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<a href="http://secure.newegg.com/NewVersion/wishlist/PublicWishDetail.asp?WishListNumber=4109187" target="_blank">http://secure.newegg.com/NewVersion/...Number=4109187</a><br />
How hard is it to change the case on <a href="http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?lc=en&cc=us&jumpid=reg_R1002_USEN&product=437888&dlc=en&docname=c00256286" target="_blank">MY</a> 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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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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Hello,<br />
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This is a BASIC video which goes over assembling your computer (into the case)<br />
<a href="http://www.3dgameman.com/content/view/4095/40/" target="_blank">http://www.3dgameman.com/content/view/4095/40/</a>
 

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I think he is trying to decide between the two.
 

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Mainly because my grandparents and parents would want some eliment of suprise when I open my stuff.
 

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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. <br />
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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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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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Oh and becareful of static when moving things from one case to another. Don't want to fry anything
 

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Yah, get your antistatic wrist strap. A small price to pay for a bit of safety, besides, its very geek-cool
 

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Will the <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817101011" target="_blank">current</a> psu I have handle 1 120mm fan, probably 4 80mm fans, and a heatsink fan? Add to that a power hungry X1800xt. Will power be an issue? Will my current psu fit this case?
 
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