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Thread: Would my AMD K6 fit in a ATX Full size Tower? (merged thread




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    Quote Originally Posted by DaemonLee
    It's all from XPcases.com
    This is what was asked for to save us the trouble of havin' to search it out, http://www.xpcases.com/shop/item.asp?CatID=1&sku=118 :rolleyes2

    But quite frankly I don't like 350W PSU's and I certainly don't like the looks of that case but then for a K6-? it's overkill. : peace2:

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    Thanks Wiggo, What would you recommend? I like something flashy since I'd probably be taking it to LAN parties.

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    Well if ya like the looks of that case then that's fine but why not get it with a 400W PSU to make way for possible future upgrades? :?:

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    Welp, I was going with the 'Come-needed, buy.' Kindof thing. Since I'm trying to stay with the $100 dollar budget. Ya understand? And It's not really overkill? What's your thoughts.

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    Well, I'm kinda with Daemon on this one. Is more than a 350W PSU necessary for a K6? PSU's are almost always cheaper sold with a case, and as long as it's a decent brand, it should work fine. I have what I believe to be a Sparkle PSU heisted from an old Emachines, rated at 150W, and it runs an 1800+ OCed, single DVD-ROM, an LCD screen, FX5600, HD, some LED lights and 7 low-draw case fans. When he saves enough for a better system, he could upgrade then. He can spend the money he saves on lights to distract attention away from the K6....:laugh:
    Of course, if you can find a case with a name brand PSU rated better than 350W, it would be cheaper to get it initially with a case, and you wouldn't have a redundant PSU left over later. For something in that price range, I like this case. A simple vent mod to the front and it'd cool very nicely.
    Whatever you decide DaemonLee, good luck with it and welcome to TweakTown! : peace2: :cheers:
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    Thanks for the welcome WordBiker. But doesn't that case look a little small? The one you showed the link. And do you know any places cheaper then XPCASES.com where I could get the same stuff, of the same quality. AND NOT REFURBS! ^-^ I cannot stand Refurbs. Something bad always happens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaemonLee
    Thanks for the welcome WordBiker. But doesn't that case look a little small? The one you showed the link.
    It's a full ATX midtower Daemon. The mobo should fit no problem, but unless you need more room for peripherals, do you want a case any bigger than necessary for hauling to a LAN?

    [i]And do you know any places cheaper then XPCASES.com where I could get the same stuff, of the same quality. AND NOT REFURBS! ^-^ I cannot stand Refurbs. Something bad always happens.
    I've done a lot of business with NewEgg, the company in the link I gave you. They may not always have the rock bottom price on a particular item, but their service is above reproach, and it's worth the few extra bucks. Check out their other cases, or you may try Xoxide or Directron . Also give the TweakTown Deals search engine a whirl.
    Be wary of buying from companies that offer the lowest price. Often it comes with hidden costs, items left out of the full retail package, poor service or a lousy return policy.
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    Hmm...Never thought of that.

    Why when I goto that link, it states it's a Mid-Tower?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaemonLee
    Why when I goto that link, it states it's a Mid-Tower?
    That's because it is a mid-tower. A mid-tower is a full ATX case, the ATX form factor being what you might call a modern full-sized motherboard. A mid-tower or full-tower case refers to the number of available drive bays and the overall case dimensions and specifications rather than the size of motherboard that it was designed to accept. The majority of modern single processor motherboards are ATX, and are 12" wide by 9.6" deep, or 305mm X 244mm. There are extended ATX motherboards, but these are typically server or dual-processor motherboards and may require what is referred to as a full-tower. A microATX tower will only accept a microATX or flexATX motherboard, though most ATX cases will also accept a microATX motherboard, as it's smaller at 9.6" X 9.6", or 244 X 244mm. For all the specific details, check out Formfactors.org.

    If all this isn't overwhelming enough for you, there's a new standard coming this year called BTX. May God have mercy on our souls.
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    Should I just wait for ZTX?

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