I got this after I built a friend a new desktop for his office. It was free, so what the heck, why not. It had 4gb (1gb x4 ) of ram, two 500gb 7200rpm drives and a AMD Athlon Dual Core 4450B. I tore it apart and started cleaning it, air, towels, alcohol wipes. I masked off the parts and case. I did 2 very light coats of flat black on the motherboard after covering all the port and taping a few chips off. I painted the inside of the case orange, the psu and back of the case flat black. I decided to give it a little extra horsepower and I already had some parts. I put in 8gb ( 2gb x4 ) of ram, a sound card, nvs 300 pci x1 video card and replaced the two drives with two western digital caviar blue 500gb drives. The cpu and heat sink where were baked together and I had to gently pry them apart. I cleaned and Lapped the Heatsink, re-applied some thermal paste and slapped it back on. I also used some wire loom to clean up the wires and black them out. I still need to do a couple touch up places on the paint, but overall it isn't to bad. Why did I do all of this? I guess because I could. I've had it running for 24 hrs straight and its been running great. I thought about throwing a boot SSD in and maybe white or orange led lighting for the front part of the case where the front panel has holes. Its not a Zero dollar build, I did buy wire loom, $4, orange paint, $4 and black paint, $1. Temps are good idle is 30c, stress test was about 42c.
Update I gifted this to someone that needed a basic computer for web surfing, document viewing and editing.