neway i have an acer ax1420g-u5832 now becuase i already have this computer and im limited on funds so i cant build from scratch i'd like to do a case swap. Its a micro atx form factor and ive never attempted let alone bothered checking on dropping a motherboard like this in a larger case. i'd like a cheap case with a power supply included if possible to make it easy on myself. im thinking around a 450w psu nothing huge im not trying to make a super gaming computer out of this i'd just like to be able to use a graphics card.... stock psu is only 220w. now since ive never thought about doing something like this im probably over thinking this. looking at the case its in the pci-e slot is up top not at the bottom so i'd have to rotate the motherboard? since most of the cases ive been looking at have the slots at the bottom?
either way i found a post somewhere of someone whos already done this which got me into this idea but i cant find it again. I'd like to be able to put a full size graphics card in it plus maybe give it the 8gb of ram the board can handle. ive found some cases that say they are compatable with atx and micro atx boards is that what im looking for or do i need a special case for this board. reason im asking is i mentioned this idea to a friend and he told me to be careful about buying a case some boards wont fit. not sure if he meant make sure i buy a case that is micro atx compatable or my board might be a "special" size.
is one of the cases im looking at says its a mini atx case which im geussing just means its short and the powersupply is at the bottom which rotating my motherboard would put my pci slot right behind it so i cant do that. are the case sides interchangable so i can mount the board the same way im taking it out? but the info on that case is horrible doesnt show the back or the inside so u can get an idea of fitment.
but that was the price i was looking at i dont care if the front falls off or if it looks pretty just need to hold the motherboard 1 hd and 1 dvd multidrive and 1 pci-e graphics card
if that case will work a simple yes will be perfect if it wont any other case suggestions will be awesome.
thank you for your patience