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Old 03-14-2013, 10:10 PM   #1
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So, I was going through my work area and found that I have a ton of spare parts laying around. Naturally, I decided to build myself a rig out of them. Here is a quick rundown of the specs:

Pentium D 805 2.66GHz Dual Core
4GB DDR2 800
500GB Samsung
Cheapo junk Diablotek Case w/ PSU
Cheapo Junk LGA 775 Motherboard based on the G41 chipset.

What kinds of rigs have you guys built from spare parts?
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I'm getting to the point where I'll have enough to build a frankenrig. Gimme a year or so.
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Old 03-15-2013, 05:20 PM   #3
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The cool thing about using old cases is you can hack them up to get better air flow. I used to buy old junk cases and do experimenting to see how cold I could get the cpu with just air. Tin snips, nibbing tool, and a jig saw.
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I'm getting to the point where I'll have enough to build a frankenrig. Gimme a year or so.
This is actually my third frankenrig.
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Throw in Lubuntu (lite Ubuntu) and case-mod it with a side panel window.
Then Spray paint both inside and outside and then put in some neon lights. then you are all set ^^

I have never made a system of spare parts. but when i change the parts in my current rig, i will use those for a second PC.
mainly for a playground for OS'es and overclocking. also it's cool to have 2 PC's inside high end cases. (i am gonna buy the NZXT Phantom and i currently have a Haf 932) people are like "phhh... what a nerd"
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Old 03-17-2013, 08:32 AM   #6
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Its begs the question how many pc spares have you got .

I had to put mine in the attic in some old drawers still got ide cables and 20gb hard drives
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On my shelf, I have a Pentium D, a ton of DDR2, some DDR3, a few 2.5" drives, two 3.5" drives and some fans.
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2.5? What brand and size?
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WD Blue 320
Samsung 320
WD Scorpio 250
Samsung 250
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