
Right click on the speaker icon in the taskbar, choose 'playback devices', and if your speakers are plugged into the back of the pc, you should see them in the list. They should have a green tick over the speakers.
If not, right click on the speaker line, and choose 'enable', that should put the sound signals onto the socket where your external speakers are connected to.
* Might also be worth testing that your external speakers are working by plugging them into something you know works, such as a mp3 player, mobile, or tape player output. It's possible the speakers are not getting power. (Power LED on one speaker).
*Also check for muted audio in Windows, and the 'on/vol' control on the actual speakers.
 

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Hello: Installed Windows 8 Pro Upgrade to an old PC case. Can I transfer all

the components from that case and install them in a new empty case,

bringing along that Windows 8 installation too? I would transfer everything

except the intake/exhurst fans. Thank you.

Answer:Migrating entire PC components with Windows 8 to another empty PC case

Yes, if you are moving the same motherboard and Hard Drive it should be smooth.

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I recently purchased a name brand PC to replace one I built myself a couple years ago.   I upgraded the video card and PSU, but was comfortable with everything else. Problem is that when playing graphically intensive games the machine will lock up which I attribute the video card over heating since the only has one fan.  My old case has 7.  Does anyone foresee any problems with stripping the old tower and replacing the parts with the ones from my new machine?

Answer:Ok to move hardware from one case to another?

placing your components in a different case will not cause any problems, barring that you do not damage the components in the process and that you do not hook everything up incorrectly of course.i would suggest labelling all your connections before disconnecting them, to make it easy to put it all back together.

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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
http://www.atxcases.com/products/productdetails.asp?main_catid=1&catid=6&prodid=352
 

Answer: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
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811144089 its a full tower so lots of room or this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129021 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 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811208021 which is really beautiful and cheap (recomend if u dont got cash lol)
 

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does anyone know of a supplier of parts for dell computers (apart from dell, that is). i am after a modem for a dell optiplex 260. standard pci cards do not fit in these machines.thanx in advance

Answer:dell optiplex components

i don't think the modem your after is exclusive to dell. more so just an irregular type fitting used by factories for testing. Appearance: Brown, about 4cm long, about 3.5cm from the edge of the board, division in the centre.If it is the type i have just described such as click here then any brand of modem will do. Haven't been able to find a store that sells them new you may have better luck.

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Hi

My Dell N5050 laptop died and I tried moving the Harddisk into a old HP Deskpro. The disk boots fine but Windows 7 DELL OEM reboots as the windows picture comes up. It then allows me to do a repair but that doesn't help. The repair report doesn't give any clue to the problem.

I am guessing it is some fundamental driver that is Dell specific. Any idea how to sort it ?

The repair will allow me to get to a dos prompt.

Nigel

Answer:Move Dell Windows 7 Hard disk into non-dell hardware

Welcome to our forum auror1968.

Their is a excellent chance that the OEM/SLP key, drivers and a lot more are tied to the Laptop and will not work on the Desktop.
Does you Desktop or Laptop have a Windows 7 sticker on it that looks something like this?

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Hello:
I have installed a hard drive docking bay on my xps8300 so I can swap hardrives without opening the computer, but front bezel of the computer case is too small and does not aloe me to use this dock.
So I need to replace the computer tower case with one that does not cover the external bays.
Can anyone tell me what other case will fit my mobo?
Thanks in advance; gentleman
elmgrove

Answer:Dell XPs 8300 motherboard, will it fit a non dell tower case?

Without extensive reverse-engineering, nothing -- though the board will fit other cases, the Dell wiring connector won't work with an aftermarket case -- and you'll be in for hours of multimeter work to figure out what connects where.  You'll likely also wind up with bootup errors when the BIOS reports the front panel connections missing.

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hello i would like to know if can do a case transfer on a dell inspiron 660s to a vostro 200 case, i have been looking all over but it seems that they both have the same form factor Micro-Atx so i wanted to know before i try and attempt it or spend the money on it.

Answer:Dell inspiron 660S to dell Vostro 200 case

Hi zixzen,
Thank you for writing to Dell Community Forum.
You can access the manual of both the system on our Dell Support site, which will give you the dimensions for the case.
If you have any other query, please private message us the service tag of the system along with your email id.

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I bought my Dell Vostro 3800 ST almost 2 years ago, sadly I didn't really do my research before I bought it, and it turns out, card that came with it wasn't really great for gaming and it's nearing the end of it's life.
So I'm planning to buy proper card, but my tower is waaay to slim to fit in it comfortably.
So my question is, will I be able to take my motherboard to another, non-Dell case? If so, what type of case would be good? I did try to find online, what type of motherboard it is, but if there's an answer to that question, I can't find or understand it.
I'd be grateful for any help provided :)

Answer:Will my motherboard from Dell Vostro 3800 ST fit into non-Dell case?

It's more or less a micro-ATX board so it will likely fit a standard case.  That said, wiring the power switch, hard drive LEDs, etc. will be difficult - they're not standard and it may be a lot of trial and error to make work.

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Ok I really want to try to overclock my Dimension XPS T500,PIII 800mhz, 384 SDRAM, geforce2 MX, but installing cooling items to a pre-loaded (installed) case is quite difficult, as in case fans and such. What kind of cooling products could I install to such a case? Recommend anything; VGA Silencers, water cooling, heatsinks, and fans. How much do you think I could OC such a computer.

