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How hard is it to change the case on MY computer? Also, how hard is it to add fans? Will my psu handle 5 or 6 more fans? Is the Aspire Discovery a good case? The 6 pack of fans seems like the best deal. How are the other things on my wish list?
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E8400 @ 3.6GHz Abit P-35E Sapphire 4850 @ 675/1100 2GB Crucial Ballistix 
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1 WD 160GB Windows XP Pro x32 19" flat screen Logitech 
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Epower 500W duel rail psu Logitech 
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1 WD 160GB Windows XP Pro x32 19" flat screen Logitech 
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post #2 of 11
Swapping from the Compaq to a new case should be a breeze! The existing powersupply should be able to swing the new fans, but you may want to look into an upgrade in the near future.
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Corsair Force F120 HD/BD Combo CORSAIR Hydro H70 CWCH70 120mm High Performance... Win7 Pro x64 
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post #3 of 11
Hello,

This is a BASIC video which goes over assembling your computer (into the case)
http://www.3dgameman.com/content/view/4095/40/
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Allendale e6300 | sold Asus P5B-Deluxe | sold Asus 7900GTX | sold 1 Gig G.Skill 800 | sold 
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250 Seagate 3.0 GB/s Win XP S/P LG 20.1" Wide Microsoft 4000 
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Allendale e6300 | sold Asus P5B-Deluxe | sold Asus 7900GTX | sold 1 Gig G.Skill 800 | sold 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
250 Seagate 3.0 GB/s Win XP S/P LG 20.1" Wide Microsoft 4000 
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CoolerMaster 450W | sold Antec Nine hundred Microsoft 6000 
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post #4 of 11
why are u getting 2 cases?


i would get a g5 or a Razer Copperhead for mouse
    
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post #5 of 11
I think he is trying to decide between the two.
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Corsair Force F120 HD/BD Combo CORSAIR Hydro H70 CWCH70 120mm High Performance... Win7 Pro x64 
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Hanns G 27.5 Logitech G somethin Zalman 850 Silverstone Raven 
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Steel Series Diablo III Razer Barracuda AC-1 
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Corsair Force F120 HD/BD Combo CORSAIR Hydro H70 CWCH70 120mm High Performance... Win7 Pro x64 
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post #6 of 11
Thread Starter 
Mainly because my grandparents and parents would want some eliment of suprise when I open my stuff.
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E8400 @ 3.6GHz Abit P-35E Sapphire 4850 @ 675/1100 2GB Crucial Ballistix 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
1 WD 160GB Windows XP Pro x32 19" flat screen Logitech 
PowerMouse
Epower 500W duel rail psu Logitech 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8400 @ 3.6GHz Abit P-35E Sapphire 4850 @ 675/1100 2GB Crucial Ballistix 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
1 WD 160GB Windows XP Pro x32 19" flat screen Logitech 
PowerMouse
Epower 500W duel rail psu Logitech 
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post #7 of 11
Yeah, changing your case is not that difficult. Just take your time with it, know all your parts and how they connect together. It would be a good idea to tag each of the cables before you start disconnecting them in your existing case, noting what they are and where they go. You can use those little colored dot stickers and number them. This will go a long ways towards eliminating any mistakes.

Also, get as much literature on which ever case you do get and plan where everything goes before you start in. Doesn't even hurt to do a quick line sketch.
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Athlon 64 X2 4400+ AM2 Asus M2N32SLI Deluxe XP PRO Dell 2405 
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Athlon 64 X2 4400+ AM2 Asus M2N32SLI Deluxe XP PRO Dell 2405 
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FingerWorks TouchStream Antec NeoHE 550 Antec SOLO FingerWorks TouchStream 
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post #8 of 11
The task itself is very easy, just make sure your parts will fit. I know alot of pre-builts use custom or odd pieces in their machines. Dell uses oddly shaped power supplies and my dad's Gateway came with a BTX mobo. Just be sure your parts will fit with the case. Even if you take a picture of the insides of your Compaq we can easily point out any issues.
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60GB Agility 2|1TB RAID0|1.5TB Pioneer DVR-217D XSPC Raystorm | XSPC RX240 Windows 7 Professional x64 
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27" Dell 2709W | 17" Samsung Logitech G15 Corsair HX850 Corsair 650D 
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60GB Agility 2|1TB RAID0|1.5TB Pioneer DVR-217D XSPC Raystorm | XSPC RX240 Windows 7 Professional x64 
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27" Dell 2709W | 17" Samsung Logitech G15 Corsair HX850 Corsair 650D 
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post #9 of 11
Oh and becareful of static when moving things from one case to another. Don't want to fry anything
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e6300 2.8ghz asus p5b deluxe w/wifi evga 7600 gt Gskill2gb: F26400CL4D2GBPK 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate 250gb 7200.10x2 raid0 plextor 716 win xp viewsonic 15" LCD (old) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
microsoft wireless pro sunbeam nuuo 550w TT Armor w/25 cm fan microsoft wireless pro 
Mouse Pad
Allsop aluminum one 
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e6300 2.8ghz asus p5b deluxe w/wifi evga 7600 gt Gskill2gb: F26400CL4D2GBPK 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate 250gb 7200.10x2 raid0 plextor 716 win xp viewsonic 15" LCD (old) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
microsoft wireless pro sunbeam nuuo 550w TT Armor w/25 cm fan microsoft wireless pro 
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Allsop aluminum one 
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post #10 of 11
Yah, get your antistatic wrist strap. A small price to pay for a bit of safety, besides, its very geek-cool
My System
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CPUMotherboardOSMonitor
Athlon 64 X2 4400+ AM2 Asus M2N32SLI Deluxe XP PRO Dell 2405 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
FingerWorks TouchStream Antec NeoHE 550 Antec SOLO FingerWorks TouchStream 
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My System
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CPUMotherboardOSMonitor
Athlon 64 X2 4400+ AM2 Asus M2N32SLI Deluxe XP PRO Dell 2405 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
FingerWorks TouchStream Antec NeoHE 550 Antec SOLO FingerWorks TouchStream 
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