Description

This thing got featured? Seriously? Wow.

This PC has made me regret every single one of my life choices. I did not have a good time.

CPUs

These were pulled from old builds of mine. They're pretty slow, but they're going to have to work.

RAM

Also, pulled from old builds.

Keyboard

I got this mechanical keyboard for $30 new. It's actually a very nice keyboard, despite using Cherry MX clones.

KVM

I got this off of Amazon for a pretty good deal. No problems yet.

Here's where things get sketchy.

HDDs

On the larger of the two systems, I'm utilizing a RAID 0 setup on two drives pulled from old laptops. I'm pretty sure one of those laptops hasn't turned on in 7 years or so, but that's okay. With this RAID setup I'm getting read speeds of 70mb/s, and write speeds of 40mb/s. To add, one of the drives is making a pretty weird scratching sound, but it only happens like once every 15 minutes. I'm sure it'll be fine.

On the smaller system, I'm using a 4TB drive pulled from a WD MyCloud, which stopped working after a power surge from a lightning storm. The drive still works apparently.

GPU

Since the smaller system does not have integrated graphics, I needed something to throw in there. I immediately went to eBay and bought the cheapest video card I could find. It works, I guess.

NIC

Because the larger system does not have built-in WiFi, I had to include a network adapter. Fortunately, I didn't have to buy one. You see, one of my friends was about to throw his computer out the window because of repeated disconnects. Eventually, he got a new adapter, and gave this one to me.

Mouse

I found it.

Monitor

Got this from a relative who was still using it as their daily driver up until recently.

PSUs

You know how they say you should test everything before you put it together? Yeah, they're right. Both machines are using power supplies that were pulled from ancient computes. Heck, I'm pretty sure one of them says it's Pentium III certified. Unfortunately, I had to build this system three times before I got them to both power on. Please don't look directly at the cable management.

Out of all seriousness, I do plan to use these computers. The FX system is already being used as a game server, while the Athlon system is being used as a storage server. Of course, the game server is backing itself up multiple times a day, and I don't plan on storing any super important files on the storage server. I'm betting that something is going to go wrong before the end of the year, but it would be nice if it could last a little longer than that.

If you need to cleanse yourself after viewing this... "thing"... I recommend viewing this build right here.

Comments

  • 26 months ago
  • 53 points

My God, it's disgusting. I love it.

  • 25 months ago
  • 21 points

I wish I could say the same.

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  • 25 months ago
  • 36 points

I lol'd when I saw that monitor with Windows 10 on it.

I lol'd at the first PSU in the trash.

I lol'd at the second PSU in the trash.

+1 for giving me some lols at work.

  • 25 months ago
  • 20 points

You know, I wasn't laughing when I had to rebuild the system for the second time. I might've actually developed PTSD.

  • 25 months ago
  • 7 points

We never laugh when we're in the situation, but sometimes when we look back, we can't help but chuckle.

Sometimes... :-)

  • 25 months ago
  • 17 points

"I'm sure it'll be fine."

+1 anytime I see that in a build description.

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

hahah

  • 25 months ago
  • 13 points

I don't think I've ever laughed this much at a build page.

  • 25 months ago
  • 21 points

I don't think I've ever cried so much when building a computer.

  • 25 months ago
  • 8 points

This is the definition of the perfect gaming build

  • 25 months ago
  • 25 points

This is the ideal gaming computer. You may not like it, but this is what peak performance looks like.

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  • 25 months ago
  • 7 points

Absolute trash computer but I'm super jealous I didn't think of that setup for the garage myself. I think it looks awesome and I might base my faux-NAS & misc. crap computer on this very cool/scrappy setup. Honestly, it's inspiring, as completely messed up as that sounds...

But yea, those parts... god awful.

one of the drives is making a pretty weird scratching sound, but it only happens like once every 15 minutes. I'm sure it'll be fine.

I lol'd so hard at this. haha!

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks! Despite all of the problems and the terrible parts, it did turn out pretty cool looking.

  • 25 months ago
  • 7 points

I 100% believe this deserves a feature....

I'm sure it will be fine...

