Description

A student video editor needed a bit more than a 2012 mac to do his projects on. A group of friends were able to tip in ~$20 each and we were able to buy the graphics card, case and network card. The rest of the parts were second-hand parts from mostly me and some others.

Did some custom spray paintings here and there and got everyone to sign their names on the acrylic panel as he can still carry that around when he no longer needs the case anymore. in total, we spent just under $300AUD.

Definitely one of the favourite builds/mod I've done so far.

Part Reviews

CPU Cooler

Been very decent over many builds. Cheaper than most but I believe it does a fine job. Part given by another friend (andy)

Case

A really Really good case for its price. You have the aesthetics and shape of a mid-range case for a small amount of money. Some edges are a bit sharp but you can't expect too much from the case. Wish it had an ssd mount on the front shroud (although you can easily do that yourself). Back didn't give much room but the curved back panel compensated for it. Overall, not too shabby

Comments

  • 23 months ago
  • 3 points

This is a great build. Nice throwback to the good ol' times when motherboards were just as colorful as the games that were coming out at that time. What model of motherboard did you put in it?

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha yeah. Good old days

  • 23 months ago
  • 3 points

I remember one time we wanted to get our friend a PC, so 19 of us all pooled around 20-30$ each to get him a PC(G4560,GTX 1050,8GBS RAM...) now he happily plays PUBG with the rest of us.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Great to hear bro.unfortunayrly our one only plays Minecraft... He's 20 as well. Either way we still love him.

  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice thought of you all, and nice capable little rig.

  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

Wait to the care of that young fella.

Thumbs up.

  • 16 months ago
  • 2 points

Dude that's a hella sweet thing to do for a bro, real nice build

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

Ah... the good old Phenom.

My dad's first build was the family PC our family used, and his gaming PC. Stupidly he used a Dynex PSU, but back to the point. The PC had a Semphron. He used some cheap board which has a model number I don't remember, and that died. He got a new board, and THEN the power supply started doing strange things. Luckily he replaced it before any damage could be done. He got a new AM3 board and got a Phenom II X2 B59, and that thing served him well. Also got an older Seasonic unit. M12II 520W, I believe. I think that unit is the reason why he's started going Seasonic. After the HDD died, a friend of his recommended he just got a new PC. The computer was relatively old, anyways. Thus the Space Heater was born. I have a completed build on it, but sadly no pics. Will get some next weekend assuming I have a camera.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Hanson doesn't want to see signatures! He wants to see the beauty thats inside! -1 (jk +1)

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