HTPC Salvage Build

Hello, I will be sharing my short build of an HTPC that I will be giving to my friend. He does not have the money to build one and considering his struggle with depression I thought I could help. As it turns out, others felt the same way and donated the parts that I will be adding to this build. Let us have a look at what I will be working with.

It is none other than a Vostro 200. It should do the job considering all it will be asked to do is stream content.
-e6600
-2GB of random memory
-9800GT
-Samsung 250GB HDD
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Look what arrived in the mail today, a package containing the generous donation!

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Here is a list of parts that I will adding/change out to complete this build:
-e7300
-RX460
-8GB of DDR2
* A big thank you to the person that donated these parts for this build!! You know who you are ๐Ÿ™‚ *

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Next thing to do is removing the parts not needed.

First out is the HDD... it is VERY slow
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Out comes the 9800GT Akimbo
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Then the ram
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Lastly I will remove the old e6600, what a classic!
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Ok, now I can clean out the remaining computer!
Before
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After.
Some may do a better job but this is as good as I will get it.

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Time for new parts to go in. I started with the cpu of course
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Then the ram and GPU went in as you can see
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Ok ok I know, it has been a lot of pics... haha, I do not know how to make a build log. oh well....
It is now time to see if this computer will post. In the past it has been quite finicky, not liking ram. I got lucky it seems because it posted without any issue!!!

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In the bios you can see the cpu and all the ram is reporting as it should. Nice!
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Ok that wraps up my build log! Thank you for following along on a simple retro build to give away. Have any questions please feel free to ask!!!

Cheers,
Phill

Awesome build log and sounds like it is for a very good cause.

Was really hoping to see you post that it posted as that is always the fear with old builds, thanks for the bios proof screen as that removed the inner demons ๐Ÿ™‚

What's the storage of this bad boy now?

Thanks again for sharing, love the builds for good causes and love when the PC karma gods make them post on the first try ๐Ÿ™‚

Thanks for the positive response.

The storage will be supplied by my buddy getting the HPTC. AFAIK he has an ssd of some kind to use in there. I told him the computer was ready to go and he is excited!

Nice work and decent upgrades to help with build longevity. As a general use box it should be fine...especially if it is an ssd going in.

Does that system except Quad core cpu's?
If so let me know.
Think I have a Q6600 and maybe a Q9300 or Q9400.

@yzfraven said in HTPC Salvage Build:

Does that system except Quad core cpu's?
If so let me know.
Think I have a Q6600 and maybe a Q9300 or Q9400.

If you have a q6600 I need one for a video ๐Ÿ™‚ I'll buy it haha

@yzfraven said in HTPC Salvage Build:

Does that system except Quad core cpu's?
If so let me know.
Think I have a Q6600 and maybe a Q9300 or Q9400.

Wow thanks for the offer. It does not support a quad unfortunately. Thanks for asking!!