Here is some more info on it: http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dkub/
 

Answer:Cooling components avalible to install on a Dell

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I made a mistake and allowed Dell to install some SupportAssist components today.  I have seen quite a few errors created for the Dell Software, (SARemediation) but nothing like this... They all happened this morning between 12:56:22 and 12:56:29.
I am posting this in case someone at Dell may need to know... 1568 errors in 7 minutes seems like a lot.
The error says:
DCOM got error "1115" attempting to start the service TrustedInstaller with arguments "Unavailable" in order to run the server:
{752073A1-23F2-4396-85F0-8FDB879ED0ED}

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So I have a 3 year old Dell E310 with XP MCE, with the Pentium 4 521 (2.8GHz,800FSB) and the motherboard is Dell Model 0JC474, which I guess can only be upgraded a little bit, to a 3.2 800FSB which I doubt would provide much improvement.

So the question is - if I buy a new PC with a new fancy schmancy processor, and I stick with XP, is it possible to simply install my current HDD into the new computer and retain all of my installed programs and settings? I have so many programs and custom settings it would take a lifetime to get a new PC to the same place.
 

Answer:Can I move Dell E310 (3100) HDD to new Dell PC?

Hi wantonsoup,
Welcome to Techspot. :wave:

Because you have configured your hardware to one PC then when you remove that hard drive and install it to a new PC more than likely it will fail to boot.
You could try but you must back everything up before the move.
If you had an external hard drive you could try making an image of that hard drive and then reinstalling windows on the new drive and then placing the image back. That may work. However again there may be some conflict.
 

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Hi! I have Dell 3330 with all the original components ( battery / Adapter ) running windows 10.1 64 bti. but my machine has a strange problem it charges my laptop's battery to 42% only and after that it shows 'Not Charging' message on mouse over. I did run the dell diagnostics for which battery passed the result. 
I did try some  tricks of uninstalling / disabling battery drivers and updating them after a restart. 

Removing the battery .. drained out any charge on the motherboard by pressing it for 20 secs or more. 
But the issue is same it is still not charging after 42% .. Surprised!?? 
Kindly suggest what is wrong where with the software.

Answer:Battery plugged in not charging- Dell 3330 with all original packaged components

Hi Saurabh78
Thanks for writing to us. 
When did the issue start?  Please update the BIOS from support.euro.dell.com and observe for any changes. 
Try this battery on another machine or another battery on this machine, which will give us a clear picture of the cause. 
Most of the time we are looking at a faulty battery in these situations. 
Do provide us your system tag#, email address and name via private message,by clicking on my name in blue and then select send a private message

Regards

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I now have two Dell PCs, one with XP and one with Vista, I want to use the new Vista machine for music, videos, entertainment apps, downloading MP3s, e-mail, browsing the net, etc. I also day-trade the stock market and I want to use the older Dell PC strictly for my stock trading platform software (planning on getting a new HDD and another XP Pro OS disk to do a fresh install of XP on the Optiplex).

As the title says, I want to remove the HDD from my two year old Dell Optiplex that's running XP Pro and install it into my new Dell XPS 420 that has Vista Home Premium loaded. I want to be able to boot to either OS in the XPS 420. I know I'll have to get the correct drivers for the XPS 420 components and install them onto the XP drive, but I don't want to have to reinstall XP on the HDD I'm moving to the new Dell XPS machine.

Anyone know if this is possible with Dell PCs? If so, what steps do I take after I've installed the HDD from the Optiplex into the XPS 420? Any help you guys can offer would be greatly appreciated as I don't want to loose my Adobe apps.
 

Answer:Move HDD w/XP Pro From Old Dell to New Dell w/Vista ?

It doesn't matter what brand the computer is, but what does matter is the order the operating systems are installed. You want to do a dual boot system, which would require installing XP first, and then Vista. I'm not much of a day-trader, but I can't imagine that Vista couldn't be used for that as well.

Oh, I see that you don't have discs for those programs anymore. If they aren't legally owned by you, I would remove those comments from your post. Supposedly, there is software that will let you set up a dual boot system after both OSes are installed, but I wouldn't trust something like that. I'd leave well enough alone right now, since you don't have the install discs, and leave both drives separate. If the old one isn't fast enough for you, you probably can do some minor upgrades for it.
 

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I tried loading windows xp and got a message that:
a components file does not match the verification information in the components manifest. XP will not load. Does any one have a solution?

Answer:Help! a components file does not match the verification information in the components

See if this thread sheds any light on the situation.

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I have spent hours looking all over the internet. I have a dell optiplex 790 mini tower I am building a gaming computer and I need a new case. There is something about the connectors with the USB and power button with the case that may not be compatible with the motherboard. Can someone please find out what kind of pc case I can get to be compatible with my motherboard? My Computer is a Dell Optiplex 790 Mini Tower
 

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Question: DELL Case

Can anyone shed some light on it being possible or not to replace my old DELL Case with a newer one (preferably a coolermaster case)
I've heard that they make their own parts, including motherboards, so they are made to fit a particular casE?
I would like to get a new case and my current Dell one is badly damaged and not very appealing to the eye.
 

Answer:DELL Case

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Would I be able to put a AMD motherboard ATX in an dell intel case ATX?
 

