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post #11 of 29
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that would be a nice case if you wanted to spend the 40$

Otherwise just pull out that HDD cage and put your current drive(s) in the 5.25in slot(s)
Where might I find this 5.25in slot? Is it below my ODD? Expansion bay is inscribed on the front, is that it? Sorry I'm kind of a noob in these kind of things. The antec 300's missing an odd cover, is that alright?
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I agree with Luckyse7ens: Just move the drive to one of the 5.25 in bays and make sure its in there well with rubber support or something..
Then remove the HHD cage


Also, a new case will not be an opition since the mobo's standoff holes are at different areas of the board since its custom made by HP

Also, please note how much wattage the HP computer has, it may not be able to run a 460. It is known that prebuild systems are cheaply made, to cut as much cost as possible, they get a psu that has just enough power.
Oh too bad for a new case, Yeah I'm planning to buy a new psu probably a modular one since I have bad airflow my CPU's running at 43 C Idle. That's why I was planning to buy a hawk because it's very cool or should I just buy the cyclone? I won't be overclocking because of temps that's why I'm just trying to buy a cool card that would be running at stock. Even my G210 is running at 53 C idle (scary). Is there a guide somewhere how to place an HDD on the 5.25 bays? Because I don't even know if I have a 5.25 bay.
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Where might I find this 5.25in slot? Is it below my ODD? Expansion bay is inscribed on the front, is that it? Sorry I'm kind of a noob in these kind of things. The antec 300's missing an odd cover, is that alright?
Something like this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...ECH-_-17998057

The problem with a new psu is... it wont fit in the case lol

Trust me, I went from a crappy dell to my current rig.
I releaized all of the issues with upgrading with a dell mobo and case, so I brought a case, and mobo. Then saved some more money, then sold the mobo, cpu, ram and got AM3 mobo, cpu and got new set of ddr3. Then i saved more money and got a new card.
Edited by bbaseballboy1234 - 3/8/11 at 5:35pm
    
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Something like this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...ECH-_-17998057

The problem with a new psu is... it wont fit in the case lol
No worries about the psu because I once asked on the HP forums if I can replace my PSU with a branded one like corsair's and they said yes. Where do I place the 5.25 bay? Is there some kind of video guide/normal guide on how to do it? And I wanna ask if I can just copy what the other guy posted here on the thread, just remove the cage and place it beside the case.

Yeah, starting from scratch is an ok move but I can't afford it right now so I'm buying the pieces one by one so when I've saved up money for a sandy bridge(lol) or something like that I can reuse the video card and the PSU
Edited by eugene12345 - 3/8/11 at 5:40pm
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the 5.25" hhd bay goes into where the dvd player would go.
    
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the 5.25" hhd bay goes into where the dvd player would go.
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/d...roduct=3945269

I have one more slot. So that's where I place it huh? Alright, thanks for everyone's help + rep to all of you guys
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I like my HP case. I can fit the biggest video card in mine, but mine isn't one of those newfanggled upsidedown cases. Makes for a nice "sleeper" computer and less likely to get stolen at college.

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post #18 of 29
You have 2 5.25 bays(optical bays) you can get adapters to fit your HDD that go in these bays. Thats all you need.
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I like my HP case. I can fit the biggest video card in mine, but mine isn't one of those newfanggled upsidedown cases. Makes for a nice "sleeper" computer and less likely to get stolen at college.
That's pretty awesome, it's just like my neighbor's old case. May I ask your opinion on a gtx 460 cyclone vs 6850 sapphire reference regarding temps? The 6850 is cheaper but would probably hot and not recommended on my case right?
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Where might I find this 5.25in slot? Is it below my ODD? Expansion bay is inscribed on the front, is that it? Sorry I'm kind of a noob in these kind of things. The antec 300's missing an odd cover, is that alright?
You need something like this - just price around for the best deal:

http://www.radioshack.com/product/in...ductId=2261655
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