Question Clean up and retrofit my 2012 full-tower case with USB-C or get a new mid-tower case?

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Cyber_Akuma

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Yeah, I didn't realize they were the skin care version until I noticed stuff was sticky and took a closer look at the label. I wasn't even aware skin care variants of wet wipes existed, I thought they were all for cleaning surfaces.
 

Krotow

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BRAWNDO: It's Got What Plants CRAVE! Sorry about that meme, but just had good laugh about wet wipe description :) Indeed vitamin A and E are good - but four you, not for electronics.

Indeed do not use skin care products for cleaning electronics. Now better disassemble the case, wash soiled plastics in warm water and then wipe with paper towels and left to dry completely. Electronic boards clean with isopropil and allow them to dry too. Then put all together and hope that stuff will work again.
 

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BRAWNDO: It's Got What Plants CRAVE! Sorry about that meme, but just had good laugh about wet wipe description :) Indeed vitamin A and E are good - but four you, not for electronics.

Indeed do not use skin care products for cleaning electronics.
Yeah, like I said, I didn't realize they were for skin care or even knew that skin-care versions existed, I thought all wet wipes were more or less just alcohol or other surface-cleaning chemicals.

Now better disassemble the case, wash soiled plastics in warm water and then wipe with paper towels and left to dry completely. Electronic boards clean with isopropil and allow them to dry too. Then put all together and hope that stuff will work again.
The case is about as disassembled at it can get without removing rivets for permanently attached parts...... as far as I can tell:

View: https://imgur.com/a/EkZFgLh


I don't want to soak them in water because they have filters in them that don't seem to be easily removable without bending these metal tabs off. And the top part still has electronics in it, can I just use alcohol wipes to clean that stuff off?

In regards to that:

Electronic boards clean with isopropil and allow them to dry too. Then put all together and hope that stuff will work again.
I got these, the only ingredient listed is 75% alcohol and they say they are for electronics, would these do?

View: https://imgur.com/a/Vt1g7xa


And wait... why would it not work? I already had all of my components out of the case when I cleaned it out. I was getting it ready to rebuild a new PC in it. Only the case and it's fans were what were cleaned with the wipes, none of the actual components, the new motherboard isn't even out of it's box yet.
 
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I'm trying to build a case in a mid-tower design right now... and honestly I'm feeling like I wish I had a little bit more space in there to work with.

My NH-D15S chromax black cooler is VERY close to the top case fans, which makes connecting the appropriate wires to the motherboard in that area quite difficult, even for me as a person who people say has very small hands.

All of this is making me think I wish I had gone with a bigger case for this build, which I guess would be full tower. Just for the convenience of being able to have more handroom to connect wires & install things.

Cooler: Noctua NH-D15S chromax black
Case: Be Quiet! Pure Base 500DX
 

BogdanH

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My NH-D15S chromax black cooler is VERY close to the top case fans
Because you're on air cooling.. do you need fan on top? I ask, because top area is meant for water cooling (radiator+fans) -and in this case there's only small water block on CPU.
I don't have 500DX (most midi cases are made in similar way anyway), but inside my Fractal Define R6 I only have two front fans and one in back.. and I kept top panel covered. Needles to say that I have no temperature or noise problem.
 

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