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Old 03-19-2011, 09:57 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello guys yesterday i got a shell (case) of a computer which is a Optiplex GX260
I want to put at least some 6gb of RAM for video gaming and then a decent video gaming cards which might let me play some good graphics card game , NOT ADVANCE VIDEO GAMES ( as in I hope they do not required a expensive graphics card) This case closes on the back but does not fully clip to each other any ideas?

( I COULD TAKE PICTURES AND UPLOAD them)
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You'll need to get the power supply size, ie 260W, 500W etc, first
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I'm not even sure you should upgrade this computer, it's pretty old so it's not worth it IMO.
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I'm not even sure you should upgrade this computer, it's pretty old so it's not worth it IMO.
Looks to me like he just has the case.
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Looks to me like he just has the case.
Yea i only have the case but if its a bad case i will not use it i can save.
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Youre going to have to check the spacing for the mobo standoffs.

But honestly you can get a better case for under $50
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Youre going to have to check the spacing for the mobo standoffs.

But honestly you can get a better case for under $50
I was thinking about that
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