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KmisterK's Recycler

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EDIT: New Pics are up! Tell me what you think.

 

This one I call the Recycler, because I didn't purchase a single piece of hardware with this build new. I work at an electronics recycling center and I acquired everything that went into this build for free or extremely cheap.

 

Specs:

 

Case: Lian-Li Brushed Aluminum - Free from work

PSU: Cooler Master 850w PSU - 5 bucks from work

MainBoard: MSI G41M-P34 775 Socket Motherboard - 5 bucks from work

CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad q6700 2.66 ghz, OC'ed to 3.2gHz - 20 bucks from work (purchased untested, lucky it worked) osx see's a quad-core xeon

CPU Cooling: OEM Intel Heat Sink - 2 bucks from work

Memory: Hynix 2x2gb 1333 DDR3 - 5 bucks from work

Video: Asus Dark Knight Radeon 4870 - 15 bucks from work

Boot Disc: 500 GB Seagate 7200rpm 3gb/s SataII HDD - Free from work

Optical Disc: Asus Sata 24x DVD-R/RW DL 54x CD-R/RW w/ LightScribe - 3 bucks from work

WiFi: Linksys WMP110 (Seen as AirPort Extreme, 802.11n 300Mb/s) - Free from work

BlueTooth: RocketFish Micro USB Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR Module - Free from a friend

Monitors: Dual Samsung SyncMaster 226BW Extended Displays 1680 x 1050 Res - 20 bucks a piece from work

Input: Logitech Bluetooth Desktop MX5000 - 10 bucks from work

HeadSet: Triton USB Gaming Headset - 30 bucks from a friend

 

Grand total: $115 USD

 

Used Retail disc and related methods to install the OS ;)

 

GeekBench: 6898 7315 after fine-tuning and no programs running (meh, not bad for a 115 dollar build, eh?)

 

Pics: Tell me what you think of the new case.

 

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Thanks guys. Hope you enjoyed watching lol.

Hope to get your vote!

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maybe if the wires inside were cleaned up a bit

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Five bucks on the PSU? Sweet!

 

I guess I'll put up my Dell Dimension case job without fear now.

 

You topped me in the "top of the heap" department. Good job.

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Five bucks on the PSU? Sweet!

 

 

 

They sell PSU's by the pound here regardless of how awesome or sucky the psu is. So I gave them a 300% profit based on weight compared to what they would have if they sold it by sheer weight.

 

maybe if the wires inside were cleaned up a bit

 

Yeah, cable management has never been a strong suit. I'll do what I can tonight at home and reupload some pics. Maybe lol. And it doesn't help that I have a craptastic cell phone camera to work with and a room that has virtually no ambient lighting.

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Very clean, and good for you on the pricing! Please do a GeekBench score. I've gotta know !!!

 

 

 

 

GeekBench: 6898 7315 after fine-tuning and no programs running (meh, not bad for a 115 dollar build, eh?)

 

$115?! That's insane, way to go kmisterK!

 

 

Thanks man. Took me 6 months to acquire the parts and hours upon hours to figure out how to get osx up and running. It's a constant work in progress

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My vote is in. :) Case is classy, and wonderful value for the money. :)

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Thanks :) i'm stoked. We got our first 1366 motherboard in today. It's got a bad capacitor, but that means there are more to come soon. I'm so excited.

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Unfortunately, I don't have the soldering skills required for that accurate of a job. Besides that, it was just the motherboard. No heat sink, no ram, no video card, no CPU. Having the motherboard nowadays isn't exactly a head start, considering the cheapest CPU I could find for it was an i7 920 on Ebay used for 189 with 2 days left on the bidding lol.

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True, but depending on what you'd have to shell out for a broken mobo, I'd do it just to do it. Better to hone your soldering/desoldering skills on something you won't mind messing up :) just need a basic iron, solder, some flux and some desoldering braid. oh and another capacitor. I consider that a fun afternoon :) Not sure why 1366 cpu's are still so expensive :( At least triple channel ram is dirt cheap again.

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I think the 1366 CPU's are so expensive cause the slowest ones they make are still relatively high end i7's

 

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