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Taking a prebuilt computer and swapping cases?

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never done it before(are they locked into the case or anything?), would it be pretty easy to take a prebuilt pc and take everything out and install it into a different case you bought?
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It really depends on how proprietary the setup is. I I remember helping a friend replace a PSU on his Dell that was riveted in place. The holes would not have lined up with any standard PSU mounts. I wouldnt be surprised if motherboard mounts were non-standard as well.

You could make it fit. Youd probably have to drill some holes in your motherboard tray for standoffs. Drill PSU holes possibly.
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I've done it with an HP, the only hiccup I had was the front panel connectors. The HP had a single cable for all of them. Took me awhile to figure out which ones were which.
    
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I've had a dell mobo that was flipped around so wouldn't fit in any other case. Oh dell how you amuse me your your antics.
Really it does depends on what computer it is.
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Build the PC yourself, why going prebuilt?
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post #6 of 7
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Originally Posted by adridu59 View Post

Build the PC yourself, why going prebuilt?

Maybe he is able to get one for cheap.
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This guy http://www.youtube.com/watch?annotation_id=annotation_648412&feature=iv&src_vid=BVd9vgpqw78&v=w0UPQGA3qvo has done a series of videos where he transfers his old PC into a HAF-X then gradually upgrades it. Thorough and well explained.
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