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Question: Dell Case

How do you take the case off Dell Dimension 8100Cannot see screws ect.

Answer:Dell Case

Found this click here see if it helps. Found it using google.

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Question: dell case??

how do take apart a dell competer? i don't see any way to get the side panel off.
 

Answer:dell case??

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Question: Dell Case Fan??

What has happened to Dell?? The parts department sucks!!! Anyway - does anyone have a good resource for buying replacement case fans for a Dell??????

Thanks!
 

Answer:Dell Case Fan??

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Question: Dell Case Fan

Okey Dokey...
I have a dell dimension 4700.
I needed a 3pin to 4pin connector for my heatsink on my video card.
My local hardware store doesnt sell these individually so I have to buy a case fan that had one with it. $10, no big deal. Anyways...

This is my case fan on my dell... Link
This is the one I bought... Link

Is the dynex case fan better then the dells? Thought my computer knowledge is somewhat good, I know little about case fans

-Thanks
 

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Question: Dell PC Case

Hey guys, I have a Dell XPS 8100. I've had it a while and I believe is out of warranty (Assuming the warranty I had was 1 year).

I'm proper sure there's something wrong with my heat sink, it's not keeping my CPU perfectly cool. I installed a new PSU with a bit more wattage but that shouldn't affect the temp of my CPU. I may of knocked my heatsink I was inspecting it the other day as I installed the new PSU.

A few hour's ago I heard my machine's fans spinning up really quickly, I opened up RealTemp to get the temperature and they shot up from around 30C to around 65C in a matter of seconds, I shut the PC down straight away, and started it up again a minute later. Seems alright.

After re inspecting my heat sink it is no longer being held down firmly, I cannot seem to remove it from the motherboard. As far as I'm aware it might be attaching onto the other side of the motherboard, however I cannot open the other side of my case to get to it to have a look, it doesn't have any screws. A friend told me it was soldered closed, and I can't get into it and that Dell sometimes do this to stop you messing around with your PC.

Is this right?

Below is a picture of the case, the screws on the left are the ones I can't seem to be able to remove. If they are indeed screws, they're just sort of circular holes.

http://www.pcdistrict.com/modules/p...mages/123276-studio-xps-8100-desktop-2727.jpg

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Question: Dell PC Case

I have a Dell E521 MotherBoard that was given to me.  The CPU had some bent an broken pins, I replaced it with the same one.  Thing is that I doubt it will work in a regular case.  I seen some on ebay but, I dont know other then that. :/

Answer:Dell PC Case

And your question is??? truenorth

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I backed up files from one 1TB eSATA drive to another 1TB eSATA drive. It now occurs to me that it might have been better to have installed the backup drive in my computer case [less clutter on my desk].

Not wanting to do the backup all over again, can I simply install the drive in my computer without having to reformat the drive [and lose everything]?

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Can I move eSATA Drive into case without reformatting the drive?

I wouldn't think you should encounter any problems by installing it in your case. After doing some searching I couldn't find anthing that says it won't work.Fabe

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I just picked up a Thermaltake Armor MX VH8000BWS ATX Mid Tower Case, and was wondering would a Dell xps motherboard would fit in it? I have not tried yet but asking before i do it. I heard that dell motherboards only fit in dell cases

thanks
 

Answer:Will a Dell XPS motherboard fit in a ATX Case?

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would i be able to fit the DELL T3500 in new case, as i ordered a motherboard and plan to build a gaming computer, if so give me names of cases please

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ok, so i looked at the comparison of the ATX vs BTX cases with the kit, and on the back of my Dell case it looks like a ATX motherboard case, but it is really BTX. Any clues?
http://www.pcper.com/images/reviews/262/13-ATX-BTX.gif
THAT IS THE COMPARISON IMAGE
 

Answer:dell case and btx motherboard

Any clues about what?
 

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Will a MSI Computer Corp. 760GM-P23 fit in a Dell Inspiron 570 case?
 

Answer:MSI Motherboard in a Dell Case?

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i wanted to know if it were possible to add a case fan to the front of the case if its possible what size fan would i need if you watch the video posted below it shows that a fan can be installed or should have came with the desktop
 
www.youtube.com/watch

Answer:Dell XPS 8910 Case Fan?

The system looks like it shares the chassis with the Alienware Aurora R5 -- the fan from it should fit the XPS.
Try calling Spare Parts (1-800-357-3355)  to see if they've got one.

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PLEASE HELP! Need to install birtday present (INTEL Video camera & USB card). How Do I open Dad's DELL v333c desktop computer case? Thumbscrew at rear out; still won't open. Do I need tools? Does it snap open? Must I pull front panel? If I ask DELL about this, their warranty goes away. THANKS!!!!
 

Answer:Help Open DELL Case

Well, I doubt Dad will be to thrilled but take out the thumbscrews at the back and then the side cover(s) pull straight back. You kind of have to put pressure down on it and slide it back. It's usually real tight.

Oops, I assumed it's a tower. I can't remember if it's an old flat desktop unit. It probabaly should be pulled to the back as most of those types did.

[This message has been edited by bhesson (edited 09-29-2000).]
 

