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post #11 of 63
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http://support.dell.com/support/topi...icetag=jgshg61

I added a 9500gt and ram but thats it
post #12 of 63
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"Dell-adapted Micro ATX - the wiring for the front panel and the back panel connectors are nonstandard.

If you use a non-Dell board you're in for rewiring, sheet metal modification, and remember - the copy of Windows is tied to the Dell BIOS and won't activate on a third-party board, so budget for a new, retail copy of Windows if you're rebuilding on a non-Dell board."
disregard the lower end, as your not trying to replace anything but the case

But in short, you should be fine, just take the golden placements underneath the mobo and put them in the appropriate spots in the 902.

A bit off topic but you will want to get rid of the green thing used to funnel the hot air out, as you wont need it anymore, get a couple air cans and clean out the heatsink, and then ziptie a fan somewhere near on top of it to make sure your actively cooled

I dont think getting aftermarket parts for the pentium will be beneficial, as its vastly outdated, but a case is a sensible upgrade as you can change out anything thats inside

The antec 902 is a nice case, I enjoyed my time with it
    
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post #13 of 63
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I opened them up and am i going to have to re wire anything to mother board?
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I opened them up and am i going to have to re wire anything to mother board?
You'll just have to plug everything back in after you make the switch.

You shouldnt have to make any hard mods
    
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post #15 of 63
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I opened them up and am i going to have to re wire anything to mother board?
Just not worth it IMO, I know those computers quite well.

Clean out the dust and whatnot and keep it till you can build one from scratch.
post #16 of 63
Most midtower dells are/were BTX, which i doubt is supported by many cases if any non oem.
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Most midtower dells are/were BTX, which i doubt is supported by many cases if any non oem.
google search implies this case as micro atx
    
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post #18 of 63
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google search implies this case as micro atx
That's a Matx motherboard that it's heatsink configuration as well as the CPU/case fan is highly proprietary and not worth trying to put into an aftermarket case.

Now if we were speaking of placing an aftermarket Matx motherboard in that particular Dell case (a Dimension 2300, 2400, 3000, B110, 4600, 4700) I say it'll work just fine as I've already done this in past history.
post #19 of 63
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It will work just fine im sure of it. but honestly its too low grade to be worth it like nick said earlier.
post #20 of 63
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Well Ive been wanting to rebuild it too so what if I bought a motherboard put that in the case and went from there? If so what's a motherboard you recommend?
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