Acer AX1420G-U5832 PSU / Graphics upgrade
Posted 06 October 2011 - 10:33 AM
Posted 06 October 2011 - 10:38 AM
That's the problem with compact units (which includes notebooks) - it greatly limits your upgrade options and then those options tend to be more expensive.
Posted 06 October 2011 - 10:41 AM
I also move it in and out about 4 times a year. Beginning of September, mid December, mid January and then the end of the school year. I dont mind having to lug around a larger case those few times i just didnt want to have to if i could avoid it
Edited by British, 06 October 2011 - 10:44 AM.
Posted 06 October 2011 - 11:47 AM
Posted 06 October 2011 - 12:17 PM
That's what is so nice about the ATX Form Factor standard. It allows you to use ANY ATX motherboard and ANY ATX power supply and put them in ANY ATX case and know they will fit correctly and all voltages and cable connectors will be correct.
if i nee to find one with the same specs as mine, ie. same number of usb ports and such or if i can just buy whatever i think looks good and wont be too big to move several times a year.
Here are 325+ to choose from!
The Antec Three Hundred is a good example for a decent case. It has lots of large (120mm or larger) fan support, easy open side panel for easier cleaning, and it has a removable, washable air filter - a must for any case I buy.
Note that many cases come with a PSU. Sadly, many are cheap and underpowered, tossed in to make the case sale. Be prepared to toss it out and put in a good one.
Aluminum cases tend to be lighter in weight, but also tend to cost more. The problem with aluminum is they can be flimsy, and get out of "true" (not perfect 90° corners) and that can put undue stress on the motherboard mounting points.
Posted 06 October 2011 - 01:04 PM
I was looking at both http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811121003 http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811148030 http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811119227 as my top choices. is there anything i should know about these other than the one with the power supply that i wont want that PSU?
Posted 06 October 2011 - 01:41 PM
Posted 06 October 2011 - 03:00 PM
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