I just bought a refurbished PC, It came with the Dell Dimension E520 case, the Dell OWG864 Motherboard, 2 gigs of DDR2, The Intel G965 GPU and a Pentium D 820. I was wondering if this case could support any other mobo form factor besides BTX. I was Wondering if this mobo could take DDR3, I was also wondering how to take the stock cpu fan off (it's impossible). Once I get all this info I'll be able to start figuring out how to go about upgrading this machine.
I know it's all to old lols but still then can I at least scavenge the case or is the case not ATX? and I still needa know how to take off the fan cause I have several Pentiums which I could swap out as well. I'm broke so I'm doing what I can.
Well I'm trying to upgrade it to gaming, but I like the design and all of the case and I don't mind putting some work into it to make it fit an ATX mobo cause I can't afford anything right now but my friend is giving me his ATX mobo with a core 2 duo processor so it'll be able to handle minimum reqs on most games.
I beg to differ...
I upgraded my e520 with a quad core 2.4 processor , used a different heat sink which I had to drill four holes in the case. Then strapped the heat sink to the proc with bailing wire. I then took a pair of tin snips and sipped a little metal off the back end to fit a EVGA GTX 660. I upgraded the power supply , and installed 8 gigs of ram. Threw in a hybrid sata 1TB drive. I can play all games even from 2013 at the highest settings at 120hz on my 60 inch LED TV.
It took a little bit of work but she purs like a kitten and after a year shes still running strong. I saved a ton of money.