Description

This build is for fun as I enjoyed putting together a system new or old, its still exciting! My daughter will use this PC as well as any family member or guest. I guess you can call it a sleeper build.

I bought this HP back in 2010 for only one purpose "gaming". During that time I have no knowledge about computer at all. Prebuild are good for starter, but its not the best experience. 2016 I started to learn about building computer, meanwhile during my research I found the PC Master Race. After completing three custom PC build, I have many spare parts laying around so I finally decided to upgrade this old HP and give it a new live.

I had to mod the case for more air flow since most of these prebuilt case all have very poor air flow. I took out the hard drive cage since I'm not going to use any. I used the dremel to cut an opening in the front and cut out the floppy drive cage underneath the 5.25 drive to make room for 2 fans in the front. I shaved off the back side on the front panel for a little more breathing and the fans are not choking (surprise) air flow is pretty good overall. The plan was to install two 140mm fans in the front and a 120mm on the side panel, but i can only fit a 120mm and a 140mm in the front. I put the other 140mm on the side panel instead, pulling air directly to the cpu cooler and graphic card. I relocated the audio jacks and usb port up to the 5.25 drive bay.

Cable management is a nightmare in these type of cases, there is almost nowhere to hide cables. A full modular power supply would be useful here, but I only uses what I have laying around. I used a semi-modular power supply so it helped a little and velcro strap helps too. I did my best tho, so if you have a better idea/way, please let me know.

Thanks for looking!

Comments

  • 10 months ago
  • 4 points

What a bloodly fantastic sleeper build.

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks!

  • 10 months ago
  • 3 points

Not sure which is better; the name, or the build. +1

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I was thinking of a name that match the case (HP)

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

I guess you can call it a sleeper build.

It's definitely a sleeper. I love it. Nice work!

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! its a fun and exciting experiences, would love to do it again!

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

how is that cpu cooler working with the cpu? It seems a bit small.

Also, when I build in pre built cases, I usually stuff the cables in the optical drive bay (you're almost never using the inevitable 2.) It works quite nicely due to the placement of the power supply.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

For gaming, this cpu cooler is doing the job just fine, but I wouldn't recommend it for cpu intensive work. Its near impossible to hide cables, but at least there is no side window.

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

So you make the outside look like a very old pc but on the inside is a beast

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

I LOVE IT

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! you just gave me another idea/name I might use in future build.

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

Even the power supply is overkill, I love it!

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! its the only psu left in my closet that its semi-modular.

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice job.

Thumbs up.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

You're a madman = love it!

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! more plans in the future!

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  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Its a fun build.