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OEM Cases

soundmandave21

58 months ago

Does a particular OEM (Acer, Asus, Dell, HP...) manufacturer have a case that lends itself well to upgrading, i.e., better power supply, video card etc.?

Thanks in advance :-)

Comments

  • 58 months ago
  • 2 points

Why...?

If you plan on buying an older system to use the case, I would suggest just getting a new case.

If you plan on buying a pre-built computer from one of them, just build it yourself (tip: use this site) for cheaper.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

I agree completely but origin pc cases are so amazing i would quite literally buy the cheapest set-up from them just for the case.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

ASUS has the best designed OEM cases, but they're still MILES behind what you can get for >$50 from NZXT or Corsair.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

The reason I ask is MOSTLY for the sake of knowledge. There seem to be some rather compelling Core i5 pre-built computers at a decent price including OS and wireless, but they would all need an upgraded power supply and video card. I have heard that Dell uses an almost proprietary case/power supply and was wondering if other manufacturers do the same.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

None of them have'compelling' pre-built pc's as you can always built it for cheaper. If you can't be bothered to build a pc. (let's be honest, with the youtube videos and handy guides there is no other reason). Go with a boutique builder and never anything like dell/asus/acer.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

No need to get our nickers in a twist. As I said, this is primarily for knowledge. Yes there are compeling pre-built deals to be had. My i5 parts list on here is close to $500 and does not include wifi, optical drive, or OS. I have seen decent prebuilts for $399 with an i5, 8g ram, wifi and OS. If all I need to do is swap the PSU and add a video card, how is that not an option worth considering? Never take the path someone suggest without doing some research for yourself, which is what I am attempting to do...

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4590 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor $187.56 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock H97M Anniversary Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $61.98 @ Newegg
Memory PNY XLR8 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $53.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $47.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI Radeon R7 260 1GB Video Card $64.99 @ Micro Center
Case Azza SIRIUS ATX Mid Tower Case $34.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $37.99 @ NCIX US
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $589.39
Mail-in rebates -$100.00
Total $489.39
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-03-06 19:43 EST-0500
  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

May you list the prebuilt? Because I don't think it has these parts in it. Most pre-built i see have no gpu. No h97 boards.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

I did not say they have GPUs. Next one I come across I will link. I honestly do not care about the board, and the board in my build is pretty cheap. Its not like I am comparing top shelf items here... For about $560 (including OS) this is a compromise system.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

What I'm saying is that for the barebones that most prebuilt dells and asus's provide you can build it for better. As such.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4590 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor $187.56 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI H81M-P33 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $44.85 @ OutletPC
Memory PNY XLR8 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $53.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $47.89 @ OutletPC
Case Thermaltake Commander MS-I ID ATX Mid Tower Case $32.99 @ Micro Center
Power Supply Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $19.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) $87.75 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $545.02
Mail-in rebates -$70.00
Total $475.02
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-03-06 19:52 EST-0500
  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

You missed out. Origin last winter was selling their cases for a few months as part of the company's 10 year anniversary.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Yea I heard of that. I didn't miss out they just didn't bother to list it for aussies.

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