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need a new compter case for dimension e520


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#1 potripper121

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Posted 06 May 2010 - 01:21 PM

ok guys i need some help. i want to get a new computer case for my dimension e520, but cant figure out if any are compatible...im running out of room in my stock case since i just added two new fans and a new video card. the mother board is the intel P965 express chip set. please let me know if there are any cases i can put this into.
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Posted 06 May 2010 - 02:30 PM

try this one.

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Posted 06 May 2010 - 07:52 PM

and you think my mother board and psu would fit fine in there?

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Posted 06 May 2010 - 08:12 PM

is this your computer? if so, the PSU definetly will, however it does use a dell specific motherboard. It SHOULD in theory, work in the new case, the motherboard will likely just sit upside down. If not, heres a relatively cheap motherboard that will work. The reason I gave that motherboard, is because dell is notorious for making case specific motherboards that will not work in other cases without some serious modification, I don't know if that dell is or not, off hand Id say its not, because its obvious the PSU is a normal ATX PSU, the motherboard is a little more difficult. You can see the motherboard is mounted on the opposite side of the case as a normal computer case would be. This isnt a issue if they used normal mounting points between the motherboard and the motherboard tray, as you can simply turn the motherboard over to get it to work in the new case, but if they used different mounting points on the board, then your probably just plain out of luck, because, like Ive mentioned, Dell loves to make it so their parts can't be put in different cases.

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Posted 06 May 2010 - 08:28 PM

I don't think so. That Dell has a different form factor, and I don't think it is an ATX.
It is hard to find a case for most OEM boards.

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Edited by dpunisher, 06 May 2010 - 08:31 PM.

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Posted 06 May 2010 - 09:10 PM

so pretty much i would have to get new everything

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Posted 06 May 2010 - 09:22 PM

well, dont think so. dpunisher is correct in that case is not a full atx, it is a micro atx board, that is If this http://www.creativeit.tv/images/dell-dimen...20-repair-1.jpg is your computer (you didnt confirm it) is it You can see that that PSU fits into a normal ATX bracket. The only question is whether the motherboard will fit or not. The motherboard is about the size of a micro ATX motherboard, but is mounted on the opposite side of a normal case. Now, if the mounting points for the motherboard the same as that of a normal micro ATX motherboard, then it will work, you will just have to mount the motherboard upside down in the new case. If the mounting points are NOT the same as a normal micro ATX motherboard, then you will need to purchase a new motherboard as well as a new case, or modify the new case, which is often easier said then done. You would have to drill new mounting points, making sure that the standoffs will screw in just fine, and that the measurements are precise (they have to be precisely where the holes of the motherboard are) you have to remove the old standoffs, and make sure that all the metal shavings (and I do MEAN ALL) are removed from the case and that there is nothing coming in contact with the motherboard tray and the motherboard. It would be easier and safer to simply purchase a new motherboard.

It is hard for me to say for certain if the mounting points are the same without being there. What I would suggest doing is going to the motherboard I suggested, open up the picture of it, and look where the mounting points are (the holes in the motherboard) and compare them to your motherboard. if the mounting points appear to be the same it may work, if not then you will have to purchase a new motherboard as well as a case.

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Posted 08 May 2010 - 12:18 AM

ok and yes that is the computer i have..sorry for not saying so....if i cant do than oh well. i just need more space in my computer..if i had to get a new motherboard just to get anew case i would go with alot better one and just get a whole new computer which i dont not wanna do...i got my computer for free and have already put a new fans and fan controller in it..2 more gigs or ram and a nvidia 8600gts and now i wanna put a q6600 cpu in it. i dnt really have the money to get a new computer right now so i just wanna upgrade this one, but like i said im just looking for more space

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Posted 08 May 2010 - 12:23 AM

do u think this case will work....it seems to be on the right side that i need it on
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/Se...&CatId=3428

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Posted 08 May 2010 - 01:38 AM

its not really the side I was concerned about, you can turn the motherboard over and get it in the other one, its the mounting points on the motherboard, the little holes on the motherboard need to match up with the stand offs on the case. I would take your motherboard, and compare them to the picture of the motherboard I put up there, and see if they look alike. If they do, theres a good chance your mobo will work in either case, if not, your out of luck.

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Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.

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Posted 08 May 2010 - 04:39 AM

Guys, ya'll really need to look at that motherboard layout, the pic of the rear of that Dell unit, and the expansion slot orientation. If you flip it over in your mind for awhile you will see that motherboard will never fit in any ATX case. That is a BTX board with an ATX power supply.

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Posted 08 May 2010 - 10:45 AM

im going to have to concede to dpunisher here, upon closer look, I do believe he is correct, you could not make that board fit in a normal case without some serious modifcations.

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Posted 08 May 2010 - 04:08 PM

well thats a bummer :thumbsup:




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