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Someone threw away a Gaming PC for scrap, but a good Samaritan decides to restore it even though he doesn’t need it

After almost three years surviving with a laptop that asks for an extension, I have finally decided to buy my own gaming pc. I’ve gone for a store-bought absolute bug, but it would never have occurred to me to pick up a discarded computer and try to bring it back to life.

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That is what the Reddit user LivingHerNow has proposed, as our colleagues from Esports Extras collect. The equipment that was ordered has a processor AMD Ryzen 9 3900Xa motherboard MSI MPG Gaming Plus X570a GPU MSI RX580 4GB beside 16GB RAM. An interesting base on which to start working, although the experiment went to waste.

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I put everything together tonight and booted into the BIOS. I ran Ubuntu for a bit, though then it crashed. The GPU has no dry paste, thermal pads are missing, and the CPU had no thermal paste. I have ordered a cheap SSD and replacement pads/paste. I intend to get new thermal compounds throughout, and I hope to be back with good news.

The only component he has been forced to purchase is a power supply for the system, although the most serious problem is the lack of heat-conducting paste, which has caused the board to warp. Most striking of all is that LivingHerNow has no real need to get its hands dirty with this job.

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“I would love to be able to build this and sell it cheap or give it away to a good cause etc as I have a great PC and this is just a fun find,” he explains in a comment. The last image we have offers us some hope that the cleanup and start-up will end up being effective before long.

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