Questions regarding enclosures for devices

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What kind of standoffs work with this case?

I have a Chenbro PC61166 Xpider case which I got second hand. The standouts for ATX mounting are missing, but where there would normally be screw holes for me to install common brass standoffs, ...
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Building first PC in 7 years, some confusion hooking up case I/O connectors

The case I have is the Rosewell THOR V2. The motherboard I have is the ASUS Z87-PRO. I have hooked up majority of the case connectors. power sw reset sw p+/- HD LED AAFP USB 2.0 USB 3.0 Note: ...
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PSU compability

I would like to ask a few questions about this PSU: RM Series™ RM1000 — 1000 Watt 80 PLUS® Gold Certified Fully Modular PSU Computer specifications: Case: Compucase 6C11BS-UT Motherboard: MB H77 ...
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Large video card bends under own weight

My ASUS GTX 770 card is so long and heavy that it bends under its own weight. The following picture is not mine, but my situation looks exactly like it: The bending has already become permanent, ...
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Do hard drives really have open cases now?

I'm shopping for new hard drives and all the stores (Amazon, Overstock, Newegg, etc.) now show product pictures like this: I can find no information in the product descriptions or in Google searches ...
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Is the Dell T110 using a standard motherboard size? [on hold]

I have the opportunity to buy a very cheap, second hand Dell T110 tower. However, I want to move most of the components, namely motherboard, processor and memory, to a rack case. Is anyone able to ...
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Seagate ST1000DM003 and USB-SATA bridge

I can't get that disk to work with my external case (bridge). Disk is spinning and recognized by Windows, but it doesn't recognize data on it, it can see only one big RAW partition when there are 2. I ...
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Will an intel server motherboard like the W2600CR2 fit into a normal ATX tower?

I'm trying to put this motherboard into a "normal" case. But it says the form factor on the motherboard is "custom" Does this mean I have to get an intel server chassis in order to use it?
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What is the name for a computer case that exposes the motherboard when opening?

I'm looking for a PC case that is functioning like old Macintosh cases. This is the case of a Power Macintosh G3 B&W. Notice it has a hinged door that opens downwards and has the motherboard on ...
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Is it safe to power on a motherboard outside of its case?

I have a new motherboard which needs a BIOS update to support a new CPU. Thankfully I have an old (compatible) CPU handy. My plan is to install the old CPU, update the BIOS, then install the new ...
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two usb on motherboard, one on front

I bought a motherboard with two separate usb pinhead things (as in you need 2 cables to get two usb ports). The case I have (Cosair Obsidian 250d) has one big usb thing twice as thick to get two usb ...
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Does any motherborad and CPU fit in normal cabinets

I have this Computer case It had Core 2 Quad Q600 processor Intel MB 975xbx2 motherboard As that MB has only 8gb Max RAM so i thought i need to replace the MB and processor to get more RAM. so i ...
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Temperature and airflow in a large empty case

My brother is looking into building a home computer and has asked my opinion on the components he's picked out. One concern that I've had is that he has chosen a Full ATX Tower, but the rest of the ...
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Can't screw PSU to computer case

As a software engineer willing to know more about hardware, I have started the dangerous quest of mounting my home computer myself. The part I've been struggling the most so far is screwing things ...
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Does running a computer with the case open mess with the airflow/cooling? [closed]

My friends say that it should actually improve the cooling since there is more air available to it, especially the CPU fan. I have to admit that it at least looks like it would stay cooler. I ...
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GeForce GTX 750 fitting in HP Pavilion p6531p?

The tower is a HP Pavilion p6531p Desktop and the graphics card I'm thinking of buying is a EVGA GeForce GTX 750. I've already upgraded the ram and would like to upgrade the video card + power supply ...
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LG Optimus G2 Quick Window Flip Cover Case (battery cover type)

I bought this kind of cover window but I can't mount it on my device. I've got LG G2 D802 and I guess this case is for LG G2 F320. I removed back cover and tried to stuck it inside but it doesn't seem ...
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error handling in case sentences [Shell Script]

I have this setup and I need when an error happened in the main script, to take this error to a $INFO_PLUGIN temp file, the problem is the script continues working after case and send also an OK ...
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Front Panel Connector problems

I just built a new computer with an ASRock z87 in an NZXT case. The motherboard has a 9pin front panel connector, but my case only has 8 pins, the 2LEDs for HD, 2 for Power, and the switch for the ...
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Cannot find the SSD slot for my Ostrog Enermax Case

For the life of me, I can not figure out where I am supposed to put my 2.5 in SSD in the Ostrog Enermax Case. The case has ssd support supposedly, but I have no idea where it is. ...
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Why does a PC case always opens to the left?

The majority of all PC cases are opened on the left side. However, I've seen very few that open on the right side. Why is this?
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Case integrated stand offs? Safe to use without risers?

Is it safe to use the integrated stand-offs here? The case did not come with enough brass screw-in stand offs for my motherboard. I don't want to short circuit everything before I even turn it on. ...
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Will the Intel DZ87KLT-75K motherboard fit into the Corsair CC-9011017-WW Case?

Will the Intel DZ87KLT-75K Motherboard fit into the Corsair CC-9011017-WW Case? To me it seems by reading the documentation that the motherboard is too big, but I'm not sure as I have no experience ...
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installing a motherboard tips? [closed]

I have a couple questions regarding installation of a new motherboared. (FM2-A85XA-G65 to be exact) the case has a small metal stand-like thing in it, and though it needs a couple for screws one is ...
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Why Windows 7 PC is physically hot but not virtually?

