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Build Summary

This is a PC I inherited a few years ago when my father passed away. I think my dad had it custom built somewhere around 2006-2007. It was my primary PC until I built my own earlier this year; since then, it’s been sitting in the corner of my office.

For sentimental reasons, I couldn’t really bring myself to recycle it so I thought I’d see if I could breathe some new life into it with an upgrade.

I’ll probably use it as a playground for tinkering. I may also convert it to a file server down the road.

The upgrade went well. The PC boots much faster now. Windows 8 is running fine. It is MUCH quieter. I think most of the noise was coming from the PSU before.

All-in-all a fun project.

Parts summary

CPU: upgraded to a 64 bit Pentium 4

RAM: max the motherboard can support

SSD: thought as SSD would help speed things up even though it’s only a SATAI connection

GPU: had this in stock from another project

PSU: just had to replace the original

Case Fan: added some fans to try and create some positive pressure.

Comments

  • 74 months ago
  • 3 points

+1 for sentiment, your Dad would be proud!

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, appreciate it. Loved your 540 build.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

No problem! Thanks for checking it out!

  • 74 months ago
  • 2 points

I wish you would have put the before and after pictures next to each other but other than that awesome build. by the way, sorry to hear about your dad.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Good idea. I tried adding a before and after image by pasting a couple of the pictures together. Thanks for the kind words.

  • 74 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice upgrade and good job with the cable management.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. I tried my best. There's no room behind the motherboard.

  • 74 months ago
  • 2 points

good cleanup. I still use an hp that is a hot mess inside from the factory. I never even thought about trying to organize it, until I got on here. nicely done. Here's to your dad.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, I've learned a lot from this site too. It's a great resource.

  • 74 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice upgrade. Looks so clean and neat. If cared enough, could last many more years. Congrats!

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. I am hoping it will last. It's fun using it.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Nicely Done and a nice tribute to your Dad!

How's that cpu handling the gpu? Or have you not tried anything on it yet?

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for looking. I haven't done much with it yet. I may play around with it some this weekend.

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  • 74 months ago
  • 3 points

Thanks. Enjoyed looking thru your builds.