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Well, my gaming rig went down for a while, so I decided to bring back my old Dell Optiplex 755 from the dead. It had some very old components which had to be replaced. This renovation cost me $125.

CPU: The 755 had a Pentium 4 processor which was replaced by Core 2 Duo E8400. I'm quite happy with its performance.

Storage: The 250 GB HDD was already in there and it's not enough for me as I'm used to the 1 TB drive in my new rig. Still, I'm surprised it's working after I turned on my PC after about three years.

GPU: Bought this one from an old shop which was keen to get its hands off this. It's fanless and can't play most of my games but it worked nice when I overclocked it and was able to play Assassin's Creed: Freedom Cry and NFS: Carbon at an enjoyable FPS.

Motherboard: Its branded so it's a piece of hardware. I couldn't even install a case fan because it had no power slot for that and couldn't get a better GPU because it doesn't even have a 4-pin connector.

Other things which were already there is the PSU and RAM, which is DDR2. Anyways, I am quite happy with this and I can survive on this till I fix my new rig. I spent a lot on that old GPU, but I'm made of money. :D Over and out...

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  • 60 months ago
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You just have to smile when you see this old parts.

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  • 60 months ago
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You know it's old when you think the gpu has it's own water cooling block.....

  • 60 months ago
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I assume that you will be upgrading this ... cuz you named it Project LAZARUS

  • 60 months ago
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Memories!!

Reminds me of my Pentium 4 Dell workstation I used to have for my PC years ago. I added a 8400 GS to it so I could run CnC Generals Zero Hour smoothly. :)

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  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow! That's amazing.

I wasn't into computers during the early 2000s so I don't really remember what was good at the time. But i defiantly know that is one old PC. :)

I still remember when I was a kid helping my dad build my mom and dad's new PC's. They had DDR2 RAM with a Pentium D 820. Both PC's are still being actively used (with upgrades of course) and still run fine after 8 years!

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol :D That's true, Slayer. The capacity of my oldest PC was about 16 GB and now I have a USB with 64 GB capacity. Technology is advancing at a very fast rate now and the next generation might be the first one to use holographic computers which I dream of now. :D

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Niiiiccceee

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Good call on the naming, got to love going back to old rigs. How does it hold up to current gaming?

  • 60 months ago
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It gets about 20 FPS in Freedom Cry and excellent FPS in CS:GO which I don't know exactly.

  • 60 months ago
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Freedom cry is a more recent game then CS:GO, also may have something to do with the amount of rendering that needs to be done. At least that is my guess, CS:GO has small maps and is known for running well on older PC's where freedom cry has large high detail levels.

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  • 60 months ago
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Same here. This build works wonderful according to the old=age parts it has. I'm thinking of giving it to my five-year old cousin who is just starting to learn about how to use a PC.

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