  • 25 months ago
  • 7 points

It'll be a sad day for the PCPartPicker community if actual garbage gets a feature.

  • 25 months ago
  • 3 points

Today ... we mourn the loss ... of legitimate features ... (starts crying)

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

oof

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

I guess this is a sad day

  • 25 months ago
  • 5 points

It's like Frankenstein.

+1.

  • 25 months ago
  • 6 points

My thought exactly!

Dr: "Igor, bring me another PSU..."

Igor: "Yeth, masssterrr..."

Dr: "IT is... ALIIIIIIVVVVVVE!!!"

  • 25 months ago
  • 5 points

This build reminds me of one of those dogs at the shelter that is just so ugly, pathetic, and probably has no control over its bowels, that someone adapts it out of pity because they know that no one else will...

  • 26 months ago
  • 4 points

send it to africa

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

Instructions please?

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

Put it in a crate and air freight it. Simple

  • 25 months ago
  • 3 points

Although you will need a voltage converter since I’m pretty sure Africa uses a different voltage

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

I guess so.

  • 25 months ago
  • 4 points

why are there 2 motherboards, and one set of peripherals? is there some kind of 2005 voodoo going down here?

Also, feature?

  • 25 months ago
  • 3 points

I mostly access these things through remote desktop, but when I need to debug something, I switch between the two computers using a KVM switch.

  • 25 months ago
  • 5 points

All the while thinking back on the god awful mistake you've made.

  • 25 months ago
  • 4 points

lol, seen worse... just can't remember when (jk). I like the wall mount!

+1

  • 25 months ago
  • 3 points

Oh god. Did you have the proper viewing equipment? Are your eyes okay?

  • 25 months ago
  • 4 points

Yup my eyes are fine. I used to work on juke box's and video games found in bars (years ago). The cigarette smoke covers every thing with a brown nasty residue, that's... oily. The worst cases were in some of the really nasty dive places**. Roaches like warm and dark places, so inside the computer box was a nice place for them.

** to be fair this was rare and the places that had the issue, once told about it got an exterminator. Likely helped that we told them if we had to replace the guts of their counter top strip poker game again, it would be removed from the premises. Them countertop touchscreen games could make a ton of money, but replacement parts cost an arm and a leg, so if a bar made a habit of breaking them due to negligence, we just could not keep doing business with them.

  • 25 months ago
  • 5 points

Oh my god. Okay, you win.

Glad your eyes are fine though. I don't think I'd make it out of there alive.

  • 25 months ago
  • 4 points

I'm more concerned why you chose an RVZ03 over the Node 202 but to each their own.

  • 25 months ago
  • 3 points

To be honest, I don't know what I was thinking back when I bought it. The RVZ03 is still a very nice case, though.

  • 25 months ago
  • 3 points

I'm a Node 202 supporter. It's a bitter rivalry between minimalist design and better cooling.

  • 25 months ago
  • 4 points

This computer made me feel a multitude of feelings, including (but not limited to) sadness, disgust and apparently happiness because I laughed at your garbage (can).

  • 25 months ago
  • 4 points

Oh no. You just perfectly described to me the 3 symptoms of ugly computer overexposure disease (UCOD). Please see a doctor.

  • 25 months ago
  • 5 points

I have bad news. The doctor told me that my cable managment will never be the same anymore..... There's nothing that can be done for me anymore. My cable managment will forever remain terrible...

  • 25 months ago
  • 3 points

I'm so sorry...

Fortunately, there are cases designed specifically for people with this disorder. I believe they're called, "windowless cases."

  • 25 months ago
  • 4 points

Ah, but the drawbacks overthrow the positive aspects! Without a window, I shall no be able to see my EXTREME RGB lighting of my beautiful PC..... I believe that If I do therapy by watching cable management tutorials, I may achieve my goal of bearable cable management.

  • 25 months ago
  • 4 points

Good luck!

  • 25 months ago
  • 4 points

What the heck do you do when you have all this crap laying around? +1 :)

  • 25 months ago
  • 4 points

My god, are you left-handed?

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

Absolutely not.

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

very confused on why the mouse is on the left?

