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My "Poor Mans PC" build (its magic)


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#1 Zach6656

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Posted 30 December 2014 - 05:35 PM

I am unable to afford a new PC so I figured "Why buy an new one when you can build one out of spare parts... FOR FREE!!" and so i accepetd my own challenge... i found a different OS and an old hard drive form a demolished PC (very literally... i got mad at it and smashed it with a crowbar until it was all over the diveway) and wiped it with DBAN... After that i used an image i flashed to a usb disk with Rufus (google it) The image at first was Android X86 (google it) i eventually got half of the ram from an HP computer which got me up to 2GB... then i found Linux... and it is now my current OS after i found out that it was a bit laggy... i upped the RAM to 4GB (after many boots of the BIOS not working so i did 2GB... Reboot and add 1GB more and reebot again and add last of RAM) and now it works and is able to run Minecraft (for those who know what that is) at 15-19 FPS the orgiginal chassis is of a dell Dimension 4700 stock motherboard and processor... i will now list the specs

  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
  • Intel Pentinum 4 HT 32 Bit, single core Clocksped 1.75Ghz
  • 4gb DDR2 RAM
  • 40GB IDE hard drive (mounted in CD drive 1)
  • Ultra Speed CD Sata drive
  • Modified cooling
  • Stock Ethernet Port
  • Stock Integrated Graphics (openGL updates???)
  • Stock Integrated audio

always use DD-WRT for all your routers, if you cant get it for them, throw them away


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Posted 01 January 2015 - 04:47 PM

 

Stock Integrated Graphics (openGL updates???)

Linux updates will take care of that.

 

That is a nice system and Ubuntu will run just fine on it as is.



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Posted 01 January 2015 - 07:08 PM

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best part is ot was FREE its built out of scrap parts


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Posted 05 January 2015 - 10:57 AM

perfect for tinkering and learning your way around the innards :)
I got a job and bought the parts week by week and am still in the process of upgrading my entire rig.  By the time i'm done it's going to be a 1000$+ rig lol






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