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Hi,

Sorry if this is a really lame question, but I have almost no experience with computer hardware.
I just bought a new Dell Optiplex 780 to run a sound system in a theater, and I need to transfer the sound card from the old computer to the new (for reference, its a Delta M-Audio Audiophile 2496), but the new Dell came in a low profile case, and the card doesn't fit.
So the best option seems to be to just buy a cheap (20-30 dollar) full size case and transfer the computer wholesale over so the PCI card fits, but I've been told that the style of case matters.
Any suggestions as to a good case at a cheap price that the components will fit in properly would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!
 

Answer:Dell Optiplex needs new case

Unfortunately you can't. These are proprietary Dell designs and they do not fit any standard case on the market.

So you need to use either a USB sound card, a half-height sound card, or buy a different computer.
 

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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?

Answer: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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Newb here.

I have a Standard ATX Gigabyte Motherboard. And I would like to buy a Dell XPS 410 case only. Does anyone know if my motherboard will fit this case? I found different answer searching online, some say yes, others no.

Any help would be great! Thanks.
 

Answer:Building PC and need help using Dell case

I would say "NO" too... why buy a Dell case? If you plan to buy a standard ATX motherboard you will have to go mid tower or full sized generic ATX tower. What's wrong with a micro ATX motherboard?
 

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hi,

I have a dell computer. I bought a new case for it. It is an aspire x-discovery and I tried to install it today. I have a little experience with computer hardware but now much.

I couldn't find a place for a few of the cords. They were for the neon lights and the power button. Are dell motherboards only compatable with dell parts?

Thanks

Answer:new case for dell. problems!

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Originally posted by burton0891
Are dell motherboards only compatable with dell parts?

Thanks





Pretty much only compatible with their own crap,If you can get the board to fit the case properly you are going to have to use your old dell power supply too,If you try hooking up any other type you will probably fry your stuff since dell has their own pin setup.

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I have a dell GX280 desktop and the noise from the fan is terrible and when it starts it cuts the computer off and when i restart the computer it says hit F1 to start the fan is at risk how do i correct this fit a new fan and how do i know which fan any ideas

Answer:noise from fan in dell case

This needs someone who knows what they are doing as the fan might be noisy because another component is overheating. A visit from an engineer might be helpful.

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OK. I had to replace my case for my dell xps 625. Long story. When I swapped cases I went to a Cooler Master HAF 932. The swap went mostly smooth till it came to wiring the master io board for the power/reset/had led. I can't find a pin out anywhere and I don't know where to wire the the connections for the power switch. Also when I boot up the machine with the on button on the mobo the cpu fan runs at 100% the others are connected to a controller. It boots and beeps and nothing comes up on the screen. It did boot up once to windows and now it won't. So I need help with several things. I need help with the master io mobo connection wiring, cpu fan running at 100% and also why it's not booting to windows.

System specs.
Dell xps 625.
Amd phenom II 3.0 quad.
8 gig ram.
ATI radeon 4850 X2 in cross fire.
Mobo part number is OP927G.

Thanks I'm advance.
 

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Is there a way to mount a Dell motherboard from a Dimension 4600 to a diffrent case? I was told that they are custom mounted to the Dell case but then i heard that they can be remounted somehow. Can someone help me on this.
 

Answer:Dell motherboard to a new case

You would need to mod the motherboard tray on the new case, if possible. While Dell boards are generally micro-ATX form factor, their mounting points are usually not standard.
 

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I have a heat sink fan that is close to its end of life. I bought a replacement and attempted to open the case to replace the old fan but after removing all of the screws the case seems to be held along the back by some mysterious fastener. While I would love to replace this noisy fan, I don't want to destroy the computer doing so. Any advice on opening this model?

It's a B 120 ...typo in the subject line. I do think the 120 and 130 have basically the same case.
 

Answer:Dell B 123/130 case cracker

Dell B120 / B130 is the laptop type.

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/ins1300/en/sm/index.htm

I hope this helps Make sure you check each link, and who knows there's something you are looking for
 

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Hello,

I have a dell Dimension 3000 that I put some money into and I want to put it into a nice new case.

I was told the The Cabinet form factor is Micro tower/Mini tower.
and the motherboard is standard micro atx motherboard form factor.
But I don't no.

Can someone please link me to some cases that my dell will fit into.
I want one with fans/lights maybe a temp gauge.

Thank you so much
I been wanting to do this for a long time
 

Answer:What case will my Dell D 3000 fit into.

It will fit into any mid to full tower case, and probably some cases designed for micro atx. In short, nearly any case you find on newegg.com will work.
 

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I am seriously thinking of adding a new Motherboard to my dell case. It is a Demension 8250, 2.4 ghz P4. I already have a new HD, GFX card, Sound card on it. SO my new board would have to be AGP (GFX) and IDE/ATA (HD) compatible. SImple enough...Here is my question, What "Good" M-Boards will fit in a Dell Demension 8250 case? Has anyone done so before? Will my Power supply work? Can I use my P4 2.5ghz chip? L:ots of questions basically looking for those who have done it and hopefully learn from them.I'd like to get as much info, thxs!Q

Answer:Dell Case/PS compatibility

You might also try the Dell forum for this question: http://forums.us.dell.com/supportforums?category.id=dimension

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As the title says, I was wondering if it was possible to switch the case of a Dell 537s to a normal sized case. I just got a new full sized graphics card, and stupidly I forgot that my computer was a slim. Anyway, I haven't done anything custom to the computer, so it has all the basic things it came with. I looked on another site somewhere, and a guy said that Dell configures their computers specifically to each case, so switching this model is impossible. I'm hoping to get a second opinion on that statement. If there's any information that's necessary to see if this is possible, I'll post it.
 

