Thinking about changing my case, have a couple of quick questions

pjyelton

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Complete newbie here, have never done modding before save for adding a sound card and a graphics card. I currently have a 2 year old store bought Emachine system (yeah, I know they aren't very good but I got it before I knew ANYTHING about computers) and with the new componants its running pretty hot - as high as 60 for the main board - and the only way to keep the temperature down is to open up the side of the case since the current case has REALLY bad air flow.

I'm thinking about getting myself a new case, one with more fans and better airflow, but being a starving student I need to spend the least amount of money I can. I would love just to revamp the whole system but the budget just doesn't allow it beyond paying for a new case if I can help it. Having never modded before, is it possible to just buy a new case and transfer everything from this current case to the new one? Could I get just any case and expect everything to fit right? What are some of the pitfalls and what are the items that I would absolutely have to buy?

Thanks for the help, and again sorry for the newb questions!
 

pjyelton

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My apologies, just saw the special section for cases that this question probably would better be suited for. Please ignore/delete!