So I rebuilt a friend of my sons PC. It was a mess it had water cooling and the radiator was hanging lose. It was overheating from all the dust and when he brought it over in the car the radiator ripped the CPU out and bent dozens of pins.
It was one of the worst PC’s I had seen in a long time for dust and if it had gone to a shop they would have thrown the CPU in the bin and it was an AMD FX 8 core worth 300 bucks
Nearly an hour under a stereo microscope with tweezers that are so fine they are like needles was spent getting all the pins straight.
I pulled it all apart except for the motherboard, blew all the dust out, mounted the radiator to the top and put a HDD cage in as the hard drives were just hanging by the power cables.
It took Angus and I about four and a half hours to get it from the first photo to the finished product in the last two photos, one of the back which has a case cover over the cables and one of the front side which is missing the cover.
Some people might think it is to much to repair a PC like this and rebuild it but I actually enjoy this type of work, I just wish I could actually do this as a full time job but my health wont let me