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Change the case of my HP computer, possible?


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#1 djvic87

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Posted 26 August 2010 - 11:32 AM

I have the discontinued, hp pavilion a1230n. I'm already tired of this plain looking, hp case. However, I still want to use the motherboard, and all the components that are inside. I was wondering if it was still possible to replace the case since the computer is like 5 years old.

Here are the specs of my hp model: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/documen...cname=c00471052

Here is a more detailed look of my motherboard: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/documen...c=en&dlc=en

Here is a pic of the motherboard: http://www.tradetang.com/for-sale/HP-COMPA...3-1925667.html#

I was thinking of getting either this case: http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_...duct_id=0312846

Or this one: http://reviews.cnet.com/cases/xion-ii-blac...7-31894247.html

Which one do you guys think look ok?

The only thing that I'm curious about is the port for the power switch (the one where the POWER SW, RESET, ETC cables go to). I can't seem to find the manual for this motherboard in the HP site. All I need to find out is the exact layout of the front panel and I think I'll be set. Do you guys know an alternative way to connect the cables without the manual for this motherboard?

Edited by djvic87, 26 August 2010 - 12:08 PM.


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Posted 26 August 2010 - 11:52 AM

All of your links are broken.
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Posted 26 August 2010 - 12:08 PM

UPDATE: I fixed the links, sorry, and thanks.

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Posted 26 August 2010 - 01:18 PM

Sorry for the double post but I need someone to please respond if I can make this happen. Please don't forget about my post jeje.

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Posted 26 August 2010 - 09:22 PM

If your case has a removable I/O panel then you should be able to replace the case without a problem.
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