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Which noise dampening washers (silicone, neoprene, rubber, etc…) fit the screws in a PC case?

I'm building a case to be extra quiet and would like to add washers to the case and drive screws. As I understand it, washers made of silicone, neoprene, rubber, etc. can assist with vibrations and ...
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Can I wire a 2 wire case fan backwards?

Can I wire a computer case fan backward so it spins in the opposite direction? I don't want it to fry and break. Also, can it go the opposite direction?
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Lenovo Ideapad 330 15-ICH

I've had some issues with the hinge on my 2 year old Lenono Ideapad 330 lately - the hinge has progressively broken over several months - first the hinge casing came out (the clips for it broke and ...
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Dell Latitude laptop case seems distorted and closes no more properly - a serious issue?

Today I've noticed the case of the Dell Latitude device, about 2 years old, is a little bit distorted so it does not close properly anymore. Possibly this will lead to more dust getting inside? Is ...
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Computer turns on and then off after a few seconds when front panel is connected, but works normally without it

My computer is almost 3 years old by now, and last night I noticed it turning on and off randomly for a few seconds, multiple times. I tried to turn it on to investigate, but it didn't react to the ...
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Suggestions for blanking 5.25" bays

We've built a PC using used parts for my girlfriend's brother. The case we bought was slightly damaged and missing the blanking plates for the 3.5" bays. Has anyone got any suggestions on how we ...
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What computer case do these 3.5" drive trays go to?

I have some leftover drive trays in my parts bin and I can't figure out which case they belong to. Does anyone recognize them? Please note that I am looking for an exact match. It's impossible to ...
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How to disable Ctrl+Shift+U in Ubuntu 20.04?

ctrl+shift+u is a change case, to set lowercase, but it conflicts with annother command, that produces a underlined ''u'', which produces an emoji when combined with a number. It annoyed me so much ...
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PC Submerged in Mineral Oil: Operating Temps / Warm Environment

I support many PCs in a factory-type environment with very poor air quality. The air is full of salts and other chemicals that corrode everything and destroy electronics quickly. I am plagued with PC/...
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How can i fix a broken hinge on my laptop case lenovo ideapad?

I have a crack on my hinge and its really bad. Whenever I open it, it keeps making a cracking sound and the crack opens and you can see the inside. Can someone tell me how to fix this?
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Airflow in my specific case

I have this https://www.gamemaxpc.com/product/showproduct.php?id=672 computer case (GameMax Dark Ranger) with 1 back fan slot and two top fan slots. I have 3 great fans with about 1800 spins per ...
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Bash case statement using awk commands in a for loop not working

I have the following bash script: #!/bin/bash OUTPUT=NULL,2,3,NULL,5,6,7,8 pvar1=$(echo $OUTPUT | awk -F ',' '{print $1}') pvar2=$(echo $OUTPUT | awk -F ',' '{print $2}') pvar3=$(echo $OUTPUT | awk -...
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Where to install my HDD (harddisk) in my pc case?

I have a FSP CMT340 aRGB pc case, when it's opened it looks like: I would like to install an HDD in my PC, but I don't know how and where to install it. I was thinking to unscrew one of the ...
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Connecting the case fan to power

Today was my first time building the PC from the scratch. There is only one thing left and it’s getting my case fans to spin. There are two case cables currently unplugged. 1st - it is two sided 2nd ...
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How to make physical reset button require long press

Is there a way to make my computer case's physical reset button only perform a reset after being pressed continuously for some number of seconds in a manner akin to my power button ? I want that to ...
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Will my PCIe Card fit into my PCI Case [closed]

I was recently planning on some things to get for a PC I was going to build, I finished my list and made sure everything was compatible, and then, I was going through a final check, and then at the ...
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Does the RPM of case fans make a big cooling difference?

Does the RPM of case fans make a big cooling difference? Thinking whether to get 3000 RPM fans for the case (not only for the CPU cooler). Noise is not a very big consideration, but if the difference ...
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Usb 3.0 on front panel

So i recently built my rig and i used this case https://ms-start.com/en/ms-phantom-midi-tower-case.aspx . And it does not have usb 3.0 on the front panel but it does have a cut out thing on the far ...
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Can I install USB 3.0 USB bracket and header if my motherboard does not support USB 3.0?

I have Gigabyte GA-H61M-S motherboard and it does not support USB 3.0. My computer case has USB and Audio module but, its not working anymore. So, I am thinking to replace it with a good quality ...
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Can this motherboard fit into this case?

I'm interested if Asus ROG Maximus XI Extreme can fit into Corsair Obsidian 500D SE RGB case? I've found that some guys had hard time fitting Maximus XI Hero edition, so I'm not sure if Extreme would ...
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Painted PSU and Case - How do I connect my Anti Static Strap?

I'm purchasing an anti static strap due to my house being all carpet. My case (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07H4V9T9R/) and my PSU (https://pcpartpicker.com/product/8P7CmG/evga-bq-500w-80-bronze-...
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Why do need this square on the Lenovo B520 monoblock case?

In the instructions, in the description of the elements of the case it is not.
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Opening ASUS Zenbook 15 UX533FD

Was all set to upgrade my ASUS Zenbook 15 UX533FD today with a new 2TB NVMe SSD (up from the 500GB SSD it shipped with), or so I thought. Reviews say, and visual inspection of the notebook's chassis ...
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Is there a reason why so many computer cases have only a single USB 3 port?

