Yeah, i decided I'd save $100 and use my dad's old Gateway 2000 for tower and bracket parts. Right now it's dusty, stained, and painted in that nasty, off-whyte that keeps getting yellow-er, and yellow-er as time wears on.. I figure I'll just prime it and paint it like I do the r/c cars...
(sorry for the crappy pix)
..swap out the crappy 110W power supply for something in the 300W+ range and so on.. I'm really tied up though on the motherboards..
The Dragon Platinum is cheap, but those Asus boards seem easier to set up and more crash proof. Hm... I'm not into overclocking and warranty dodging (yet...), I just need something for my video and music-hashing.
Oh, and I checked out newegg.com, nice site, thanks for the tip. They have real nice specials, especially on Intel chipsets, but... they use Fedex as their shipping source... YikeS!
I work for fedex and.. well, nevermind.
Who knows where I can source an OS real cheap??[