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Re: TR's spring cleaning contest: entry thread

Fri Apr 18, 2014 11:03 am

Took old pictures out and redid for visibility!

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Re: TR's spring cleaning contest: entry thread

Fri Apr 18, 2014 12:15 pm

So I started noticing a weird smell coming from my computer and opened it to find out what might be going on.
What I found was too horrible to comprehend!
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I don't smoke nor do I have any cats.
But I have a baby who needs to be changed... alot!
They must have gotten in through the air intake fans.
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Re: TR's spring cleaning contest: entry thread

Fri Apr 18, 2014 1:54 pm

This is my laptop and my only computer. It is so dirty I had to blur stuff out for the viewing audience....
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(If you wanna know what the images blurred out actually are just PM me because none of them are dirty... shhhhhh)
 
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Re: TR's spring cleaning contest: entry thread

Fri Apr 18, 2014 1:58 pm

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Spring cleaning means making space right? I hope she fits.
 
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Re: TR's spring cleaning contest: entry thread

Fri Apr 18, 2014 3:45 pm

See those two 180mm fans? Filters + Positive Pressure = Clean case. Now the X58/i7 920 and GTX460 are getting a little old and 6GB doesn't seem so amazing as it once was, but with an SSD upgrade this sucker is still rocking.

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I'm sure I can find something to do with some new parts, maybe have a friend over to game together?

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Re: TR's spring cleaning contest: entry thread

Fri Apr 18, 2014 3:53 pm

Edit: Derp, didn't notice that this thread is for submissions only, sorry!
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Re: TR's spring cleaning contest: entry thread

Fri Apr 18, 2014 6:13 pm

What is "spring"? You must mean second winter.

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Re: TR's spring cleaning contest: entry thread

Fri Apr 18, 2014 7:22 pm

My 386DX.

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CPU closeup (go AMD!).

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Super I/O + Trident 8900D + cobwebs are all that's left in there.

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Some detail shots.

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After cleanup it's booted. "CMOS battery state low" and video is a bit flaky, but no serious problems. Alas, the 5.25" drive wouldn't read the DOS 5 floppy, and there's no HDD anymore. The HDD semi-worked the last time I checked (been a while), and the computer booted on a second reset, but after some reading it was just dry scratchy noises. Maybe I need to lube the bearings.

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I liked this case. Nice full tower, LCD MHz display (16MHz with turbo off), IBM logo (taken from a printer). The PC Speaker was beefed up, including an external volume and on/off control box I made for it. The computer's is power efficient, BTW. Less than 30W in BIOS idle. :)

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Re: TR's spring cleaning contest: entry thread

Fri Apr 18, 2014 7:32 pm

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Built my rig around 4 years ago, still kicking even with how dusty it is!
 
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Re: TR's spring cleaning contest: entry thread

Fri Apr 18, 2014 8:45 pm

lol at Meerkt.. a 386!!! awesome thats an antique now!
 
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Re: TR's spring cleaning contest: entry thread

Fri Apr 18, 2014 9:03 pm

I have two images of my home NAS box:

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The main this system is full of dust and hair? Cats. They think they own this place.
Dual Opteron 6376, 96 GB DDR3, Asus KGPE-D16, GTX 970
Mac Pro Dual Xeon E5645, 48 GB DDR3, GTX 770
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Fri Apr 18, 2014 11:20 pm

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Re: TR's spring cleaning contest: entry thread

Fri Apr 18, 2014 11:53 pm

this was my first computer! :D I couldn't figure out how to post a picture on my phone so I had my friend Katie to post it on her Facebook for me :)https://m.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1 ... &source=46
 
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Re: TR's spring cleaning contest: entry thread

Sat Apr 19, 2014 10:52 am

My old PC was in desperate need of a spring cleaning...

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It was also pretty dusty :wink:
On second thought, let's not go to TechReport. Tis a silly place.
 
