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thanks a lot everyone this all really helps i just liked the idea of everyone seeing the case and thinking its horrible then i could blow them away with performance but sounds like that wont work... does anyone know if parts can be taken from the recycled comps at like best buy i had a friend say he built his that way but hes not big on telling the truth and ive never actually seen it

I have done this. Some parts are universal. Some are not. A CPU of Socket AM3 or AM3+ is a CPU that fits a AM3/AM3+ cpu socket. A sata hard drive fits a sata hard drive port. So on and so forth. But his performance is probably lacking compared to some one who select each part by hand to do a specific job at a specific speed.

The OEM junk they sell at Best Buy or where ever isn't hand picked to be the best at its job. The select a part based off of what discount they get if they order XXXXX amount of them.

But like I said I have had to do it before when time's where rough:(
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Thats just it like i said settlement money coming in eventually but right now i have nothing so if i can get free parts it would be ideal for my first build just to figure it out and maybe i can run some games with lowest settings or so... But does that mean i can ask best buy and they should allow me to pick through their junk?
 
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post #23 of 83
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Thats just it like i said settlement money coming in eventually but right now i have nothing so if i can get free parts it would be ideal for my first build just to figure it out and maybe i can run some games with lowest settings or so... But does that mean i can ask best buy and they should allow me to pick through their junk?

I wouldn't. I used to get my spare parts PC's from yard sale's and stuff.

If its just a matter of funding not being here now to spend, I would wait. It would save you money in the long run to do it right the first time:)
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post #24 of 83
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yea i guess im just sick of not being able to run anything on my computer and i dont know how much longer i can take it
 
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post #25 of 83
The key word is Junk

And worst yet is BB junk. Your not gonna get anything worthwhile. The reason why it's junk is

A; It's broken or has defects
B: They cannot even sell it as scrap
C: It's not even worth time to try and resell, fix, or even scrap...It's bad.


Just be patient, and wait for the settlement. Your not gonna build a rig from a junk pile. You'd need to be really really lucky, and hope none of the Best buy guys know a thing about PC's. Cause honestly, if anything WAS of value, they already sorted through it and added it to their own collection.
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Yea haha its just a shame this computer lags playing minecraft...axesmiley.png
 
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I had a friend that would go dumpster diving after graduation at big rich kid colleges because they dump mini fridges and old computers in the trash....He picked out 8 fridges that he sold for $80 a pop on craigslist lol he said there were a few laptops in there too so idk lol biggrin.gif
 
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post #28 of 83
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yea i guess im just sick of not being able to run anything on my computer and i dont know how much longer i can take it

I had to bear with it. But at least the the money togeather to get a decent case, CPU mobo and PSU. the rest you can cheap out on and slowly replace as needed. Thats what I did frown.gif slowly working on getting a Eyefinity set up working lol. Still need more GPU power for 3 monitor gaming though:(
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post #29 of 83
Yea, a case seems like one of those items you can be cheap on. But you also need to consider airflow. Your looking to PC game, so taking that part into consideration is key. Poor Airflow = High temps which could cause a wide range of problems.
post #30 of 83
I'd recommend building one (of course anyone here would), but if you want to try on that PC to get some experience, add a video card to it. Seriously, that GPU was low end in the 1990s. I had one in my old Pentium III PC and it was terrible. I had an OptiPlex GX 270 once (Pentium 4 2.8GHz w/Hyper-threading, 1GB DDR RAM, GeForce 6800 GS AGP), and it played games from the mid 2000s (when I had it) rather decently. Just beware that a large number of that sepcific Dell model was infamous for capacitor failures on the motherboard.
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