So I'm going to be upgrading my current built (Gigabyte/Phenom IIx3/4gigs ram) and I have an old desktop (yep one of the old horizontal POS's) case lying around that I was thinking of stuffing with the leftovers (along with a cheap PSU) and letting my kids use it for surfing. My question is, is the desktop case worth using, given the availability of cheap towers? It's filthy, it's old (as in 20+ years old) and I have no idea if it requires special components or not. Any opinions are appreciated.
I'm going to use that in my new build and let the kids have my old Raidmax mid-tower. After doing some research I found I'll probably need a full tower since I plan to upgrade to X-fired 5870s this fall. Plus I wanted to make sure I had plenty of room for a good cpu cooler since I plan to OC my new Phenom II 965BE.