Another IBM NetVista sleeper

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Lenovo ThinkCentre M92p guts in an IBM NetVista M41 case
280W Lenovo 80+ power supply
Lenovo M92p motherboard
Intel Core i7 3770 3.4GHz quad core processor
16GB DDR3 PC3-12800U RAM (4x4GB)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 1GB PCIe video card
DVDRW drive
640GB Western Digital 7200RPM hard drive
180GB Intel 520 SSD
Windows XP + Windows 7 64 dual boot
Floppy drive installed, not connected
HDMI
DVI
VGA
Audio in/out jacks
Serial port
Ethernet
2xUSB 2.0 ports rear
2xUSB 2.0 ports front
4xUSB 3.0 ports rear

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Metal part of case has been spraypainted with black Rustoleum appliance epoxy

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Side of the case

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Other side with original XP sticker

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Original IBM model + serial # sticker

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The rear, jerryrigged the rear fan and power supply in there... spare PCI brackets, zipties, some old motherboard standoffs and VGA fasteners did the job.

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Front

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The original guts, all filthy and disgusting. 2.0 GHz Pentium 4 with 1GB RAM

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Overview of all the guts

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I used some male to female Arduino pins to reroute the original NetVista power switch and LEDs to the motherboard.

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Another shot... the SSD is chilling in a spare bay underneath the optical drive

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BIOS screen

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System summary

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Windows 7 desktop

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Specs

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Windows XP desktop

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Access IBM + specs

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Programs galore

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All fired up and running! Temperatures are fine, idles in the low-mid 30s and under Prime95 stress test, high 60s/low 70s. These cases are built very well and are TANKS! Also pretty easy to work with.

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