Thread: Case Transfer advice/help plz
March 2nd, 2004, 06:19 PM #1
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Case Transfer advice/help plz
I decided to build/upgrade my current computer, but since I'm low on cash, I do it piece by piece. I'm going to guy the Antec PLUS 1080AMG computer case and switch all the hardware from my old DELL to the new 1080. There are a few questions I have before I do this however. First of all, I need to know if the DELL mobo is a standard ATX size and if DELL does any funky crap with there connectors. I need the connectors to be standard; otherwise the PSU that comes with the 1080 will not be able to plug into my old DELL mobo. It's a Dimension 8200 bought in November of 2001. So basically, to sum up that question, will all the DELL's hardware (except the PSU) be compatible with the 1080?
Also, the CPU is a P4A 1.8GHZ. There is no fan on the top of the heatsink, only a duct connecting to a fan that pushes the air outside of the computer. That is the only case fan on the whole DELL case and it only sucks air through a duct connected from to the CPU and to the outside of the case. Basically, will the CPU run cool enough in the 1080 using only a heatsink? The 1080 will be installed with 4 stock case fans and 1 stock HDD fan, as well as 2 fans on the PSU.
Now I know these are pretty specific questions, but I thought that I'd rather give TechIMO a shot before I had to talk to DELL tech support, they have really gotten bad . If you need any clarification as to what I am asking, just say so.
Thanks in advance!
March 4th, 2004, 12:27 AM #2
the few dells ive opened up had all standard parts.
unlike, for ex., compaq and emachines.
ive never seen that duct system !?!?!?
if your asking should a regular cpu fan work as well as a duct, i dont see why it shouldnt work just fine.my signature was so lame i deleted it.
March 4th, 2004, 05:42 PM #3
Some Dells do have non-standard ATX power connectors. It is easy to google for the standard ATX pinout and see if yours matches. Otherwise, everything should be standard except perhaps the backplate.
. You should be able to rig some kind of fan to that heat sink - I bet there are standard fan mounting points on it. Don't run it without some active cooling!
.bh."Our freedom depends on five boxes: soap, ballot, jury, witness; and, when all else fails, Ammo. " ?author?
March 12th, 2004, 02:42 AM #4Don't run it without some active cooling!
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