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Windows 7: Considering New Case

21 Oct 2010   #1
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 
Considering New Case

I am very happy with the performance of my PC and all of the software I have in it. The only thing I don't like is the bland black case it is in. I would like one of the UV cases with a clear side panel. Something kind of jazzy. I was considering buying a new case and putting all of the parts in it. I wouldn't do this myself but see if a local shop could do it for me. My question is, if all the parts were transferred as they should be, would the system work as it does now and would I have to reinstall my programs or would it be good to go once it was assembled? Thanks,


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21 Oct 2010   #2
Lemur

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

The system would be exactly the same. Nothing new to install. The only hardware difference would be the PSU.

**EDIT** and may I recommend a Coolmaster Case?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...r+case&x=0&y=0
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21 Oct 2010   #3
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lemur View Post
The system would be exactly the same. Nothing new to install. The only hardware difference would be the PSU.

**EDIT** and may I recommend a Coolmaster Case?

Newegg.com - coolmaster case
Why do you say the Power Supply would be different. The cases do not necessarily come with a power supply do they?
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21 Oct 2010   #4
Desslok

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lemur View Post
The system would be exactly the same. Nothing new to install. The only hardware difference would be the PSU.

**EDIT** and may I recommend a Coolmaster Case?

Newegg.com - coolmaster case
Why do you say the Power Supply would be different. The cases do not necessarily come with a power supply do they?
Some do some don't(should say in specs). if you have a good power supply you can transfer that over as well.
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21 Oct 2010   #5
Lemur

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Desslok View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lemur View Post
The system would be exactly the same. Nothing new to install. The only hardware difference would be the PSU.

**EDIT** and may I recommend a Coolmaster Case?

Newegg.com - coolmaster case
Why do you say the Power Supply would be different. The cases do not necessarily come with a power supply do they?
Some do some don't(should say in specs). if you have a good power supply you can transfer that over as well.
That's correct. Bottom line is you will not experience any difference.
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21 Oct 2010   #6
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

I'm quessing there would not be any need to reinstall programs. I should be able to boot and use it like before once it is assembled, is that correct?
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21 Oct 2010   #7
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

That is correct. I just swapped cases and it's the same. Think of it as changing your undies. You don't act different, but you've got on red instead of blue today.
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21 Oct 2010   #8
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LiquidSnak View Post
That is correct. I just swapped cases and it's the same. Think of it as changing your undies. You don't act different, but you've got on red instead of blue today.
I saw your thread about case help. What kind of case did you end up getting?
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21 Oct 2010   #9
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

I ended up with the ThermalTake Armor A90, but I also had my eye on the lanboy, a few NZXT cases, and a few XCLIO cases. I am pleased, though.

What ones are you looking at?
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22 Oct 2010   #10
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LiquidSnak View Post
I ended up with the ThermalTake Armor A90, but I also had my eye on the lanboy, a few NZXT cases, and a few XCLIO cases. I am pleased, though.

What ones are you looking at?
I am wanting something with a clear panel and lots of lights. This is one I have in mind now. Black NZXT TEMPEST Crafted Series Mid-Tower Computer Case CS-NT-TEM-B TEMPEST Crafted Enthusiast Steel Middle Tower PC Chassis Side Panel Window 120mm Blue LED-Best Computer Online Store Houston Buy Discount Prices Texas-Directron.com I would like a clear acrylic case but I have heard they scratch bad.
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