[SOLVED] Switch a build to a new case

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Hello! I am looking to seek advice about moving my Dell Aurora R9 to a new and more appealing case. I was wondering if anyone could give me advice. I know Dell can be odd with parts and design certain parts for their cases. I’m looking for recommendations on what new items I should buy IF I did transfer to a new case. I have a good feeling I will need to buy a new motherboard and power supply. I am also unsure of the current motherboards size. Do not know if it’s is ATX or MATX

Currently the build contains -
CPU-I7-9700K (AIO cooler)
GTX 2080S GPU (Air cooler)
1tb HDD and PCIE SSD
16GB ram ( unknown of the brand atm. Not home)
 
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It's MATX.
If you try to move it to a different case, you will have problems with front panel connector.
Your aurora uses proprietary type connector - not compatible with front panel connectors on standard cases.

Thanks for the response! I am assuming I will need to buy a new PSU from the information?
 
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It's MATX.
If you try to move it to a different case, you will have problems with front panel connector.
Your aurora uses proprietary type connector - not compatible with front panel connectors on standard cases.

Thanks for the response! I am assuming I will need to buy a new PSU from the information?
 
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I don't know. What make/model PSU do you currently have?
RTX 2080 Super requires minimum 650W PSU.
An 850W PSU. I also just understood your initial reply... I will most likely need to buy a new mobo since Dell likes using proprietary connectors.
 
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I wouldn't attempt to move a Dell system into a new case. You will not get things to work without a lot of extra effort. Better to just get a newer motherboard and move over the cpu, ram, etc.
Thanks. I was already planning on doing this but a second opinion reinforces my idea :)
 

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