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100% from used parts. Most of the parts i had just lying around and decided to have fun and build the stupid fun system. Some notes are that the hard drives are IDE, and couldnt find them on here, so thats that. The motherboard i was unable to find on here too so i decided to use an intel brand on here. The graphics card is also a dell brand, so i wasnt able to find it on here. The last thing is that the ram is a mixed ram of PNY, and some random off brand cheapo stuff. Ive had a lot of fun scrounging ebay and finding parts that would work for this system. The GPU was actually listed as dead, because no video would come up, but when i put it in, it worked right away with no issues. so i mean 11$ well spent on a gpu. The cpu that was in it the mobo to start was this terrible 1.6 ghz dual core pentium. Its really slow and it sucks. I did some research and saw the the e8400 core 2 dou was a pretty good option, and it was 6$ with free shipping, i really couldnt resist. This build is kind of cool in my thoughts, i learned about the whole IDE setup works.

Side note, it not actually complete, i dont have a power supply that has enough wattage, or is from this generation, so i wont have any benchmarks, or temps up until then, but im really excited about this and wanted to share to share it. I think this build looks really cool.

As of 3-6-16 I took off the backplate off the graphics card, and the IO plate off the case and painted them red with some red paint I found in my house. I also took the design from the backplate and spray painted it on the front of the of the graphics card.

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  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Must update! Recycling for the win!

(how did you test the video card without a PSU? another rig I gather)

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

I used my Psu form my main rig to test it :P

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Cool. Now go and get that PSU! - cheaply or free that is! lol

( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) When your RAM is the most expensive component

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

It seems RAM doesn't really lose its value like all the other components. Hm, what a shame, it makes updating older systems much more expensive

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

what was the original board model?

that looks like an OEM AMD card but not from Dell

and the cooler used here is the Intel Stock cooler that is bundled with the CPU

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

The card has the signature Dell Backplate with the huge handle thing on the side, it was a challenge to fit in, and the cooler actually had a thermaltake logo that i didnt like, so i ripped it off lol (And i noticed the mounting bracket on the back has a thermaltake logo on it) I couldnt find anything on the board that would give away the model, all the stickers were removed. The only thing on the board was a foxcon logo, and it couldnt find the board on here. I dont currently have enough time to find the model out in the bios currently. When i do i will post it!

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

I need to see the update with your little GPU mod! I love this +1

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Very impressed. I recently got a cast off DG41TY Intel system from someone. Case was awful but motherboard was in great shape. Had 4gb already on it. CD/DVD burner drive was dead. Took the whole thing out, outfitted with (all from Amazon) an EVGA 500 W 80+ power supply ($35) put in a new EVGA GT 730 2gb DDR5 video card (low profile) ($69) and a Sandisk SSD Plus 240gb SSD ($65). I ripped out an old LG DVD drive/burner that I had in an old HP. Put it all in an old HP case I had laying around. Kept the old 300 gb WD HDD just to store extra things on so the SSD wouldn't get too full. $170 investment and put Windows 10 clean install on the SSD. The little system flies. Recently updated the BIOS and runs great. We play internet games with good frame rates. Can't complain. Love to see people repurpose old stuff! Our DG41TY came with an E8300 Core 2 Duo Intel CPU. it's also a 64 bit system with Sata II --no AHCI but who cares with a fast SSD! We'll run it til the motherboard dies!

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