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.

Comments

  • 19 months ago
  • 7 points

Inter é melhor!

HUEHUEHUEHEUHEUHEUHEUHEUEHUEHUEHEUHEUEHUEHEUHUE

  • 19 months ago
  • 3 points

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

  • 19 months ago
  • 6 points

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!

  • 19 months ago
  • 6 points

Soul is what makes a custom PC shine ; P

ty buddy

  • 19 months ago
  • 4 points

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

  • 19 months ago
  • 3 points

But can it run Crysis?

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build :)

  • 19 months ago
  • 4 points

TY!

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build! Basically next to nothing

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

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

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

How is the SSD?

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

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.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

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

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

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

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

TY fixed it

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

No problem

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

ok

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Niice :)

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

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

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow, that’s awesome.

Amazing mods!

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

looks good+1

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

congrats on feature! very nice pc

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

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

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

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

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 Excellent job! :)

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

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.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

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

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

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

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

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

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

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

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

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

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

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

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

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

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

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

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

looks sick!

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

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.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

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.

  • 19 months ago
  • 0 points

But the real question is, can it run crisis?

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

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

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  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

haha that's a very good point!

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  • 19 months ago
  • 3 points

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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  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

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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