Description

Prebuilt PC that was given to me by my aunt who thought the PC was dying.

Well, it wasn't.. the OS was just packed with viruses & malware (she bought a new PC anyway) and the inside of the case was super dirty. A nice format with a new case and it works & looks like new.

I just bought a case for this while handing down a HDD that I no longer use. Along with the case, I ordered a new PSU for my main PC so I put the replaced PSU into this one. The GPU while it might? bottleneck, is just a spare I had and I decided to pop it in there since the PSU can power it.

Got Windows 10 for free off Dreamspark.

As for gaming, the most demanding game I ran on this so far is SWAT 4, and it handles it like a champ (obviously) in 1680x1050 max settings with no frame drops thankfully.

I don't know what to use this for tbh. Probably as a heater.

Sorry about the smudges in the image of the front of the case, its easy to leave finger prints on it. Also I had a lot of fun trying to cable manage this bad boy. For what I had to work with I think I did a good job if I may say so myself.

Part Reviews

Storage

Old drive from original PC and still kicking. WD has won my favor.

Storage

Bought this a year ago, and is already showing signs that its dying. Just using it as a storage for non-important data.

Video Card

Not much to say, it aged well in that it can still play some new games at low settings. Stays quiet, but lets out a lot of heat.

Power Supply

Has done no wrong with me. I also run its 430W version in another build of mine and both are working fine. Can get loud and hot under load though.

Comments

  • 36 months ago
  • 3 points

I read that as 1050ti haha, and was all like "Thats an interesting pairing"

But this is a nice refresh of an old build (always good to have family that throw out "Broken" stuff ;P)

Good job +1

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

I approve of this so hard. Good on you for salvaging the old prebuilt.

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks! Its one of my favorite things to see on this site when people re-purpose old PCs.

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

Reminds me off my old 550ti i have lying around cause of my first build

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build! I like seeing older hardware being put to use. I do have some questions though. Does the case have enough airflow to keep the parts cool? Are the fans quiet? I'm considering getting one and placing some older parts into it.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I have more fun re-purposing old hardware than I do creating a new build lol.

As for airflow in the case, it all depends on the exhaust and PSU. There is a vent on the side panel that kinda lets out heat, its in an odd position so the heat that the GPU releases can't effectively get to it so it'll just rise up to the PSU and exhaust. There is a 120mm fan in the front that pushes all the heat to the back. As for keeping the parts cool, its hard to tell if its enough because I have components that run hot with or without ventilation. Overall, I think the case has enough airflow to keep the parts cool.

The 120mm fan in the front of the case is fairly quiet. The 80mm fan for the exhaust is not too loud, but still audible if you get close which is normal since smaller fans tend to make more noise.

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

Not a bad PC for older games. My old, old PC was a X2 6000+, it was damn good for it's time.

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

Decent to run old games, should get all the old school and arcade games you can and load them.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh yeah I always try to carry a portable N64 emulator on me to use anywhere, will definitely need to get on trying them on this PC.

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

rebuilt PC that was given to me by my aunt who thought the PC was dying

Nephew!! IT'S DYING! IT'S DYING!!!!

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

Exactly that but in Spanish haha

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

this takes me back to when i had a 560ti pared with an AMD athlon 64 x2 6400+, on an old am2 gigabyte sli board. 4 gigs of ram as well. it got me through my first days of overclocking (got it to about 3.7 ghz stable on the stock cooler, but it was the beefier 125wtt tdp one sooo yeah), and it played beamng drive decently well on the lowest settings (20-30 fps on one of the more taxing maps). it even played dirt rally on med-high settings at 46 fps average. the thing was a beast. had to get rid of it though. my dad said i had too many computers lying around after i built my new system (i had about 5). in the end i won though! i still have the CPU, GPU and ram! plus i have an asus m2n-e-sli mother board laying around, so if i ever want to sort of accurately re-build it i can! just without the case. and i would have to get a PSU, as the 600 watt evga power supply that was in it went into my new rig. i even have its original hard drive. and old toshiba 320gb laptop drive from an original mac mini! i had it screwed into my case with one screw, but it worked! thank you for the nostalgia trip.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Glad to have helped :D

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

The first build I've seen with 32-bit Windows.

Edit: I read it as 32-bit lol

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  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

She's ugly, but she sure can cook! Seriously, it gets hot in there. :P

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