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January 15, 2013 2:05:30 AM

Here goes nothing. I need to transfer everything of a Veritron X4620g (MiniATX) to a MidATX. Here's the case, I don't think everything will be placed properly.

Here's the manual for the Veritron: http://www.manualowl.com/m/Acer%20Computers/Veriton-X46... (so you guys can see the parts that needs to be remove)

First, I think the I/O shield is already placed in the CPU Casing and it has no extra shield. Can I buy it separately though? Like a bracket.

Second, there are ports that I don't think there's no way of placing them anywhere on the new casing. Like the COMP2 Port Cable, Printer, etc specially the card reader that comes with the CPU. How am I going to place it? Well, if it can't be helped, we'll just not use it. I don't exactly need the card reader but I do need the Port Cable and the Printer Port.

Third, here's the case that we wanted: http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/4331/nzxt_source_210_e...

So any suggestions on how exactly are we going to transfer everything to the new case?

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a b ) Power supply
January 15, 2013 3:04:07 AM

The io shield is removable. You won't be able to use the card reader unless you jerry rig it to stay in a 5.25" slot. The com2 and printer outputs are connected on the acer case so there is no where to put them on the new case. You will just have to have them coming out of a rear expansion slot not being mounted. I don't know of anywhere to get a plate with output holes to hold them.
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January 15, 2013 3:59:59 AM

k1114 said:
The io shield is removable. You won't be able to use the card reader unless you jerry rig it to stay in a 5.25" slot. The com2 and printer outputs are connected on the acer case so there is no where to put them on the new case. You will just have to have them coming out of a rear expansion slot not being mounted. I don't know of anywhere to get a plate with output holes to hold them.


I'll try to have a picture of the CPU later. I think the one on the manual is like an old body or some sort. But, everything else can fit to any new MidATX without the problem right? :D  ANd for the other inputs, I'll just let them hang outside? :D  Well I guess that should do it LOL!
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January 15, 2013 8:56:31 AM

So here's a picture of the motherboard:



As reference to this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ATX#Variants

It's a MicroATX mobo. Measured it - estimated since its somewhere 11" x 8".

As you guys can see, there's my Graphics Card Cartridge Holder (highlighted in orange rectangle) and that's the reason why I am changing into a ATX Mid Tower case coz I have this:


http://www.palit.biz/palit/vgapro.php?id=1895

A two floor graphics card. So I guess you now know, it's not fit. So, I was planning to buy this: http://www.nzxt.com/new/products/classic_series/source_...

It's Dimension is: 19.51" x 7.68" x 17.32"

Will my video card fit considering that the PSU is now placed at the bottom of the mobo for this case?

Thanks guys! :sol: 
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January 15, 2013 11:47:04 AM

k_z199 said:

http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSF6EdgOIRba93MRS0cJcVoZB9esY9QFxTJ-0L_Jq-RPBus-ZoZA00a8HL3
http://www.palit.biz/palit/vgapro.php?id=1895

A two floor graphics card. So I guess you now know, it's not fit. So, I was planning to buy this: http://www.nzxt.com/new/products/classic_series/source_...

It's Dimension is: 19.51" x 7.68" x 17.32"

Will my video card fit considering that the PSU is now placed at the bottom of the mobo for this case?

Thanks guys! :sol: 


Have you already bought that graphics card? Because if not, there are better ones you can get for the money.

http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/gaming-graphics-card-revi...

Namely, the HD 7750, which will give you better performance for the same price. Here, check it out:

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/612?vs=535
http://www.fiercepc.co.uk/amd-7000-series/sapphire-amd-...
http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00761YFPW/ref=asc_df_B00761...

Go for the 1GB version, you won't need 2GB for this card.
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January 15, 2013 1:21:06 PM

unfortunately, yes, cause i thought i'll have enough space for it... well that's life LOL! I don't think someone would like to have a trade with me :(  :) )
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January 15, 2013 1:42:28 PM

k_z199 said:
unfortunately, yes, cause i thought i'll have enough space for it... well that's life LOL! I don't think someone would like to have a trade with me :(  :) )



I'll take it off your hands for free! :lol:  :lol: 

But seriously, it's still an alright card. It won't murder your family or anything. It'll run most games in 1080p at sorta low/mid settings.
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a b ) Power supply
January 15, 2013 5:15:07 PM

Any mid tower will fit that graphics card, psu location doesn't matter.
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January 15, 2013 9:33:26 PM

I'm just considering the placement where the graphics card holder is so way down there that it may again no tfit due to lack of space. Anyways, I'll go hunt for more bad-as* looking cases. :D 
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a c 243 ) Power supply
January 15, 2013 10:51:12 PM

k_z199 said:
I'm just considering the placement where the graphics card holder is so way down there that it may again no tfit due to lack of space. Anyways, I'll go hunt for more bad-as* looking cases. :D 

Acer motherboard has 2 expansion slots ( not quite standard mATX, ends up around 1.5 inches or so smaller )
NZXT 210 case has 7 expansion slots ( to fit a full size ATX board ), nothing to worry about as far as a lack of space, the board would look lost in there
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January 15, 2013 11:20:05 PM

Hahaha :) ) but any Mid Tower Chassis will do right? And may I add, are all ATX PSUs are the same of height and width... apparently Acer provided a good PSU :)  you know having a perfect fit for it to hold on any Mid Tower Case :D 
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January 15, 2013 11:21:35 PM

delluser1 said:
Acer motherboard has 2 expansion slots ( not quite standard mATX, ends up around 1.5 inches or so smaller )


the super not-so-brilliant move by Acer... they're thinking money :(  (well, all business do) LOL

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January 16, 2013 12:55:43 AM

NZXT 210 or the Rosewill Challenger? :p 
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a b ) Power supply
January 16, 2013 1:05:00 AM

I already said any mid tower will do.

The acer is a small form factor aka slim. Some people like/need a pc that takes less space. It is actually a brilliant move for any oem to have a sff in their line up and every one of them does. It's not hard to find a low profile card to fit in it.

Your psu is also a small form factor, tfx. You might get one screw in but you'll still have a big gap in back. All atx will be the same height and width but different length. That is the point of standardized form factors, so parts will fit.

I'd take the challenger. But you'll lose front usb 3 if you get the old version.
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January 16, 2013 1:24:00 AM

k1114 said:
I already said any mid tower will do.

The acer is a small form factor aka slim. Some people like/need a pc that takes less space. It is actually a brilliant move for any oem to have a sff in their line up and every one of them does. It's not hard to find a low profile card to fit in it.

Your psu is also a small form factor, tfx. You might get one screw in but you'll still have a big gap in back. All atx will be the same height and width but different length. That is the point of standardized form factors, so parts will fit.

I'd take the challenger. But you'll lose front usb 3 if you get the old version.


It looks like... I'll be having the old challenger... but it's fine with me... THANKS FOR ALL YOUR HELP GUYS! :D  More power to TH!
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