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Questions tagged [case]

Questions regarding enclosures for devices

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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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How to make fish completion case sensitive?

Currently when typing in a path or command, fish will suggest completions even when the case doesn't match. Can this functionality be disabled?
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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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Small Form Factor CPU dilemma [closed]

I am in need of some opinions and I hope StackExchange superuser can help me out! Hear me out, I was planning on getting a new pc. It's going to be an mini ITX format which will be housed by none ...
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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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Which Raspberry Pi models can use the same cases?

I know that some Raspberry Pi's must have incompatible cases - because of the board sizes, e.g. Pi 0 vs all other Pi's. But is it the case that every model number and every variant require a different ...
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How to block page in NOD32 Parental Control, with all letters registers?

I want to block page nick.com/register-trial-free, the page is blocked, However, if I open for example nick.com/reGister-Trial-frEe, it will not be blocked. How do I block the page regardless of ...
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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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Does a PC have to be mounted in metal case

I have seen some projects building PCs in wooden case. I wonder how well this works with respect to grounding and EMI. A grounded metal case should work as a faraday case, and thus isolate the ...
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DYI Test Bench advice [closed]

My dad and I were having bit of a discussion on if running a test on motherboard (before actually put it inside a case) in the open will present a problem. His concern is that he was worried that ...
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Laptop case is breaking

My laptop casing at both corners are falling apart. I can not buy a new one now. Can someone suggest me a good solution for this?
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Missing screw holes in Seagate 8 TB hard drive

The screw holes on 8 TB Seagate hard drives look like this (upper half. The lower half is a “normal” hard drive): The hard drive trays of my case only provide holes for the front and middle screw ...
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Petals on Motherboard prevent ports panel to adjoin tight

please help me to figure out, trying to install MSI B250M Gaming motherboard into a computer case, but I've 2 "petals" near the ports, can see on the photos: To be honest I've no idea what are they ...
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New desktop build giving electric shock on touching it

I got a new desktop system. It's giving electric shock if I touch the system cabinet case. On checking with electric tester, it's led was glowing too. I had plugged it into a two pin plug ( without ...
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Corsair H115i + Asus Prime Z270-A + Corsair Crystal 460x: Fitting issues

I've got a problem with my current PC build. I'm building my first PC, and it was going alright so far, but I've just ran into a big problem. I have a Corsair Crystal Series 460x case, and an Asus ...
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What is an OH LED?

My SuperMicro case has an led labeled OH LED. It's in the bundle of wires with the other LED lights and switches. What does that stand for and go to?
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The safety of using a stock cooler temporarily

So, my situation is that I'm in the process of upgrading my PC and I just got my new case 2 days ago. I've moved all of my parts over, except for the CPU cooler. This is because it fit in my previous ...
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CPU cooler does not fit, will it cool worse if I cut tips of heatpipes off?

Case: zalman z9 neo Cooler: deepcool gammaxx 400 According to specs it should fit, but it does not, probably because my motherboard is mini-itx and cooler located a bit to the left I'm thinking ...
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Strange sound coming from the case

My PC is relatively new (6 months) but couple of weeks ago, I started hearing strange noise coming from the PC case. It's not happening constantly, it comes and goes, but when it's here it happens ...
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Will motherboard SSI CEB fit into EATX case with ATX PSU?

I am building Dual-Xeon PC system. Motherboard is SSI CEB form factor. I want to know, do I have to find specifically SSI CEB case or just the standard EATX would do. I heard people saying "it fill ...
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No place to put HD audio cable on motherboard

I have manualy put togheter my PC but something strange happend. I’ve got an ASUS H110M-R/C/SI, Socket 1151 (Bulk) and my case is a DeepCool TESSERACT SW ATX Mid Tower. From which left one cable: ...
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What are the holes on the sides of a computer case frame for?

Many computer cases have these holes / cut-outs on the frame. What are they for?
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USB 2.0 Motherboard headers with USB 3.0 Case Compatibility

I want the Corsair Spec-01 mid-tower PC case, with the Asus H81M-A Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard. The case has two front-facing USB 3.0 ports. However, my motherboard only has USB 2.0. I realize I ...
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Where to connect Phantom 410 case cables?

I have NZXT Phantom 410 case, I have connected mostly all the case cables except for those in the image : cables I have looked in the case Manual but they don't say anything about these cables, ...
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Why do modern computer cases still have USB 2.0 ports?

I'm currently planning the setup for a new computer. As I were browsing through computer cases I realized that most modern computer cases still have a mix of USB 2.0 and 3.0 ports on the front panel. ...
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Is it okay to have a PCI-e back panel missing from the case?

This is the first computer I've ever built, and coming from a mentality of "never read the manuals ever", I obviously made a few mistakes along the way. One of these mistakes was installing the ...
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Can a MasterAir Cooler 8 fit in a Cooler Master Elite 110? [closed]

I'm currently building a PC and about to finalize my purchase--components all listed below. As far as I know, all of the components are compatible with each other. I've already got a standard 3.5" WD ...
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Will it damage my MacBook if I put it in the fridge to cool it down?

I've a got longstanding problem with laptops overheating (MacBook Air/Pro) and it's not only related to one machine. The laptops are overheating especially during hot days (summer). I've found that ...
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Notification Lights On Desktop Case

One more question about the Corsair Carbide Series SPEC-03 Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Gaming Case - the activity light will light up and display red, and both the power button and the reset button work....
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Low Profile PCIe card in a standard ATX case - will it fit, and do I need adapters?

I've got a standard normal-sized ATX case (don't know its name or specifications, because I got it from a friend) and a standard motherboard (MSI B150 PC-Mate) inside. Since it doesn't come with a ...
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Will it matter if I install an SSD in case location with limited airflow?

I am building a new desktop PC using an SSD as the main drive. The case provides a spot in the back of the case (effectively behind the power supply) for mounting an SSD. See attached picture that ...
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Is it in way bad for a PC to leave its case off? [duplicate]

For a desktop PC is it bad to leave the side panel to it's case off? Initially I thought it would help cooling (and allow me easy access) but wondered if it lets more dust in. Any other pros and cons?...
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Anti Static Spray

Can anti static spray be used inside the computer, to help all the components from collecting dust? If so, I understand the computer would need to be turned off & everything unplugged first. Is ...
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Power supply or motherboard busted. How can I fix it quick?

A few days ago, my desktop PC just stopped turning on. Pressing the power switch elicits no response altogether. This is the sum total of the troubleshooting steps I've done: Super-newbily switched ...
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How can I connect USB 3 case jacks without a USB 3 motherboard header?

I just bought a new case, which has two USB 3.0 jacks on the front. The supplied internal cable for those jacks looks like this: Unfortunately, my motherboard doesn't have a USB 3.0 header that I can ...