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Breathing Life into an old PC
by HaagenDazs
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I use this for college work, mostly Cisco Packet Tracer Simulations also a bit of gaming. The main problem I have is that my current case is crap but I live in a 3rd world country so getting anything fancy is out of the question. A cruddy Logisys case is $150 US + at the local computer store.

Another thing, my case doesn't support 2.5 drives so I had to fabricate something to hold my back-up HDD.

The major problem I have is that air cooling isnt great for me as the temps down here are always 80 F + but overall I love my PC =]


AMD Athlon II X3 455 3.3GHz Triple-Core Processor
CPU Clock Rate3.6GHz
CPU Temperature While Idle30.0° C
CPU Temperature Under Load51.0° C
XFX Radeon HD 6770 1GB Video Card
GPU Core Clock Rate850MHz
GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate1.2GHz
GPU Temperature While Idle-
GPU Temperature Under Load-
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mousseng [1 Build] 1 point 28 months ago

Hey, your temperatures aren't too bad for it being so hot there. Plans on installing some sort of liquid cooling any time?

Not a bad system, either - almost all quality parts (I can't speak for AData, never used anything from them).

HaagenDazs [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 27 months ago

Thanks a lot, yes I already have my liquid cooling parts in my amazon cart, I just need to find a way to get them from the U.S. to Antigua =D

The AData RAM is great! I did some overclocking and they are running at 1800 Mhz stable.

mousseng [1 Build] 1 point 27 months ago

Nice, nice, will that case be able to fit a radiator in it? Looks a bit small.

HaagenDazs [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 27 months ago

I highly doubt it but I will figure something out =]

mousseng [1 Build] 1 point 27 months ago

Ha, that's the spirit. I'd offer suggestions, but I'm not really knowledgeable on watercooling. I do know that some people run external radiators/pumps, though.

TheGentleman 1 point 25 months ago

Wow, Antigua huh, is it nice there despite it being a 3rd world country?

crxsks 1 point 21 months ago


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DerekPDX 1 point 13 months ago

Wouldnt painting the CPU cooler adversely affect temperatures?