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Re: TR's spring cleaning contest: entry thread

Sat Apr 19, 2014 1:56 pm

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last cleaned Apr 4-2014

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Re: TR's spring cleaning contest: entry thread

Sat Apr 19, 2014 3:33 pm

Ready for classic cleaning my rig with tornado vacuum...
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Re: TR's spring cleaning contest: entry thread

Sat Apr 19, 2014 4:17 pm

Probably needs a little more than a spring cleaning, a full replacement with prizes won from this contest would do just fine. Thanks TR!

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Re: TR's spring cleaning contest: entry thread

Sat Apr 19, 2014 4:44 pm

Getting ready to move, was just taking a peek at my friend's BF4 rig...
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I'm surprised it doesn't overheat when he starts the game. He's still running C2Q + GTX260
Also, he's running negative pressure which is why it's so dusty...
 
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Re: TR's spring cleaning contest: entry thread

Sat Apr 19, 2014 6:25 pm

Little Totoro says it's all Big Totoro's fur.
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Re: TR's spring cleaning contest: entry thread

Sat Apr 19, 2014 7:40 pm

Uncle Sam is fightin' mad that I opened the case! LOL!

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Re: TR's spring cleaning contest: entry thread

Sat Apr 19, 2014 8:30 pm

My entry:
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Good luck, everyone. I'd really love to win!
 
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Re: TR's spring cleaning contest: entry thread

Sat Apr 19, 2014 10:13 pm

superjawes wrote:
My old PC was in desperate need of a spring cleaning...

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It was also pretty dusty :wink:


OK.. I LOL'd :)
 
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Re: TR's spring cleaning contest: entry thread

Sat Apr 19, 2014 10:39 pm

^omg I missed that lol
 
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Re: TR's spring cleaning contest: entry thread

Sat Apr 19, 2014 10:56 pm

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Here's my pc i bought it i think jan or feb 2007 Windows vista has a broke galaxy geforce gt520 1gig gpu a 1.70gh single core cpu, 4 gigs ram, 300gig hard drive
she's old but can surf the internet like no tomorrow or lag out playing minecraft =p
 
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Re: TR's spring cleaning contest: entry thread

Sun Apr 20, 2014 8:01 am

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I just brought this PC a year ago and it broke 8 months in i am in need of a new PC because it feels like i just lost $1000. My spring cleaning is taking apart this PC and try to sell some parts that works. Thank you.
 
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Re: TR's spring cleaning contest: entry thread

Sun Apr 20, 2014 8:21 am

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This is my old PC, it's been used by my mom for the last 5 years. But she does not like electronics so she does not clean it :D, i forgot to add the date and techreport.com hope its not a problem ;) took the photo today 20. April 2014
 
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Re: TR's spring cleaning contest: entry thread

Sun Apr 20, 2014 12:29 pm

my current pc
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Re: TR's spring cleaning contest: entry thread

Sun Apr 20, 2014 2:57 pm

[*]Hello, I'm here because I found the contest online. I didn't see an place to say hello and introduce myself so hello my name is mcclave.

There are some pretty dirty entries here and if that's what you are going by I don't stand a chance. My son and husband built this computer for me and there is no way I would ever allow it to get as dirty as some of these I have seen. My son told me to check this spot at least once a week and it it needs cleaning then the whole computer does even if it doesn't look like it. I have a small compressor with an air valve that I use to clean it. I use to buy the compressed air but I can fill my bike tires with this too. :)

This is a very generous contest and you would have to be crazy not to want to win it!

Happy Easter Everybody!


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Re: TR's spring cleaning contest: entry thread

Sun Apr 20, 2014 3:13 pm

Screw it! I forgot to add the paper with the info and the photo came out too big. I'm ready to pull my hair out! Got to go for a walk! Good Luck to all of you that were able to do it right! LOL!
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Re: TR's spring cleaning contest: entry thread

Sun Apr 20, 2014 4:36 pm

I was getting ready to do some spring cleaning on my secondary rig the other day. I opened up the case, and look at what I found!

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Yep -- my Acrobots were already cleaning the case. It's a big job, and they could use all the extra compressed air they can get -- that, and a new case to live in that has awesome new hardware ;)
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