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Dell 2350 case How do you open it? Looking at the back it has rivits
instead of screws on 3 sides. I don't want to drill out the rivits so there
must be a way to get into it without tearing it up. How do I do that.

Thank you,
 

Answer:Dell 2350 case How do you open it?

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Okay so I have a dell xps 420, don't really want to replace much besides my gfx card, bump up from 4gbs to 8gbs of ram and obviously up my psu wattage to handle to upgrades. I don't want to replace my quad core q6600 cpu yet but I do want to overclock to about 3.0ghz. Obviously you can't overclock the cpu, or any part for that matter, in dells without physically altering the chip because of the bios limitations. My question is, when I transfer these parts into a new case with a new mobo, will I then be able to overclock the cpu?
 

Answer:Overclocking Dell parts in new case?

Putting the computer in a new case will not make a difference, but changing the motherboard will let you overclock. Before you do any overclocking, make sure you have a decent CPU cooler. The stock one probably will not be able to handle much of an overclock.
 

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Hello all, I have an old(ish) Dell Dimension 4500. It used to my grandfather's, and I think it was dropped or something because I noticed that on the top of the tower, to the back, the left dark side of the case is splitting off. I was wondering how I would fix this. I can post pictures later if I didn't explain well enough, because it's hard to explain what's wrong with it.

Answer:Need to fix Dell Dimension 4500 Case

Pictures are probably a good idea

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How do I open Dell optiplex gx270 case
 

Answer:How to open Dell Optiplex case?

Hi stephen1711, :wave:

I am not a mod, but
Welcome to :grinthumb

First, you need to post your question in the appropriate forum.
The intro forum is for intros, not questions, so people don't look for your question here.

When I arrived, one of the Mods welcomed me with these helpful hints.

You should read how to post a new thread in this Guide.

Before posting you should read all the Posting Guidelines.

To access technical support you may go to the Forums.

Many users like to post system specs in their Profile.
System Specs are always helpful when you seek support, (see the first two suggestions).
And helpers may ask that you post some of your specs in your thread.

You can access many other online TechSpot guides Here.

Enjoy your Stay
 

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The latch fly goes in and out but it doesn't open I got it refurbished

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Hi,
I'm looking for Dell US customer service email address as I had bought the new laptop Dell inspiron 7558 having service tag G5NJN52 from dell US in march 2016 and after that i moved to india. After 2 months of usage my laptop screen started showing vertical lines.I contacted dell customer care india and they took more than 2 months to repair it. I'm highly dissatisfied.I want to reach out to the Dell US Customer Care for my issue.Please help me with it
Regards
Simmi

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My friend's HD recently died, and he wanted me to replace it with a new one, but I can't open his computer; how do I open Dell Dimension 4700 cases? It doesn't have any screws, I'm sure there is some way to open it, but I don't know how. Any help would be very appreciated.

Thanks,
Sir Loin
 

Answer:Dell Dimension 4700 case help

if it's the same as a demension 2300, there's a plastic tab on the back of the case, push the tab down then push the left side panel towards the back, this opens the case
 

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Is there a Dell Manual for the motherboards they make? Thats all I need

I took apart this DELL and put it in a new case, suprisingly it was a microATX in a desktop case. So I was glad I could use my extra case.

I dont have a manual for the dell nor do I think they gave me one ever (2 years old approx.).
Its a Dimension 3000 P4 2.8Ghz. I dont know if there is any way to find information on where the plugs go or not but I figure Id ask.

The plugs are colorized so the USB is easy to find, dont know about the audio entirely where each one goes (I can play with that).

I compared the wires I took out with the on/off switch and put the Power Plug into that switch but it doesnt work. I tried a bunch of different spots, i think i just have the wrong spot..

By the way, the DELL is working, and the case/psu is working.
 

Answer:Dell Motherboard Sockets in a New Case?

Well Dell motherboards are only designed to be put into Dell cases using Dell connectors, so heres probably the best information you will get. Theres a layout of the motherboard in the manual.

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim3000/en/SM/index.htm
 

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Hi, I have a dell Optiplex 755 which refuses to let me into the case.

I'm not aware it has ever been locked (although that facility is there).. and i certainly don't have any keys for it.

I have tried pretty much everything other than smashing a hole in its side to get into the case but the clasp which releases the side panel refuses to budge.
Has anyone out there come across this problem and found a way of getting into these cases. I have opened these types before without trouble..!
 

Answer:Dell Optiplex 755 case not opening.

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can i put UPS on top Dell Optiplex 3020 Case  ?  is it ok for  my case health  ? , wight of UPS may be  a round 10-15 KG ?
 

Answer:can i put UPS on top Dell Optiplex 3020 Case

That heavy will crunch it to death.

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I'm trying to speed up a slug of a crappy computer at work. I've determined it needs a ram upgrade in a big way (runs 128 pc133 should run 256 pc3200) but I can't get the case open. Like the title says, Dell Dimension 2300. There is no online or downloadable manual at Dell's support website. Someone here must know what I'm up against. I remove the thumb screw on the back of the side panel and the side panel starts to slide off like a normal side panel, but only goes about 2mm. I don't see any other retainers holding it back. I was thinking the sawsall might cut a hole big enough to trade ram chips, and create a cool side window
 

Answer:Can't open case on Dell Dim2300

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Hello.

