So I have parts laying around all over the place, from replacing parts or upgrading them. I noticed that I started to 'hoard' a lot of parts and have not much use of them but to either throw them out or do something with them... so I decided to use most of the parts to build a PC of my own so I can do research, school work and basic video editing.
My school had a computer with a fried motherboard and asked me to try to fix it. I knew that the motherboard was a critical piece of hardware in a computer and just said I could take out the hard drive and backup all important documents and such. Doing that, I kept the 80gb hard drive and the power supply before they tossed it in the dumpster.
So now I have a 80gb Western Digital HDD and a 250watt PSU.
Going home later that day I gathered the parts I had and needed to build a complete computer.
- 80gb + 10gb western digital hard drive
- 250watt PSU
- Asus K8V-MX motherboard
- AMD Athlon x2 64
- Optical CD/DVD Drive
- Microsoft mouse and keyboard
- 1gb ram
All I needed was a case, monitor and a OS.
So today I went to Canadacomputers.com (being a local retailer for parts) and picked out a iCan A2012 mid tower gaming case and 1 red LED 120mm fan, and a red LED 200mm side fan, Linux Fedora (temporary OS until I upgrade the motherboard and CPU) and a Asus VE228H monitor (will only buy if I cannot find a monitor for free).
So I will pick up the case tomorrow and start to pull everything together and test out how I did. Then, once my paycheck comes in I can start to put some money towards a CPU, motherboard, and ram.
Any input would be appreciated. Thanks in advance,
Edit: Chances are, I will find some more hard drives and JBOD to bound them all up into 1.
Edited by PcRc, 10 January 2012 - 08:41 PM.