Originally Posted by Elohssa
BTW I am planning to use my old case
( Alienware Predator got for Birthday about 4 years ago )
Both working fine so no reason to change them right yet.
As i said im trying to keep the monies down so the wife will let me get the rest
Sure, use anything you can. This way, your PC will "evolve" over the next 3, 5 or even 10 years - much better than a complete new PC every couple years - and much cheaper in the long run - and learn a whole bunch about computers in general and yours in particular along the way. A new mobo combo now - then when the budget permits a new monitor, then a new video card - great Christmas gift ideas, BTW.
Little bits at a time will keep you higher up on the power curve for extended periods of time - a good thing. I call it staying at the scabbed over
edge - can't afford the cutting or even bleeding edge every year, but I can stay close without going obsolete.
I'm lucky though - my wife likes computers!