This one was part of the 6 computers I found in the street. Only the PSU, mainboard and CPU were salvageable. I had some acrylic glass, paint, and time to kill.
The mainboard only issue was 3 bent pins on the LGA1155 socket. That was easy to fix. The Core i3 2130 CPU was good to go. It only needed some ram, a heatsink, an SSD, and a case. I put in 2 sticks of 4GB DDR3 and a 240GB SSD.
I didn't want to put any money in that thing so I had to give it a case i'd make from scratch.
I decided for a black and white mod because... I had black and white paint.
I made a small case out of acrylic, aluminium corners and rivets. Nothing special. Had to make a customs switch with an UV LED.
Turns out I missed a few square inches of acrylic, so it's a "sorta-one-third-free-air" mod. I'm ok with that, it looks quite good actually.
The heasink fits the socket, the blue LED fan looks good and doesn't make too much noise.
In the end, I'm not super happy with the holes I drilled in the side window, planning to put a fan there. It was in the end too noisy and not looking very pretty, so I decided to not use that 120mm fan. Of course, I also forgot about the SSD, and eventually just used double sided tape. Good enough.
It runs pretty well under windows 10 pro, and would make a nice small gaming rig with a low profile graphic card, 2 x 8GB ram and a better CPU. If I salavage those parts from other computers, I'll consider the option.