So the other day, I found someone selling 3 computer cases, 1 was a brand new case by the looks of it with a generic psu, one had a whole computer minus a hard drive and one was an empty used case all for $30 or $10 each. The person claimed that the full computer build was not working, I didn’t care cause I knew I was gonna get my moneys worth in parts as I’m almost certain some of the parts would still work.
I brought everything home, first thing I did was test the computer, I assumed if he think it had problems, most likely a psu problem so I immediately unplugged the power supply that was in it which was a 700w ocz psu and plugged in my psu. I then connected a spare hard drive I had which I picked up for $5 a week ago and then tried pressing the power button of the case and it didn’t turn on, looked at the power switch connection and it wasn’t even connected, I connected it but it still wasn’t turning on so I decided to do it manually by connecting the 2 pins with my screw driver. Boom, powered right up and I installed windows 10 and everything.
Next morning, I put everything into the empty used case I had just bought which is this cooler master haf 912, I replaced the original stock intel cooler with this hyper 212 as I was having issues mounting it back after reapplying thermal compound. I bought 3 of these hyper 212s on sale a couple weeks ago and these power supplies on sale for $12.99 a couple months ago. Either way, I got a very good deal on this build for just 50 bucks.