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Windows 7: Need Help Choosing a Computer case

31 Aug 2011   #1
RalphG

Windows 7 Ultimate 64x and 32x
 
 
Need Help Choosing a Computer case

Hello All,
I have (unfortunately) an Acer Aspire X3910 desktop computer.
I have had it 6 months and it been in for repairs three times already.
One of the main problems I'm having with it is that the case is very small.
And the inside gets very hot Acer has hat to replace the computer once
and change the hard drive twice.
I was advised that I should change the case. However I don't know the
form factor that I need to buy. The information that Acer states is that its
a "Small Form Factor" but when I try to look for it I can't find that form
factor. Could someone tell me what form factors I can use and if possible
recommend a case.
Attached are images of the case I have and other information.

Any Help Will Be Appreciated




Attached Files
File Type: txt Acer X3910.txt (4.1 KB, 12 views)
File Type: docx ACER.docx (107.3 KB, 5 views)
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01 Sep 2011   #2
Comp Cmndo

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

If the case is SFF, you don't want another one of those, since that is the root cause of your overheating. Any standard ATX case will fit your motherboard. However, your current PSU might not fit, so you will need a new PSU.

Your attachments provide no useful info. Provide a link that shows the inside of the computer.
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01 Sep 2011   #3
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

See this article here: Small form factor - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

And see if you can compare your motherboard to the pictures to determine the size.
Or as Comp Cmdo suggests - take a photo of the inside of the computer and we can compare it.
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01 Sep 2011   #4
RalphG

Windows 7 Ultimate 64x and 32x
 
 

Thanks for the replys.
I will try to get the info and post it.
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01 Sep 2011   #5
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Comp Cmndo View Post
Any standard ATX case will fit your motherboard.
I'm not sure that's true.

http://support.acer.com/acerpanam/Ma...X3910_BOOK.pdf

The board is smaller than a normal microATX motherboard. (It only has two peripheral card slots.)
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01 Sep 2011   #6
RalphG

Windows 7 Ultimate 64x and 32x
 
 

Attached is an image of the back of the Case and the motherboard.
The images provided by the link sent by bobkn are good.


Attached Files
File Type: docx Acer Aspire X3910 MB.docx (144.0 KB, 9 views)
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01 Sep 2011   #7
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

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01 Sep 2011   #8
RalphG

Windows 7 Ultimate 64x and 32x
 
 

Thanks for the reply's I will be looking into the information.

Thanks again.
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