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ATX case full or mid

By Zarf ·
I am building my system have all the components, but havent decided on my case. I have a old gateway 2000 with a full tower atx and a 165w power supply. My new case is a mid tower with a 300w power supply. I am thinking of switching all of the old hardware (165w p.s. 430fx and pentium 1, cd, and floppy) to the mid tower. I am then going to move the 300w power and 80mm fan to the old gateway full tower. I plan to add all my new components to the bigger tower so I can have room above my mobo and have a better flow of air so my XP-2000 gets plenty of cooling. ANY SUGGESTIONS , AND AM I ON THE RIGHT FRAME OF THINKING? THANKS ANY IMPUT WOULD BE APPRECIATED.

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by TheChas In reply to ATX case full or mid

As long as everything will mount to the Gateway case, I see no issues.

As a side note: AMD recommends having an exhaust fan directly above the CPU heatsink.
That is why many new power supplies have secondary bottom fans.

I try to set up casesfor positive ventilation. That is, I set up air intake fans that have at least 10% more airflow than the exhaust fans.
If you install filters over the intake fans, you can keep dust out of the case.

Chas

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by CG IT In reply to ATX case full or mid

Your on the right track. Large the case area, the less likely you'll cause a box area around the processor and choke off air flow.

I use the Antec/Chieftech Midtower Dragon Server cases [and get em at Newegg.com without a power supply for $65.00] and get a 450 watt "true" power supply. There is plenty of room around the processor and plenty of room between CD drives and the processor area. This keeps the entire processor / memory area from being boxed in by the CD Drives, power supply and AGP card.

Link below is for the Chieftech case.

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduct.asp?submit=manufactory&catalog=7&manufactory=1502&DEPA=1&sortby=14&order=1]

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by Blaine Moore In reply to ATX case full or mid

Yeah, if you can mount your MOBO and PS to the larger case, go for it. This will help if you decide to install water cooling, because you'll have more room for everything. It'll keep your case quieter as well.

Just be sure to have enough air flow.

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by EDSDave In reply to ATX case full or mid

Definitely on right track if all will mount.

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