Description

Built this for my small homelab,runs Lubuntu and samaba server with webmin for remote nas managment.

You may wonder how'd i get a lga 771 processor to run on a lga 775 board

There are these pin jumpers available for 1$ on ebay that jump the extra pins.

Cpu and Ram

Found the cpu on ebay for 5$ and one ram stick for another 5$ and the other stick was free which my uncle gave me from his old server when he upgraded his servers to x99

Motherboard -

A local shop had this for around 20$

Hdd's

Got the 500 gb version from western digital as a rma replacement for a cheap 250gb drive

Bought the 1tb version for 50$

Psu

Its a cheap Chinese one.

Case

I had it lying around ever since i shifted to a cooler master haf xb

Comments

  • 45 months ago
  • 3 points

How old is that pc, and what sort of games can you play on this.

+1 for how cheap it is (no hate).

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Go On aliexpress.com there are a ton of cheap cpu's and motherboards on it from china.

Idk must be around 2006 era

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

I hope it won't explode

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

Fingers Crossed

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Basically my upcoming build.. (My first one too! -^) Has pretty ****** specs (I just want to play CSGO and similar games.. in a NZXT S340 case which actually costs the most in the build.. I just want it to look good.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Look back when i started pc building my pc had **** specs too,some penitum with no graphics card but i did'nt spend on the case instead i got a gpu first then a good case later,any case will suppor a gpu but a case wont be able to run games.Get a gpu first then a nice case.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Well i think a GTX 750 TI (The Asus version, i cant remember the full name but it goes for like 110 dollars) Is pretty good for doing some light gaming

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

I wish I could budget this hardcore.

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

get parts from china and you could budget such hardcore too.

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

Such budget, many savings. Wow.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 for the lack of an i/o shield

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

NoI/oShieldMasterrace!

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

the new era

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  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

exactly,those bios'es were actual fun to navigate using just the keyboard and remember back when we had to manually set everything,these days these young kids have it way easy.

Yeah using those jumpers you can convert any lga 771 cpu to a lga 775 cpu. Many have done it just google it.

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  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Yup just 771 to 775 cant do from 1150 to 1151 sadly :/

exactly,i still have a sandy bridge system as a main system and my mobo still has that old bios,never decided to upgrade to the gui version.These days all these bios's have these fancy inbuilt voltage fan controllers,at frist glance i was like wtf is this socery,why did i spend on a 30$ fan controller that is manual.Also the fact that one can use a mouse fascinated me.

Some of us in the pc building community are like the old original neckbeards who would only upgrade the kernel but wont get a better gui based version of linux

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  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

did it come with a blue bios or a fancy one,many sandy one's came with a older bios mostly chipsets in the 6 range,7 onwards they shifted to gui.Sandy till this date performs well thanks to the less ipc improvement after it.

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  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah,he has his own law firm so can afford to buy x99 motherboards and cpu's in lots of five,unlike him i am broke college student thus the cheap builds.

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