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08-08-01, 01:01 AM
Does anyone now a good place to get old cases? I wanna play with a case, but I don't wanna buy it. I plan to paint this thing, so I'm looking for any condition. Where can I get one?
Check this idea: My dad is a painter at a company that makes displays for car stereos, so he's gonna hook me up with some flecked paint, you know, it'll look like stone. The grills for the fans will be 'toned down' a bit with a light dusting of black spray paint. I'm gonna go for the industrial, carved out of stone look. I'll let you know how it goes!
08-08-01, 05:28 AM
If noone's said so already, welcome to the forums! :D
Sounds cool, dunno where you could find a case for free though. I think someone said they picked up an old AT case at a Salvation Army shop or somewhere similar. Another route to try would be local private ads in computer magazines or newspapers - see if anyone is trying to sell an old case. Might be able to pick one up for around $10 or so.
08-09-01, 08:59 PM
Another idea is to check local retail suppliers, not the retailers themselves. The RMA departements usually have case chassis' , side panels, and front bezels, that are damaged in some way and not fit for sale. They usually save them up, and sell them to scrap metal companies. I managed to get my hands on a case at work before RMA got rid of a load of them. Best part is that it was free. Worst part is that They usually take out the power supplies, which are still good, so you'll still have to buy one, or transfer it from your existing system. Unless of course you have a spare lying around.
12-15-04, 09:10 AM
good idea try it out...
12-15-04, 10:54 AM
You can also try local recycling centers, some take computers, I personally have not tried this yet, but I am hoping to once my christmas break starts.
12-15-04, 07:59 PM
Holy cow! 3 year old thread! info still applies BTW.
12-16-04, 05:37 AM
In my situation, thrift Shops like Savers or Goodwill are a great source of old cases and parts, and many times they really have no idea what they have.
12-16-04, 08:03 AM
wow... 3 year old thread...anyone know if he ever finished this?
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