Surprise finds to help upgrade older computer

In anticipation of the X1, I am setting up a computer to use with it and also use on my workbench.

I scored a Dell 790 with a Core I3 and 16 GB of ram for $5.00. I upgraded the CPU to an I7 and installed an older NVidia video card. The computer is a slim chassis so the cards needed to be half height. I actually found the half height slot covers for the video card and vga connector on Thingiverse. Add a $11.00 SSD and USB 3.0 card and Voilà, a cheap computer that is actually usable.


Daaaeengg! That is a find. Nice. Quick search showed them all over $100.

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