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Switching from slim to tower


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To start off , I am not a good pc guy, and second of all im trying to upgrade from a slim pc case to a big one

And i don't know what parts can be reused or what else i need in order to have a functional new pc.

 

 PC parts:

CPU Intel core i5 2400 3.1ghz

RAM 12GB Dual Channel DDR3 @ 665MHz

Lenovo motherboard

Graphics card 512mb NVIDIA Geforce 310

Storage 465GB Seagate ST350031 2CS SCSI Disk Device (SATA)

Optical drive Optiarc DVD RW AD-7250H SCSI

Audio NVIDIA high def sound card

 

I think of using it for "gaming" even tho i dont aim for high prices for the parts

So any parts that would range from small to middle that would be great, thanks!

 


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All of that should fit inside a normal tower. Don't know if the motherboard ports will line up perfectly with the back of the tower case. Oh, and you'll probably need a normal PSU (power supply unit), instead of the smallish one that comes in many slim cases.


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Gday.

Is the computer branded? sounds like this > https://support.leno...utions/pd008634

See this thread, > https://forums.lenov...se/td-p/3951312

 

What would be your budget?


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Gday.

Is the computer branded? sounds like this > https://support.leno...utions/pd008634

See this thread, > https://forums.lenov...se/td-p/3951312

 

What would be your budget?

Yep , it's that one, I remember now from the guy that I bought it from for like 200 dollars.

After i bought the pc i got the geforce 310 and got it in.

 

Gonna check out those threads too in a sec

 

The budget can be around 400 to 1000 dollars, im not gonna buy everything at once anyways, just gonna slowly build it up as time goes on.


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All of that should fit inside a normal tower. Don't know if the motherboard ports will line up perfectly with the back of the tower case. Oh, and you'll probably need a normal PSU (power supply unit), instead of the smallish one that comes in many slim cases.

 

How will I know if the motherboard ports will line up or not? do I gotta check beforehand on the case? or will I need to get some holes into it  :laughing:

And I guess i can get a PSU pretty easily. 


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What is the model number of the motherboard? Or, if unknown, what was the model number of the computer it came out of?


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What is the model number of the motherboard? Or, if unknown, what was the model number of the computer it came out of?

I dont have any of that kind of info about the pc


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Well in that case, I'm afraid I don't have enough information to answer your "How will I know if the motherboard ports will line up or not?" question.


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Well in that case, I'm afraid I don't have enough information to answer your "How will I know if the motherboard ports will line up or not?" question.

Could i get you a photo?


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Well in that case, I'm afraid I don't have enough information to answer your "How will I know if the motherboard ports will line up or not?" question.

If not heres this site some other person sent me on this post https://support.leno...utions/pd008634

And i think this is the answer 

  • (4x3) Small form factor with Intel Q67 Chipset
 
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As you can see from the red lines below I overlaid on the images below, it looks like the motherboard from your Lenovo ThinkCentre M91 small form factor case might fit into a Lenovo ThinkCentre Edge Mseries Tower case.

SebiMasterLuv_201811261700.jpg

Can't guarantee it of course.


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Gday.

Best if we get some clarification.

do you have a complete computer?   If yes, you need the rear I.O shield, example, first picture.  Yours may only have a DVI and Displayport.

If you only have the MB, example, second picture.

 

If you only have parts, please list them.

 

LINKS

Maintenance manual, > https://download.len...pdf/0b01241.pdf

Read and/or research.   You will need to register to post questions, > https://forums.lenov...enovo M91p SFF

 

The header on the MB for the power, aujdio and USb Pinout is custon wired, so it will need to be rewired, > https://forums.lenov...ght/true#M11610

Ther is also a thermal sensor from the SFF case plugged into the MB, you will need that to control the fans. 

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You'll have problems if you wish to use same motherboard. You'll have to disbale secure boot and many motherboards doesn't support new graphics card because of incompatibility issues. I suggest replace the motherboard with full ATX.
 
 


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