Hi, \r\n\r\nDoes anyone enjoy building PC's. In the 1980's and 90's we all, well some, built up a PC from bare motherboard to suit our respective needs. Well, 2015 and still at it.\r\n\r\nRoad Kill PC.\r\n\r\nFound a tower case and a box of bits put out for rubbish collection.\r\n\r\nBox of bits contained front panel for tower case, Microsoft LifeCam VX1000, many assorted cables etc.\r\n\r\nTower case “pre loved” and a bit scratched. Grabbed the lot and found inside.\r\n\r\nAsus P5KPL-AM EPU 64 bit motherboard.\r\n1 GB DDR2 RAM.\r\nIntel 1.8 MHZ CPU.\r\n80 GB Seagate hard drive.\r\nCD/DVD burner.\r\n\r\nStripped the lot back to bare metal.\r\nCPU fan had come adrift from motherboard, easily fixed.\r\nCD/DVD burner jammed. (I have spare CD/DVD burners).\r\n\r\nCleaned everthing up. Re-assembly.\r\n\r\nMaxtor 100 GB hard drive (one of my spares).\r\nExtra 2 GB DDR2 RAM added (giving 3 GB RAM).\r\nTSST CD/DVD burner (one of my spares).\r\n\r\nUSB to IDE connector for CD/DVD un it.\r\nSecond hard drive (Seagate 40 GB). The 80 GB hard drive with the tower case is so slow it is useless.\r\n\r\nOperating system. Various. XP Home 32 bit. XP Professional 32 and 64 bit. Windows 7 32 and 64 bit. Slight problem with Windows 8.1, would not recognise some hardware.\r\n\r\nHave settled on my OS of choice. Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit. (yes 32 bit on a 64 bit motherboard – when I put an extra 1 GB RAM on and, budget permitting, a dual core CPU, then Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit). For now, Win 7 Home Premium 32 bit is fast, and I mean fast on this hardware. \r\n\r\nNot bad for a free “road kill” PC. All I have spent is the costy of a DDR2 2 GB RAM chip.\r\n\r\nCheers from Aunty Jack.\r\n\r\nBTW – a bit sad about leaving XP behind but dear old XP still lives, all set up on a spare hard disk if I want a change.