This build started off as a replacement for a very old HP mid-tower that had seen better days. The friend who this is for worked with me as a fellow line cook at a truckstop in Elkton, MD when I was 19-20yrs old. She was someone who I admired and liked very much but of course as my luck would have it, she was married at the time. We lost touch after I moved on to a better job, I got married and had kids and she did also. After things went south for me I moved down state (DE) and moved in with friends 25+ years later. I applied for a part time job which so happened to also be one of the places this friend (Mary) managed, unbeknown to me.
After we got re-aquainted (as friends only) Mary found out I worked on computers and I think she also wanted to help me out a little so she informed me about a computer she had that was having issues.
The first time I saw the HP it had been very unused for quite a while and had collected a lot of dust inside as well as a lot of viruses and such. Cleaned it up physically and software-wise and took it back to her in much better shape and condition. A year or so later it had developed another problem.
After re-diagnosing Mary's HP, the power supply had burned up and many of the components were on their last leg anyhow so I figured why not do my first mod for someone who has always meant so much to me? She's now in a situation semi-similar to me although she's a little better off so a newer system with a little more personal theme just seemed appropriate.
Granted, it's my first mod so it won't be as eclectic or fancy as many of the ones on here and I'm up against some hurdles in life but it has to be built. So for you Mary and my fellow modders I present to you the worklog of Mary's Rural Pleasure.
Pictures to follow starting this evening after I get home lol.
C'mon, I gotta tease a little for the affect.