This is my "almost free" Pentium 4. I've had it for a couple of weeks now and I did a video on it but it's just a little side thing so not really worthy of its own thread.
I got this from my parents' acquaintance, it was just sitting in a basement collecting dust. Around the same time, one of my friends gave me a box of old (late 90s-mid-00s) parts. I decided to load this box up for parts storage if nothing else. It had an Epox EP-4B2A2 motherboard, 1.5GHz Willamette P4, no RAM, two 40GB hard drives, an S3 Savage of some description, DVD and CD-RW drives, and a Sound Blaster 128 PCI. One hard drive and the DVD drive didn't work so I tossed them, I swapped the Savage for a GeForce 2 MX, put in 512MB of PC133 (yes, SDRAM), threw in a USB/Firewire card, gigabit card (no onboard LAN at all), SCSI controller, useless TV tuner and new power supply. The only parts I actually paid for were the $5 SCSI controller, $10 power supply, and $7 fan I added a little later.
I put Windows 2000 on it, because why not. I'd wanted to try it for a while now. My plan was to dual-boot Me, but I ended up having to redo everything because it turns out you have to install them in the right order. The second try ended up a little bit weird, with Windows 2000 on G: drive and the letters different in each OS, but everything seems to work okay. Of the two operating systems I definitely prefer Windows 2000. I'd expected it to be crude and unfriendly like NT4.0 but it's almost like XP, while Me is barely evolved from 98SE. Yes, I realize Windows 2000 isn't that useful, but I just wanted to try something different. And there's always Me for 9x games I guess.
That's actually an old picture, but I don't have any newer ones of it running, sorry. Today I finally connected the 5.25" drive, though I have nothing to test it with. I also tried upgrading to a 2.8GHz Northwood but it seems this motherboard doesn't like it. Oh well, at least it got new thermal paste and a clean heatsink. I did buy a 9800 Pro for $10 a few weeks prior that I really wanted to use in this system but it artifacts like crazy... probably dead. Oh well, guess I'll stick with the GeForce for now.
It's a very fun machine that cost me very little so I'm actually taking a liking to it despite never really liking P4s before.