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by Meadowlion


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Date Published

Oct. 22, 2018

Date Built

Nov. 14, 2018

CPU Clock Rate

3.4 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

26.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

75.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.45 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

8.4 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

22.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

84.0° C


This build is in the works, but finished as it is now, the case is that of an old 2004 HP Pavillion A1257c which was running windows XP Media Center before I got to it. The point of this build is for CPU rendering of streams from another computer, as well as some gaming I'm excited to try AMD as I've never used any of their products besides working on some mobile processors for someone. Also Ryzen overclocking is also going to be a side project with this build I just haven't had time to do so yet. This build was technically completed a while ago just had to RMA my ram and it took longer than expected. This is a budget build, but for the cost I paid I'm very happy with the parts I procured for this build. The PSU is a little under spec for this but I wasn't planning on an RX 580 when I bought the PSU I was planning on a 1050 ti or 1060 3g which would have been fine for that system. The issues with building in this case became obvious from the beginning, the first was that cable management is impossible, also cooling is going to be an issue Im going to see how it holds up as it is but if need be I made some design choices that will allow a 120 mm intake and exhaust fan. The Pros of using this case was the ability to use any graphics card as the clearance is amazing, and the bays are easy to use which is a plus due to how many times I've had to remove drives and front panel io,. I've repasted the GPU and have a idle temp of 22 degrees C which is amazing when you live in a desert.

Comments Sorted by:

Grime720 2 points 4 months ago

''But can your PC do this?''

my new quote


diypartsjoy 1 Build 2 points 2 months ago

I laughed when I saw that on the case. Wow, LightScribe, that is so revolutionary.

Meadowlion submitter 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

I honestly felt bad removing the DVD readers especially LightScribe from the case to allow for cable management as they are IDE readers and unfortunately useless in this build.

diypartsjoy 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

Why would you feel bad?

Meadowlion submitter 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

Its weird to take apart a system like that. Taking apart the old Pentium 4 system that was in the case originally was hard. Especially looking back on past technology.