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So Ive been wanting a new case to switch for my really ugly dell computer that i have been adding parts to for some time now. I went into my local best buy to check out what they had where i found a antec 900 2 on sale for $70 so i figured it was destiny. The only problem is that i dont have a lot of knowledge in this area and really just dont know where to start because when i open both of them up it gets a bit overwhelming. So i was hoping that any of you guys would have suggestions or help or anything really lol.
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links for hp computer please
    
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So Ive been wanting a new case to switch for my really ugly dell computer that i have been adding parts to for some time now. I went into my local best buy to check out what they had where i found a antec 900 2 on sale for $70 so i figured it was destiny. The only problem is that i dont have a lot of knowledge in this area and really just dont know where to start because when i open both of them up it gets a bit overwhelming. So i was hoping that any of you guys would have suggestions or help or anything really lol.
It's not a slim optiplex is it? Those really can't be switched to new cases, but like the poster above said, pics please.
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Its hard to describe so here is a video from YouTube.

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let me know if you need better ones

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do you have a link to computer in question? itd be easier just to look at specifications and go from there
    
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c300 128GB SSD 2TB FireCuda 7mm 2TB Firecuda 7mm 1TB 5400rpm 
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If you do switch cases, please make sure to take a can of air to it every month or so. That is really bad.

Can you measure the board? I'm having trouble finding the size.
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post #8 of 63
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let me know if you need better ones

OMG that is alot of dust.

For one, if you want to put it in a new case you may need to get a new cpu cooler. even though the 900 has alot more fans than the case you have now, it wont have the duct that connects the exhaust fan to the cpu heatsink (which may be one of the most ghetto cpu stock cooling setups ive ever seen.. ever.)
post #9 of 63
I think the mobo is mATX, in which case youd be fine, but I still would like a link
    
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750GB 5400rpm Windows 10 x64  1920x1080 @90hz 150w 
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c300 128GB SSD 2TB FireCuda 7mm 2TB Firecuda 7mm 1TB 5400rpm 
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post #10 of 63
Yeah, you should be able to switch it out. Like someone said it looks like mATX.
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