The GX 280 has a silm case which has 250w PSU, 2.4Ghz cpu, 2G ram and 250G hard. I buy a tower ATX case to swap the silm case with 500w PSU. I tried but M/B doesn't fit for ATX case. The M/B doesn't have the power connector to switch. It looks like to need a lot of modification. Anyone try to replace the case with ths model?

Thanks.
 

Answer:Dell GX280 case swap?

"It looks like to need a lot of modification"...

What needs modification, the front panel wires, USB/Audio connections? How may PCI connectors does the Dell GX280 motherboard have? 2 or 3?
 

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I am a noob and need help. I am trying to move my wife's old Dell Dimension Mobo (a Intel D845PT) int a new case to increase cooling capacity so we can run our online games ... problem is the Power switch connectors on the new case look snothing like the powerswitch connector that came with her Dell.

The old switch ran through two front panels before connecting to the Mobo (front panel connetor). The connections were all by way of ribbonlike connectors (terminology???). The new case is a Chieftec Matrix, and the Powerswitch has a kind of standard looking two pin connector along with a three pin reset connector and some other connectors marked for various LEDs.

I found a schematic online at Intel for generic D845PT Mobos, but the Dell board doesnt match the schematic very well. The best I can tell, all of the front side connectors shown in the Intel diagrams are consolidated into a single fron side connector on the Dell board.

Is there some way to connect my power switch on this new case directly to the Mobo? Pleas ehelp if you can, I fear I have gotten in over my head.

Answer:Old Dell Mobo into a new case problems ...

hmm..you may be able to find some type of adapter to convert the dell ribbon cable into a standard power switch cable.

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Hi, I am thinking of changing my case for my dimension 5100 and obviously im going to need a case that will be big enough. I am not sure which size of case im going for e.g. ATX, Micro ATX. Does anybody know how i can find out or is it worth just measuring it?(I am going to get a new one as the PSU is fitted awkwardly and not a standard size and it needs upgrading as its only 300w)Also if anyone knows of any decent cases then i would be greatful to hear about them.Thanks in advanceAidan

Answer:Dell Dimension 5100 Case

Dell motherboards are custom made for Dell and will not fit into any normal case that you can buy on the internet. You'll need to do significant modifications to any case you buy in order to get the motherboard to fit

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I need help opening my Dell case. I have tried absolutely everything! email me! Thanks so much! Oh the serial number on the case is BB2BM01
 

Answer:Urgent! Can't get dell case open!

What model numbe is your Dell? You should be able to go to Dell's web site and navigate to your model. There should be instructions there as to how to open the case.
 

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Can someone please explain to me how to open my Dell Demension E310 Computer case? I seem to have lost my owner's manual.

Thanks,
-MikeE
 

Answer:How to open my DELL E310 CPU Case

on the newer Dells they have a black lever on the top at the back. if you push or pull it to the back of the machine the side will just open up.
 

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My compter is a highly modified DELL ( the only things in it that are still DELL is the ram and mobo).

I need to see how hot it is getting in the case, I tried to install a program but it didn't work. I heard somewhere that Dell mobo's don't have the sensor that tells you the temp inside the case. Is this true and there is no way for me to install a program that will tell me the temp?
 

Answer:Heat inside my Dell case

Re: Did you try .....



Originally posted by xflat
Downloading AIDA 32...it tells me what the temp is....
http://www.majorgeeks.com/download181.html Click to expand...

I will try it thanks..do you have a Dell? what is a good temp to have, and what is too hot?
 

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Hi,I brought a cheap and cheerful Dell Dimension 3000 during Easter. It doesn't come with a floppy drive or sound card (it has onboard sound).I would rather fit my own floppy drive since Dell charge an extra 24 for the privilege! I also have a decent sound blaster card which I would like to install. I?m wondering if you loose your warranty by opening the case? What is their stance? I know MESH have an open case policy.Regards.For the record I think I got a bargain:Intel P4 HT 3.0Ghz17" TFT512DDR @ 40mhz80H/D48xDVD/CDRWkeyboard/mouse (lol)Dell 720 printer...All for just 380 Inc VAT and Del. Tried getting the same spec today and its 700

Answer:Dell - Open case policy?

No, I don't think it is a problem. I have a Dell 4300 and it came with an instruction book on how to fit extra drives etc. Anyway I don't think you are going to do any damage fitting a floppy drive and sound card. You could always contact Dell and ask.

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Ref Dell Dimension 8100 - Need a manual or instructions on how to open RIGHT side of case. Need to change CD-ROM drive.
 

Answer:Dell Dimension 8100 Case

here you go m8 .. this should have everything you need
http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dsleest/
cheers
 

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I was wondering if there was any feasible way to move a Dell Optiplex 9020 MT motherboard to a retail case.  I realize that the case's FP connector and the board's FP header are of proprietary design.  And there is that pair of (sensor?) wires coming from the case front grill, but not sure if those are the only 'irregularities'.  I have assembled many retail PCs over the years, but never tried to move proprietary components to retail cases before.

