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Gremio! The product of "leftover soup"

by OllieManMan

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42 Comments

Details

Date Published

April 21, 2018

CPU Clock Rate

3.3 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

21.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

38.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

783 MHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

3.6 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

25.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

51.0° C

Description

I've been collecting as many free parts as my basement will allow for about 2 years now. I want to make mods that don't cost a fortune. I want to play with a case and parts without having to spend over a grand or having to worry so much. This is the first product of a project I call "Leftover Soup!" I'm very proud and surprised with how well this old lady performs.

Final build: https://youtu.be/bX6xGbnDXGk

The only parts purchased new are the ones you see listed with prices. EVERYTHING else was given away or thrown away. A new ssd at micro center for only 30 bucks made a big difference. The PC really feels fast with the os on there. The cpu cooler was an obvious luxury at 20 and the white cable are literally the cheapest set I could find. I bought blue paint but the black and white I already had. All and all... Super cheep.

Paint and acrylic can go a long way and I have plenty of both. I got to use my new stickler cutter to make the 3 layered sticker you see on top as well as stenches for the paint job. Blue was an obvious choice to go with our motherboard and ram. My buddy wanted to add the black and white to the color scheme to match one of his favorite soccer teams, Gremio, from Brazil.

Original acrylic panel was badly scratched... so we upgraded the case to open air : P

The paint job was quite a fiasco but I think in the end we both like it a lot.

Threw some stick on heat sinks on the mofets and chokes for good measure and style points.

Even with the old hardware we get over 60 fps in most titles and newer titles will get there if we lower the settings a bit. Playing at 1080p and having a blast! Everything is super playable. Really... this thing impressed us as a budget gaming rig. My buddy was stoked to be able to play overwatch and fortnite FINALLY.

I have full documentation of all shenanigans here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QASJKD2Gof0&t=2s Live build: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-T-_booab8&t=7837s

Remember kids... You don't need to brake the bank to bring home a sick rig... Just put a lot of time and heart into your work ... and paint.

Start collecting free used parts now and someday down the road you will be able to build a decent rig for next to nothing. For me, I love building, so I'm going to keep digging threw my used parts to make affordable PCs as often as I can.

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renan_rlr 7 points 12 months ago

Inter é melhor!

HUEHUEHUEHEUHEUHEUHEUHEUEHUEHUEHEUHEUEHUEHEUHUE

ubergunner86 3 points 12 months ago

Tchê... Inter não é um time! Grêmio imortal tricampeão!!! Dá-lhe! Rsrrs

SlickShoes17 4 Builds 6 points 12 months ago

Love the fact that you painted your case like that, I totally agree with making an awesome build because it's got SOUL in it! Very nice job!

OllieManMan submitter 15 Builds 6 points 12 months ago

Soul is what makes a custom PC shine ; P

ty buddy

OllieManMan submitter 15 Builds 4 points 12 months ago

Featured? Really? Again... For a $75 mod.... <3 <3 <3 TY so much.

PCPP you get me.

I've been having a very difficult time with work and life lately and haven't had the drive, time or extra cash to do a lot of PC work. Seeing this gives me the feels I needed to keep going and get back on track. Thank you PCPP and Everyone who commented ; P MUCH LOVE

ssjg5rlly 3 points 12 months ago

But can it run Crysis?

diabolicflame93 4 Builds 2 points 12 months ago

Nice build :)

OllieManMan submitter 15 Builds 4 points 12 months ago

TY!

PastryRace 2 points 12 months ago

Nice build! Basically next to nothing

OllieManMan submitter 15 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

If looks were a non issue it would have been only 30 bucks ; )

bladethedemon 1 point 12 months ago

How is the SSD?

OllieManMan submitter 15 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

Makes all the difference in the world on an old pc like this. I wouldn't use it as a go to for new build but for 30 bucks the price to performance is great.

_haru 1 point 12 months ago

This is eerily similar to my brother's PC... 1075T, Galaxy GTS 450, and a Bitfenix Neos. Nice one!

Nater650 1 point 12 months ago

There’s a typo in your description I think you meant paint not pain

OllieManMan submitter 15 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

TY fixed it

Nater650 1 point 12 months ago

No problem

StringSlinger004 1 point 11 months ago

ok

rroguet 1 point 12 months ago

Niice :)

LIVE_AMMO 1 point 12 months ago

Only if I could get some free parts in the UK, especially around where I live. No thanks to ebay and all those other sales channels, people dont throw away the good stuff anymore - they sell!

+0.5 for saving/creating a life

+0.5 for adding soul

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+1 me like it, total

DaMysteryMan 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

Wow, that’s awesome.

Amazing mods!

freindlybuild 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

looks good+1

antonjetpack 1 point 12 months ago

congrats on feature! very nice pc

Riotz 1 point 12 months ago

looks good, just looks like a meme pc. it's not very fast i bet.

OllieManMan submitter 15 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

plays all games we tested at 1080p on high to mid settings and gets 60 fps... We were pretty stoked about that : P

Rajenator 1 point 12 months ago

+1 Excellent job! :)

Anyansayo 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

This looks good. I was just looking at your previous completed builds and noticed that they are all AMD. A fan I am guessing. And second feature... congratulations on that.

OllieManMan submitter 15 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

To be honest i'd love to work with intel as well at this point. Both have great stuff to offer, AMD is just much better price to performance for broke creators like me : P

OllieManMan submitter 15 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

I try not to be too much of a fan boy but obv. my profile says otherwise lol

ImperiousBattlestar 1 point 12 months ago

Nice job, always gotta love seeing more “leftover/scrounged” themed builds! +1 :)

OllieManMan submitter 15 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

More "leftover soup" on the way... I have maybe 3 or 4 systems worth of parts.

Gentleman00 2 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

Phenom II FTW! Still got x4 965 running in my cousin's PC. +1

OllieManMan submitter 15 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

I was so surprised how fast it is. Dosn't feel that different than an FX cpu

Gentleman00 2 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

I really wish AMD brought back the series, they were pretty gold.

chinamanch 6 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

this is just left over soup, what about left overs from lunch and dinner ? I would like to see that and nice build dude !! :v

AlphaCore21 1 point 11 months ago

looks sick!

Zokeefe 1 point 11 months ago

This looks really cool! I can't tell if you have already, but you should really consider spending a couple bucks on some clear coat. That textured paint job looks like flaking might be an issue from contact, or even just from curing over time.

OllieManMan submitter 15 Builds 1 point 11 months ago

watch the videos LOL the clear coat is what did that to it. The crackle was by mistake but it dried solid and somewhat glossy. The finish you see held up or I would have redone it.

xxSwishLifexx 0 points 12 months ago

But the real question is, can it run crisis?

EagleByte 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

Yea, but only at -10 FPS (just like mine).

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OllieManMan submitter 15 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

haha that's a very good point!

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OllieManMan submitter 15 Builds 3 points 12 months ago

Thank you so much for this thoughtful comment. I can't tell you how cool it is to see that people GET what I'm trying to do here. This is what the PC community AND the world need. Reusing rather than tossing or wasting away.

PS. I did a youtube radio show with local music when I ran my own art gallery : P

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rayepez 4 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

I'm imagining because of what they were able to create/accomplish with used parts and a price tag of $75.

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