Description

I recently put this build together using several left over parts. Giving this to my Fiances brother for Christmas as he is currently using a very old laptop.

Core2Duo/Mobo/Ram is from 2007.

Hard Drive and Video Card are from 2009.

Case was purchased last year for my Fiances rig, but she inherited my old build when I upgraded this year.

Power Supply was just purchased for $22 after rebate from Newegg and DVD Drive is currently on the way.

Comments

  • 73 months ago
  • 7 points

Looks like one hell of a Christmas gift. good job.

  • 73 months ago
  • 6 points

Haha yeah. The best part being that because most of the parts are reused, I only spent about $40.00 and he is going to love it. Much better than getting him some terrible game or something for $60.00

  • 73 months ago
  • 3 points

That's awesome man. I am also building a PC for my grandma as a Christmas gift. She is on a 7 year old computer currently, i don't know the specs but its borderline unusable. Whole build is gonna cost 150 because Ive been trolling for deals for the last 2 months lol.

  • 73 months ago
  • 6 points

Wow someone actually knows that Frankenstein isn't the monster!!!....someone should tell the director of that new movie that's coming out called Frankenstein probably is going to get nailed for a crappy movie.

  • 73 months ago
  • 4 points

Love these types of builds with salvaged parts, +1 for sure!

(also: why such an expensive case? I assume you just wanted it to look nice :P)

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

A version of this computer was my Fiances computer for awhile. She picked out and purchased the case, but I recently upgraded and gave her my old build, so this case was extra.

  • 73 months ago
  • 4 points

How well does Crysis 3 run on 4K? How about Battlefield 4?

  • 73 months ago
  • 7 points

3.1 Fps for Crysis 3. Battlefield 4 a bit better at 4.3 fps. =P

  • 73 months ago
  • 3 points

Sad. You must have a faulty GPU cause I know your card can definitely max it out. Sucks :/

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

a gtx 280 could definetly play those games

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't doubt that. It was a very good card when it came out, I just haven't had the chance to play anything on it yet.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

I found out why your card isn't maxing it. It's just drivers! :P

  • 73 months ago
  • 3 points

Going to reformat and do some overclocking when I get home today. Will update with Temps and total overclock (not that anyone cares on this old thing LOL).

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

Overclock on the stock cooler? You're brave!

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

When this was my rig back in '07 I had this thing running at 3.4 on the stock cooler for about a year with no issues.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah that's not too bad. Bet it was loud though.

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

Wasn't really noticeable because of the loud case fans and video card, but I did eventually "upgrade" to some 92MM Cooler.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

70 dollar hardware in a 70 dollar case :) I love to see builds like this that utilize old parts but are still relevant systems. Great cable management and good pictures.

+1

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Well thank you. Cable Management does need some work, might tidy a few things up when the dvd drive comes in.