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reckon this qualifies as "Finished work". I've been on the i7 4770K for ages...time to upgrade. Meet the Hobo.

ok, when you're poor AF, you scrounge around and make do with what you can get your hands on:

- milk crate: from the back of the local IGA convenience store (with fat fasteners so a board won't fall thru)

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- fineprint:

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- this model is conveniently "hollowed" at the front !!!

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- found this board on the side of the road: cut to size

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- parts arrived: (ryzen 3600)

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- installed CPU:

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- installed Wraith cooler:

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- installed GTX 1070: the top of the card is jammed up against the crate can't go forward, while the bottom is jammed against the board, can't go back, just works !!!: (purple knob at the front is the power switch)

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- Seasonic Gold 760W PSU: (a much stiffer board is jammed up against the PSU and the top board so the top board won't bend)

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- HDDs on the bottom, SSDs on top, plenty of free air cooling and holes for cabling EVERYWHERE...milk crates ? Fantastic PC case I say:

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CPU: Ryzen 3600

mobo: AsRock b450M Pro4-F

Ram: 4 x 16 Klevv DDR4 2666

PSU: Seasonic 760W Gold

Case: PURA milk crate open front edition...with side handles....what more do you want ?

Total cost AUD $914

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don't forget to add some insuarance, fire damage can be costly

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- only 4 SATA connectors, could be a problem for ppl with dozens of HDD/SSD

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1 hour ago, anim said:

don't forget to add some insuarance, fire damage can be costly

def would be handy if I plan to do heavy pyro sims :lol:

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7 hours ago, Noobini said:

Meet the Hobo.

That's pretty much the most post-apocalyptic machine I've ever seen! B)

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1 hour ago, konstantin magnus said:

That's pretty much the most post-apocalyptic machine I've ever seen! B)

that reminds me...I'm very tempted to play borderlands 3 on it....but have been flatly resisting coz I know once I start...I'd never do anything else useful.

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at first I thought you had modeled that crate and was going to say what amazing materials and render . . photo real then realized it is a real photo. LOL

that is a terrific build an brilliant idea, any time you can save money is well done. 

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FYI, seems I didn't have to reinstall win10 even tho there were massive changes in H/W.

It booted up fine with programs still there...but shutting down was weird...very slow...almost hanging. I read that you could do sysprep command blah blah...

But better be safe than sorry, did a fresh win 10 install. Didn't bother with any OC, happy with it just as is.

Now, I'd like to dabble in a bit of simming, are there any logical path to it like pyro first then FLIP or FLIP first then pyro or don't make no difference, just do it ?

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