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My random PC purchase
« on: March 04, 2017, 05:07:18 AM »
A very random purchase for me today. I was looking at a local auction site and ended up getting an ex government hp elite 8200 sff with 4gb ram, i5 2400, 22" FHD monitor, keyboard and mouse, dvi and dp cables for $70 ($82 after auction fees). The only thing missing was an hdd, so I grabbed a cheap sandisk plus 120gb for $65 after tax locally. It had a win 7 pro key in it, which just validated a win 10 pro install :) .

No idea what it will be used for yet, but I love a deal.

On the table opened up:


The HDD caddy went with the drive, so a quick Velcro mod for the ssd:


Cleaned out and ready to close up:


Good to go:
« Last Edit: March 04, 2017, 05:12:44 AM by Bond007 »
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Re: My random PC purchase
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2017, 08:20:04 AM »
Great find and thanks for sharing.  Benchmark it and run a few games on it would love to see how it compares to the $39 server.

The i5 2400 is still a great cpu.
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Re: My random PC purchase
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2017, 08:20:04 AM »

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Re: My random PC purchase
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2017, 02:36:28 PM »
Great find and thanks for sharing.  Benchmark it and run a few games on it would love to see how it compares to the $39 server.

The i5 2400 is still a great cpu.

Yeah it should run well for a while. Just integrated graphics, so that will be the limiting factor.
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Re: My random PC purchase
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2017, 06:34:37 PM »
Great find and thanks for sharing.  Benchmark it and run a few games on it would love to see how it compares to the $39 server.

The i5 2400 is still a great cpu.

And I forgot to ask what benches you are running on the server? I don't have any paid benching programs.
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Re: My random PC purchase
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2017, 07:59:00 PM »
And I forgot to ask what benches you are running on the server? I don't have any paid benching programs.

Sorry busy day was out, lets say
3dmark vantage
and pick 2 games :)
Recommend older like fallout 3/halo/metro things like that haha

This should be fun :D
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Re: My random PC purchase
« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2017, 08:06:43 PM »
I forgot love your SSD hold down idea, I may just steal it in one of my ghetto builds :D
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Re: My random PC purchase
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2017, 09:12:13 PM »
I forgot love your SSD hold down idea, I may just steal it in one of my ghetto builds :D

Haha. Whatever works. It looks clean enough once in. I did put a third velcro piece on to keep it from touching the case.
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Re: My random PC purchase
« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2017, 10:34:47 PM »
Sorry busy day was out, lets say
3dmark vantage
and pick 2 games :)
Recommend older like fallout 3/halo/metro things like that haha

This should be fun :D

Installing 3dmark vantage.
The only game I have with a built in bench that may run is just cause 2...you have it?
From a gaming point of view I think my old school integrated will die....we will see.
CPU should be strong enough.

On a secondary note I think the PC is going to become a general use HTPC/Kodi/web browser computer for one of my TVs.
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Re: My random PC purchase
« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2017, 10:44:44 PM »
Installing 3dmark vantage.
The only game I have with a built in bench that may run is just cause 2...you have it?
From a gaming point of view I think my old school integrated will die....we will see.
CPU should be strong enough.

On a secondary note I think the PC is going to become a general use HTPC/Kodi/web browser computer for one of my TVs.

built in bench not required just fraps and 5 min of gameplay fps testing :)

I sadly do not have just cause 2, games like CSGO, Left4Dead and what not maybe a good plan

If you need a low profile basic GPU I may have a few as well
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Re: My random PC purchase
« Reply #9 on: March 04, 2017, 10:55:36 PM »
built in bench not required just fraps and 5 min of gameplay fps testing :)

I sadly do not have just cause 2, games like CSGO, Left4Dead and what not maybe a good plan

If you need a low profile basic GPU I may have a few as well

CS Source or L4D2? We have to have some games that line up.

Sadly I don't think shipping to OZ is going to be worth it...and the PSU is only 240w if I remember correct. Pretty low end stuff. I will see how integrated works out for the next while with the basic uses we have planned.
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Re: My random PC purchase
« Reply #10 on: March 05, 2017, 12:57:43 AM »
Well, I am not even sure it's worth installing a game.

3dmark vantage was....telling of the weak integrated getting 1-3 fps in gpu tests. Run with all the stock settings that the free version has (unable to adjust anything).

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Re: My random PC purchase
« Reply #11 on: March 05, 2017, 10:09:19 AM »
Well, I am not even sure it's worth installing a game.

3dmark vantage was....telling of the weak integrated getting 1-3 fps in gpu tests. Run with all the stock settings that the free version has (unable to adjust anything).

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Re: My random PC purchase
« Reply #12 on: March 05, 2017, 02:30:54 PM »
Not sure your post saved correct...the reply is just a quote.

I can get you the 3dmark settings if you have the paid version and aren't sure of the default unpaid settings. I fully expect your server to pull a better graphics score.
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Re: My random PC purchase
« Reply #13 on: March 05, 2017, 03:10:51 PM »
Sorry haha I said l4d2 should be playable we used to play it on i3 laptops.

The u5 rig still does not seem bad at all.
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