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On my daily trash run, I saw this crappy apevia case sitting on top.

I yank it out, and it looks pretty eh, some no-name 650 watt P/S, optical drive, Nice gigabyte board, and the cpu cooler is still attached.

With the rats nest, it looked like somebody who didnt know what they were doing, and gave up and chucked it.

The power connectors for the mobo and DVD were on, but not the ones for the vid card and the extra 4 pin for the mobo.

So, I take it home, strip it, and lo and behold, it has a Q8400! Oh, and with absolutly no thermal paist.

Put it back together, fix the rats nest, and it Posts! So, I throw in an extra drive I had laying around, ran my PCDR on it, and throws absolutly no errors.

So, I got a free computer that will see HTPC use.

q8400
4gb DDR2 1066 5-5-5-13 patriot ram (neon green heatsinks, ***)
EVGA 9800GT 1gb
Gigabytega-ep45-ud3
160gb 5400 rpm laptop drive.

SCORE!!
    
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Originally Posted by xunedeinx View Post

On my daily trash run, I saw this crappy apevia case sitting on top.
I yank it out, and it looks pretty eh, some no-name 650 watt P/S, optical drive, Nice gigabyte board, and the cpu cooler is still attached.
With the rats nest, it looked like somebody who didnt know what they were doing, and gave up and chucked it.
The power connectors for the mobo and DVD were on, but not the ones for the vid card and the extra 4 pin for the mobo.
So, I take it home, strip it, and lo and behold, it has a Q8400! Oh, and with absolutly no thermal paist.
Put it back together, fix the rats nest, and it Posts! So, I throw in an extra drive I had laying around, ran my PCDR on it, and throws absolutly no errors.
So, I got a free computer that will see HTPC use.
q8400
4gb DDR2 1066 5-5-5-13 patriot ram (neon green heatsinks, ***)
EVGA 9800GT 1gb
Gigabytega-ep45-ud3
160gb 5400 rpm laptop drive.
SCORE!!

Oh man, that is just sick! drool.gif
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Lucky ass sheesh
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biggrin.gifthumb.gifspecool.gifband.gif I'd love to see what you do with it!
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pics or it didn't happen
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Nice......Rats nest.....Not so nice haha. biggrin.gif
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Son of a ............
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Man! where abouts in FL I need to do my trash runs with you!

not to mention my sons 8800gt just bit the dust after a 2nd time having to bake it to get it to work, so I'm looking for a cheap vid card
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That is awesome man, congrats on the find.

Pictures would be nice of the cleaned beast and have you considered using it as an HTPC as well as folding?
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post #10 of 70
Can you show any pics of what the case looked like?

Or

What it looked like before?

But

Happy for you biggrin.gif and hope it seem some progressive or completed pics? thumb.gif
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