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Old 02-21-2006, 11:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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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!

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Old 02-22-2006, 01:47 AM   #2 (permalink)
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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.


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Old 02-22-2006, 04:29 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Okay, thanks. How would I know if my board is an ATX or microATX?
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Old 02-22-2006, 06:34 PM   #4 (permalink)
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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

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