Acquired a Lenovo ThinkCentre M72e and an IBM NetVista 6578 with a faulty motherboard.
Gutted most of the M72e
This is the final result!
IBM NetVista A40 6578-TAU case
Arctic F8 Pro PWM 80mm fan
80mm fan installed in front (pulled from M72e)
SeaSonic SS-350SFE 350W SFX power supply
Lenovo ThinkCentre M72e motherboard
Intel Core i5 3470 3.2GHz quad core processor
8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 RAM
128GB Samsung SSD
500GB 7200RPM Western Digital hard drive
1GB AMD RADEON HD6570 PCIe video card
USB 3.0 PCIe card
Windows 7 64 bit
Spraypainted the metal part of the case. Closest color I could find. Hides the scratches well. The front bezel’s plastic doesn’t really seem to like spray paint much and it peeled off quickly.
Case is really easy to open. Push 2 buttons on each side and lift it upwards.
The rear. I/O shield is kinda just stuck on there. Plugged in cables keep it in place. Those are the original NetVista PCI slot brackets.
Front has USB 2.0 ports on the bottom right corner.
Messy cables galore. Might end up using zipties to settle those down.
The drives can be flipped easily.
Front panel pins needed some rearranging and trial + error.
Closeup of the power supply label.
IBM Model M made by Lexmark 42H1292
Corsair Harpoon RGB mouse
Here it is in action, stacked on top of a complete working original NetVista with a Pentium III 1GHz processor.
Customized BIOS logo
The desk, complete with old Altec Lansing ACS 5 computer speakers.
NetVista 4:3 wallpaper
NetVista 16:9 wallpaper
Black NetVista 4:3 wallpaper
Black NetVista 16:9 wallpaper
NetVista icon with IBM logo