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Windows 7: Show Us Your Rig [2]

03 Oct 2011   #1931
IownAmoneyPit

Windows 7 Pro x 2/Windows 10 Home/10 Pro//Windows 10 Insider Preview ?
 
 

Looks good Maub Dib, I too recently transplanted my Q6600 HP computer into a Cooler Master Elite 330 case with a new OCZ 600w power supply for similar reasons but I must say yours looks waay better and neater.



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03 Oct 2011   #1932
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Muad Dib View Post
A humble little system upgrade....
...

Fussing over the cable management took far longer than transferring the components.
Always does

Very nice upgrade, the new case looks great, well done


Is your old case a Dell?
Looks like my old desktop, been thinking about moving it to a new case.
Have any problems getting the back plate to line up?
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03 Oct 2011   #1933
Muad Dib

XP Pro & Vista Home Premium (x86); Windows Ultimate 7600 x64 Retail
 
 

Quote:
Always does

Very nice upgrade, the new case looks great, well done


Is your old case a Dell?
Looks like my old desktop, been thinking about moving it to a new case.
Have any problems getting the back plate to line up?
Thanks!

Yes, the old case is a Dell Inspiron 530 I purchased long ago (in computer years) when the Q6600 was first introduced.

Backplate, what is a backplate?

Seriously, that was/is the only problem. The Inspiron 530 case,like other Dell OEM cases, does not have a separate backplate. The backplate is part of the case.

Aftermarket backplates for the Foxconn DG33Mxx MOBOs used in Dells seem to be non-existent.

So, like others have done, I am currently running without one. What the Dell case/MOBO does have is a woven metal "fabric shield" that covers most of the backplate opening. This can carefully removed from the old case. Some people, including other OEM (HP) case conversions are running with nothing. Apparently the only downside is it leaves an opening for roaches, but so do the case fans and other vent openings.

I traced the fabric shield and will make my own "shield" from that template simply to cover the opening completely.

There is the possibility that running without a shield can allow some electrical interference but I have not heard of this actually happening to anyone.

In short, most people who are missing an I/O backplate for whatever reason simply run without one or make something to cover the opening as an OEM replacement can be difficult to find.

I have searched with no luck. If you know of any source let me know!

Picture showing the woven metal "fabric shield" transferred from old 530 case:

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03 Oct 2011   #1934
Muad Dib

XP Pro & Vista Home Premium (x86); Windows Ultimate 7600 x64 Retail
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by IownAmoneyPit View Post
Looks good Maub Dib, I too recently transplanted my Q6600 HP computer into a Cooler Master Elite 330 case with a new OCZ 600w power supply for similar reasons but I must say yours looks waay better and neater.
Thanks!

Following up on the other poster's question, did you have any problem with your I/O backplate when transplanting your system?
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03 Oct 2011   #1935
Kipper

 

Big improvement Muad, well done.

Moving components from an OEM case is challenging but worth the effort if you are doing some upgrades.
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03 Oct 2011   #1936
IownAmoneyPit

Windows 7 Pro x 2/Windows 10 Home/10 Pro//Windows 10 Insider Preview ?
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Muad Dib View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by IownAmoneyPit View Post
Looks good Maub Dib, I too recently transplanted my Q6600 HP computer into a Cooler Master Elite 330 case with a new OCZ 600w power supply for similar reasons but I must say yours looks waay better and neater.
Thanks!

Following up on the other poster's question, did you have any problem with your I/O backplate when transplanting your system?
I got lucky and the I/O backplate and mobo lined up perfectly. The only part that did not fit the new case was the original media card reader/IR receiver because it is smaller than a 3 1/2 bay opening.
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03 Oct 2011   #1937
BugMeister

Windows10 Pro - 64Bit vs.10547
 
 

excellent cable management - looks really neat - well done..!!
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04 Oct 2011   #1938
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Muad Dib View Post

Thanks!

Yes, the old case is a Dell Inspiron 530 I purchased long ago (in computer years) when the Q6600 was first introduced.

Backplate, what is a backplate?

Seriously, that was/is the only problem. The Inspiron 530 case,like other Dell OEM cases, does not have a separate backplate. The backplate is part of the case.

Aftermarket backplates for the Foxconn DG33Mxx MOBOs used in Dells seem to be non-existent.

So, like others have done, I am currently running without one. What the Dell case/MOBO does have is a woven metal "fabric shield" that covers most of the backplate opening. This can carefully removed from the old case. Some people, including other OEM (HP) case conversions are running with nothing. Apparently the only downside is it leaves an opening for roaches, but so do the case fans and other vent openings.

I traced the fabric shield and will make my own "shield" from that template simply to cover the opening completely.

There is the possibility that running without a shield can allow some electrical interference but I have not heard of this actually happening to anyone.

In short, most people who are missing an I/O backplate for whatever reason simply run without one or make something to cover the opening as an OEM replacement can be difficult to find.

I have searched with no luck. If you know of any source let me know!

Picture showing the woven metal "fabric shield" transferred from old 530 case:

Thanks for the information, I've thought about changing the case on my Inpiron 530 a few times, could find much info on doing it.

The picture answered my questions, looks like it lined up fairly well, won't be difficult to make a shield for it.
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05 Oct 2011   #1939
96accord

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 96accord View Post
Current Setup:

Antec Nine Hundred Case
AMD Phenom™ II X4
Biostar Motherboard (forget the model but the SATA ports are in a PITA spot!)
4GB Corsair DDR2 1066 RAM
Western Digital 250GB SATA 7200rpm Hard Drive
512MB 9800GTX+ video card

-Jeff
Hello Everyone! I haven't been on here since February but hope all is well with everyone!!

I'm thinking about upgrading some parts and wanted advice..

Main thing is the video card. It's becoming older and can't/won't handle BF3 when it comes out. I was thinking about the GTX 560 Ti video card. They have a 1GB or a 2GB card but would possibly go with the 2GB for a few extra bucks..

Wanted to also double the RAM to 8GB and leave the 250GB HD but get a 120GB SSD.

Opinions? Comments?

Thanks

-Jeff
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05 Oct 2011   #1940
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 96accord View Post
Main thing is the video card. It's becoming older and can't/won't handle BF3 when it comes out. I was thinking about the GTX 560 Ti video card. They have a 1GB or a 2GB card but would possibly go with the 2GB for a few extra bucks..
I just went through the same exercise...was also coming from a 9800GTX+. Check out my thread here; New Video Card Recommendations for Battlefield 3

Lots of discussion about the 560TI and the 570. Both should handle things fine. I went with the 570 for a couple of other reasons, which you can see in the thread. My new card should arrive on Thursday of this week according to UPS.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 96accord View Post
Wanted to also double the RAM to 8GB and leave the 250GB HD but get a 120GB SSD.
Gaming performance won't increase from 4GB to 8GB of RAM. So, unless you have a specific need for more RAM, money is probably spent better elsewhere.

An SSD is a significant upgrade. No doubt about it. 120GB is a good size. Plenty of room for the OS and a few games.
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