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Old 02-16-2013, 04:25 PM   #1
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Default Will my old case fit the upgrade?

Hi all, build with the upgraded parts:
CPU: i5 3470
PSU: Dunno Yet
M-Board: Gigabyte H77
RAM: 2X4GB DDR 3 1600
Graphics: Intel Graphics HD 2500
Hard Drives: Western Digital: 1TB Black(WD1002FAEX), 500GB Green(WD5000AACS), 160GB(WD1600ADFD)
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit

I want to make sure I don't need a new case(I'm really tight on budget)

I know the 1st case in the pics(which is relatively newer, and smaller) has a Micro ATX(9.6" ) MotherBoards right now, and I wanna know if I can buy an ATX(12" ) motherboard and it will fit.

here's a pic:
http://s8.postimage.org/meyjkvpok/IMG_0001_1.jpg
http://s12.postimage.org/txtv2wl2k/IMG_0002_1.jpg
An older case I have(8 years...) that is bigger, maybe it will do?
http://s17.postimage.org/w0u3b3l0d/IMG_0004_1.jpg
http://s17.postimage.org/uhyp64efy/IMG_0003_1.jpg

Thanks, ZBBZ.
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Old 02-16-2013, 09:27 PM   #2
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Default Re: Will my old case fit the upgrade?

Is it an ATX case? If so, then yes it will fit.

Personally, I would get a new case.
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Old 02-17-2013, 01:26 AM   #3
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I don't know whether it's an ATX or not... How can I tell?
There's no brand or model on the case...

I just know that the current motherboard that's inside is Micro ATX
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Agree with OhSnapWord, a new case makes a big difference hon
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The 2nd one is ATX but I have a few questions:
1)It's about 8 yrs old, does it matter? what is the difference between such a case, and a new case?
2)What's the difference today, between a cheap case and a expansive, or relatively expansive case?(I care some about quiet, but I don't need any fancy stuff)
3)Does it matter that the case has these "holes" where drives use to be in the front? will it be more vulnerable to dust harms because of it?(it's kinda obvious that the answer is yes but I wanna know if I can buy something to cover it, and if not is it really significant)

Thanks, I'm really tight on budget as I said, so I'm trying my best to not throw away money for something I don't absolutely need.
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The 2nd one is ATX but I have a few questions:
1)It's about 8 yrs old, does it matter? what is the difference between such a case, and a new case?
2)What's the difference today, between a cheap case and a expansive, or relatively expansive case?(I care some about quiet, but I don't need any fancy stuff)
3)Does it matter that the case has these "holes" where drives use to be in the front? will it be more vulnerable to dust harms because of it?(it's kinda obvious that the answer is yes but I wanna know if I can buy something to cover it, and if not is it really significant)

Thanks, I'm really tight on budget as I said, so I'm trying my best to not throw away money for something I don't absolutely need.
1. 8 years (in my book) is old for a case

2. pay a bit more and get a good looking case plus things like tool-less HDD Installing, cable management, more case fan options etc

3. You can prob buy blanks for the drive holes
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Old 02-17-2013, 07:09 AM   #7
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Will a cheap one like this will do ?
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Is there any differnces, like I asked between cheap cases and more expansive ones?
like I said: I do care about quiet, but fancy decorations of any kind is not something I'm willing to pay extra for...
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Yeah thats OK (but do put a back fan in) , its what you put in the case that makes the noise but choose wisely your components and all should be good

For 4 more you could have > http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...d=2277&subcat=
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