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This was a Compaq Presario SR1750NX with Athlon 64 3500+ 2.2 GHz when I bought it in 2005.

In 2007, I put in an AMD A64 X2 4200+

In 2011, I replaced the mobo with the Biostar A880G+ paired with an Athlon II X2 270 and 4 GB of RAM

In 2015, when I upgraded to Windows 10, the on-board video drivers were no longer supported so I had to throw in a video card: the Radeon HD6450. I also doubled the RAM.

Now, in 2017, it's still kicking, but can't transcode Plex worth a damn, so it's getting love one more time! Migrated the OS to an SSD, and found a used AMD Phenom II X6 1045T cpu.

Also, I decided to use a Shield TV as my front end for my entertainment center, which led to me get a GeForce GTX 1050 Ti to allow for Gamestream, since apparently this old dog can be taught some new tricks.

Cut to later in 2017: my motherboard died. So I rebuilt everything with a new ASRock 970M PRO3 motherboard. Very happy with this because I finally have USB 3.0 ports and things generally work better.

Gamestream is awesome. I'm running Fallout 4 with medium/high settings and it works great. I also do a lot of Overwatch and I'm trying out BF1, which should push the limits.

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  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

Hello Phenom. :D

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

athlon 4200+ was my fav CPU, that little dual core could do alot for what it came with, i never oc'd bc i had a factory hp mb and the **** was locked down.!!!

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

how well does this current system play?can it play some heavy titles like bf1, gta 5, and a couple of esports titles as well?

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

It does FO4 and Overwatch like a champ. I am installing BF1 right now.

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  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry this is so late, but I didn't have to do anything special. Plug and play!