Solved Dell xps 8300 case change

December 15, 2012 at 09:25:11
Specs: Windows 7
i have a dell xps 8300 and i want a new case.
my MOBO is a mircoATX, and i was thinking of the Shakoon ms140.
The question is can i change it without any problems? and are al the plugs the same?
Gr Neusbotje

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December 15, 2012 at 10:23:37
What would be the point of changing cases? Looking at both cases, I see no advantage. What do you expect to gain other than a different look?

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December 16, 2012 at 01:31:23
the first thing is the airflow, more space upgrades, cable mangement, less dust inside my computer.
the question is the mobo will fit but will the connectors fit?
thanks for reply!
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December 16, 2012 at 07:52:47
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It's your money.

"the first thing is the airflow"

The cases are laid out the same. All you need is a single 120mm exhaust fan in the rear of the case plus the power supply's cooling fan. No other case cooling fans are required.

PC airflow and heat – a cooling guide

"more space upgrades, cable mangement"

Really? I don't see it:

inside XPS 8300 case

inside Sharkoon MS140 case

"less dust inside my computer"

The front intake fan will suck even more dust into the case.

As to whether the connectors will fit, I have no idea. The case wiring/connectors aren't shown at the Sharkoon website or in the manual. If they don't match up, you'll have to carefully remove each metal pin/wire from the plastic connector(s), then plug them individually to the corresponding pins on the motherboard.

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December 16, 2012 at 08:58:42
Thanks for your reply
i think you've anwserd my question
but are there some upgrades i can buy i already bought a new case fan just for fun
haha :)

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