Description

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.

Part Reviews

Video Card

Not a gaming card at all, but it does exactly what I need it to be: a display output.

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Comments

  • 21 months ago
  • 8 points

I could honestly die happy if they'd feature something like this

+1

  • 21 months ago
  • 6 points

Who needs RGB when your cables are already rainbow???

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

This is kind of close. https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/b/HMLD4D

  • 21 months ago
  • 6 points

I wonder what would catch fire first, the power supply or the cardboard box lol.

  • 21 months ago
  • 3 points

Oh My Lord Great Job its cost effective

  • 21 months ago
  • 4 points

Thanks! I was hesitant to spend $3 on the USB stick, but it was worth it lol.

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

Truly, a masterpiece

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks! Building this was fun, ngl.

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

Beautiful!

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! It was a blast Frankenstein-ing this thing together!

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

We dont need cases that display poop. We need CARDBOARD. High quality and reusable!

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Rainbow Cables > Rainbow LEDs ANY DAY!

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

No rgb is WAY better

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

Feature!

I hope you're prophetically ahead of fashion's pendulum swing, and the next big thing after RGB and tempered glass is cardboard.

+1 million :-)

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Glad you like it! Cardboard Master Race!

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

Does it run Terraria?

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

I haven't tested any games yet, but once my USB WiFi adapter arrives, I'll post an update on its gaming abilities!

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh, nice! -^

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  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

600%

lol my laptop struggles when running a LAN server with my brother but any other time it's fine (even when fighting 4 bosses at the same time).

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

That pc is THE BOMB,no i mean literally a ticking timebomb

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

I hid my face when I booted it for the first time, better safe than sorry! (Especially with that PSU!)

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

Hey does this computer actually run..?

  • 17 months ago
  • 2 points

this ladies and gents is a fire waiting to happen

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Prime95 benchmarks?

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Good you used an AMD cpu. If you used Intel that box would be burning

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

cheapest build on pcpartpicker.

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