So my power supply is pretty much fried, smells like burnt plastic, and my computer shuts down every 15 minutes. I got it custom-made for about $600 2 years ago, and now I'm thinking of building a better gaming machine using a few parts of the old one.
At the moment I'm mainly looking for a new frame and a new power supply. I was thinking of using all the other parts from my current computer and updating parts slowly as I learn more and get enough money together to do so.
I've been reading a lot, but I know that you guys know more than I do about all this, and I really shouldn't just buy something because tigerdirect tells me it's good
I'm not looking for anything too extreme, but I am willing to spend a decent amount of money to get good components. So, while I would want a great graphic card, I'm not one of those people who needs to spend an extra $100 to get a cool case with glow-in-the-dark liquids flowing around. I do know, however, that a case should be compatible with a decent motherboard. This is why I'm worried about just buying a random one because it might not be compatible with a good motherboard? I do love these small cases (Ultra Silver MicroFly Aluminum Micro ATX Tower Case with Clear Sides, Front USB, FireWire and Audio Ports MFCLRSL at TigerDirect.com
, but I'm not sure whether it's good enough to fit everything I need and future upgrades?
I also live in Canada, so I suppose I'll have to buy most of my stuff from tigerdirect.ca and other sites that do ship to Canada (not newegg, alas).
- Can I just transfer most of my components + a new power supply into a new case?
- Please recommend a decent case and power supply so I can go back to playing Bioshock ASAP.
- Anything I'm missing? Can I easily transfer my CD drive and stuff like that or are there any other parts that I'll need to replace if I get a new case?