yes very neat "case". Any room for a gpu on that "case" if you want to add it later?
I always love that kind of build
I think it is far from junkyard components!!
I think your CPU will struggle, you will need to learn Nvidia CUDA thing to use your GPU power for all your calculation.
Sell that baby and build a new one from scratch! All advices above were good options.
That 5.25 dashboard looks complete!!! extensive features
I like the story. It needs more pics
Good gosh!! Probably stolen goods and he "needed" some cash badly.
Even without the monitors for 100$ it was already a very good deal.
I'm currently building from an i5-3450, they still make great computers!
It's clearly not the first PC I would steal if I was breaking into a place. I would ignore it totally! Good sleeper build
You're not alone! I keep in circulation (and active service) a lot of these old rigs. Just last year I replaced my father's Athlon II 250 and I plan on making sure his old computer still lives for a while!
USB 3.0 On a Dimension 3000, that looks fishy!! I love sleepers and your case is in such a good shape.
nice flip indeed!
Nice adventure!! With bonus cat+dog pic. So you're telling you can get some air coming in somewhere from the 4 holes in the front?
I don't see how you get bottlenecked by the RAM. G4560 can handle up to DDR4-2400 as well as the B250 chipset. If you use the slots to run in dual-channel mode you have access to the full ram potential. I think you're simply pushing your CPU to the limits, which is good, because you're not wasting it
nice little build! I currently have a B150 + G4560 and it's more than enough for my needs.
the 40mm fan: noisy or not? And what is the pcie adapter you used?
I'm not a big fan of RGB but I have to admit your wall of lights is beyond the RGB-for-computers concept. You derseve that feature for sure!
This thing is perfect. I clicked on it because the wood caught my attention!! It's PLA but it looked like wood. So small, I just love it.
What did you have before that computer? Somebody asked me for a Solidworks build and I'm not familiar with Quadro features.
I might end up throwing in a gaming card (RX/GTX) and hope it has enough power for CAD works.
I feel so old when I see something like "selling their old Ryzen" because they aren't old yet, to me!
DC out 12V 1.2A
could probably plug speakers psu in there
+1 for your courage!
The lowest I would go is Windows XP. Compatibility issues and eternal reboots for every little change would steer me away from 98. I do use some 98 systems a couple times per year but I do not install that OS anymore!!
Wow! Very nice result, great work
as for temp-not-so-good that you mentioned: I think your psu exhaust is fighting off with the case fan intake at the bottom, am I wrong? The air is not flowing, so take that into consideration on your next version.
is it heavy? how much did it weight
I would totally game on that thing.
My bad! Silly me, I didn't check the board hahahah you're so right about the no output.
I vote for the 970, it will pair well with the i5. I'm thinking the iGPU must be better than a 8800 GT anyways
You probably know it by now but you can change the jumpers on edie drives to set it to master/slave/cable select. Most of the time I place it on "cable select" and oly if I get trouble I set it manually to a fixed position.
generally master is the end of the ribbon, slave is the mid-connector.
I'm lazy, I don't post them all LOL And sometimes I just don't feel like they deserve to be here.
for 5-6 frames I wouldn't change but 15-20, if it has a visible effect I would make the change for sure!
how perfect it has to be to be called perfect? Come on!
I wish I could do as good as you did with 350$
take all the comments and use them for your next build, not this one.
ram: dual channel is over rated, real world performance in a gaming pc with a discrete gpu is a gain of approx +2% with dual channel ram. No need to get 2 sticks, 1 stick is perfectly fine.
cpu: 8th gen i3 is a quad core already, getting an i5 isn't a must at this point. I would be curious to know the real gain from i3 to i5 versus the game you play.
gpu: there probably is a difference from 3gb to 6gb, but I know from 4gb to 8gb there isn't much. You will have less vram to load textures, tune that down in your graphic settings and it should be ok. If the 1060 performance pleases you, 6gb isn'r a real worthy upgrade in my opinion.
psu: I'm not fond of Thermaltake TR2 series, I'm sure it will work well for a while, but there are better options at the same price point. I'm staying vague on this one, just saying "could have been better" but I've bought several TT-TR2 in the past as well. None of them destroyed my components, as far as I know.
There will ALWAYS be "you should have" and such and yes big bucks can always improve something computer-wise. What you did with 350$ is already a nice stunt! Just be proud of your work.
STX! So hard to find
I love upcycle/recycle
i7 3rd gen still good, don't throw them away!
that's what I do too, 99% of the time.
...for all the minutes you worked on that tower!
nothing wrong with the ram, it's an old board/cpu that has triple channel memory
you tried and you built it, that's more than most will ever do
I agree with topic and choice of gpu! the ddr4 one is horrible (compared to gddr5).
I'm looking to build a minecraft computer for my daughter, not sure yet. But I have no idea what kind of GPU you need for that game although now I see you play with a GT710. I'm not familiar with Minecraft but all I know is I would leave it vanilla.
not going to get banned, but you can edit the windows part of your parts/description before Staff does it. It will save them some time, too!
I wish pcpp would offer a way to keep a tab on such projetcs. For now I use the good old brower's "bookmark" feature. Once in a while I stumble on build like yours and I find them inspiring, unusual, etc.
love it, great work!
And still have room for upgrade!! needs moar ram and faster spin
I had the same misunderstanding at first.
Also keep in mind every brand makes a wide range of psu, some better than others. Don't judge a psu ONLY by the 80+ certification. Higher ratings does not ALWAYS mean higher quality.
reality is much more complicated than what the labels say!
loved the story, it reminds me not all kids are hopeless! I've been a kid too, I need to remember that (always).
like Ninja said, the 80 rating is telling you how good your psu is at converting your AC current into DC current, when loaded with typical load of 50% of the capacity, meaning with 250 watts load in your case. You can stop reading here or continue for more explanations ;)
Let's do some math. Let's assume your computer will need 250w and that you have that 500w psu 80+ certified. You are now 80% efficient in converting the AC current you pull from the wall. Computer needs 250w of DC current from your psu, so you need to convert it at 80% efficiency thus incurring a loss of 20%. You should be pulling approx 312w from the wall to feed your computer because you waste 20% during the conversion from AC to DC.
If you had a 80+ Titanium, the rating would have been 94% for the same setup so you'd be pulling approx 266w from the wall to supply your computer with 250w from the psu.
Ok reading your question the only things that came to my mind in the last 15 seconds were:
read the manual, it explains how to use 1 or 2 cpu. I mention it because some pcie lanes aren't available when you have 1 cpu only. In fact, most of the pcie lanes and slots are disabled unless you have 2 cpu. Makes me think there is more than this and the manual can tell you.
other thing that came to mind instantly: ram. Make sure the ram is placed in the slots for a 2 socket config. Again, the manual is rather clear about that (as far as I remember). The ram config is different with 1 or 2 cpu.
I really hate that board for a linux use. Over the years I've had raid problems and only problems, dang software raid. I'm about to get an expensive raid adapter and plug all the drives onto it and reinstall the darn thing entirely.
The wait should be over soon. Well, at least other members of pcpp appreciate the result of your efforts!
I remember using them pc's, the smaller ones. I think I'm getting old lol
I'm too far for that option :( The only Black Friday related deal I saw this year would have been that Evga gtx 970 from the b-stock / mid-week madness at 99$ USD. Too late for me!