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Upgrading SX2802: Help with compatible upgrades


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#1 tbrandt

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Posted 19 October 2015 - 07:59 AM

I'm looking to move my Gateway SX2802 to a new case to accommodate upgrades. First, what size is the motherboard in this computer, micro ATX? Second, suggestions for power supply, 500-550W, that is compatible with this older motherboard? Suggestions for case?

I'm planning on adding SSD, moving OS and all to it, moving the disc drive, and keeping my Radeon HD 7750, which I operate by leaving side panel off, with upgraded power supply. Adding fans for cooling, possibly with fan control panel. I have max supported RAM and Wireless Adapter. Need case of course.

Any suggestions on upgrade would be great,

Tim



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Posted 19 October 2015 - 05:52 PM

What upgrades are you trying to accommodate? Otherwise there is no reason to change cases. 


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Posted 19 October 2015 - 06:11 PM

Well, the graphics card sticks out, and the heat builds up with no room for fans. Also want to add SSD. What I'm running probably already needs more power, but been lucky so far.

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Posted 20 October 2015 - 06:15 AM

That prebuilt appears to be micro-atx. This is the case I would recommend and this power supply.

 

I would not recommend a case that comes with a power supply. They are junk.


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Posted 20 October 2015 - 06:45 AM

Thanks, good information, appreciate it.






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