“I feel that life is measured in achievement, not in years alone.”
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Dell Dimension XPS D300 case
Seasonic G Series SSR-550RM 550W 80+ Gold power supply
Gigabyte GA-Z270P-D3 motherboard
Intel Core i7 6700K 4.0GHz quad core processor
be quiet! Pure Rock Slim cooler
be quiet! Pure Wings 2 92mm rear fan
32GB 2x16GB DDR4 3000 RAM
Gigabyte WINDFORCE GeForce GTX 1070 8GB PCIe video card
WD Black SN750 500GB NVMe SSD
Seagate ST2000DM001 2TB 7200RPM 3.5" hard drive
Teac DV-W524GSB 24X DVD writer
3.5" floppy drive (doesn’t work)
PS/2 ports
2xUSB 3.0 front
4xUSB 3.0 rear
2xUSB 2.0 rear
Audio in/out jacks
Ethernet
3xDisplayPort
HDMI
DVI

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Rear... I/O shield wouldn’t fit since the opening is too narrow

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Side panel

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The insides! Front panel wiring was... super easy. Just remove a blocked pin and it’s otherwise standard layout.

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Another view. Didn’t put the HD in the original cage since the SATA cables would be stressed and bent.

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Power + HD activity LEDs work

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Windows 10 desktop

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Speccs... under full load in Prime95, 59-62C

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SSD benchmark

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all set for shitposting

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