Hello. I want to take most of the parts from my old Gateway Small Form Factor pc (sx2380) & put em into a larger case.
Its an older pc but I'd like to get a bit more use out of it before moving on to a new one. Not looking to run anything on ultra ( Probably not gonna happen with my dinosaur PC) but would like to upgrade to the next best thing possible with what I have.
My question is would the motherboard fit this case: https://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139071&ignorebbr=1&_ga=1.43814945.501974234.1488333610 AND which power supply & graphics card /other parts would you suggest?
Not sure what info I need to post so....
Processor: AMD A8-5500 APU 3.20 GHz
Ram: 10GB of DDR3
OS: Windows 10 (64-bit)
Motherboard: Gateway P/N: DB.GDS11.001
MFR P/N: DAA75L-Vic, 11107-1, 48.3HK01.011
AMD A75 Chipset
Supports AMD A4-Series Processors
Four memory slots support DDR3 SDRAM up to 16GB
Integrated Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 7560D
Form Factor: DTX
PCI Expansion: 1 x PCIe x1 & 1 x PCIe x16
Thank you in advance for any help you can give & please go easy on me. I'm a bit of a noob
That indicates that your current MB is a has a Form Factor: DTX.
The case you linked supports Mini-ITX and Micro-ATX.
DTX is a derivation of ATX, but that doesn't mean the mounts will be in the same place.
Using NewEgg's PowerSearch feature, I only found one case that says it supports DTX explicity. - www.newegg.com/.../ProductList.aspx;Subcategory=7&N=100007583%20600483949&IsNodeId=1&IsPowerSearch=1
It is possible that someone who knows more than I do will state that DTX motherboards will fit into more form factors without special adapters, but I don't know that.
Since the current motherboard is a DTX, without more research on options, I'd look for case that explicity supports DTX.
Out of curosity, why are you looking to upgrade the case right now? Why not wait on the case until you're ready to upgrade the motherboard/cpu/ram so you get a case you know works with that combination? If you buy a case that supports DTX, your options will be limited and it may end up being not quite the case you want for future upgrades.
Found some info on DTX : en.wikipedia.org/.../DTX_(form_factor)
If I read that correctly, DTX is backwards compatible with ATX form factor cases. (Y/N? Maybe?)
also found this: http://www.10stripe.com/featured/form/dtx.php
I'm looking to upgrade the case because I'd like to put a normal size graphics card in rather than a low profile one & the extra room / fans would help with air flow. My current tower throws off enough heat to fry an egg. I'd also like to give it to my cousin once I get a new one.
The DTX will not fit in a regular case or any case other than OEM that I know of. It's like a ATX board but the I/O is in the wrong location.
Just to be honest It's not worth spending any money on at all.
This is the lowest price PC I could build and keep a straight face saying it's a gaming PC.
Requires windows 10, you could reuse your hard drive but you will need to install windows 10 on it.