New computer tower?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by sacred2nite, May 28, 2003.

  1. sacred2nite

    sacred2nite Guest

    I have a Dell Dimension 4400 tower and I am really bored of the look of it. Plus, it does not match the colour of my other computer equipment or my room.
    Can I buy a new one? Will my motherboard fit into a new tower? If so, is there a special type I need?
    Thanks guys
     
  2. sboulema

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    just buy a case with the mobo dimensions, which will probably be standard atx.
     
  3. Zedric

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    Dell normally use standard ATX format on their boards afaik so it shouldn't be a problem. BUT! Dell also uses "home-wired" PSU connectors so you'll probably need to use the old PSU (buy a case without PSU). Other than that you should probably be fine.
     
  4. sacred2nite

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    Thanks guys
     
  5. Bootsy

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    I have had some experiences with Dell motherboards being shaped "retardedly". And in one instance, it would not fit the standard ATX case, I was able to fit it VERY snuggly...works tho so you should be fine....and this was only one instance in like 50.
     
  6. sboulema

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    had the same problem with a compaq mobo where they changed the standard lay-out of all the ports
     
  7. Bootsy

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    ...bastids
     
  8. [CpK]Bastid

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    i'm no dell employee:eek:
     
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