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Old 11-22-2008, 12:03 AM   #1
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Default Moving to a new case (upgrading a pre-built pc)

Well I have been wondering this for a long time and now finally have the money for some upgrades

I have an Acer that I bought pre-built (I was in a hurry and didn't know as much as I do now) and want to start upgrading

Now can I move everything over to a bigger case? (Antec 1200) Would I need a new motherboard right away?

I basically just need help and all the info I can get about upgrading a pre-built to a custom built over time


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Old 11-22-2008, 01:50 AM   #2
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If I am not mistaken, most pre-builts nowadays is ATX form factor, some BTX... so you should be able to put it in a ATX case just fine.
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Old 11-22-2008, 01:59 AM   #3
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Yeah, that's what most manufacturers are doing now. Before manufacturers had their own weird standard.
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Thanks guys well I'm not sure the mobo and what standard it is
How can I find out?

I wanna move to a bigger case so I have more room for a new PSU, GPU and a motherboard sooner or later

Thanks for the replies and more info would be grrrreat :]
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dated motherboards but

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Old 11-22-2008, 09:34 PM   #6
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Anything else you guys can tell me?
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Default Re: Moving to a new case (upgrading a pre-built pc)

Looks like you're running a basic ATX system. It should be a pretty straight forward swap of drives, motherboard and power supply into the Antec 1200.

Oh yea, don't forget the back plate.
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how soon should I get a new mobo?
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Default Re: Moving to a new case (upgrading a pre-built pc)

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how soon should I get a new mobo?
well thats really all up to you...if you have the $$$

Now that Christmas is just around the corner...i'd wait till some heavy deals start coming out...and then see if you can get a sick Mobo on sale or wait until boxing day
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