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post #41 of 77
this is what im going to do: bring my 650d, order a new non-windowed side panel, buy a dell oem case, and somehow affix it to my 650d, preferably with the other side of the 650d facing a wall.

the best strat is to just talk with your roommates. make sure you can trust each other and just make sure the door is locked when you leave.
post #42 of 77
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Originally Posted by leighteam View Post
this is what im going to do: bring my 650d, order a new non-windowed side panel, buy a dell oem case, and somehow affix it to my 650d, preferably with the other side of the 650d facing a wall.

the best strat is to just talk with your roommates. make sure you can trust each other and just make sure the door is locked when you leave.
Swap the parts from the Dell and 650D, everyone's mind will be blown then O.o

TALK TO YOUR ROOM MATE(S). Get to know everyone on your floor, especailly the one living with you and next to you. My suite mates were quieter than mice, only talked to them twice during the year and never had an issue with them. Got to know them well enough during day 1 that I needed not inquire farther into their lives. My room mate was from high school who I later swapped for a friend I made on my floor, who is my bro now. Facebook creep if you have to. Learning is good. Another heads up, lock your door on Thursday nights... Don't want a drunk guy puking on your computer (did not happen to me, but another friend's room mate)
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post #43 of 77
screw the case to the floor.

No but really just lock the sidepanel on and lock the case to your desk if you must..
    
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post #44 of 77
Go an major manufacture case. HP, Dell, Compaq, etc. Even if you buy an el cheapo case that looks like crap people will assume it is a super computer because computer a foreign to a lot of people. Buy an OEM so it just looks run of the mill.
post #45 of 77
Buy a huge case, fill half with cement....
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post #46 of 77
lol go buy a mozart tx, it'd be interesting to see someone lug that giant case away
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post #47 of 77
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My buddy actually built a Q6600 rig a few years ago in one of these: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811121011
Comes in black too:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811121010
It's downright hilarious when he opens it up, you do not expect what's inside it, especially since it's one of those lay on the side cases.

If you can find it elsewhere, I'd say snag it .
That's perfect for a "stealth" computer build. That thing looks so outdated, you'd almost expect to find a 386 in it! Find an old 5 1/4" floppy for one of the bays and it would be perfect.
     
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post #48 of 77
you could buy a case off newegg, or you could find one for free on craigslist. just find one that has enough space to suit your needs, and keep it simple. make sure there arent lights or LEDs showing, and just throw an outdated compaq sticker on it. maybe a few intel pentium 3 case badges. Another thing to look for would be that the side panel overlaps somewhere over the back of the case, where you could drill 2 holes and fit in a small padlock.

Some say this is overkill, but alot of college kids need money, and i wouldnt put it past someone to steal a computer while in college.

EDIT: Beige is a must, and definitely include a floppy drive. Even if the floppy drive isnt hooked up to anything.
post #49 of 77
a cmon, u dont need a crappy case. just get a caselabs th10 and then drill holes to attach padlocks/chains to make it impossible to steal.
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post #50 of 77
Just put it in a Apple case.
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