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Changing The Case On My Current Build To An Antec Nine Hundred - A Few Questions


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#1 JamieH

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Posted 21 June 2008 - 09:59 AM

My current case is a really old white generic one.

- Is the Antec 900 physically larger than the average case? I need more room inside, which is one of the reasons I'm switching cases.
- Is moving the motherboard to the new case very hard?
- How many fans does the 900 come with?
- Is there any reason to having the PSU on the bottom instead of the top?
- Will it fit an ASUS A7A266 motherboard?

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Posted 22 June 2008 - 02:14 AM

JamieH, google is your friend. :thumbsup:

You can read the information on your case here.

Moving the motherboard isn't difficult, you will want to have the user's manual when you set up the header for the front panel facilities.

As you will see at the Newegg site, this case comes with three 120mm fans.

I would think that putting the PUS at the bottom of the case would be a good thing as the air being pulled through it will be cooler.

That Asus motherboard is 9.6" x 12", the case is 19.4'' x 8.1'' x 18.4'' (L x W x H).

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Posted 22 June 2008 - 08:55 AM

There are different form factors that have to match. Examples are AT, ATX, and Miro-ATX.You have to make sure the case will accept what you have. Take time and make sure the stand-offs are in the correct holes when mounting the motherboard. Be sure to save the old I/O shield. You might need it for the new case
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Posted 22 June 2008 - 10:40 AM

Both the motherboard and the case are ATX form factor, there shouldn't be any conflict.

Caution: There are electronics inside the case that are very susceptible to electrostatic discharges. To protect your computer, touch the metal of the case to discharge yourself of any electrostatic charges your body may have stored before touching any of the components inside. As a safety precaution you should unplug the computer to avoid electrical shock.

Edited by dc3, 22 June 2008 - 10:50 AM.

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