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New from the group that brought you "She's only 17" comes an old, hot running, hunk of junk On-the-road-and-needed-something-to-record-and-fiddle pc, turned Home server. The first three pictures above are not current, they are from shortly after I got it. It had a bunch of add-on pci cards for things like Fire-wire, audio, and more usb and stuff, but I've pretty much removed those and put them in other projects. I currently have this computer sitting in the bottom of my desk holding all my anime and music. I have my Windows 7 rig and Ubuntu laptop connected to it, and I'm currently working on trying to access it even when I'm not at home, and trying to get my Droid connected. I threw it together last night so I haven't really been able to work on that stuff.

Here's the cool part. Kip Winger ((Bassist and singer of the 80's hair band, Winger)) gave this computer to me. It was his old touring PC. What had happened was my dad had bought his touring rig (( totaling to be four 4 x 12" SWR GOLIATH III cabs and an SWR GOLIATH III Bass head, and for the record, I play bass in the school band, and at football games I take 2 of those cabs and the head with me.)) because we run a sound and lighting company, and backline's always a good buy. Anyway, it was pick-up only ((we live near Auburn, AL and he lives in Nashville)), so me and pops waited until the perfect day, threw some stuff in the truck, and took a road trip. The trip was cooler than the computer or the bass rig; I got to drive on the way back ((which was like a 10-12 hour trip, and we were leaving Nashville at like 10:30 or 11pm. I was 15 at the time so I only had my learners, but he fell asleep soon after we left so it was all me!)), had the 10,000 mile meal: Going to Waffle House, drinking 4 cups of coffee, and getting the large hash-browns "All the Way", had the best $10 steak ever, got to go to the Nashville Guitar Center, went to Nashville for that matter, met Kip Winger, and basically just enjoyed getting to hang out with my dad. Anywho, the dude's house is sweet. When we got there he took us down to the basement where he had the cabs. Now originally we were only buying two of them and the head, but after a few minutes they started negotiating about the other two cabs and eventually settled on a price. While we were loading them on to the back of the truck he started offering us random stuff in his basement that he didn't use anymore. Most of it was related to the sound business, but right before we left he asked me if I wanted a computer, and come on, who DOESN'T accept a free computer?? I guess what I'm trying to say is that the journey is sometimes better than the destination. I don't know.... I'm on like 2 hours of sleep...

Oddly enough, this is the computer that got me interested in building. I was actually originally going to put my main rig in this case for awesomeness reasons.

On the Network it's name is Mr. House, and the network is called Lucky 38.

Comments

  • 76 months ago
  • 3 points

lol Pentium 4... sorry, i couldn't resist XD

well, if it's free, then no complaints here. i'm curious, however, about how that FX heatsink is zip-tied to the GPU. a picture on that would go a long way :)

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Sure, just give me a minute to snap one. It's a funny story about how it came to be that I had to zip-tie the heatsink on. Originally it had it's own nice black one, and one day my super ADHD self decided to remove it for fun, and then I used it to scratch my head and shoulder, and last night I couldn't find it, leading to the current situation. :D

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

and the award for the best ghetto'd cooling solution AND best ADHD story goes to Radicult! XD

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

HA! you should see my main rig, I have a 230mm fan twist tied hanging from the top of the case so that it locks in place ((as if it were mounted to the side panel)) above the 230mm on the side ((i dont have pics of that exact set up atm)), I have the fan that was on that heatsink twist tied to my watercooler's back plate so the back of the socket will get air, I have push pull push ((a 240mm rad with to pushing fans and one spare 120mm mounted to pull on one side)), and a 90mm fan that sits in the drive bay just kind of helping circulate air through the routing cable management back panel area thing to get to that other fan. It's a tad noisy lol.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

wait no, that 230 is on a rubber band, my bad.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok, they are up!

  • 76 months ago
  • 2 points

OLD OLD OLD OLD OLD AGP Matrox G series card

XD

  • 76 months ago
  • 2 points

Dude, It's SOOOO old that if you try to play Halo Combat Evolved on it, it will throw its hands up in anger and not even bother to render half the models or skins. Literally half the stuff you see in the point of view is either not there or flat grey.

  • 76 months ago
  • 2 points

Thumbs up for a good story.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Why thank you! lol

  • 76 months ago
  • 2 points

i freaking love the p4p800

  • 76 months ago
  • 2 points

Its pretty nice even by today's standards.3 different ide ribbon plugs on the board, sata raid, lots of PCI, and a great bios that actually recognizes my wireless keyboard.

  • 76 months ago
  • 2 points

This is amazing. Yes, it is. 420/10

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Blaze it!

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

BTW, Inb4 RAIDMAX. I know, trust me.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

The SS raidmax series is pretty reliable, but i dont know about that PSU in your build.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

It's just fine. I actually replaced the original psu, and I have one more I can put in if this one gives me any trouble. My uncle, a much more hard core old-school techie than I, robbed it out of a Dell someone had given him, and assured me that it'd be fine.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Plus it's not like I can afford to actually buy a big brand psu right now.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Corsair has been having awesome sales lately on their PSUs, how much power you need?

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Barely any, but I'm not going out and spending what little money I have on a psu.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Maybe I shouldn't throw out our old pc? And upload it here instead? It had intel pentium M, 2GB ram, win98, and maybe 128mb of ram.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Cant tell if insulting the age of the computer, or if really planning to make it a server.

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