Description

THE SKETCHBOX IS BACK The SketchBox has returned with even more sketch. This rig out-sketches all of its competitors.

What's new? Since the last version of this beast was posted, there has been many upgrades to this rig. You may have noticed that the entire PC is sitting on 4 books. This allows expansion cards to be added without the bracket being removed. You may have also noticed the LCD display on the front of the computer. This is powered by an Arduino Uno. The breadboard is stuck onto a book, which is being held up by 2 server heatsinks. The GPU was changed from the GeForce 8600 GTS to some MSI HD 7750 I found in a prebuilt. The RAM has been upgraded from 4 GBs of DDR2-800 to 7 GBs of DDR2-800.

CPU: The Intel Core 2 Duo E6420 has been overclocked from 2.13 GHz to 2.95 GHz. This significantly increases it's performance in games, and reduces the bottleneck

RAM: I just had 3 gigs laying around so I threw them in there to get as much RAM as possible.

HDDs: I harvested 2 laptops and stole their hard drives. These 2 laptop hard drives are running in RAID 0 to maximize performance. I have these 2 hard drives set up as my Windows boot drive. The other 750 GB hard drive is my Mac OS X boot drive (Yes, this is a Hackintosh).

GPU: One of my friends upgraded his old Radeon HD 7750 to a GTX 970 a while back. He saw my first version of this, and offered to sell me his old card for $30 bucks.

Comments

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

That "case fan" :D

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

It actually really helps. That GPU starts to get toasty after gaming.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

The Sketch Box......I love it.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

I love your sense of humour! This is really cool! I might have to see where I can get a "Sketchbox One"

+1

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice campfire man. +1

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

that still looks like Windows 10 to me

all the ghetto mods and it still running o

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

What you expect OP to run linux? That seems way to complicated for a build such as this...

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

there are many distro of Linux which has similar feels to Windows XP.

it GUI based and has the terminal like CMD

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Was sarcasm.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

It's dual booting Windows 7 and OS X. The Windows 10 is from my other PC.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

with all that ram you need win7/10 not XP

how is the airlfow? You seem to have 1 vent in the back through the tape but I couldn't see a proper exhaust for the psu. But maybe the top cover is okay for all the heat to go away ;)

very funny ghetto build! now upgraded to 4 books

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

What?? It's running Windows 7...

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

my bad I misread something for some reason I thought it ran OSX + XP

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

I found an R9 390 for $40. I feel bad for you

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

How?? I got a 390 for 230 new, and that's the lowest I've seen them.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Craigslist, mang. I went to the guy, and the dang thing actually worked.

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

at least you've gone with a v e r y r e l i a b l e Diablotek PSU

  • 44 months ago
  • 0 points

Nice

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  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

Do you find it... Sketch-y?

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  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

It's been running in a PC for the last 4 years and it hasn't started on fire yet. Maybe I'm just lucky.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Out of all that, and it's the PSU you find issue with? Either way I suppose.