Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works

Old Computer to New Case.... will it work?

  • Please log in to reply



    New Member

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 2 posts
Hello I am hoping you can help me with some compatability issues.

I have a HP Pavilion a230n PC. I have done some upgrades to it, vid card, new hard drive, ram, power supply, etc.

I am wanting to upgrade my case to the following for better cooling, etc.

Currently my Mother Board is the following:
Board: ASUSTeK Computer INC. A7N8X-LA Rev 1.xx
Serial Number: X312345678
Bus Clock: 166 megahertz
BIOS: American Megatrends Inc. 3.07 04/21/2003

I have a standard power supply, 2 5.25" CD Rom drives, 1 3.5" Floppy Drive, 2 front USB, 4 rear USB, 2 HD's, etc.

I am wondering if that case will work with my current motherboard. If you could please help me out it would be much appreciated. I would imagine you could put a smaller mother board in a bigger case, but I do not know and am wanting to ask people who would.


Edited by irish2284, 08 September 2006 - 04:03 AM.

  • 0




    Trusted Tech

  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 791 posts
Your mainboard is ATX format and will fit any ATX case as should the PSU and drives. In the days when it was hard to get the micro ATX PSU's I often bought the case with PSU and swapped over. It was cheaper and the larger case often allowed the system to run cooler.
  • 0



    motto - Just get-er-done

  • Technician
  • 4,345 posts
Yes, this can be done. The only problem i can foresee is the cdrom drives. H-P puts a special custom front facia on the drives that may not fit with the antec case. In the case they don't fit another $50 to buy a dvd-rw and dvd-rom off newegg would fix the problem. Selling the old drives on ebay can get some of the money back. The floppy drive will also probably not work so a $8 floppy drive will have to be ordered( i do not install floppy drives anymore in computers i build).

  • 0

Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP