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Mo Facta

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Hi guys and gals,

I'm trying to get together a gaming PC for my best mate who has two kids, a whole family to support, limited funds and games only Diablo 3 on his work laptop because it's the only game that will run on it that gives him joy. He's an immigrant from Serbia with many immigration battles plus a gamer dad and times are tough.

I know it's a big ask and times are slim for all of us, but if you have some old parts lying around that you're willing to part with and will allow my brother from another mother to play some decent games at home, please let me know. Don't stress about a keyboard, mouse and monitor as I have already provided that for him. I already have a 9600GT for a GPU I can give him but he needs everything else. If you can find it in your heart to donate any unused parts lying around please let me know. I need to give him a starting point.

Thanks to all who heed my call for empathy. Please PM me if you have something you're willing to donate. :)

Cheers :)

PS. I'm in Randburg, BTW.
 
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Ok, so far I have humbly accepted the following items:

From Valdo8 Valdo8 :
Asrock G-series DDR3 775 motherboard
GTX 260 GPU

From ScorpioMan86 ScorpioMan86 :
DDR3 RAM

From Zayed Zayed :
The Cooler Master Mystique case

Thank you all!

Does anyone perhaps have a C2Q laying around we can populate the CPU socket with? Unfortunately we have no PSU either.

I know this is a huge offering by you great souls on here and I am eternally grateful for your generosity. I can't wait to surprise him and I expect tears.

You guys are the best.

Cheers :)
 

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I've got some peripherals over from a sale if you want them?
Its a Logitech speaker set and a gaming mouse, Corsair I think?

Edit : see you have a mouse, I've got some leftover game keys as well, can PM you a list if you want
 

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I've got some peripherals over from a sale if you want them?
Its a Logitech speaker set and a gaming mouse, Corsair I think?

Edit : see you have a mouse, I've got some leftover game keys as well, can PM you a list if you want
Thanks so much! Will do. Still trying to get the rest of the parts. At the moment we're lacking a CPU and a PSU.

Cheers :)
 

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I need to test it but I should have an old legend! Q6600 (Man did I drool over my mates Q6600 back in the day!) This was one of the 1st, if not 1st C2Q OC legends! Essentially 2500k of its time! Will just need a bit of a OC on the FSB (1066 = default) to make use of the 1333Mhz RAM.

If I don't come back to you in a 2 days, please drop me a reminder!
 

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I need to test it but I should have an old legend! Q6600 (Man did I drool over my mates Q6600 back in the day!) This was one of the 1st, if not 1st C2Q OC legends! Essentially 2500k of its time! Will just need a bit of a OC on the FSB (1066 = default) to make use of the 1333Mhz RAM.

If I don't come back to you in a 2 days, please drop me a reminder!
Thanks dude! Perfect!
 

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Hi Guys I am going to clean up the Case and hopefully shipping is not too much. Is there anything else we need maybe I can find more parts laying around.
 

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Everyone, I just want to say that I am completely blown away at the response to this thread. You are all a bunch of stellar, generous, big-hearted people.

The biggest thing for me is that you trust that my cause is genuine. It truly is. I simply cannot wait for the day I present this PC to him. I am pretty confident he is going to be in tears of happiness and surprise.

Once again, from the bottom of my heart, thank you all very, vey much!

Cheers :)
 

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Hi Guys I am going to clean up the Case and hopefully shipping is not too much. Is there anything else we need maybe I can find more parts laying around.
The only thing left is a PSU. it has to be about 550W to support the GTX 260 and maybe a bit of overclocking on the Q6600. But that's about it.

We will sort a CPU cooler some other way, I think.

Cheers :)
 
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