Someone gave me this computer, they found it on the side of the road . The first one he gave me is an old library pc, which is now my favorite and is built like a tank. This is the 2nd he gave me, and when I opened it up I was really surprised. It was covered with a layer of black dust, not normal dust; it made me instantly think of the soot of a fire.

You can usually tell how old a computer is by the hard drive, this had a 40 gig. Haven’t seen one of those in a while. :p

I ended up putting it in the bathtub and hosing it down with a can of air to clean it. I’m 150% confident someone here has dealt with a dirtier computer, so let’s hear it oppo. What’s your dirty computer story?

And just because I love it, the black computer below is the first one he gave to me. The Viper one I picked up myself, it needs a new video card and is running pretty poorly.


I really like how everything can just easily be plugged in on the black one. I collect/gather old computer parts for fun, much to the dismay of my wife, but it’s fun playing with them. I’ll be the first to admit I don’t have much experience with building or fixing computers, so doing this gives me a lot of hands on experience. Right now this black one is running Ubuntu 16.04 LTS 64 bit. I actually need more ram since it runs a bit slow.