Description

This is not a de-build log nor is it a build log but merely a show and tell session, so let me start it...

This is my grandfathers current editing machine for light to medium load photography and videos. It's no powerhouse by modern standards but back in the day it kicked like a bat out of hell. No overclocking here but since it was a stock cooler I did drop the voltage a little to cool it slightly (Dropped temps by 2C just by undervolting).

Oh and yes as always with an old system... since half the stuff in here isn't on PCPP I had fun with the parts list

Yes the motherboard has 6 dimm slots because 4 is too mainstream and too little and 8 is too many. AND WHO NEEDS THE SAME TYPE OF RAM ANYWAY?!? Screw color combination, screw matching, lets get a blue MoBo, Green and silver RAM and a GPU Cooler that is so small it doesn't matter the color!

And the cables? HOT DOG THEME!!! Brown PCB's and a red/yellow cables makes for a great bun and ketchup/mustard. Besides, this comes form the glory days of cable management meaning you can close the side panel without ripping and tearing cables.

This badass is still running on Windows XP because, and I quote my grandfather...

My printer is so Bleeping old that Microsoft no longer supports it and drivers stopped coming out after 7, and I don't want to buy a new printer.

I can say that I gamed on this rig for a while as well and it surprisingly pulled anywhere from 45-75 (That delta thou) on BF3 maxxed out 1080p, fps depending on the map and if there was literally a single explosion happening anywhere. External drives are there because 500Gb goes fast, like really fast.

(Also Ignore the trashy desk)

if you read this far down congrats you get a story, So I was charginy my phone on the front USB header and was like

WTF why is this so slow?

So I unplugged it and trued a flash drive... Was even slower OK, WHAT THE HELL IS THIS USB 1.0?!? (At the time I had no idea) I look at the mobo and the connector is just fine, Plug in the Flash drive again and still the shotty speed was there. At this point I was getting kinda angry and was like "Maybe the header is bad". So I looked a the header and BOOM! It told me USB 1.0 and I just started laughing, realizing I made a USB 1,0 Header joke AT an actual USB 1.0 header.

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  • 40 months ago
  • 3 points

And the cables? HOT DOG THEME!!!

don't panic if you realize your cables have been bitten

  • 40 months ago
  • 3 points

So funny story about a mouse problem and this mistaken identity..... KIDDING!!

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

LOL

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

my eyes... they bleed. i mean not like my computer any better tho.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

I cringed a little when the side panel was taken off. And that dust was post canned air cleaning...

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

You know, if you threw in a slightly more modern, but with drivers in XP GPU like the GTX 660, I'm sure the performance gains in editing software would be quite big.

660s are really cheap on eBay. I'd consider.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Ill have to look. Thanks!

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

I like the description, and the parts names are fun. Nice thing here.

Computer isn't great, but what can you expect?

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

I always have fun with custom parts names... especially on the last one i did

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

Old pc tech still pushing data.

Thumbs up.

  • 40 months ago
  • 3 points

Slowly... very slowly... dam usb 1.0...

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol.

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

+1 for the joke:D

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

I make lots of those on other build logs too... some are good most are bad

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

I have an i7 920 :(

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Turn that frown upside down, friend. Still very capable (see my build).

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

It is indeed capable i've had it for 7 years it still served me well till this day, I'm ok with it tho

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Save the printers <3 lol love this

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

I honestly chuckled some when i was told that and it was one of the many stories of this pc.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

lmfaooooo. This was a funny read. You gotta hook ya grandpa up with some new hotness. I am sure a I3-6100 and a b150 msi board would do wonders for him.

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

Im waiting for Zen for my personal and his rig updates before i buy another CPU. Eager to see how Zen is

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Can't wait to see the build with it.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

What an ugly build. I love it. But I'm biased. Check out my rig... a little more modernized and abused on the daily.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

This is 2010-2011 cable management where being able to close the side panel ment it was good

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

So true. Good time.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

dood your grandfather has a sweeeetttt gaming PC. That will surely out perform a 2 way SLI Titan XP with a 10 core i7.

[SARCASM DETECTED]

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

my god! i was looking at it like "oh an i7 920, that's not THAT ba... oh. well then. gt 240. that sucks." this thing is the electronic form of sarcasm!

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  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

I always have fun with my custom parts lists when its not on PCPP... Always

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  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh jipster how dirty. hehehe

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

I can see the movie now...

Jipster69 In... Troll Hard 2: Troll Another Day

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  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Troll hard 4: Live free or Troll hard

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