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Hi,
I have a case with those two side plates and I bent one of them a fair bit. I was wondering if you can buy parts like the side plate without having to buy a completely new case?
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by:EricWestbo
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Hey, Adam...

It's rare that you are going to be able to find a place that sells case parts, however it is not impossible.  My suggestion is that you locate a local "recycled PC" store that carries used cases & see if you can locate something similar to what you already own.

I wouldn't get my hopes up, however, as there are literally thousands of different case styles & parts are usually not interchangeable.

You might just give in & get a new case, given prices have dropped so low over the past several months.  I've seen full towers with 450w p/s installed for less than $70 in my Northern VA... can't see that they'd be much higher elsewhere.  Check www.pricewatch.com for other suggestions.

Regards,
EW
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by:jlauster
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Take it to a local sheet metal shop, and ask them for an estimate for repair. It should be a few dollars, but I doubt that it would be more than $15-20 and may be as little as $5 or 10 depending on how badly it is damaged.
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by:sorgie
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www.directron.com

look here also.
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by:slink9
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I vote for a case/PS upgrade.
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ITsheresomewhere earned 200 total points
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Well since its bent - why not consider doing a Modification on it - time for a picture window - all the rage to see whats really inside intel or not?  - www.cyberguys.com or just about any hardware site has the kits.  A bit of dremel work, a template and a kit, bingo - cool case.  Maybe even put in one of those neon lights.

Just a thought.

ITsy

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by:public
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why not bend it back? If the tangs do not fit any more, you can always attach it with duct tape.
It will give it post modern look!
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by:slink9
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I vote for adam coming back and closing this question.
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by:ITsheresomewhere
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I second the vote.

Adam8  please return and make your selection to close this open question.  

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by:Moondancer
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adam8, please respond here and update/finalize this.
Thanks,
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by:adam8
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sound good. :-)
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by:Moondancer
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Thank you for returning and finalizing this.
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