I have decided I wanted to replace my failing desktop with a desktop that I will soon build. I think I have found all the important components and found a motherboard that fits all the stuff. However, I planned on using my old Dimension 2350 case. I believe it is a Micro Tower or something. My question is, are there any dangers/consequences using a Dell case? Let me know anything related as well. Thank you all for any help! Much appreciated!
You can Google the pinout for the Dell / Creative front panel sound / USB connector and mod the wiring, or do without it ( this was a D4700 according to the front bezel, had separate USB connector and Dell / Creative sound )
Add exhaust fan ( 90mm )
HD in the floppy bay to add a 90mm intake fan
Parts? Well, I plan on using the PC to work (Microsoft Word etc. use all that fun stuff) and game
I guess I'll list off what I am considering, but I hope that does not derail the thread from its original purpose.. I'm not sure how strict Mods are. Anyway..
CPU= Intel Core i3 2120 or Intel Core i5 2500
~The reason why I selected these two is because I utilized the benchmark website I found here on Tom's Hardware and looked at the best for your dollar and I selected these two based popularity and word of mouth.
GPU= AMD Radeon HD 6870 or AMD Radeon HD 6850
~Used benchmark website; however, this 'GPU' area I am very unfamiliar with as this would be the first time buying. So I'm not sure what's 'end of life' and what's 'hot'.
PSU? (Power Box?)= I'll be honest, I have not gotten there yet.
Motherboard= ASUS P8H61-M LE CSM REV3 Intel 6 Series Motherboard or
~Motherboards seem confusing to me because they all look the same. However, the one I will end up with varies on which CPU I get.
I hope these answer your questions. Let me know what you think. Thank you!