So I now have a relatively speedy workstation in my shop.
The real problem was that I was left with the old processor. This is a bad situation as it means that I had a potential PC. So I bought an inexpensive Biostar motherboard and I already had 4GB of DDR3 ram, Antec powersupply, and a used DVD and hard drive on hand. I tend to buy ram and power supplies when they are on sale. But what to do about a case? Luckily a friend remembered that I always want old free computers,
First thing I did was saw out the exhaust fan grill.
I love my jewelers saw.
This was the main issue, beige plastic with an integral floppy drive slot.
Some rebar and a screw to anchor the epoxy.
Lovely. About $3.00 worth of 5 minute JB weld.
Then painted with some black “hammered” paint. Looks a lot better.
I already have a PC in every room of the house (except for the bathroom). But there it is anyway. I guess it will be a good loaner. Until I upgrade the processor…”
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