Regarding yesterday’s post...

A few bumps along the way. My Z170 Deluxe motherboard decided to kill itself. Tried multiple PSUs, processors, ASUS Q Code says 00. So it’s toast. Got a replacement MSI Z270-A Pro. Works fine except the onboard sound is not working. Using audio via DisplayPort for now.

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So after assembly it now looks like this

Retrobrighted the case and painted a 5.25" USB 3.0 front panel ... slightly off but it’s hard to find exact matching spray paints.

Dell Optiplex GX110 case
Corsair 750W power supply (cheapest name-brand power supply I found at microcenter at the time)
MSI Z270-A Pro ATX motherboard
32GB DDR4 3200 RAM (2x16GB)
MSI Armor RADEON RX580 8GB PCIe video card
Teac beige DVDRW drive
5.25 USB 3.0 front panel
Samsung 970 EVO 512GB NVMe SSD
Seagate 2TB 7200RPM HD
Windows 10

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Left it in the sun a bit too long, some slight streaking is noticeable but only if you really look up close.

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My motherboard’s I/O shield is unfortunately missing... but did keep the original Dell PCI brackets.

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The guts! Tidied up the wires in the 5.25 drive bays.

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Lower part of the machine... the front panel is proprietary and was a pain to wire up. I don’t have the HD LED working but everything else works fine (power LED, power + reset buttons).

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That floppy drive is not hooked up to anything.

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Here it sits in all its glory!