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Things I need to know about switching computer cases?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Cmarr, May 5, 2005.

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  1. Cmarr

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    I'm looking to switch my computer case to one that will quiet down the sound of my computer, an Antec case probably. What do I need to take into account? Does it have to be the same size as the old one? Do I need to make sure the motherboard is able to fit correctly? What do I need to know? Or is it a pretty easy thing to do?
     
  2. Mari0-Br0s

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    just be sure the case is the same type. most case are ATX, but there are new BTX. an Antec Sonata is pretty quiet and well ventiled. But this is an ATX case. That mean your motherboard must be ATX.
     
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    Go ahead for the switch. You have an ATX case. The difference between ATX is BTX is simple. A BTX motherboard has the PCI slots on top of VGA, LPT1, Serial, USB, PS/2, Firewire, Wi-Fi, Ethernet..... ports. An ATX motherboard is what you do have, the ports are on top of the PCI slots.
     
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    Really? That's it? I would have thought there would be more to it than that. But it's that Nexus Breeze an ATX? I can't tell.
     
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    That Nexus case is also an ATX. It says so in the specs near the bottom of the page in your link.
     
  7. Cmarr

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    lol, I didn't even see that. Oh well.
     
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    Yeah, I've seen that one before, but here is no real emphasis on it being "quiet".

    Screw it, I'm going to buy the nexus and give it a shot. We'll see what happens I guess:)

    I see it at eastluna.com for $162 for the 400 watt, which is the cheapest I've seen after about an hour of searching.
     
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