I recently noticed my PC's case is somewhat hot on the top after some hours, and is a little lag-ish than before, so I installed "Core Temp" freeware to check the CPU's temperature, I guess it's Ok ...
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Broken front USB port

I have the following case, a Cooler Master Sileo 500 I had a USB dongle in one of the ports on the front which unfortunately I caught and broke the plastic bit inside. It worked on for a time until ...
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Case front fan blocks HDD bays

I'm building a new computer with a friend at the moment, but we've installed the front fan and discovered that it blocks access to all of the 3.5" bays. Any devices we put there stick way out for the ...
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How does a Kindle (or iPad) know when I close the lid? [closed]

How does a Kindle (or iPad) go to sleep when I close the lid of the case? Does it just detect something like going into complete darkness, or is it related to the magnet?
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New build not powering up at all after connecting psu cables to hard drive

I recently decided to build myself a new, cheap(ish) rig mainly for HTPC use and I have now run into a BIG problem. The system simply refuses to show any signs of life. Problem: When I press the ...
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Panel for a slimline DVD drive

I am looking at nixing my DVD drive in my HTPC/Nettop box, and replacing it with a new HD. Where might I find a cover that would fill the gap where the DVD drive used to be on the case?
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Front Pannel Audio Cracking and malfunctioning in general

I just finished my first desktop build and I am experiencing some problems with the front audio jack that I can't seem to be able toresolve. The audio seems to be there, but it sounds distorted with ...
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Smallest Micro ATX Case Possible? [closed]

What is the smallest possible off the shelf Micro ATX case? The ability to install a 3.5 inch HD is important but I do not intend to install an optical drive and don't need the slot. A fairly thorough ...
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Will a pedestal motherboard fit into a(ny) regular case?

I am looking to build a dual CPU workstation with a "long" graphics adapter and eight or more 3.5 inch drives. The problem is finding a chassis. Last time, I had to build a case out of wood to fit a ...
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Repeated Static Shock From New Rack Server

I recently bought a single rack server, but I often get shocked when I touch the full-metal case. It seems to take 20-30 minutes to "charge" between shocks, but I'm not enthusiastic about testing that ...
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My Geforce 580 gtx creates an airflow dilema. Will reversing the direction of the front case fan solve it?

Apologies if this is the wrong place for hardware questions. I did look through the list of stack sites and this site seemed to be the best (Computer enthusiasts). Key: Yellow arrow: fan airflow ...
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What PSU is usually used in mini-ITX cases/chassis?

The mini-ITX computer will be a general use computer. Not a dedicated HTPC or Home server. In general use mini-ITX cases, what PSU form factor is usually used? I understand that some case ...
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Is the case big enough? [closed]

Another first build question. Will this case CoolerMaster RC-942-KKN1 fit this motherboard Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD5
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How do I remove these screws from my Acer Aspire AX3200-U3600A?

So I have this Acer Aspire AX3200-U3600A with Windows Vista (64-bit). Every night I turn it off and turn it back on in the morning. Now it's broken and I want to fix it inside... So I got off ...
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how do i turn a whole file into uppercase?

I have a file on a server on another campus that's all in lowercase that i need to changed to all uppercase. Is there any simple unix command that will do this? [i'm using PuTTy on a PC if that makes ...
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Graphic card not screwed to chassis

I recently brought an AMD Radeon HD 6450 1gb (sapphire) graphic card but while installing this graphic card to pci x16 expansion slot(motherboard D102GGC2), the cabinet/chassis was causing problems. ...
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Would it be possible to fix the right-side panel of my HP HDX laptop with super glue?

I own a HP HDx16-1140US laptop. I bumped the right corner of my laptop against a door and it caused the plastic piece protecting the USB port, the laptop lock, and the AC port to come off. It looks ...
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Will an e-ATX motherboard fit in a large ATX form factor case?

Is it possible (without drilling any holes or anything) to fit an e-ATX motherboard into a large computer case whose form factors are only ATX and micro-ATX? The case itself should have enough space ...
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How to open a netbook case after removing all screws?

My Sony VAIO netbook case is closed, all I could remove so far is a dozen of screws, some covers, the battery and the hard disk. Using a screwdriver I investigated the keyboard keys, the keyboard ...
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How to wire chassis fans to controller

This is my first build and i'm using a case with 7 built-in fans. I want to wire them to a controller, but they all have LED's.There is also a button on the case that shuts off the LED's as well as ...
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How to determine motherboard/case form factor

I have an old (no more than 5 or 6 years) Compaq that I'm planning to re-purpose. The motherboard and CPU need to be replaced but I'm going to be able to re-use the hard drive and optical drives. ...
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Missing mounting brackets for DVD drive

Anyone here ever buy a PC case that did not come with mounting brackets for the DVD drive? I bought a barebones DVD drive (Lite-On) and a case (Antec Sonata III 500). The case came with nice ...
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How can I remove the smell of cigarettes from my computer?

I'm a smoker, and of course I smoke in front of the computer when I'm at home. Last Friday I moved out from my mother's house to my own, and since the computers were always turned on and the room was ...
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How to plug power/reset buttons from case to motherboard leads?

I have a motherboard I salvaged from a pre-assembled computer. Except now I'm trying to use it in my own custom build. The problem is, this motherboard doesn't have any documentation because it was ...
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Should I connect my case fan to a pwr_fan or chassis_fan header?

My ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 motherboard has the following fans: 2 x Chassis Fan connector(s) (1 x 4-pin, 1 x 3-pin) 2 x Power Fan connector(s) (3-pin) The fan cable connector has three pins (and it ...
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Removing dvd drive and bay covers from a Asus Essentio CM6850

I recently picked up an Asus Essentio CM6850 (click the link to see the case I'll be referencing) from Best Buy and really like it. I recently upgraded to a 650w power supply and a Asus Geforce GT 560 ...