Solved Dell xps 8300 questions and new case

January 26, 2013 at 14:40:17
Specs: Windows 7

I know ive got a micro atx mobo but do it have the same screw holes as a original matx board?

2nd i have to instal the new i/o connectors but where are they on my motherboard?? Plz help sorry for bad english still learning..

Gz neusbotje


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January 27, 2013 at 07:54:31

As riider has pointed out, cases with a bottom mounted power supply are not as desirable because the heat rises and the power supply adds to it. In top mounted cases the power supply helps to scavenge the heat.

Dell uses Intel processors exclusively so the board design is pretty standard.

I think the link below should show you the correct connections. The leads from the new case should be labeled.

http://www.intel.com/support/mother...



#1
January 26, 2013 at 14:54:19

So, you are changing the motherboard in a Dell?

All mATX boards use the same mounting hole pattern. The size of the board may vary slightly.

The part of the motherboard that sticks out the back of the case may not be the same. You should have gotten a replacement that matches the new board.

Why are you changing the motherboard anyway?

You need to post the brand and model of the new motherboard. Depending on what you bought, you may not have some or most of the same connection ports on the new motherboard.

Also post some details about this change. Are you changing processors and memory?

What about graphics?


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January 26, 2013 at 15:06:42

Tank for your reply!!

No i got a dell xps 8300 and i want to change the case to the sharkoon vs3-s .
I will remove the board with ram and cpu into the new case. The new case has new i/o connectors but i dont know where they are on my board.( on of connector, sleep connector etc.)

Specs
I7
6gb ram

I wanna just a case change
Gr neusbotje


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#3
January 26, 2013 at 16:53:47

Is this the Dell you're asking about? It's an excellent case. Why would you change to a case with the power supply mounted on the bottom? IMO, the VS3-S is a downgrade.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

http://www.sharkoon.com/?q=en/conte...

"The new case has new i/o connectors but i dont know where they are on my board"

Your terminology is wrong. The I/O (Input/Output) ports are in the back. I think you're asking about the front panel wiring?


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#4
January 27, 2013 at 00:20:31

yes your right where are they on my board?. i"ve read that probably the reset connector isn"t gonna work but that is no problem.

2nd are all on/off connectors the same? i think all usb connectors on the motherboard are the same.

1 more question about the mobo i think it"s a micro atx with all the same screw holes as in a original micro atx board, isn"t it just swamp out of the dell and replace them in my new case i think the screw holes in the case wil match up because it"s a original matx board or are i wrong?

thanks for the reply"s you"ve almost answerd all my questions

gr neusbotje


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January 27, 2013 at 07:54:31
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As riider has pointed out, cases with a bottom mounted power supply are not as desirable because the heat rises and the power supply adds to it. In top mounted cases the power supply helps to scavenge the heat.

Dell uses Intel processors exclusively so the board design is pretty standard.

I think the link below should show you the correct connections. The leads from the new case should be labeled.

http://www.intel.com/support/mother...


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