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Dell 0RY206 Motherboard Slim to MT case swap

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January 1, 2009 9:59:57 PM

I have a Dell 531s (Slim) with a Dell model 0RY206 motherboad. I have finally decided to put a larger power supply and graphics card in it. The slim case however isnt very friendly to upgrades.

What I would like to do is get the Dell 531 MT case and move everything from the slim case in to it. The case would be like this one.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2203...

Than I could add a bigger power supply and video card.

I am pretty sure the MT case uses the same Dell 0RY206 motherboad but I am not 100%. If anyone can help determine if my slim components will directly fit the MT case I would greatly appreciate it.

Thank You
Adam
January 2, 2009 12:32:51 AM

My advice would be to get a name branded case like cooler master, cause some of the newer video cards are long and may not fit in the dell case.I have a 531s and transferred it to a CoolerMaster rc-590.It has space for a lot of fans and runs very cool. Just my 2 cents.
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January 2, 2009 12:36:45 AM

My advice would be to get a name branded case like cooler master, cause some of the newer video cards are long and may not fit in the dell case.I have a 531s and transferred it to a CoolerMaster rc-590.It has space for a lot of fans and runs very cool. Just my 2 cents.
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January 2, 2009 12:45:09 AM

Thank you for the reply. Can you tell me if there were any issues with the mother board fitting or any of the I/O stuff not matching up correctly?

Thanks
Adam

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January 2, 2009 12:51:28 AM

the motherboard fits perfectly, but the the i/o plate thingy is part of the slim case so it didnt make the transfer.
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January 2, 2009 1:09:33 AM

Will the motherboard, DVD Drive, hard drive, etc fit into any Micro ATX motherboard case?

Any other help or experience in making this swap would be great.

Thanks
Adam
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January 2, 2009 1:09:35 AM

i have one concern for your idea. i have an aging dell dimension 4600 (circa 2004). i had originally planned to build a new extreme low-budget system using the same case, but i had to give up on that idea when i found out that dell used a proprietary front panel connector. i can't say for sure if they still do this, but look into that. the motherboard might fit in the case, but if you can't even turn the computer on, there's really no point.
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January 2, 2009 1:14:28 AM

Everything makes the transfer fine with a little common sense, the only thing that doesnt make the transistion is the i/o plate thingy. The motherboard screws line up in my rc-590 case.
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January 2, 2009 1:16:30 AM

Also if you get a micro atx case, new video cards may not fit. I got a rc-590 case cause of its size.It is a mid-Tower but large.
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