if it is the same case that comes with your prebuilt then. no.
but if you give me your budget I can suggest the components for a new build, you can get a decent new case for 40-60 dollars depending on your preference, and you can build a decent gaming rig for around 500 dollars these days:
probably $350 whats a 4850.. I was thinking about getting the i7-2500 cpu and i wan't to make sure my motherboard has at least two pci 2.0 16x lane slots - is that practical, someone sent me a link in another post about pci-e scaling do you have any experience with that. Also i keep seeing asus mobo's pop up what are the main makers of those. i know cpus are amd and intel should be able to get one of those for around $100 right?
btw all those 9600 gt are out of stock thats the exact old one i used to have..
p.s. I dont think i'll have to spend $500 since i already have a gpu and power supply that link you sent me had a cpu for 119 and a motherboard for $60 add a $40 case and im under $225
you will need to upgrade your mobo cpu ram to run an i52500k or i7 2600k, what gpu do you have, you mean the i5 2500k? what case do you have? the tt psu is not the greatest btw... I think your expectations are a bit off you will need to upgrade your entire system to go from a pentium d to a Sandy Bridge chip
well after reading your whole post my advice is to upgrade your entire system before buying a new gpu or go with something along the lines of a 5670 (6670) but honestly that cpu is holding you back so like Ive said several times, save for a new build, that is, before upgrading your current gpu since your system will likely not make much use of its power with your lowly cpu
what is the budget for your total system and what do you want, what you say in your first post and your second post is conflicting, if you want an entire build then give the budget for the entire build, I still think you are underestimating prices, also 16x16 lanes would only really be of use with gtx 570 sli or higher, otherwise you are perfectly fine running 8x8 which is what SB runs on, its 16X4X that you want to avoid
Whats SB, and my budgets around $250-$300 more if I wait longer which i dont want to do. when you say 8x8 thats 2.0 obviously right which means the signal is bi-directional. How exactly does that work do you just have part of the video card hanging off or what?