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Windows 7: buying new pc case

19 Jun 2016   #1
fspsyco

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 
buying new pc case

hello, i'm trying to find a pc case to match with the mother board i bought (azus P5B-VM DO) i can provide other specs if needed


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19 Jun 2016   #2
fspsyco

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

current specs:
Operating System:
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1

CPU:
Intel Core 2 Duo E6700 @ 2.66GHz
Conroe 65nm Technology

RAM:
6.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 333MHz (5-5-5-15)

Motherboard:
ASUSTek Computer INC. Leonite2 (Socket 775)

Graphics:
X203H (1600x900@59Hz)
1023MB GeForce GTX 550 Ti (Gigabyte)

Hard Drive:
466GB Western Digital WDC WD5000AAKX-00ERMA0 (RAID)


New CPU:
Intel Core 2 Duo e7500 2.93ghz Conroe 45nm

new mobo:
Azus P5B-VM DO
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19 Jun 2016   #3
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Is there any reason you can't use the old case?
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19 Jun 2016   #4
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

That's a micro ATX motherboard and would fit in hundreds of cases--any that are "ATX" or "micro ATX".

Since there are hundreds that will work, you need to shop on the basis of features or price or looks or whatever other criteria you might have.
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19 Jun 2016   #5
fspsyco

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Is there any reason you can't use the old case?
because it uses a 9 pin block for the power button (hp a6244n) and i don't own a soldering kit
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19 Jun 2016   #6
fspsyco

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
That's a micro ATX motherboard and would fit in hundreds of cases--any that are "ATX" or "micro ATX".

Since there are hundreds that will work, you need to shop on the basis of features or price or looks or whatever other criteria you might have.
this one? Rosewill RANGER-M - Dual-Fan Micro ATX Mini Tower Computer Case - Newegg.com
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20 Jun 2016   #7
TrustMe

 
 

I had my eye on this one, and it's on sale. The one thing I didn't like, there are no USB 3 ports.

Rosewill FBM-01- Dual-Fan Micro ATX Mini Tower Computer Case - Newegg.com
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20 Jun 2016   #8
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

I find case choice a bit of luck but a bit of homework is needed. Thinks to check:
1) Make sure any planned after market CPU cooler fits the case
2) Supplied fans. For me I want them quiet
3) Case allows good air flow and more fans if needed. I don't like really small cases.
4) number of 3.5, 2.5" drive slots to meet your future needs
5) front panel connectors (USB, Audio...)
6) Support for neat cable management
7) PSU fit - best to check
8) I like a more solid case that doesn't use too thin metal
9) download the mounting points for the case motherboard and just make sure they match

A lot of other stuff comes down to looks that suit you and price.
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20 Jun 2016   #9
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TrustMe View Post
I had my eye on this one, and it's on sale. The one thing I didn't like, there are no USB 3 ports.

Rosewill FBM-01- Dual-Fan Micro ATX Mini Tower Computer Case - Newegg.com
It wouldn't matter. The OP's MOBO doesn't have a USB 3.0 header.
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22 Jun 2016   #10
fspsyco

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

i bought the rosewill fbm for 30$ it looks like it'll work but that will be decided when its all together can't wait to get it going. the whole problem was my pc case/mobo, the mobo was not using all of the ram i have, i bought the wrong cpu then got an ok cpu (was only 10$),the power button wires being wrong, and fixing some minor issues the old case has.
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