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The most common issue with Dell PC's is that you would need to custom wire the power/LED header to match the ones on the case.
    
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Anything that minnus listed would be fine.

I personally like the APEX DM-387 I worked with the mITX version and it was fine for my needs. Fit pretty much the same stuff you're putting in.
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The most common issue with Dell PC's is that you would need to custom wire the power/LED header to match the ones on the case.

Don't cases just separate them anyways so it should be fine?
     
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The most common issue with Dell PC's is that you would need to custom wire the power/LED header to match the ones on the case.

I will double check the case later today to see what kind of wire is it from mobo to case but if i am getting a new case, the wires shouldnt matter? Unless the pins on the mobo is something different to begin with?
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Anything that minnus listed would be fine.
I personally like the APEX DM-387 I worked with the mITX version and it was fine for my needs. Fit pretty much the same stuff you're putting in.
Don't cases just separate them anyways so it should be fine?

thanks for the reply. I am looking for the ones that lay flat down so i can put my monitor on top. biggrin.gif this will increase the height too since im about 6'3
better for my eyes smile.gif
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Anything that minnus listed would be fine.
I personally like the APEX DM-387 I worked with the mITX version and it was fine for my needs. Fit pretty much the same stuff you're putting in.
Don't cases just separate them anyways so it should be fine?

hi there, after few busy weeks, I am ready to make a purchase

this case's price is definitely good. How are your experience with it?
People say the psu dies within a year or so...

your thoughts?

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Also, what is the difference between the apex 387 and this one?? Looks very similar

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387 is deeper than the 381.
The 381 has firewire on the front and I don't think the 387 does.
The 387 looks better. tongue.gif

It was easy to build in. Then again I am used to mITX builds so I am not sure how someone else might feel about it. Very barebones.

I wouldn't know about the psu because I haven't had it for a year. Flex ATX PSUs are generally cheap so a replacement is easy.
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387 is deeper than the 381.
The 381 has firewire on the front and I don't think the 387 does.
The 387 looks better. tongue.gif
It was easy to build in. Then again I am used to mITX builds so I am not sure how someone else might feel about it. Very barebones.
I wouldn'y know about the psu because I haven't had it for a year. Flex ATX PSUs are generally cheap so a replacement is easy.

haha thanks for the response!
A quick google shows the flex psu around $30 :O

thats like 1/2 the cost of the entire case tongue.gif
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Compared to a lot of other things, that is good.

Do this then, start saving a dime a day in a jar. If the PSU breaks down in a year you'll have $36.50 to replace it. tongue.gif
     
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Compared to a lot of other things, that is good.
Do this then, start saving a dime a day in a jar. If the PSU breaks down in a year you'll have $36.50 to replace it. tongue.gif

haha that is a good one ! biggrin.gif:thumb:

how is the quality of the apex case? would it be able to withstand a ~10 lbs monitor on top??
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