4600 Help - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > New Systems | Building and Buying
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-21-2006, 11:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
Junior Techie
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 40
Default 4600 Help


I own a Dell Dimension 4600 (4600i, I think) that I've worked on over the past year. It's a very good system, plays the latest video games respectably well although I am hoping for a new videocard soon. Anyway, I am looking to buy a new case for it. This'll be my first actual building of a computer. I believe that my 4600 has a microATX mobo in it, the i865G, but that's based on measurements only (it's 9.6 by 9.6 inches.) I need to know if that's correct. Based on this, I also need to know if I can use a regular power supply for microATX boards with my computer or if my Dell is one of the proprietary ones. I don't wanna fry my mobo!

Also, any case recommendations are welcome for microATX's, if that's what I have.

Thanks a bunch!

xMist is offline  
Old 02-22-2006, 01:47 AM   #2 (permalink)
Grandfather of Techist

Trotter's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: The South
Posts: 30,952

Your case is a mini-tower. It looks like it uses a regular sized PSU, but I'm not sure if it is an off-the-shelf one, or a proprietary Dell one.


Antec 300 Illusion / Antec EarthWatts EA650 650W / EVGA GTX 760 2GB
AMD FX 8320 x8 Black Edition / Gelid Tranquillo / MSI 970A-G43
Sandisk Ultra Plus 128GB / Samsung 840 120GB / WD Black 750GB / WD Green 1TB / WD Red 3TB
G.SKILL Ripjaws 2x2GB DDR3 1600 - Crucial Ballistix Tracer 2x2GB DDR3 1600
Win7 Ult 64-bit - Func MS3 Mouse - CM Storm QuickFire Rapid Mech Keyboard

R.I.P. Danny L. Trotter ... 14 Nov 1945 - 4 Sept 2009
Trotter is offline  
Old 02-22-2006, 04:29 PM   #3 (permalink)
Junior Techie
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 40

Okay, thanks. How would I know if my board is an ATX or microATX?
xMist is offline  
Old 02-22-2006, 06:34 PM   #4 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 711

atx mobos are usually around 12.0" x 7.5"
and micro atx is around 9.6" x 8.7" i took these sizes from newegg. but i think most dells like that are micro atx

├ŽArchOAngel├Ž is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:23 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.