Originally Posted by phantasmor
update: my dad said he will call the computer repair place that fixed his computer before and see if he knows what brand the power supply is, if he does, i will as if he knows the model number, if he does, i won't take the power supply out, if he doesn't, and he most likely doesn't, i will take it out!!! oh how fun! i will post pictures of the top and both sides, oh what a day! i really wanted to do it today, but we talked and he asked me why i didn't order 2 cards! he wants to sli the new computer! he said i should only put top quality components in it as well! i had no idea he would be all for this! but now that i know he is all for this, and he is paying for half, i am more psyched for this build than ever! and even though i already have top of the line components picked out, and my budget hasn't changed, i am only paying for half! and my dad wants to watch me do the build! he actually said he wanted to do it and have me tell him how, but i am not sure i want to do that, but it turned out well all the same: look for my new thread tomorrow
Pictures of the inside is what I think a lot of people are interested. *cough* or just me *cough*. Sides and front don't tell you too much. But, if you'd get beaten for opening it up, please don't.
Anway, I don't want to go against your dad's better judgement, but computer repair shops usually just crap themselves if it actually a REAL problem, and tell you that you have to buy a new either a.) entire computer or b.) a new part....and probably overprice you for it.