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A Tale of broken laptops, trades, and epic wins :D

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Just got a HP dc7600s for 9.99$ Canadian. Replaced the dvd-rw, the hdd and cleaned it. Swapped the P4 cpu for a D925 also added 2 gigs of ddr667 and all set. I had all parts in a box so total of my htpc....9.99$ :)
Where did you find it... why replace the DVD-rw?
 
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dorsetknob

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Toshiba Satellite C670 1DF
Came with 4 gig Ram and 500gig HD and a new Battery
its currently got a B960 Pentium ( not sure if i can put a I3 in it ? some Specs list it as so).
Paid £25
got a spare Screen from a Satellite L350 it will fit after swapping cables and Frame.
 
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its currently got a B960 Pentium ( not sure if i can put a I3 in it
Unfortunately, no. Chipset limitation artificially made by Intel. It'll run for 30 minutes and them the whole system will shut off without warning. Learned that one the hard way.
got a spare Screen from a Satellite L350 it will fit after swapping cables and Frame.
Are you sure it'll work? I was about to link you a few replacement screens from ebay..
 
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Well this past month for me turned out pretty good, lots of people wanting to update or just get rid of there old computers, and is what I got.


First up is 2 Medion PC's from Aldi With Windows 7 installed, Plan to Clean them up add some more RAM maybe an SSD and sell them off. One has a gigabyte Mobo the other has a intel mobo
Specs per tower:
Q6600's
2GB DDR2 RAM
500GB HDD (one has another drive not sure on the size)
8400GS and a GT240
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Next we have a Mini itx PC that had a dead Power brick, I just happened to have one that fitted and had the exact same Watts and AMPS. Plugged it in and it booted up! and to my surprise this is what it had inside.
Specs:
Antec 100 Case? I think
Gigabyte Mobo
Samsung Pro 128GB SSD
i5-3570K
8GB DDR3 Vengence RAM
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Next We have a HP Pavilion 23 all in one PC, in very clean and good condition, with a Keyboard and Mouse
Specs:
AMD A4-6300 with Radeon Graphics
4GB RAM
500GB HDD
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Last up we have another all in one PC but this one is a bit older, running Windows 7 and needs a bit of TLC, it boots and runs but can take up to 3 times for it to boot, it needs a very good clean out inside.
Specs:
Athlon triple Core
4GB RAM
1TB HDD
AMD Vision whatever spec GPU
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I plan to clean them all up and sell them all off apart from the itx PC that is a keeper! and will be used for my parents Media PC when I get it up and running.

Total cost for all this hardware? FREEEEEEEEEEE! :D

Was a good month!

Sorry for the bad pics
 

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Benchmark Scores Laptops: i7-4510U + 840M 2GB (touchscreen) 275GB SSD + 16GB i7-2630QM + GT 540M + 8GB
oh snap, that ITX rig is a winner
 
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Motherboard MSi AM4 Pro Carbon | GA- | Gigabyte EX58-UD5
Cooling AMD Wraith cooler| Stock Cooler, Copper Core)| Big shairkan B
Memory 2x8GB DDR4 G.Skill Ripjaws 3600MHz| 2x8GB Corsair 3000 | 6x2GB DDR3 1300 Corsair
Video Card(s) ASUS GTX 970 OC in Sli | Inno3d GTX 1050 TI | MSI RX 580 8GB
Storage 250GB Plextor SSD Por 5 /1TB WD Black | 500GB SSD WD, 2x1TB, 1x750 | WD 320/Seagate 320
Display(s) LG 27" 1440P| Samsung 20" S20C300L/DELL 15" | 22" DELL/19"DELL
Case LIAN LI PC-18 | Mini ATX Case (custom) | Atrix C4 9001
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Power Supply Silverstone 750 | Silverstone Mini 450W | Corsair CX-750
Mouse Coolermaster Pro | Rapoo V900 | Gigabyte 6850X
Keyboard MAX Keyboard Nighthawk X8 | Creative Fatal1ty eluminx | Some POS Logitech
Software Windows 7 Pro 64 | Windows 7 Pro 64 | Windows 7 Pro 64/Windows 10 Home
oh snap, that ITX rig is a winner
Damn Straight! Considering he paid $250 for it like a month ago, he was reluctant at first to give it to me but by the end of the hr I was there fixing his internet issue he said take it, you might make use of some parts out of it. It seems to be OC as well, in W10 its turboing up to 4.2GHz, odd for a ex Hospital PC
 
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Cooling AMD Wraith cooler| Stock Cooler, Copper Core)| Big shairkan B
Memory 2x8GB DDR4 G.Skill Ripjaws 3600MHz| 2x8GB Corsair 3000 | 6x2GB DDR3 1300 Corsair
Video Card(s) ASUS GTX 970 OC in Sli | Inno3d GTX 1050 TI | MSI RX 580 8GB
Storage 250GB Plextor SSD Por 5 /1TB WD Black | 500GB SSD WD, 2x1TB, 1x750 | WD 320/Seagate 320
Display(s) LG 27" 1440P| Samsung 20" S20C300L/DELL 15" | 22" DELL/19"DELL
Case LIAN LI PC-18 | Mini ATX Case (custom) | Atrix C4 9001
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Power Supply Silverstone 750 | Silverstone Mini 450W | Corsair CX-750
Mouse Coolermaster Pro | Rapoo V900 | Gigabyte 6850X
Keyboard MAX Keyboard Nighthawk X8 | Creative Fatal1ty eluminx | Some POS Logitech
Software Windows 7 Pro 64 | Windows 7 Pro 64 | Windows 7 Pro 64/Windows 10 Home
Did a deal with a mate next town over for all these parts $200 AUS or $135 US, and he brought them to me.
Parts are:
MSI B450I Gaming Plus AC Motherboard (3-4Months old)
Noctua NH-L9-AM4 Low Profile Cooler
2x AMD Wraith Spire Coolers with Copper Inserts
1xTiny AMD Cooler
Silverstone Sugo SG13 ITX Case
Fractal Design Core 500 Mini ITX Case
4x 3.5" Seagate HDD's 5TB in total
2x 2.5" HDD's 750GB In total
Basic Thermal Master 450W PSU
120MM Coolermaster RGB Fan
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Memory 2x8GB 2133MHz Samsung Dual Channel / 6x4GB 1333MHz Samsung Hexa Channel
Video Card(s) Asus Strix 980ti
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Mouse Alienware AW558 @ 5000 DPI
Keyboard Asus KB34211
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Ozzie really has that pc hustle down.
 
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dorsetknob

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Dorset where else eh? >>> Thats ENGLAND<<<
Think I have a screen for that, PM me if your in the states...............
Thanks I'm in UK and Toshiba has been fixed for 5 months managed to locate one for £20 :)
 
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