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New life in a Old Dell.

Postby Black Wolf » Sun Sep 17, 2006 7:54 am

So I am currently in the middle of building a media centre PC for my living room using an old Optiplex Dell that HWJ gave to me.

This is the old Dell before I started working on it. It was running Linux.

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Case off, Cleaned the inside, put in a wirless card and have a PCI 7000 on order with TV out. Should be here this week

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Hereit is with the case re-finished and the wirless card installed. Still have to ge the video card.

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System is currently running XP2, with Media Portal http://www.team-mediaportal.com/
running as the media GUI. Have a wirless LX7 Mouse controlling it.
http://www.logitech.com/index.cfm/produ ... NTID=10918
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Postby Sabrewings » Sun Sep 17, 2006 8:18 am

Cool. It's good to take junk machines and make them into something useful. :D
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Postby DAVE1 » Sun Sep 17, 2006 8:42 am

That looks good, how many computers do you own? It seems like you are always getting more and more, I'm a little jealous.
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Postby Ge FOrce 543 » Sun Sep 17, 2006 12:06 pm

Thats a great mod. I might make one out of my old dell 3000 for my TV in my room but it would be a little crammed.
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Postby Hardware Junkie » Sun Sep 24, 2006 12:42 pm

DAVE185 wrote:That looks good, how many computers do you own? It seems like you are always getting more and more, I'm a little jealous.


he recently had a clear out, so he's gotta rebuild the stock... :lol:
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Postby Oylpann » Sun Sep 24, 2006 1:35 pm

the case alone looks 10x better in black then in beige :)
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Postby Black Wolf » Sun Sep 24, 2006 1:37 pm

Its run great. Finally got the video card for it. No problems running anything on it.
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Postby ajrox » Fri Sep 29, 2006 4:24 am

kickazz! i like it!!
coming soon to an over clockers dream near you:
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3X EVGA 8800gts video cards
water cooled fo sho
the rest when i get paid
PS... im gonna break 4ghz easily....
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