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I was going to build a PC at Christmas but my mum and dad dont trust me fully yet... (I'm 14) So my dad told me to have a go at fixing the old PC with a 3GB HDD 3GB! It was good to see how much technology has come along and how all you oldies used to build them. Hopefully, i have proved my worth and can build a much better PC from scratch come January; but who knows. The PC had Windows XP loaded up and is going good. My dad was impressed at my efforts (all though he didn't show it). ;) I needed help at certain points as I was confused at the fact there was no SATA... Nope, only IDE... Feeling lucky yet kids? So anyway the build went fairly smoothly apart from various things like. The CPU cooler getting stuck via old thermal paste to the CPU. So i applied the help of a trusty hairdyer and slowly lifted it round each side until it eventually came off. It was a great feeling when the PC booted and the fans began to spin as i felt i had done something useful. Anyway, thanks for reading. I apologize for the partlist, as there was nothing i used on here (not surprising).

Camera Used - NIKON D1300

Comments

  • 75 months ago
  • 9 points

lol Pentium 4 XD

fixing old computers was how i got started, too, and this was a great place for you to start. hopefully next time you'll be able to show us something not from 2001 :)

  • 75 months ago
  • 4 points

haha, yep i plan on a much more impressive build ;)

  • 75 months ago
  • 4 points

well, when that time comes, you know where to find us :D

  • 75 months ago
  • 3 points

Yup, sure do :D

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  • 75 months ago
  • 5 points

Gah!! Naked RAM, I feel so dirty now...

  • 75 months ago
  • 2 points

Hahaha yea me too

  • 74 months ago
  • 2 points

Reminds me of the PC I built back in 2000. It was all top of the line stuff that I bought right from a PC show similar to Computex, so it was brand new at the time. But I dug it out recently, discovering a whopping 512Mb of RAM, somewhere in the low hundreds of megabites for a hard drive, those disgusting multicolored mobos, and that lovely Celeron Pentium 3. I laughed none stop as I dismantled it for destruction.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha nice story. Its weird to think how 5 years down the line, components for pcs today will look awful...

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha nice story. Its weird to think how 5 years down the line, components for pcs today will look awful...

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

I have a weird softspot for those duct vents that directed air straight out the case, even though i'm sure they were terrible for airflow in the case itself...

Also, that GPU is a BEAST! (hah)

Good job buddy, keep up the good work and keep impressing those 'rents! They'll let you build your own in no time!

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Yea, i think so too. It was massively surprised to see how big it was! And yup dat GPU

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

This is where I started as well! I was in the exact same situation, so I fixed up two of my family's old Pentium 4 systems that had 2x512MB DDR-266 RAM and an ATI Radeon X800 SE and ATI X1650 PRO (AGP card!) by Sapphire.

Like yours, ATI, not AMD. Good old days :D

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah haha was fun, like i said it felt great when it booted :D

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Really great haha. Love the Times New Roman on the GPU!

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Yup, cheap move from ATI there haha

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

haha, i have an even older pc with windows millennium edition and an amd duran with 64 mb of ram.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow, thats an olden then?

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah, thats really old.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, my parents didn't trust me at first (my mom thought it I wired something wrong it would blow up - heh) but I said "whatever, I'm building it no matter what", and eventually they realized I wasn't going to blow up half the US. It's really quite easy, just show them a build video. My dad has an old PC lying around that I've been dying to take apart, but he says he has tax stuff on it. D:

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Kinda the same here, might try that ;)

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Even more reason to take it apart

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

haha oh my god that was a while ago. but yeah I eventually did scrap that computer and made him a new el-cheapo.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

love to see the legacy stuff. hmmm i have some old stuff i should post.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Was certainly worth doing

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