Convert Dell Precision 220 Case to ATX

Discussion in 'Cases, Modding and Gallery' started by Atom, Jan 16, 2010.

  1. Atom

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    I was advised against this somewhere else, but I thought I'd ask in case someone here has done it. Anyway, I have a fairly old Precision 220 that it still works as good as ever, but it is no longer adequate for the task for which I purchased it. I would do a rebuild using the case, but with everything else including the power supply new. Anyone here have any thoughts about this?
     
  2. RHochstenbach

    RHochstenbach Administrator Staff Member

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    Dell is known for having non-standard Power Supplies. Using it in conjunction with a non-Dell motherboard could damage your hardware.
     
  3. Atom

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    I was planning on replacing the power supply also, which I realize would be problematic. In it's current configuration, this box is too noisy and I think the cabling on the Dell PS is all wrong. In the meantime I've discovered that another case I have is ATX/MATX. This was from an even older computer which I built from parts. I think I will try to work with it.
     
  4. Ghostman 1

    Ghostman 1 Moderator Staff Member

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    The one in my picture is a Dell, but I had to do some modding to get it to work right.
    you just have to use all Dell parts.
     
  5. Atom

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    Thanks for check'in in, but my Dell case has already gone to the dumpster. I've pretty much decided that the next computer I build will not have a case at so I'll never to worry about that problem any more.

    tom
     

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