  • 25 months ago
  • 3 points

Beautiful write up. Horrendous computers. +1

  • 25 months ago
  • 3 points

This setup is easily one of the best I've seen in a long time. I love the "Basement Wall" part, where'd you get it?

  • 25 months ago
  • 6 points

I found it.

  • 25 months ago
  • 3 points

Try running overwatch on them, and also, is the cable management supposed to be a murder weapon?

  • 25 months ago
  • 3 points

Please don't look directly at the cable management.

Please don't tell me you looked at it. You might need immediate medical attention.

  • 25 months ago
  • 5 points

i did, and now im suing you for causing blindness and showing people potentially fatal pics

  • 25 months ago
  • 3 points

Peter Parker/Spider-man would definitely appreciate this computer. When I saw that PSU in the trash, it reminded me of "dumpster diving". An interesting read up and awesome work with the wall mounting. +1

  • 25 months ago
  • 3 points

Peter Parker/Spider-man would definitely appreciate this computer.

Appreciate? This computer? Nonono. That's just wrong. That's gotta be illegal or something.

  • 25 months ago
  • 4 points

I think the webslinger can handle it. ;)

  • 25 months ago
  • 3 points

W....why....why is this a thing?

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

I don't know, but I really wish it wasn't.

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

Wait... you wish it was not?

Did this computer MAKE you build it... Its close to Halloween, is there something super natural going on here?

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

Yes.

  • 25 months ago
  • 3 points

I think you started a new era in PC builds. So hard to look at, yet can't look away...

Edit: My next build is now going to be bolted hastily to a pallet. Nay, a rotten tree trunk.

  • 25 months ago
  • 3 points

This is one of those THINGS YOU CANNOT UNSEE. +1

  • 25 months ago
  • 3 points

Dude I just finished up with my first build with a case presenting a base shroud for the PSU and cables, shrouded ram sticks, kind of shrouded AIO pump, shrouded GPU, shrouded this, shrouded that and all the leds, the fan leds, the mobo leds, the gpu leds, the led strips, etc and on top the S340 case does a pretty fine job concealing all cables too. Though I love it, i have to admit the thought did pop up 'huh, wheres all the mechanics gone?' I LOVE MECHANICS TOO!! My build feels more like a marvelled futuristic piece of wall decor rather than the masculinity of industrial computing which is art itself.

BOTTOM LINE: MAN WAS NEVER MEANT TO BE PRETTY LOL....+1

  • 25 months ago
  • 3 points

Picture 20 makes the machine look epic; your eyes slowly begin to adjust though. Then you click all the way back and see picture 1.

Jk though. Honestly, this build is awesome! Using all the old parts is great. +1

You deserve the feature for originality and, uh, recyclability(?).

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

I absolutely love this, well done sir lol

+1

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

that case is looking great, what nails did you use? (haha) that looks like a fun build.

  • 25 months ago
  • 4 points

Uhhhhh... I used some random nails and screws that I found laying around the workshop. Hopefully my dad didn't need them for anything...

  • 25 months ago
  • 3 points

LOL!

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

I love it! Looks great on your wall. Blends in with the environment.

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

beautiful build and write up. I haven't laughed this hard in a while.

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

It's like Garzey's Wing up and revived to create a son before flying off into the sunset.
It's so bad it's beautiful

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

This is the best build on this entire website so far.

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

Love it.

Trash-Computers hold a special place in my heart. I have no idea why, but for some reason the idea of building a functional computer out of literal garbage just makes me happy.

In my pants.

Thank you, Mr.TrippyTree.

  • 25 months ago
  • 3 points

Disgusting. People like you are the reason this computer got featured.

You're welcome though.

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

My eyes are in pain but I love you

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

50 Dollars and a working computer.

+2

  • 25 months ago
  • 6 points

Define "working."

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm pretty sure this is against the Geneva convention.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Can't forget the Sokovia Accords.

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points
  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

"Their coming out of the walls!" -Aliens

I just couldn't help myself, after seeing your rig parts on that wall mounted up there. lol

+1

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

So, here's the thing. I actually really really like this.

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

Trashy but beautiful.

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

Featured Build ??

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

Lol

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

It may be garbage, but it looks cool.

