The idea behind this project: build a computer with spare parts ONLY without buying a single piece of hardware. The Zero Build as in no-budget.
As seen on the picture I used 2 filthy computers and swapped stuff from one another and made the Zero Build from the beige case. I hate beige cases, totally. Started as personal project and ended being a commissioned computer. Previous buyer asked for a second used computer.
When powering the computer I would hear a soft semi-intermitent rattle. I disassembled the Codegen PSU unit and replaced the fan with a cougar 120mm turbine. I had to change wire position on TX3 connector. Now I know the PSU stays ultra-cool and super quiet. There goes a 5$ fan
I also added an USB WiFi-N adapter that cost me 4$ from eBay.
So yes the project was more expensive that I intended to.
RAM might not be exactly Crucial for all 4 slots but it's all I could find on PCPP to match the build as close as possible. I wanted to have 3gb (2x512mb and 2x1gb) but I ran into some issues and I had to match 4x1gb 667. And then issues were gone. So the final user got 4gb for the price of 3gb!
HDD was from a previous computer I owned.
PSU came from a trash PC that was given to me. (Note about trash black PC: case is used for my upcoming projet which I will post here in about 1 week)
Same for graphic adapter and IDE optical drive. One is DVD burner (beige) and other is reader only (black).
Case is from my mom's old PC that she didn't want to part with. I had to (almost) steal it from her place!
Floppy drive was in the case already and I didn't have any beige slot cover so I left it there.
OS: I install and leave it to them to activate it.
Monitor: the buyer knew I already had it in stock from a previous visit and it was bundled with the PC for an extra cash.
Total cost: 9$ Initial budget: 0$