I had a bunch of scrap PC parts lying around that a friend left at my house a few months back. Recently I realized I had enough parts to make a working system! So that's exactly what I did. All I was missing was a hard drive, so I picked up a 32GB USB drive for just 3 bucks. Everything else cost me nothing.
Another friend of mine traded a couple PC fans for a GT 710, so I have a reasonable video output. Originally I tested the system with my 750.
The build itself was interesting. It involved a lot of planning, x-acto knifing, puncturing cardboard, and zip tying parts together. I had to zip tie EVERYTHING to the cardboard. I poked holes and mounted the motherboard with ties. I tied a fan to a fanless heatsink for the heck of it.
The end result was satisfying to complete though, everything worked! Windows 10 was having issues installing, so I put Linux (Elementary OS) on it instead.
Not sure what I'm going to end up doing with this build honestly. The GT 710 deserves & the USB drive deserve better lives.
Not a gaming card at all, but it does exactly what I need it to be: a display output.