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Looking for a compatible case (and PSU)

I had originally purchased this motherboard from here. MsInfo says that I have model MS-7D43 I am looking for a case and PSU in Australia: Compact case Need CD-Rom Need 4+ HDD bays I don't want ...
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Choosing a case for 5090x for heavy duty usage

I am trying to choose a case from the following. I will be using a 5090x with a noctua 15 cooler, need to have space for a future 3080 graphic card and most importantly it needs to able to dissipate ...
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KXRORS S300 PCIe x16 riser cable size?

I wonder if anyone knows what's the size of the PCIe 3.0 Riser cable included with the case? I bought this case and turns out, my Motherboard and GPU are PCIe 4.0. I'm thinking about buying a PCIe 4....
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Small MCU with two RS-232 ports mounted in a box

I need two serial ports (RS-232) and an MCU already mounted in a box. This is not something that requires an OS, so Arduino level is fine. It is going to read in serial data on one port (9,600 bps) ...
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Turning my ATX computer to a mini-ITX computer

Four years ago, I built a computer. Currently, I want to transfer the parts to a mini-ITX case and motherboard. I also need support for a SATA SSD Under 200 dollars. I would prefer to spend less ...
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Using components from all-in-one with broken screen

I have a Lenovo all in one A340-24ICB with a broken screen. Is it possible to build a working system with an external monitor: 1 - Transplant the motherboard into a new case. Is there a suitable case ...
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Is there any rack-mount server case which support massive amount of HDD?

I just need to build my custom storage solution. The enterprise grade solution provided by third part company is too expensive and it doesn't cover my requirements. I have overview all the mainstream ...
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smallest pc case for mini-itx

Have a mini ITX ASROCK motherboard at 6.7 inches square. And existing tower is using a traditional ATX form factor power supply, 400 watt or thereabouts. I want to transplant the motherboard to a new ...
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New Self Build Replacement PC

Currently I have an Acer Revo One RL85. Physical dimensions are circa 150 mm tall, 100 x 100mm. It is perfect for the size, but has max' 8gb RAM. I am looking to build a new machine. I want something ...
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Is "stacking" fans useful for increasing CFM?

I have a tiny n54l HP microserver, its super compact but perhaps to a fault as the airflow isn't great. I was thinking about replacing the existing fan which is about 100cfm with a stronger one that ...
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Looking for horizontal PC Case that fits into this furniture

I'm looking for PC horizontal case that will fit into this It is hard to find one. So I'm looking for the horizontal PC case that will support: front intake 140mm fans with dust filter back 140mm ...
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Small mini-itx case with support for PCIe 4.0 GPUs

I want to build a small factor mini-itx PC for gaming around a motherboard based on AMD X570. Ideally, I am looking for cases <20lt in volume. Slightly bigger cases (<24lt) would also do. The ...
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Case for a Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 inch tablet

I have a Galaxy Tab 4, 10.1 inch tablet that is in need of a case. I am looking for a case that is similar to one I had on my Asus Transformer. Criteria: Hard cover folds over the screen Opens in ...
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ATX case with far holes for 3.5' HDD

I am searching for a ATX case with proper mouting holes for the new high-capacity 3.5' HDDs. (seagate archive 8TB). All atx cases have mounting holes only for middle screws and cannot properly mount ...
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Smallest Footprint PC Case

I am looking for the smallest possible footprint PC Case to house the following components: Standard ATX power supply - Corsair CX600M Micro ATX motherboard - Gigabyte GA-A55M-DS2 Dual slot graphics ...
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Case to support EEB motherboard and dual ATX power-supplies

I am looking for a case to support my server build that will consist of an ASUS Z10PE-D8 motherboard and would like to incorporate two ATX/EPS PSU's along the lines of Corsair RM850i. It needs at ...
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Can I install USB 3.0 USB bracket 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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Desktop PC with two 5.25" drive bays

My parents need a new desktop PC, so I was just going to get them one from Dell or HP or some other company that sells prebuilt PCs. My parents' current desktop PC has two 5.25" optical drives in it, ...
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Robust Industrial Camera sought which is small enough to fit

For our project, we need to buy a robust industrial cabled camera (ethernet or usb) that is waterproof and has good shock resistance (up to ~50 g force), and has M-connectors (for protection). Also, ...
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What is this connector locking clips and where to find it?

I have just purchase the HP Elitebook 8570w and disassemble it for cleaning. Unfortunately when I was trying to put it back I broke all three clips locking cables connection touch-pad and fingerprint-...
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Workstation for Deep Learning in Pakistan

I need to buy or build a machine for my research in Deep Learning and Computer Vision. I read in some tutorial about building a machine for Deep Learning, it suggested using a CPU with minimum 8 Cores,...
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What is the most reliable computer case fan you can buy?

I am trying to buy the most reliable case fan known to man. The Fans noise level can be as loud as it wants. The fan has to have good enough airflow. The fan has to last a long time. Those are ...
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What is the most reliable computer case fan you can buy? [duplicate]

I am trying to buy the most reliable case fan known to man. The Fans noise level can be as loud as it wants. The fan has to have good enough airflow. The fan has to last a long time. Those are really ...
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Is there a way I can build a "modular desk" around this case?

I have a mobility and space issue. I moved from a 5000 sq. ft. house to a 1200 sq ft condominium, and have two computers each sharing the Thermaltake WP200 chassis: While the machine is on castors ...
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Is there any mounting standard for prefilled liquid coolers?

