Core i7-950 System Parts

This post has been back-dated by one year to keep it off the front page of my blog.

For sale, cheap. Older system parts to build a modest or first learning system:

What’s included:

  • Intel Core i7-950 Processor
  • ASUS Sabertooth X58 Motherboard
  • 12GB DDR3 Memory
  • Liquid Cooler with one fan.
  • Nvidia GTX 470 Graphics Card – Still Supported by Nvidia Drivers for Windows 10.
  • System is Licensed by Microsoft for Windows 10. Experience suggests that Activation will occur automatically when system is installed and connected to internet.
  • Motherboard supports USB-3.


  • Case of your choice for ATX motherboard.
  • Power Supply suitable for the system. Suggest 500W or greater. Suggest Modular or Semi-modular power supply.
  • System Storage device. Suggest SSD 256GB or greater. Sata 2.5″ required. Prices for 500GB is about $45 on Newegg at present time.
  • Any additional SSD or HD storage devices.
  • DVD or BluRay Drive of your choice. Not required.
  • And of course, monitor, keyboard and mouse.

System can be installed and maintained using Thumbdrive storage.

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Rescue Mini System For Sale

This is a small Thermaltake Mini-ITX case with Intel Atom D525 motherboard. This is a working system, currently running Linux Mint 20 Cinnamon. Older system suitable for hobby / learning use. Runs Linux just fine. Not suitable for Windows 10. Could use an upgrade of a small SSD rather than the slower hard drive. SSDs are pretty cheap these days and 32 or 64 GB would be plenty of space for Linux. Needs a new motherboard battery.

Used for years to show Youtube and other Media on large TV. Supports HD resolution.

For Sale: $50 – Rescue this older system to give it a good home.

Hardware Specifications

  • CPU Intel Atom D525
  • RAM -2GB DDR2
  • Graphics Nvidia GT218 [ION]
  • DVD RW Drive – compact laptop style drive.
  • HD – 250GB WD Caviar 3.5″ SATA
  • WiFi with external antennas included. Ethernet port.
  • Graphics Output: DVI, VGA. Supports HD – 1920×1080.
  • USB 2.0 – 2 Rear, 2 Front. Booting from USB Stick works fine.
  • Sound in / out.
  • Power cable and DVI monitor cable included.
  • Monitor, Keyboard, Mouse not included.

Needs a new motherboard clock battery.

Here’s the Hard Drive:

BIOS Pictures

Use Numpad + and – to adjust date/time. Best to replace Clock Battery soon.

Running Linux Mint 20

Fresh install of Linux Mint 20 Cinnamon used to test system. Installed via USB stick. DVD Drive also works fine. Linux Works fine. Updated Linux via WiFi to latest.


User Test, password test, auto-login on boot.

For Sale

Placed for sale on Craigslist 20 Feb 2021. $50

Note this post was backdated by one year to keep it off the front page of blog.

Armor 30 / Core i5-4570S System For Sale

Post backdated by one year to keep off the Front Page.

ThermalTake Armor 30/ Intel Core i5-4570S System For Sale

  • Including 8GB Ram, 120GB Sata SSD, Linux Mint 19.3 installed and updated.
  • CPU / Motherboard Natively supports VGA, DVI and HDMI graphics up to 4K.
  • Does not include: Monitor, keyboard or mouse.

Ready to Go for Office / Business Work

  • Suitable for business / office work without additions.
  • Will run Windows 10 [ License Purchase Required ].

Can Be Enhanced for Video Gaming

  • Slots available for additional memory.
  • Slot available for a graphics card.
  • With Graphics card, more memory, suitable for playing most modern video games.

Linux Mint comes with LibreOffice and has many other office / business apps available. Most free of charge.

Original Package Included


This page is linked from the Craigslist Ad for additional information.