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#1 TEB

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Posted 07 July 2005 - 12:48 AM

I was wondering if a dell dimension 4600 motherboard will work with this case? Ive done research.......and no one seems to have tried this before.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16811144042

For all the custom stuff ive done to my computer i cant seem to figure this out and we might buy it soon.

Ive heard dell uses their own motherboards that arent compatible with atx cases.......

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#2 legoman786

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Posted 07 July 2005 - 08:06 AM

somebody had posted a link to a site that converted ATX to whatever Dells got. lemme check if i can find that link

EDIT: i did find it... that was easy Dell Converter


as for physically getting it in the case... i dont know about that

Edited by legoman786, 07 July 2005 - 08:07 AM.

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Posted 07 July 2005 - 08:17 AM

Correct, Dell uses its own mobo's (thats why you need to build a pc :thumbsup:

The ATX board will not fit inside a Dell Box. All you need to do is but another case. Many cheap ones out there, lpus you will get better cooling from buying a couple extra fans to go on the case..
Here is a descent Case.

http://www.newegg.com/OldVersion/app/viewp...-156-140&DEPA=0

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Posted 07 July 2005 - 12:32 PM

Thanks for the link but the point of this thread is im buying a case and wanted to see if my dell mobo will work with it.

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Posted 07 July 2005 - 12:33 PM

OHH lol should have really read it.. Yes it will work with it. As long as you get a Atx case

So yes it will work with that case!

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Posted 07 July 2005 - 12:48 PM

Just curious, why are you moving a dell mobo to another case? Are you slowly rebuilding?
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Posted 07 July 2005 - 02:08 PM

I was wondering if a dell dimension 4600 motherboard will work with this case? Ive done research.......and no one seems to have tried this before.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16811144042

For all the custom stuff ive done to my computer i cant seem to figure this out and we might buy it soon.

Ive heard dell uses their own motherboards that arent compatible with atx cases.......

Umm, just to let you know most Dells use Micro-ATX, so if the 4600 isn't an ATX that case you choose won't work. You would need one that is either cross-compatible or specifically made for an ATX. But if the 4600 is an ATX, no worries.

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Posted 07 July 2005 - 02:15 PM

Helps to do your homework first

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Posted 07 July 2005 - 04:12 PM

i did...............................................................

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Posted 10 July 2005 - 11:32 PM

To answers everyones questions, My dad wouldnt let me build a computer. So he he bought me a dell, So im pimping it up with an atx/microatx compatible case and a 430 watt power supply. Extra ram, slaved hdd....things like that.

I dont want to be disgraced at lan parties.

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Posted 11 July 2005 - 11:01 AM

To answers everyones questions, My dad wouldnt let me build a computer. So he he bought me a dell, So im pimping it up with an atx/microatx compatible case and a 430 watt power supply. Extra ram, slaved hdd....things like that.

I dont want to be disgraced at lan parties.

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sadly thats true for me too.... :flowers:

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Posted 11 July 2005 - 10:09 PM

i just found out that my dell mobo is an ATX w/the extra 12vdc connector... so ANY power supply will work!!! whoo hoo!!!





P.S.: post 100

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