Can I transfer the components of my Dell Slim Studio 540 to a new case

r3d3ad

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My Dell Studio 540 is pretty much worthless for gaming and I was wondering is it possible to easily transfer all the components to a Antec Mid Tower and replace the stock PSU with a 600W PSU and the stock GPU with a Radeon HD 7850.

It currently has an Intel® Core 2 Quad Processor Q9400
and 4GB RAM.

Would I have any trouble getting the parts out like the motherboard?
 

clutchc

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Yes, you can place the Dell components in a new case with no issues. But the PSU may be a problem. Awhile back Dell used a proprietary PSU and motherboard 20/24 pin header. Using a std PSU would cause major circuit issues. I don't know what year your 530 is, so it's hard to say if you can use a std PSU. It's been several years since Dell went back to std PSU/mobo header blocks, so you may be OK with a std PSU. I would contact Dell and ask if std PSUs are OK to use with your board.
 

That ended with the introduction of the Pentium 4
Only thing that may be a concern is compatibility issues with certain power supplies, the Corsair TX650v2 doesn't like the Studio 540 for some reason, the HX620 worked fine
 

r3d3ad

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Sorry I'm new too this, so certain PSU don't work well with the 540s motherboard?