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Old 12-26-2005, 12:17 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a dell dimension 8400. I recently bought a powmax blue acrylic tower to put everything from my dell in because of improper cooling. I took everything out and attempted to put the motherboard in but the usb ports on the bottom overlapped the top expansion slot. Does anyone know of a case that will fit the connections on this motherboard or if a Dell XPS case will work? If so where do I find a XPS case?
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Old 12-26-2005, 10:37 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think some/most OEM motherboards aren't made to ATX form-factors? Some just look similar.
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Old 12-26-2005, 04:43 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks for the advice, I guess I'll have to use an XPS case if I can find one.
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Why not just get better fans and organize cluttered cables in your old case? Proper airflow will give you better cooling.
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Old 12-26-2005, 10:29 PM   #5 (permalink)
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The only fan option I have is a bay drive or expansion slot fan. I have already purchased a bay fan but haven't received it yet. Hopefully this will help.
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