This thing got featured? Seriously? Wow.
This PC has made me regret every single one of my life choices. I did not have a good time.
These were pulled from old builds of mine. They're pretty slow, but they're going to have to work.
Also, pulled from old builds.
I got this mechanical keyboard for $30 new. It's actually a very nice keyboard, despite using Cherry MX clones.
I got this off of Amazon for a pretty good deal. No problems yet.
Here's where things get sketchy.
On the larger of the two systems, I'm utilizing a RAID 0 setup on two drives pulled from old laptops. I'm pretty sure one of those laptops hasn't turned on in 7 years or so, but that's okay. With this RAID setup I'm getting read speeds of 70mb/s, and write speeds of 40mb/s. To add, one of the drives is making a pretty weird scratching sound, but it only happens like once every 15 minutes. I'm sure it'll be fine.
On the smaller system, I'm using a 4TB drive pulled from a WD MyCloud, which stopped working after a power surge from a lightning storm. The drive still works apparently.
Since the smaller system does not have integrated graphics, I needed something to throw in there. I immediately went to eBay and bought the cheapest video card I could find. It works, I guess.
Because the larger system does not have built-in WiFi, I had to include a network adapter. Fortunately, I didn't have to buy one. You see, one of my friends was about to throw his computer out the window because of repeated disconnects. Eventually, he got a new adapter, and gave this one to me.
I found it.
Got this from a relative who was still using it as their daily driver up until recently.
You know how they say you should test everything before you put it together? Yeah, they're right. Both machines are using power supplies that were pulled from ancient computes. Heck, I'm pretty sure one of them says it's Pentium III certified. Unfortunately, I had to build this system three times before I got them to both power on. Please don't look directly at the cable management.
Out of all seriousness, I do plan to use these computers. The FX system is already being used as a game server, while the Athlon system is being used as a storage server. Of course, the game server is backing itself up multiple times a day, and I don't plan on storing any super important files on the storage server. I'm betting that something is going to go wrong before the end of the year, but it would be nice if it could last a little longer than that.
If you need to cleanse yourself after viewing this... "thing"... I recommend viewing this build right here.