Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: Low Cost Case

Hybrid View

  1. #1

    Low Cost Case

    Anybody know where I may be able to buy a case with mobo, cpu, floppy drive and maybe ram and or other componants already installed?

    I need to put together a system for a nephew of mine and money is an issue.

    Thnx.

  2. #2
    Guest

    Re:Low Cost Case

    My local shop sells cases with 300W PSU's, keyboard, mouse and speakers for under 90bucks, that's a rather good deal. Any large'ish computer store near you should carry similar offers, those out of the storage, internet based kinda shops are normally best for cheap stuff.

  3. #3
    Mentor Stuart's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    nb.ca
    Posts
    1,087

    Re:Low Cost Case

    [quote author=Saptech link=board=16;threadid=9312;start=0#msg84347 date=1086662331]
    Anybody know where I may be able to buy a case with mobo, cpu, floppy drive and maybe ram and or other componants already installed?

    I need to put together a system for a nephew of mine and money is an issue.

    Thnx.

    [/quote]

    You seem to want a barebones kit. Look around, some online dealers have good deals.

  4. #4

    Re:Low Cost Case

    [quote author=Simply Stuart link=board=16;threadid=9312;start=0#msg84355 date=1086671237]
    [quote author=Saptech link=board=16;threadid=9312;start=0#msg84347 date=1086662331]
    Anybody know where I may be able to buy a case with mobo, cpu, floppy drive and maybe ram and or other componants already installed?

    I need to put together a system for a nephew of mine and money is an issue.

    Thnx.

    [/quote]

    You seem to want a barebones kit. Look around, some online dealers have good deals.
    [/quote]

    www.pricewatch.com has a good listing of barebones systems

  5. #5

    Re:Low Cost Case


  6. #6

  7. #7

    Re:Low Cost Case

    I'm thinking of buying this setup from compgeeks.com. What do you think of it, the pros & cons?

    Feedback is needed, especially about the mobo.

    Thnx.

    http://tinyurl.com/2cfeg

  8. #8
    Moderator
    Good Guru
    Schotty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Location
    Milwaukee, WI
    Posts
    5,760

    Re:Low Cost Case

    [quote author=Saptech link=board=16;threadid=9312;start=0#msg84559 date=1087185365]
    I'm thinking of buying this setup from compgeeks.com. What do you think of it, the pros & cons?

    Feedback is needed, especially about the mobo.

    Thnx.

    http://tinyurl.com/2cfeg

    [/quote]

    It looks decent enought to warrant a higher price. I own a smaller version of that chassis (grey too). Plus I just picked up a new Athlon XP MoBo (Gigabyte) and CPU. I will tell you that the chassis was a steal at $50, that is a common chassis in the area (or was a few years ago), the MoBo retails for $100 to $140 ( I got it for $105). So right there you are about half of what I paid, and I still havent thrown a floppy in there. research the Iwill board and make sure that the chipset is decent (looks like a Via IIRC) and that nobody was overly pissed about anything that really matters (like Overclocking is obviously as a stupid concern here).

  9. #9

    Re:Low Cost Case

    Thnx guys, I found this and may go with it!

    Standard Features: Mid Tower ATX Case w/300 Watt Power Supply & 2 front USB Ports
    MSI KM2M-L Motherboard
    Built-in Video-Sound-LAN
    AMD Duron 1.6 GHz processor w/heatsink&fan
    Fully assembled & tested
    1-year parts & labor warranty

    http://tinyurl.com/35nws

    It may be a better mobo and comes wit cpu. I can have them add the keyboard, mouse, cd & floppy drives to make sure they match up color wise with the case and add the rest myself.

    Pros & cons welcome.

  10. #10

    Re:Low Cost Case

    [quote author=Saptech link=board=16;threadid=9312;start=0#msg84615 date=1087291746]
    Standard Features: Mid Tower ATX Case w/300 Watt Power Supply & 2 front USB Ports
    MSI KM2M-L Motherboard
    Built-in Video-Sound-LAN
    AMD Duron 1.6 GHz processor w/heatsink&fan
    Fully assembled & tested
    1-year parts & labor warranty
    [/quote]
    I ended up ordering this barebones system. I haven't started putting it together yet, need HD & memory.

    Thnx for the help.

Similar Threads

  1. [Solved!] How much would it cost to get a laptop keyboard replaced?
    By AnnaEsther in forum Ubuntu / Debian
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 09-12-2012, 09:10 AM
  2. sexy case mod
    By mojo jojo in forum General Chat
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 03-12-2004, 08:50 PM
  3. Calculating the cost of Slammer
    By coltrane in forum General Chat
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 02-03-2003, 04:47 PM
  4. Just in case ...
    By Ashcrow in forum General Chat
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 08-09-2002, 09:09 AM
  5. New Case
    By gmoreno in forum Linux - Hardware, Networking & Security
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 03-13-2002, 01:05 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •