Description

This is a build basically because I could. The CPU got freed up from my main rig (link here) about two weeks ago. The motherboard has been collecting dust for awhile, since mid March. I've had RAM laying around for awhile, in no small quantities- working at a computer shop has perks. The Intel drive is one of two that I got off Newegg, and I'll probably be buying more- they're amazing, and the price point is pretty close to the best deals you can get anyways. As this won't be my PC to use, it will also likely be swapped out for a 500GB+ WD Black or anything else I can get.

Anyways.

I needed a case and a power supply for these, and for once something that came in actually had a semi-standard form factor. Before all of you raise hell, the power supply is gonna be fine- it's held up perfectly in I don't know how many systems, so it won't get replaced probably anytime soon. Great part about work is that I can buy scrap systems for scrap value(20c/lb), then get an employee discount on top of that.

I needed to do some slight modding- cutting out the IO shield(it was just punched out holes) and re-pinning the front power switch and HDD/power LEDs. Nothing big, 5 minute mod, and on top of not being able to see the back of the case, it doesn't even look half bad.

Edit: Added a GeForce 7300LE out of an old, dead Dell XPS tower from who knows when. It has S-Video out, so this ancient projection TV can be used again instead of just sitting here!

Comments

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point
Dat PSU is like: "Hey! I'm gonna explode :D". Replace it as soon as you can, it could harm the rest of your components.

+1

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Actually, I just got an RM750 for my main rig, so that will get replaced. As this draws less power than the original system, it really doesnt matter much.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

It's not only about the wattage, it's the PSU's airflow itself, its low quality capacitors... Etc

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I, uh.. I work in a computer repair/refurb shop. I know at this point which OEM PSUs are prone to failure- this isn't one of them. I wouldn't buy one, and it's getting replaced tomorrow when the 750 gets here, but I trust it as far as I can throw it.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

ok...

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice Sleeper PC!

No one will ever suspect your PC...

xD

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Added a shot of it in use.

The resolution on the TV is HORRIBLE, and getting a decent photo of a projection TV is impossible, but it's a use for the TV.