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Old 08-25-2004, 09:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I want to build a computer just for the fun of it.
I have an old Win 98 computer that has a virus on the HD... but I was wondering if I were to clear out the case, could I use the case for my new build?? Is it a good idea to- considering my low budget??
Also, I found some newer hardware in it and was wanting to include those items.
The only problem is that this case is hard to open and it smells like smoke...
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Old 08-25-2004, 10:02 PM   #2 (permalink)
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How low is your budget, and what do you want to use your computer for?
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Old 08-25-2004, 10:14 PM   #3 (permalink)
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yea, whats ur budget? and i would get a new case with better psu, that one will be weak, and ul have rebooting problems.
Go check out www.newegg.com and www.zipzoomfly.com and www.pricewatch.com
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How old is your computer? If you are still running Windows 98, there is a chance you could still have an AT style case. If that is so, you would not be able to use a modern power supply or motherboard with it.
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Old 08-25-2004, 10:26 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I am just thinking about building now so I haven't gotten the prices down on everything yet. My budget is so low that I would be working for a year or more on it before it would be finished! I didn't even think about the compatibility of the case with newer hardware! I want to use my computer for media purposes-- music, video, ect...
What should I use that case for then?? I was speaking to someone I know and he said I should use it for some type of networking purpose... I don't quite remember what he said.
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Old 08-25-2004, 10:32 PM   #6 (permalink)
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ok, this is my opinion. amd are cheaper than intel, and better for gaming if ever ur gona do some. As for the case, u can find nice cheap ones that will satisfy ur needs. If u gona buy it in 1 year, there are gona be many more products, and cheper prices for the current ones. u can also look for a barebone pc, and buy the extra crap u need.
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u could use the case, uhh the pc as a server, but i dont think ul need that... just let it drop, sell it if u can, i dunno
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Old 08-25-2004, 10:39 PM   #8 (permalink)
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The PC I am using now is fine... was just wondering if I could use the old case for something. Maybe I will just trash it... save the newer hardware first before I dump the thing!!
Pretty much the only hardware worth saving is an ethernet card that is somewhat new.
Could continue to update and modify the PC I have now.
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Old 08-25-2004, 10:46 PM   #9 (permalink)
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no, save ur money, cuz u can make good upgrades with ur pc now.
U can wait. just save up that cash, then once u get enough, get the basic parts, then u can add more later
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Old 08-25-2004, 10:49 PM   #10 (permalink)
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if u like ur case and evrything fits ok then sure keep it, its basicly a box so u could make it into wutever u want, fishtank would be sweet with side windows and ccfls...
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