USB 3 comes in headers that are wired for 2 separate USB 3 ports on 1 header, yet it seems to be quite common to see cases, even mid and full tower cases, to see only 1 USB 3 port on the front, with 2 ...
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How theoretically low can a motherboard be to the ground

Everytime i see a computer case with a screwed in motherboard. I notice there is a decent amount of gap in between the ground and where the mother board sits. Theoretically, how low can the bottom of ...
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Special Accommodations for External Power Supply [closed]

I am currently working on building a PC and need a power supply. My motherboard is a microATX with 24 pin and 8-pin power supply connections. I am using a microATX case that I had before (not bought ...
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USB is shocking me for no reason

Yesterday, I plugged a metal USB into the computer case. When I tried to unplug the USB when the computer is powered on, it shocked me. I thought it's electricity from a malfunctioning part, so I ...
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Is it possible to mount very small PC-like computers on an electric socket? [closed]

I've been thinking of getting something like Raspberry Pi (or similar small computer) to use as a print server, but am irked by the prospect of having to find a shelf for it near the electric socket ...
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LGA1151 physical dimensions?

I'm designing my own PC case and I need to find the physical dimensions (height specifically) of the LGA1151 socket with a CPU installed as I'm dealing with some low clearance heatsinks. I was able ...
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HP 8300 CMT – short circuit with case

I have an HP 8300 CMT with the following specs: i5 3570 8 GB RAM GTX 1060 600W EVGA PSU I had some issues that were related to the fans spinning up for a second and then nothing happens. Sometimes ...
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Identify a hardware feature on the rear side of the case of a Dell Precision workstation

I recently bought a Dell Precision 3630 Tower. On the rear side of the case, I see 2 black slidable tabs, with lock and unlock iconography. They appear to do nothing (to me) when I slide them. Can ...
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What is the specific term for the mounting plate that a case fan would screw into?

I recently rebuilt my computer and my original liquid cooling system was not compatible with the new motherboard. This lead me to putting up a 120mm case fan instead of the radiator contraption that ...
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Case back slot removed

I have a NZXT S340 Elite case and I attached a video card, removing a couple of horizontal plates as usual. This is ok since it is a huge 1080 Ti. But, in order to do so, I also had to remove the ...
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Power button working scarcely

My PC has problem starting. By starting, I mean turning power on. Case: "CM Storm Trooper". MB: Asus Maximums VIII Extreme Bought in 2015. I started months ago, I needed to press the power button ...
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Is detachable “speaker” a part of motherboard package? or computer case package?

I have an Asus P8H77-I board and a Corsair Obsidian 250D case. Just now, I unplugged a cable that was previously plugged into the board. Its image is attached as follows: Which of my parts does this ...
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Random male connectors on my case

I recently purchased a new case, a Fractal Design Define R4. In hooking this up I'm coming across some curiosities, such as no internal speaker. However the oddest thing is these 3 wires: They're ...
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using a new Zalman PC case with an older OEM Lenovo MOBO M91P

Simple question what is the pin out for a old motherboard OEM Lenovo M91P. The front of the case requires on the usb and front case ports 9 pins when the mobo has 11 pins for usb and front case pins. ...
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What are the are these parts called in my tower PC case?

I want to put another hard drive in my Cooler Master case, but it came with only two hard drive screws that are holding it in the hard drive bay as shown in the picture. What are they exactly called ...
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* and -* in bash's case structure

docase1(){ case "$1" in -a ) echo "case a" ;; -b ) echo "case b" ;; ...
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What does --) mean in bash's case struture?

I have seen a code snippet containing a case structure. while true; do case "$1" in --prepare) echo "prepare" ENV_PREPARE exit 0 ;; ...
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Malfunctioning fan controller

My PC case has a fan controller on the front with two slide switches that you can use to control fans with 3 pin connectors. You can set each one to high, low or off. I was trying to install another ...
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are the under sides of mobos, gpus, hard drives.etc allowed to touch a surface while running?

Hey so im not exactly a "newb" when it comes to PC building, However i recently started building a flat table top PC/"case" , so the current plan is to cover the the areas that the components are on ...
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How do I solve the overheating issue of my Asus GL702VM gaming laptop?

My GL702VM has serious overheating issues when under load, specifically graphical. Looking online I have found this is not a unique issue but a well known design flaw of the case/cooling system that ...
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How does a large case size helps in better cooling

Still today everyone seem to prefer a bulky case for their desktop builds, even when modern motherboards (ITX) and power supply can be fitted in much compact place, so my question is, how does an ...
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Does an adapter from “disk bay” to 3.5" exist?

I bought a new HDD, but without the foresight of checking if I even had physical space in my case. There is some, but only above the optical reader. However those bays are way larger than the HDD, ...
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How can I mount (non hub) USB ports on the computer case?

I had to move my motherboard to a tower case. The case does not have USB ports on the front with wiring, as the desktop case did. The motherboard has numerous 3.0 and 2.0 ports. All I have to do is ...
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Should I superglue a corner of my laptop case back together? If so how? [closed]

I have a corner of a Lenovo Ideapad 510 that pops open all the time (at the hinge), and it's getting annoying, so I was wondering if it would be a good idea from a laptop tech perspective to just ...
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Can a metal case sitting on a metal desk damage my pc?

My steel tower case is too tall to fit on the bottom shelf of my metal desk. If I remove the rubber feet it would fit perfectly, but then the bottom of the case would be sitting on the bare metal of ...
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How to disconnect my power LED connector?

The Power LED of my BeQuite Silent Base 800 is connected with these connectors: front (notice the little know probably closing the connection): back (blank): bottom (notice that the thing on the ...
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What the slots on the back of tower PC case are for?

I'm wondering how these slot were supposed to be utilized, especially that 5.2mm (by the looks of it) DC input. I know enough about PCI/PCI-e slots. The question is related to those specific unusual ...

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