Answer:Dell motherboard in Retail Case. Possible?

The connectors are an issue.  The connector wiring is undocumented and if you can trace out what each pin does then you can rewire to work.  Motherboard mounting (holes) does not appear to be standard ATX so that will be a problem.  It looks like you will need to use the Dell CPU cooler assembly.  Rear I/O panel would be another issue.
Its not impossible but unless you "must" have a different case I would leave it alone.

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Dell Demension 2400..... CASE is Riveted shut.... I want to upgrade some stuff without sending it to Dell...... how the #&*! to you get into the case?

Can anyone help me please?
 

Answer:RIVETED Dell Dem 2400 case..... PLZ Help!

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Hello all,

Our "spare" pc is a Dell Dimension 8300 that crashes randomly. We believe it is a power issue, but of course the Dell case is not standard ATX so we can only buy a replacement power supply from Dell. The highest wattage replacement for my model is something like 350w, which is way too low for the video 512mb video card I'd like to install (a hand me down from my main pc upgrade).

So I went out and bought this case (I liked that it came with an installed 480w power supply and for $35 couldn't beat it): http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0334041

It says it supports both mATX and ATX, with the largest motherboard supported being 12"x10".

Now, a simple glance at the back of my pc and I can tell the layout of the components wouldn't work in the new case (which I expected). But I have to get a new motherboard anyway to use the video card anyway.

Any recommendations? I'd like to still use the current processor (Pentium 4, 3.0), but I'm sure I'll just buy new ram.
 

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I just purchased a used Dell dimension 8100, I want to open the box to install a PCI card but it does not have any screws holding the case and I can not find where the clips are. Any help is appreciated.
 

Answer:How to open a Dell Dimension case

This is how to open the 8200 case,I`m thinking it might be only one button for yours.-

"You open the case by laying it on its side, pressing two buttons, and folding it open like a book.We found it awkward to simultaneously press two large release buttons and lift the case open, and we encountered some uncomfortable resistance in swinging it all the way open."
 

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*sob* why do all technicians for dell not seem to understand english? I thought they were doing something to bring tech support back to the us.

Ok - you know how the case fan sits in a black tray with a green hood and slides into the slots on the back of the case?

Can a generic fan be attached in there somehow? The current one is fastened into the little tray with these rubber things that don't seem to want to pull off.

Why couldn't they use regular ol' screws?

Why why why why why?!!!

Thanks. lol Back to Amit-but-you-can-call-me-dave....
 

Answer:Dell Dimension Case Fan Replacement

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Q: Is it possible to change the case of a Dell C521 to allow for full height add-on cards?

A: Yes, it's possible, but not recommended.

That's the short answer, so here's the long version. My neighbour wanted to upgrade the video on his Dell C521, and purchased a full height video card not knowing that the C521 only fits half height cards. The preferred method would have been to purchase a Sapphire X1600 Pro HDMI which is about the fastest half height card at the moment. Since he was stuck with his new card I recommended a new case. The caveat is that the C521 is a micro BTX motherboard so you are limited to strictly BTX cases.

The case I recommended was the Antec BK640B viewable here: http://www.antec.com/ec/productDetails.php?ProdID=01640
The case is silver and black and the front grill is lit up with a blue led and looks pretty nice for a reasonably priced BTX case. The power supply is only 380W, which is more than the stock C521 power supply, but keep that in mind when upgrading your system. It's enough for a mid-range video card, but don't expect to add extra drives, memory and high end video to this supply. You'd be better off starting from scratch with a new build.

Disassembling the Dell was not too difficult, but there are several aspects about their design that makes this case swap far from perfect. If you're unwilling or unable to do some custom work, don't bother reading on. Sell your Dell and upgrade to a new system. If y... Read more

Answer:Dell C521 Case Swap

And if you bought a new notherboard, then you would need a new version of Windows (as the Dell is BIOS locked to the Dell Motherboard), probably new RAM, Video, PSU, ... in other words a new PC.

Brand name PC's are not really upgradeable as you note. Mainly (in terms of non-case or HDD/RAM) as that just increases the calls to the makers service center, so by limiting what you can do it saves that traffic and (ironically) means the stock system is actually very reliable and stable, since you really can't "fiddle".
 

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A friend ahs asked me to install a 1394 card in his Dell Dimension T600.However as I'm new to this I can't get past first base !How do I remove the case???I can see no obvious screws holding the case.There is a large knob on the side and two areas which seem that I should push.But nothing happens.Help !Sardinas

Answer:Dell Dimension - Case removal

Some of them open like a clam. Look for obvious 'hand grip indentations'.

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Trying to find replacement for the processor fan
Dell Assy Fan 92X25Mm 12V 48Cfm

Can anybody suggest some compatible models

Thanks!

Answer:DELL XPS 8500 CASE FANS

Your title said case fan. Your description says processor fan. Not sure which you need.
I think the 8700 and 8500 are the same rear case fan. 92mm PWM. I upgraded two of our 8700s to use a Noctua NF-B9. I got it on amazon for about $13. looks like the current price is $ 15.99
for the CPU cooler, I upgraded mine to a cryorig H7. There is a video and decent instructions here.
en.community.dell.com/.../21000552
I am not certain the 8500 CPU cooler is the same as the 8700/8900 but I think it is likely they are the same.

