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Earlier today I decided to throw together some parts from a few old computers that aren't being used in my house and this is what I came up with. I haven't even booted the thing up because the current hard drive is bad but a kind gentleman on the subreddit /r/pcgaming was nice enough to donate the hard drive I have listed here which will come in a couple days and I will run some amazing benchmarks then (I will also update these pictures if people are for some reason interested). The parts were mostly taken from a pre-built Dell computer I have and those included the CPU and GPU. I believe the GPU was added by my father a while back and it was an eye opener when I opened up the case and saw it. I'm planning on giving this PC to my little sister as it will perfectly suit her web browsing and flash game playing activities.

PS: That picture with the CPU to the heat sink was what happened when I finally got the heat sink out of the pre-built pc. The thermal compound had practically turned into glue but I only had to pry the CPU off with my finger nails.

Comments

  • 73 months ago
  • 12 points

Good luck beating my personal all time low passmark score of 19.6.

  • 73 months ago
  • 9 points

LOL. I'll post the results as soon as I get an OS on the pc and I'll reply back to let you know :P

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you ever do that in the end?

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

I completely forgot about that. Turns out the motherboard was dead IIRC so I resurrected an old pre-built I had lying around, added some memory and an 80GB Western Digital HDD someone from Reddit donated to me and I'm running Ubuntu on it. I'll be switching to Mint in a few hours more than likely.

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

I had noticed that the parts had changed :) Never used ubuntu myself

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

Those parts aren't in this build. PCPartPicker has been bugging out and sticking those parts in this build. That's a build I put together on here for a friend of mine. Changing them back right now.

  • 73 months ago
  • 6 points

This is the definition of Ghetto Build :P

+1

  • 73 months ago
  • 3 points

I don't know if its the definition of Ghetto. He would need three different colored lights inside the case and then claim "I USE MY PC FOR GAMES PLENTY GAME" Like a previous post. LOL

  • 73 months ago
  • 3 points

Fair play to you man waste not want not with this, looks as clean as possible to and for that reason +1

  • 70 months ago
  • 2 points

solid build m8 !

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

do you have some pics of the cpu after you pulled it off the HSF??

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Nope but I could get some if you'd like.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

lol Pentium 4 - the Bulldozer of its time XD

wonderful time-travel trip. the only thing i recommend for the future is maybe add some more RAM - assuming you can still buy DDR RAM these days

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

I found an extra stick of 512mb ram that is the same brand as the 512mb stick that I had already installed. I put it in there (so I have 1024mb now) and it should work. I will update the pictures once I get the new hard drive in a couple days.

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  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

It was a fun project :)

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  • 73 months ago
  • 3 points

I've never used Linux. I might just try it.