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[Reborn] Dell Dimension 3000

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Hello OCN!
While my school still needs to hold onto The Desk Project during assessment for another few weeks or so, I've decided to refurbish the case from an old school Dell Dimension 3000 i've had just lying around for all the Desk Project's hardware to live in until i can bring it home and put everything in there.

The Dimension 3000 came out around 2004, so nearly 10 years old. As far as the system inside goes, it's lasted for quite a long time.
Specs:

Dell Dimension 3000 OEM Socket 478 Motherboard
Intel Pentium 4 HT 3.2Ghz (Upgraded from Pentium 4 2.8Ghz)
1GB DDR400 RAM (Upgraded from 512MB)
80GB Maxtor IDE HDD
DVD-RW IDE Drive
OEM 300w PSU
Windows XP SP2

The system is still working perfectly, but it's way too slow.
The hardware that will replace it from the Desk Project will be:

MOBO: Gigabyte GA-H61M-HD2 LGA1155 Motherboard
CPU: Intel Pentium G2020 2.9Ghz
RAM: Kingston 4GB 1600Mhz DDR3
HDD: Seageat Baracudda 500GB 7200RPM S-ATA HDD
PSU: Coolermaster 500W RS 500 PCAR J3
GPU: Gigabyte HD7750 OC

Worklog:

Pulled apart the old system








Picked up a few sheets of some very fine sandpaper, 800 grit if i recall correctly



Removed and sanded the side panel, front face and small pieces including badge, bay covers, etc..







Time for some primer:
Soaked it in some hot water first




Finished painting:
The plastic face and all the small parts are done, now time for the metal parts

Edited by PoisonousRakija - 11/11/13 at 2:07am
   
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post #2 of 4
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Moar sandpaper!!


The spray paint on the outer plastic frame kept peeling and cracking, had to scrape it all off, give it a good sanding too.
Eventually, the paint stuck, not 100% perfect but its smooth and imperfections aren't very noticeable.



Now time for a few light coats of grey




Reassembled the front panel after it all dried


Time for the metal parts
Sanded the left side panel again and sanded the right/top panels too, time for some primer.




Spray paint



All dry! smile.gif



Time to primer and paint the rest of the case




First coats of paint:




All dry, just needs some polishing now.




Time to build the system! Pardon the crumby cable management tongue.gif






Edited by PoisonousRakija - 11/12/13 at 5:05am
   
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post #3 of 4
Subbed! I have an old Dimension gathering dust and would love some inspiration!
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Thanx man. Its just about ready, more pics soon
   
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