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Can I build in a Dell Dimension 2350 case?

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May 8, 2012 3:22:36 PM

Hello,

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!

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a c 139 ) Power supply
May 8, 2012 6:45:56 PM

No fundamental compatibility problem with using that case.
Case cooling, depending on the parts you plan to use, could be an issue.
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a c 243 ) Power supply
May 8, 2012 6:54:05 PM



Asus H61 / I3-2100

Need to replace front panel components
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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

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a c 139 ) Power supply
May 8, 2012 6:56:14 PM

delluser1 said:
Need to replace front panel components
Good catch!
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May 8, 2012 7:17:30 PM

Very nice set up! Cool, so it can be done! Thank you! So, replacing the front panel components for plugs that can fit the motherboard is all I need to do?
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May 8, 2012 7:19:50 PM

Oh, I failed to add in what WR2 said; are there problems with keeping the system cool? Thanks!
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a c 139 ) Power supply
May 8, 2012 8:20:21 PM

What parts are you using?

For a gaming case - two fans is usually the minimum we like to see.
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May 8, 2012 9:03:37 PM

emphasis on " minimum " :) 
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May 8, 2012 11:34:53 PM

Parts? Well, I plan on using the PC to work (Microsoft Word etc. use all that fun stuff) and game :D 

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.
~~~Website: http://www.cpubenchmark.net/

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

Intel DH67BLB3

~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!




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May 20, 2012 12:16:03 PM

Best answer selected by Bond_007.
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September 23, 2013 10:13:31 PM

I found this old case 1yr and some months ago from a friend, shoulda checked here then....sigh. any how nice way to save a few bucks on a case.

When my kids get old enough, hope they learn to save like this...
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September 23, 2013 10:17:06 PM

3094954,0,119108 said:


This is classic bad ass baby, tricky old dell on the outside, that runs like a beast.:lol: 

You guys are awsome.
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February 26, 2014 2:01:08 PM

delluser1 said:


Asus H61 / I3-2100

Need to replace front panel components
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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



I am using a similar Dell case, and was hoping you could point me in the right direction. Where did you get the USB header? Also were you able to connect the audio jack that's in the front? Any help (pictures especially) would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks for posting this!

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