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January 9, 2011 9:04:50 AM

I currently have a Dell Inspiron 531s, stock with no upgrades. I recently had a power supply issue and now have power supply that does not fit in the case. I am looking to start upgrading the entire system. To start I want to get a bigger case so that all of the components fit. Are all components interchangeable with cases? If I do get a bigger case, will I have to do any other upgrades to any other internal components to make the computer at least run?

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a b B Homebuilt system
a b ) Power supply
January 9, 2011 9:38:48 AM

What PSU? What's the budget? You can get an ATX case, it should fit, that Dell has a mATX mobo. A cheaper good case is the Rosewill Challenger but there are cheaper ones.
January 9, 2011 9:43:28 AM

Yeah, budget is moderate as this is going to be a work in progress. Thinking anwhere from 50 - 125 for a case. Am I going to need to have other components replaced immediately to get it to where it is operable?
a b B Homebuilt system
a b ) Power supply
January 9, 2011 10:10:32 AM

The Challenger is cheap and good. You acn also get the Antec Three Hundred Illusion, the Cooler Master HAF 912, the LIAN LI Lancool PC-K58W etc.

You don't need anything else unless you have a proprietary front panel connector, how does it look like, it's a block of wires like in the pic or the wires are separate like in the video below?

If they're separate is fine.