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Old 12-31-2009, 10:04 PM   #11 (permalink)
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OK...? I hope everything is cleared up.

Use the ATX case you have along with the 500W PSU.

The Dell case is a mATX case, as is most cases used for prebuilts. They will only hold a microATX board. In this case, since it will be used for office type stuff, an ATX board is not a necessity and a mATX will do just fine. Dell used to use all proprietary parts, so using the Dell case could cause problems if it's layout is proprietary.
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Quick question. What would happen if I got a Dell Dimension 2400 and took all the parts out and put it in the ATX case I mentioned... Would it work?
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No, ATX motherboards will be big to for your dell dimension 2400.
It will accept microatx boards only and nothing any bigger than that.
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Quick question. What would happen if I got a Dell Dimension 2400 and took all the parts out and put it in the ATX case I mentioned... Would it work?
you mean if you took the internal parts from a dell dim 2400 and put them in the atx case?

if this is what you mean, then yes they would fit.
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What 500w psu?

Does it have the right connectors for a modern board?
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Yes.

Would the 500 watt PSU work with a working Dimension 2400 motherboard?
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