Re: switching cases
And remember to ground yourself by wearing a wrist strap, or touching the nearest piece of metal to discharge yourself. Make sure the case is compatible with your motherboard size (ATX, MicroATX) and you should be fine as long as it isn't a Dell or Gateway or some other pre built pc. If it is, you will have problems putting the stuff in an aftermarket case, since a lot of that stuff is specially made for those manufacturers.
When all else fails...Ham Radio!
I still have the same old HP DV9700T laptop I've had for years...still kickin'