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I am having a problem with the left hand hinge on my
Dell 1750 portable. It has stiffened to such an extent that the case is opening up. I live in Cyprus and our local agents want bhideous amounts of money just to look at it (2 Months out of warranty ). Anybnody know where I can get a diagram of the construction or a procedure for opening the hinge to check it?

Answer:Dell Portable case hinge

Follow this ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qveskFcNe2A )WD40

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Hi,

I have a question that I would be very grateful to have assistance on.

I have a 5 year old Dell XPS i7 PC that recently became unable to perform Windows Updates and so I intend to use the factory partition to go back to a new install. I also enjoy all the decrapping and adding programs but I find myself a little short of expertise from time to time. I have an expert who can bale me out when things get too difficult but I would like to have a go at stuff first because it's a nice feeling if you can successfully complete a task of some complexity!

My question is whether the factory partition will try and reinstall to the original 1.5 Tb drive that is still in the PC, or whether I would be able to point it to the SSD that was installed a year ago, and that had been running Windows fine.

Is there an option like that? Or is it more involved, and would require an expert to deal with this?

Many thanks for any help.

Answer:Restoring Using Dell Factory Partition - can I move to SSD?

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
Review post two here for updating issues
Windows Update will not update and I've tried multiple fixes

For clean installing again review post two here
windows update

If you want the factory reserved stuff you'd need to fix the updating issue and create and restore a system image to the new ssd which is pretty easy to do with macrium reflect free
Imaging with free Macrium

Create Backup Image with Macrium Reflect by Britec - YouTube

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Hello all,
I have two Dell Inspiron N5110 from 2011, one with a core i3 and one with a core i5 processor. To my knowledge that is the only difference between the two machines. I have tried the dell support site for a list of parts to check this but was unable to get the component list for one of them.
Any way, my problem is that one of the laptop (mine) has broken plastic around one of the screen hinges causing it to constantly fall unless at 90 degrees to the base and it also has a dodgy headphone jack that has moved away from the casing meaning it no longer works properly. My question is; as the circuit board with the headphone port is below the motherboard, would I be able to move the motherboard from the laptop with the issues over onto the laptop, and thereby utilize the fully functioning case, without causing any problems in the software of the hard drive and mother board.
Otherwise I'll just move the screen over.
Any advice appreciated

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Do we have some mechanism to map the windows XP embedded components to Windows 7 embedded components?
 

Answer:XP embedded components Vs Windows 7 Components

What are you referring to as "embedded components?"
 

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I would like to replace the Case that the system came in in order to allow for more fans to be installed (120-140 mm) and promote better airflow in the case.  I would  like to have some beeter cable management as well since the case is simply too small now that I upgraded the PSU (EVGA 650W semi modular) and the vid card (Asus ROG 1080 ti) and all the cables are cramped.so in short, is it possible to find a case (Dell or otherwise) that would fit the mobo from this PC properly?

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Could I just move where the graphics card is. I can't find a case that has 8 usb ports and is biggest. I am a noob when it comes to building computers.
It is running windows 10 with the stock graphics card, so i decided to upgrade, the graphics card will almost fit, but the processor and the fan is in the way. If i could move where I input the card, It would fit perfectly.
The card also has a fan.

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Does anyone know how to remount the outer black shell?

Thanks!
 

Answer:Dell Dimension 8250 case assembly

You can find all your Dell guides here: http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic100658.html
 

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A friend of mine has two Dell computers, both of which no longer work, and seem to have dead motherboards. He would like me to build a new computer for him, using one of the Dell cases (Micro ATX).

So my question is, can I mount a standard Micro ATX motherboard in a Dell case?

Thanks.
 

Answer:Can I mount a standard motherboard in a Dell case?

If the Dell motherboards are micro-atx it shouldn't be a problem, but the problem is that Dell uses a proprietary connector usually for their power button and lights.
 

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I want to get the HD 4870 from Radeon but im afraid it might not fit my Dell E520 case.

Preferably, this card is the one im looking to get.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121290

Will this fit my system?

If not, then will this one?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121276

If you happen to own a E520 case or know from past research or something, please tell me!
 

Answer:Radeon 4870 and the Dell E520 Case? Will it fit?

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I've been trying to remove the case on this Dell E773s CRT Monitor and am officially stuck. I removed the obvious 2 screws and can loosen and somewhat pull out the left, right and bottom sides of the case. But, that friggin' top side does not want to budge. Anyone familiar with this monitor or Dell monitors in general? Anyone have an idea what the trick is to loosening that top side? I hate hate HATE how engineers have the habit of hiding catches, screws and obstacles in general that prevent case removal on ANY product so that we will break them and subsequently need to buy a new whatever.

I've already tried inserting screw drivers there in the top seam to hopefully pry apart the case, but no dice.

I remember a couple of months back I had a hard time opening up one of those HP All-In-One computers ... and that was WITH the so-called official HP removal instructions that I managed to Google up.

But, with this Dell monitor I have had no luck Googling up anything remotely resembling back case removal instructions.
 

Answer:Dell E773s Crt Monitor Case Removal?

Some CRT's have a RF shield around that area. It's like copper fingers sliding into a screen mesh. Be careful as there is a chance for HIGH voltage inside any CRT. And a bad place to be prying with a screwdriver!
 

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