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Old 06-28-2005, 05:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Since adding a Radeon 9800 Pro to my Gateway comp, I'm getting force-shutdowns regularly. I assume this is bcause of the wimpy 160w PSU in the Micro tower. I noticed that a ATX case with a power supply can be purchased for the same price as a comparable Micro PSU - can I simply buy one of these and swap all the innards into the new case? Or will things not fit right?

Sorry if this is a silly query - I'm totally new to this.
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Old 06-28-2005, 06:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Sure...the 9800 pro needs something like a 260psu to run...Yes just buy an ATX case w/ PSU, the only bad thing about that is the PSUs aren't very good, and also make sure that the ATX case supports the micro form factor of your motherboard.
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Wow - thanks for the lightning fast post.

How can I tell if it accepts the Micro form factor? I've found several possibilities on newegg, for example, but don't see that specified.
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Here's a fairly cheap case with a 350W PSU. It's Antec, so the PSU is a good one.


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811129148
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Thanks for the recommendation. Will that case accomodate a MicroATX mobo? Alternatively, is these some sort of adapter or something one can use to make it fit?

O was looking at these others as well;

http://secure.newegg.com/NewVersion/...istTitle=CASES

Would any of these work? Do the PSUs in them suck?

Thanks in advance to whoever can give me some help =]
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Thanks for the recommendation. Will that case accomodate a MicroATX mobo? Alternatively, is these some sort of adapter or something one can use to make it fit?
Yes, it will accomodate a microATX. Just install the stand-offs in the holes marked for microATX.

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All of then would work.

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All of them but the Antec do.
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Almost any ATX case will handle a micro mobo without problems. And you won't need a micro PSU, because the micro PSU is made to fit in a micro case, but it does the same thing as a regular PSU.
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i personally have the x-infinity and i love the case
psu wimped out on me after about a month but i had a bunch of crap in it
read the specs
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