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Finding the right PC Case

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by lewcurse, Jan 4, 2019.

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  1. lewcurse

    lewcurse Thread Starter

    Jan 4, 2019
    Hi guys I am wanting to transfer my current hardware into a new case as all my USB's are broken and I want a fresh case. I Don't know much about putting PC's together so I was wondering what size case I would need and i'd like to get new fans with my new case to ensure everything is working well. What else will I need to purchase for the interior of the case excluding hardware like GPU, CPU. These are my current specs. TIA

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  2. Oddba11


    May 12, 2011
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    First and foremost, you simply need a case which will hold your hardware. The primary consideration here is the motherboard size (or video cards if you have larger gaming type cards). You will need the motherboard brand and model to get the specs. Aside from that, it's simply a matter of personal preference. For the most past, any mid-size case or larger will hold most hardware.

    This is assuming that this is a home built PC. If it's an OEM PC (ie: Dell, HP, etc.), it could end up being a huge effort to change cases.
  3. crjdriver

    crjdriver Moderator

    Jan 2, 2001
    A 970 is a pretty big card so you are going to need a case with some room. Selecting a case is a VERY subjective endeavor; what I like you may not like. Personally I do not like "showy" type cases with lights, windows, etc however you may be the opposite. I use a LOT of coolermaster cases in builds I do for people. Here is an example of a basic type case although this one does have a window. It comes with three fans;

    I checked the specs you posted and it seems that you have a standard asus motherboard. If by chance this is a big box system ie dell, hp, etc, do understand that transferring something like that to a standard case is [at best] a LOT of work.
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