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Old January 16, 2010, 11:24 AM
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Hey guys,

Since you guys may look up the Buy / Sell threads. Yes i built a PC for my uncle, in which is gonna be his first PC ever and also for his Twins which are 5yrs old

anyways, bought some parts from fellow members here and some found in the garbage..!!! haha

So here are the Specs :

Asus P4P800S-X ( Ottoyu34 )
Intel Pentium 4 HT 2.8Ghz OC 3.25Ghz ( Found in Garbage with a Working P4P800 SE )
2x 1GB Buffalo PC3200 ( Irishpride67 Still in Mail )
Sparkle 350W PSU ( Found in Garbage but Looking for a Better one )
Half Blown nVidia MX2 AGP ( Looking for a AGP 8X or pending on a local for a 3850HD )
Western digital 80GB IDE (Found in Garbage Very Noisy; Looking for a better one if you have any )
LiteON DVD Rom IDE ( Looking a for DVD-RW IDE )
Case Unknown Spider ( Found in Garbage )

If you ask yourself, No i'm not a Garbage Raider or what ever lol, i Work for WSI ; Waste Service Inc. in which City of Ottawa does not collect Electronics anymore, i've came across some computers in which i could recycle and re-use once more :)

Total spent for this computer is 70$

Look in the FS/WTB section if you have any of the things i might require :)

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Old January 19, 2010, 04:49 AM
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Wow, How did u managed to get it so cheap, people are selling 2*1g ram along more than $70. I am trying to upgrade my parents' in law's P4 system. Looking for some more ddr ram and a AGP video card that supports HD decoding. I start to think it might be a better idea just to upgrade the whole system instead.
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Old January 19, 2010, 07:31 AM
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Wow very nice, I am trying to do something similar for my cousin. Unfortunatly his mobo a P4P800 is dead, so I am forced to use my old MSI which doesn't support FSB high enough to use his P4 2.6 chip, so I am using my old P4 1.7 and to add to all of that, I believe one of the 2 512mb sticks is dead. Wondering if I should leave it like that or try to get a few better parts to get the most out of it.

Anyhow, that's a nice job you did there. I might have a DVD-RW and a Radeon 9200 (but I think you want something more powerful than that).
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Old January 19, 2010, 12:39 PM
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my old P4 systems runs at 3.06GHz.. lmao... and has 1 GB of ram and i think its a pretty sweet system :-P
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Old January 19, 2010, 12:56 PM
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For 70$, a rig with 2GB of memory is freaking awesome. But yeah, I agree that you should grab a finer PSU.
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Old January 19, 2010, 03:20 PM
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yeah, bought a Sapphire Radeon 9600Pro 256MB for 30$ local...

the pc is up and running.. now im waiting for the ram to arrive and OC it more...
imagine i got it running at 3.25 with 256mb PC2100..!!!! lol i cant wait for 2gb..!! :P

so total this PC costed 100$ flat right now.. but i did find the parts.. i'll post more pics when i get the ram in..

Also on another question.. would my old Artic Cooling cooler for a 9800Pro fit on the 9600pro..?

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Old January 23, 2010, 12:07 AM
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i think you deserve a congrats,
you were lucky to score still working components and to them back to work instead if it just ending up as waste.
goodjob :)
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Old January 23, 2010, 10:18 AM
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yeah its better here working than crushed and left in the earth at the landfilled..!
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Old February 8, 2010, 03:57 PM
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Alright Got 2x 1GB PC3200 In..! also got Windows 7 Ultimate x86 installed..!

WOOT! pc works flawlessly..!
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Alright Got 2x 1GB PC3200 In..! also got Windows 7 Ultimate x86 installed..!

WOOT! pc works flawlessly..!

Congrats! Now that is a budget build. For the price I think anyone would be pretty had pressed to do any better.
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