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08-23-2016 05:57 PM
Hi, so i am in possesion of an hp desktop (here is the product page, http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=c03635837) and i was planning on buying a new case, a new GPU (msi gtx 1060) and a new Psu (to support my new gpu. Now in order for me to add all of this stuff i think it would be ideal to transfer all of my components to a new case. I am familiar with how to do this, i just wanted to know if this will all work nice and smoothly or if i need to know a few things first or even if it will not work at all. Thank you.
08-23-2016 07:08 PM
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I've done this a few times -- but not with this model PC -- so I can only offer general comments ...
1) I/O shield -- this is the small plate that covers the external sockets at the back of the case. These are generally a standard size, so if the new case has the same size opening, you can simply move the shield to the new case.
2) USB ports -- these have standard MoBo connectors, so as long as the ports in the new case are the same generation as the old case (i.e., USB 2.0 vs USB 3.0), you should be able to reconnect the USB ports without problems.
3) Memory card readers -- this is more problematic. Every HP PC I've owned has had memory card readers and the connectors are anything but standard. In addition, the readers themselves are designed to fit into each special case, so they're not "bolt-ons" that can simply be reattached to a different case. If this is the situation with yours, you would have to suffice with USB-based memory card readers for the new case.
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