I am trying to find and buy cheap computer case with 2 fan liquid cooler. Like this: However, I've been having trouble finding cases that fit this description: With "liquid cooler" keywords I found ...
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I carry a lot of stuff in my backpack. How can I protect my laptop? [closed]

I have a backpack full of heavy stuff, and a laptop that I don't want to break. I have noticed an outline of the keyboard on the screen, so it's clear I have too much weight in the wrong places. There ...
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Nano case for Hp 110 250 Series Motherboard 762025-001

I am searching for a case that is as small as possible but can fit a Hp 110 250 Series Motherboard 762025-001 and a HDD or SDD (and maybe a case fan). The motherboard has a build in energy supply so ...
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compact (and aesthetically pleasing/professional looking) NAS case with 6-8 hot swap bays

I'm looking for a case for my home NAS. I'm thinking about 6-8 drives; I don't have a specific need for hot swap drives, I just like that design. What I have in mind something like a FreeNAS Mini, ...
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Looking for good external RAID enclosure

I am looking for an simple external RAID enclosure that meets the following specs: 3x 3.5" or more RAID5 JBOD compatible with 12 TByte drives compatible with Linux average performance not very loud (=...
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Hard disk case, similar to the included image

The quality of portable hard disks have been underwhelming for me, so I want to use datacenter hard disks to store my data (Some of my data are being accessed and overwritten frequently, so I need ...
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Consumer/gaming-oriented case with high-end "big iron" server-level build quality

The few times I've encountered server gear, the build quality simply amazes me. It's just remarkably well-built, with incredibly solid metal construction throughout. The quality of the front of the ...
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Drop resistant iPhone 6 battery case

I drop my iPhone 6 a lot but also need that extended battery and wired headphones. Is there a life proof that has a battery or that fits on top of the Apple Battery Case? Alternatively a battery ...
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Tilted motherboard (45 degrees) - is it safe for the long term? [closed]

I am making my own case and wish to have the motherboard mounted with an angle 'forward' so that the motherboard would be hanging somewhat more than in the regular 90 degree mounting position. But I ...
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Mini-ITX case with 10 SATA hot swap bays

Mini-ITX boards with 8 to 12 SATA connectors aren't that exotic. But what about matching cases? Basically, I am looking for something similar to the SuperChassis 721TQ-250B - but with more hot-swap ...
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A very large computer case

So, now I have HAF X case, ASUS Rampage IV, and a 1080Ti video card. All fine and well, except I can't fit the video card into the second x16 PCI slot because of the case back panel hinge. So I need ...
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Pixel 2 XL multi function dock, or fitted sleeve

I have a Pixel 2 XL preordered which is intended to be a development and testing workhorse which will be connected to all sorts of devices in vehicles, at desks, in the field. I need a dock for it. ...
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choosing motherboard and 1U server case

I've got my eyes set on the Ryzen 5 1600x cpu. I'd like to install it in 19' rack, using 1U space. What chassis and mother board do you recommend? Will I need to purchase a separate cooler? I wont ...
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Small Case for full size graphics card + swappable hdd

I am looking for a small case with the following requirements: Hardware that should fit in: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP, Sockel 1155, ATX Gigabiyte Radeon HD 7950 4 HDD + 1 SSD be quiet! Pure Power L7 530 ...
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Battery case with data throughput

I have a Nexus 5X, that I use to connect to my drone with the DJI Go app. I plug my phone into the drone's remote controller through the USB C port on my phone. (Same concept as plugging into a ...
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Why are these Micro-ATX motherboards different sizes [closed]

I just bought a new case that is made for mini or micro atx motherboards. The Bitfenix Prodigy M. At first, I got an MSI B150M Pro-VD Micro ATX motherboard, and it wasn't ideal because I got a ...
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Desktop case that allows powering up only one of two HDDs/SSDs

I’m looking for a case for a desktop computer. Or for something to insert into a case. No restrictions/requirements yet (so format/size/slots don‘t matter), except for this: I want to use two 3.5-...
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PC Chassis for MSI Motherboard?

I'm building my first Gaming computer, and I need some help deciding which case to get for my motherboard of choice. The motherboard I have chosen is the MSI Z270 Series Gaming Motherboard (link). The ...
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Compact mATX case for NAS system with four 3.5" drives

I'm looking for a compact mATX case for a NAS system. One that I can stick in a corner somewhere and forget about (figuratively). I have done some research into this, but all results I found that ...
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Case fan that works with the motherboard controls

Im after a case fan that i can use with the motherboards controll. I currently have Current configuration Coarsair carbide 100r silent edition http://www.corsair.com/en-au/carbide-series-100r-...
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Remedies for new PSU not fitting into old case (but with extraneous space so it could be made fit)

I had an old PC (the build was originally a Siemens Celsius 460 workstation) whose case I wanted to strip apart and supply with newer components. For most components (those with standardised sizes, i....
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What are the smallest mini-ITX cases available? [closed]

I want to build a PC as small as possible, so I'm considering a mini-ITX build which support dedicated graphic card. In fact I don't need a graphic card right now, but just in case I will need one in ...
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Case fans: on PSU or SYS-FAN splitter? [closed]

A week ago I built my new pc. The case came with 2 in-built 3-pin case fans, and my motherboard only has one 3-pin SYS-FAN connection. One case fan is in top-rear of the case, and the other fan at the ...
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Server case upgrade?

I am building a new server. The existing server has what I consider a very nice case (for my needs). It is 10 years old but in like-new condition. I want some advice on keeping that case and PSU (...
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Best case for z170A M7 and Corsair Hydro H100i V2

I'm currently search for a new custom PC and one of the hardest part to me is to choose what case should i go to. I'm looking for a case that can fit perfectly the motherboard MSI Z170A M7 and the ...
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Quiet desktop PC refresh

My primary desktop PC is due for a refresh. I have always built my own, but I might have reached the point where it's worth the extra ~$100 to buy a pre-built machine. The biggest reason I haven't ...