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I have a really old case do you guys think it will work?

janiev1997

48 months ago

So guys i have an extremely old case from an extremely old computer and since i am thinking about building my own gaming pc i was wondering if its possible to use this case. The name of the computer is the Optiplex GX280 from dell.

The computer i would like to put inside its case is the following

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $273.98 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler Noctua NH-U9S 46.4 CFM CPU Cooler $59.55 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Asus Z170-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $153.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $53.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $77.99 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.98 @ OutletPC
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.98 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Video Card $649.99 @ B&H
Case Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case $78.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply Corsair Enthusiast 750W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply €55.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1448.44
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-07 16:10 EST-0500

Comments

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

The Q&A on this page says no, the case has a proprietary mobo mount:

http://www.amazon.com/Dell-Motherboard-Systemboard-Mainboard-Compatible/dp/B003EUUMV0

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

Probably not possible and if it is I would not recommend it anyway. The case is more than likely to be specifically designed for the system it currently houses, it is unlikely to support an ATX motherboard or be able to accommodate all that hardware. You are much better off buying a new case.

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

As already stated by others. No.

Every Dell before 2012 uses proprietary parts.

In other words, you are going to want a new case.

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

Nope. Get a new case like the nzxt phantom, s340, phanteks enthroo pro, or deepcool tesseract rw. I like the thermaltake versa h23.

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

Contrary to what others are saying, I installed a crappy motherboard into a dell case and some of the screws wouldn't line up but for the most part it worked.

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