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

To be honest, this build made my day.

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

wtf man......+1!

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

Beautiful.

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

This build and the monitor are nothing less than perfect. Laughed my butt off when I saw the PSUs in the trash can and the monitor.

+1 from me

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

but can it run crysis?

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

No.

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

I would bet $50 bucks it can run cs go in 60 fps

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

Custom Basement Wall

Where'd you find that? I'd love to put it in my setup.

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm pretty sure that your keyboard is the most expensive part. I was laughing al the way through your description. I guess that you can say that they don't make them like this anymore.

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

we have glorious god-tier multi-GPUs with $2000+ processors and at least two loops of water cooling on Featured...

and then there's this...

Scrapyard Wars would be envious XD

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

its gross. I love it. I don't know why. 50 dollars in the trash. kill me.

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

Almost in tears, can't stop laughing. Photos of the PSUs in the trash nearly killed me. Thank you.

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

Keep a fire extinguisher nearby. I have a feeling you might need it...

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

Everything looks pretty good apart from the monitor. I can't tell you how many 4:3 monitors I've collected over the years from dumpster diving or by random chance when I see one In the curb. But they're actually pretty handy when you need multiple computer setups around the house. Hell Im currently building a stand to house a triple monitor setup thats going to be used in my workshop lol

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

You're clearly not a well person.

We should meet.

Why did you go with the Athlon instead of Threadripper?

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

well i say your wall mount PCs are def way better than mine and saves a ton of table top space

My mum is angry at me because my old Q6600 and QX6800 PCs are sitting on the desk collecting dust.

I spotted a nice Linksys router sitting in the corner

It look like your PC is located in the garage or attic

you will be amazed at how many dirty and trash PCs i have to deal with in my line of work

Some of the hotels that i am working with to support their PC and network are really old like Pentium Single core LGA 775 era PCs and Windows XP SP3 the most. They keep complaining the PC is slow but i advised them to upgrade them but they simply tell me they don't have the budget to upgrade. - _ - |||

I was shocked to learn some customer location which is a photo studio is still using Windows 2000 and Win 98!!! on a Dell Pentium 4 PC when they have network issues. o.0

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

Featured. Well done, mate.

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

i LOVED this build SO MUCH ill pay $700 for it but u will have to unscrew each part from the wall first

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

because its LITERAL TRASH

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

pic 10 and 12 were pretty funny actually! I also find it funny to see win10 displayed on such an old monitor.

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

Considering the where this is set up, what it's used for, and the price, I think this is a quite amazing build. Saw this the other day when you first posted this, would not have believed it would be featured lol

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

"look at my creation!"

this guy :)

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

i would love to built something like this and actually have it work. Also have it be a usable computer, because the only thing i have worked with other than my main PC is a 2008 think-center with a Pentium 4 in it (and the graphics card and half the ports were not working).

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

LMAO! x,D

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

can it even run minecraft on low

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

But can it run Crisis?

  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

Who knew you could buy a "case" at ACE Hardware for less than $2 (cost of the screws). Actually think it's a great set-up; old parts brought back to life, no problems with cooling / airflow, literally "nailed-to-the-wall"

Glad it got "Featured" -- it deserves it for the innovation alone. Nicely Done, Sir.

  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

mans rip-off keyboard litteraly costs more than his pc, well-done.

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

XD Part list Custom, basement wall. hahaha

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

When you tried to get Xibit to Pimp My Ride.... And Vanilla Ice showed up instead.

"I'm sure it'll be fine."

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Love it!

  • 25 months ago
  • 5 points

Thanks! I don't.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 get my my vote ;)

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

The feels when you see your own parts in your main rig in "literal garbage"

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

This is what humanity has come to when gpu, ram, and ssd prices have gone through the roof. Also how the hell is this thing running Windows 10?

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

When your gaming keyboard costs more than your monitor ;(

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  • 25 months ago
  • 3 points

Huh, I can one up you cause I still have my old PC with an i5 2500 and watercooled GTX 580 3GB. It can barley run overwatch... at super low settings and 800x600 res.

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  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

Are those tears of laughter, or disgust?

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