Well, it's come time. My laptop is becoming more and more useless as the thermal paste wears away and thus I needed a powerful computer. This project has been years in the making, and many, many hours of research and a lucky find at my local Salvation Army Meet "Gramps" ; a 1999 spec AOL machine inspired by MCM I bought for $9 at my local Salvation army. The case and components are in mint condition considering its 16 years old. It's become my goal to rip out the innards of this beige box and turn it into a beast gaming and editing rig. Gramps comes with: Intel Pentium III, running at 866MHz 512MB PC2 Ram, (I stuck a spare stick in there for speed) 20GB HDD filled with a stranger's family photos (my god people wipe your hard drive before you give it away) ATI RAGE XL Ethernet Card Sound Card Floppy Drive DVD Drive Windows XP /\ that sticker is staying Gramps will be getting: Gigabyte H97 HD3 Check Intel i5 4690 (non - K) Check EVGA GTX 750Ti Check EVGA 500B 500 W Check WiFi Card (haven't decided model yet) 8GB RAM HyperX 1600mhz Check Some new fans (intake and exhaust fans) So I'm already at day 3 of the build as I type this, but I'll post the pictures I took yesterday Day 1: Buy, clean exterior and start up Check Day 2: Remove everything except floppy drive and DVD drive, airblast clean, prepare case for new fans Check Day 3: Buy Mobo, PSU and fans and CPU, fit them Check Day 4: GPU, RAM and other peripherals Check Day 5: Fit my old HDD, <Check BOOT FOR FIRST TIME install Linux and Windows, then BeamNG and some other games Day 6: Some stuff I forgot I'll be posting my progress!