Oct 3, Posts: I was just considering putting a new motherboard into my Dell XPS D case it’s still a pretty decent case – made by Palo Alto I believe and I also happen to have a good extra power supply but my real reason was so the wife wouldn’t see another new computer Kingdom of the East Seaxe Registered: I really need to know. Fri Nov 30,
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I was given a gateway case, no PS in it, but a nice sturdy case.
As I am not that familiar with the form factors ATX and such I would like to know what motherboard if any would fit that case. Ars Praefectus et Subscriptor. I was just considering putting a new motherboard into my Dell XPS D case it’s still a pretty decent case – made by Palo Alto I believe and I also happen to have a good extra power supply but my real reason was so the wife wouldn’t see another new computer Thu Nov 29, 5: Thu Nov 29, 9: If you can also find a celron cheap — but you still cant use your same memory, you still need to buy some SDRAM this should be pretty cheap these days.
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Nov 29, Posts: I would sell it as a working unit, and use the money you raise to get a bare-bones system, and build something far faster, and newer. Oct 3, Posts: But that’s probably only worth it if you have saldering equipment and new connectors on hand.
Thu Nov 29, 6: Don’t bother trying to disect the ribbon cable that the Dell board uses.
If you are willing to settle for about MHz you may be able to find an older Socket board with motherbozrd Intel BX chipset used. I gave the result to my teenager, who is rather proud of my Gatewaythan runs at mhz Thu Nov 29, 2: Thu Nov 29, Thu Nov 29, 4: May 18, Posts: Besides, if you are planning on keeping all the other parts of the Dell video card, HD, etc.
I really need to know.
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Heh, I also don’t own a soldering gun. Derodeo Seniorius Lurkius Registered: I believe they are ATX, but you really won’t save much by using the Dell case. But then you could pop an AMD into an old Dell system for the ultimate in irony.
Jul 5, Posts: But your power supply would drive it but it has to be standard ATX.
The CD drive is old and slow, the hdd is also old and slow, and opinions on the video card have already been raised. Oct 25, Posts: Unless you are massively fond of the case, or you need to do a stealth upgrade, you are going to throw away far more than you end up using.
Kingdom of the East Seaxe Registered: Are you looking to scrounge up parts and do this real cheap? Laner Ars Legatus Legionis Registered: I had to dremel the PS space a bit to make it fit, and the connector for the lights was a single block – so I popped the wires out of the block, wrapped tape around the copper connectors, and directly connected them to the board – ten minute task.
Mar 8, Posts: You can salvage the floppy drive and the cdrom.
Also would like a recommendation on a power supply.