I'm guessing those cases aren't large enough for the EATX motherboard you've selected.
You'd have to be fairly rough to damage the cable.
I plug/unplug my laptop everyday at work. Have been using same network cable for 5yrs.
Depending on the case, all of the connections can usually be removed. Which makes painting much easier.
For anything else, get some good painters tape (3M, Scotch) and tape up anything you don't want to spray on.
I view budget builds as something that performs it's intended task adequately, without too much compromise.
So for example running the desired game on medium settings at 60fps.
(Depending on price) Budget builds ignore the unnecessary, such as RGB.
And budget builds usually see the owner shopping for the best bargains, and sometimes waiting weeks for sales etc.
It all comes down to each person's perceived cost v's benefit.
This is what all CADD machines should be (well maybe slight overkill)!
Sadly Autocad is a resource hungry pig, regardless of any other programs running.... And then the IT Boffins take their "recommended" spec as gospel. Aghhhhh.
Yeh, the G19 was ok in the old laptop, with Win7. I'll be looking at a some upgrades later this year, so keyboard will probably be on the list.
Yeh this build is more than adequate for what i need for now.
Yeh mostly cause this has been long over due and it was time to pull the trigger on a build.
I recommend doing one. As I've seen a few other people say, they are actually fun to build.
For a good GPU am looking at a $400-500. It will come eventually. But at the moment the Vega 8 is more than adequate.
A reasonable CPU cooler (heatsink & fan) will set me back about $50-60. Plus if i need to replace the front fan. Not doing water cooling.
As the boy was so interested, I'm thinking of resurrecting my old PC with some secondhand parts for him to do a build.
The wife likes the laptop as it looks tidier and takes up less space. Hard to argue that, but we got the compromise :)