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How can I tell if my computer parts will fit into another case?

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October 2, 2013 9:05:59 PM

Hi guys!

I am looking to upgrade my PC case as my parts are not getting enough ventilation. My current case is the case on this computer: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005URW0OW/?tag=e6f7bt0csv-20

I am looking to upgrade to this case:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Could someone please tell me if my parts would fit into this case? They fit perfectly fine into the one i have now it is just that there is almost no ventilation.

Thanks
October 2, 2013 9:20:43 PM

They'll fit, cases are made to be universal so no worries.
October 2, 2013 9:25:58 PM

DANWIN said:
They'll fit, cases are made to be universal so no worries.


Thanks a lot! I've been wanting to get rid of this stupid case for so long but wasn't sure if my parts would fit in another :D 
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October 2, 2013 9:31:30 PM
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No it won't fit. What you have now is btx and everything you find is atx. And you won't found btx anymore. If it isn't getting enough airflow just leave the side off. Inexperienced people need to stop trying to give tech advice. Wrong answers are worse than no answer.
October 2, 2013 9:36:58 PM

k1114 said:
No it won't fit. What you have now is btx and everything you find is atx. And you won't found btx anymore. If it isn't getting enough airflow just leave the side off. Inexperienced people need to stop trying to give tech advice. Wrong answers are worse than no answer.

shit you're right i take back what i said didn't notice btx
October 2, 2013 10:03:48 PM

k1114 said:
No it won't fit. What you have now is btx and everything you find is atx. And you won't found btx anymore. If it isn't getting enough airflow just leave the side off. Inexperienced people need to stop trying to give tech advice. Wrong answers are worse than no answer.

Ok thanks so would my parts fit in a case like this?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
October 2, 2013 10:58:06 PM

No, newegg doesn't even stock btx cases.
October 2, 2013 11:03:04 PM

If you want, you can find a cheap 775 ATX or M-ATX motherboard and replace the mainboard with that so it will fit in a different case. Usually this will result in a Windows reinstall though.

What are you having trouble with temperatures on?
October 3, 2013 9:50:51 AM

Deemo13 said:
If you want, you can find a cheap 775 ATX or M-ATX motherboard and replace the mainboard with that so it will fit in a different case. Usually this will result in a Windows reinstall though.

What are you having trouble with temperatures on?


So I started to take of the side of the case and found that the temperatures are now at a much more stable amount. I was also wondering if my motherboard should be updated, right now I have a Hewlett-Packard 0AACh Motherboard
but am not sure if i really should upgrade or not. I mainly do heavy gaming such as Crysis 3, Battlefield, etc.

Thanks for everything guys!
October 3, 2013 9:53:53 AM

I would just save up some money for a full fledged rig.
October 3, 2013 10:04:46 AM

Deemo13 said:
I would just save up some money for a full fledged rig.


Im already running a 2.40 ghz intel core2 Quad with a Nvidia gtx 650ti 1GB SSC and a nice hard drive and can run all of my games smoothly but have not upgraded my motherboard yet and want to be pointed into the correct direction. :) 

Thanks,
Jas
October 3, 2013 10:12:33 AM

Spending money on lga775 with ddr2 ram is just a waste of money. Changing the mobo means, new cpu, ram, case and windows.
October 3, 2013 10:22:59 AM

If the budget is low, then I would keep the Core2Quad. Its still a good gaming processor. Guessing its a Q6600.
October 3, 2013 11:18:44 AM

Deemo13 said:
If the budget is low, then I would keep the Core2Quad. Its still a good gaming processor. Guessing its a Q6600.


I can spend up to $70-$100 on a processor and about $50 on a mother board and $60 on a case. Not sure if that would be upgrading my computer specs at all or just getting a mobo for another case.
October 3, 2013 11:35:09 AM

That would not be much of an upgrade over what you have already. Just hold onto your stuff for now. :) 
October 3, 2013 11:35:09 AM

That would not be much of an upgrade over what you have already. Just hold onto your stuff for now. :) 
October 3, 2013 11:38:35 AM

Deemo13 said:
That would not be much of an upgrade over what you have already. Just hold onto your stuff for now. :) 


Alright thanks for everything guys!
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