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Hi everyone, this is my first build log (for that matter, my first real build). I have a bit of a plan, but I'm sort of just making it up as I go, so yeah. Cheers!

I received a Dell Vostro 200 slim from a client when the hard drive head crashed (great excuse for a new machine). Many of my clients have me "dispose" of "old" components, so I slowly began upgrading this guy piece by piece. Eventually, I started on more quality components and am now modifying the case, just because I like it.
So, what started out as a Dell Vostro 200 slim with 512mb memory, 1.7GHz processor, g33 chipset, dead 160Gb xp hard disk, 220w psu, and state-of-the-art 3.5" floppy drive is currently running:

Asus P8Z77-M Pro
OCZ Vertex 400 120gb SSD boot drive
Panasonic UJ265 slim blu-ray drive
Seasonic 2U 600w modular psu

and temporary:
6gb (3x2gb) generic 1333MHz memory
Intel Celeron G540
Samsung ST1000 1Tb 2.5" HDD
Thermalright AXP-100 muscle

In the end, she will have:
-Asus P8Z77-M Pro
-Seasonic 2U 600w modular power supply
-Intel i7 3770K
-Corsair Dominator Platinum 32Gb @ 2133mHz (4x8Gb)
-OCZ Vertex 400 120Gb SSD
Western Digital Velociraptor 1Tb HDD
-Panasonic UJ265 slim blu-ray drive
Galaxy GTX 750 ti slim (maybe x2)
Diamond XtremeSound 7.1
Gigabyte wireless AC adapter
Custom hard-line watercooling loop and custom sleeved cables

And peripherals:
Corsair Vengance K95 and M65 (with white leds on the M65)
Audioengine A2 (with custom cabs to match design)
Asus PB278Q 27-Inch LED monitor (with custom bezel to match design)


These are the before shots





And after removing the hard drive rack, painting the interior and old psu, cutting the i/o panel (the original was part of the case) and installing the new mobo/ram/cpu/heatsink

Edited by DrStrangebooty - 6/23/14 at 6:35pm
post #2 of 24
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As space is so limited, I compressed all the drives into the 5.25 bay with a Silverstone bay adapter for 1x slim ODD and 4x 2.5 HDD/SSD. I also added the 2U power supply which was slightly too big, so I cut bits of the case to adapt and will make a shroud to cover the protruding side. I will also be making my own sleeved cable as the provided cables are far too long (except for the psu cable, which is a bit too short to run around the back of the motherboard.




Edited by DrStrangebooty - 6/23/14 at 2:11am
post #3 of 24
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Designing psu shroud and window

post #4 of 24
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Pulling parts from some old PATA optical drives to rig up some sliding drive bay doors (anyone know the wiring on these motors?).




Also, Bitfenix Alchemy 30mm Blue LED strip arrived today to back-light the bezel, may need to insulate a few edges.
post #5 of 24
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Gotta have a slick desktop. Side panels on the way.
post #6 of 24
That's pretty cool. Nice Greek name biggrin.gif
Current System
(18 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX-8350 @ 4GHz Gigabyte 990XA-UD3 AMD Radeon R9 380X Kingston 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 840 Pro EVO Seagate 500GB LG DVD Burner 3x Coolermaster 80mm + 2 Thermaltake 200mm 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 10 x64 LG TV LG Flatron W2361V Logitech K200 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Enermax Galaxy 850W Thermaltake Element S Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum RGB Steelseries QcK 
AudioAudio
Realtec HDA Lexicon Omega 
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Current System
(18 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX-8350 @ 4GHz Gigabyte 990XA-UD3 AMD Radeon R9 380X Kingston 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 840 Pro EVO Seagate 500GB LG DVD Burner 3x Coolermaster 80mm + 2 Thermaltake 200mm 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 10 x64 LG TV LG Flatron W2361V Logitech K200 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Enermax Galaxy 850W Thermaltake Element S Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum RGB Steelseries QcK 
AudioAudio
Realtec HDA Lexicon Omega 
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Originally Posted by AngeloG. View Post

That's pretty cool. Nice Greek name biggrin.gif

Thanks man!
post #9 of 24
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The first side panel is cut for the PSU and window. Next up is the PSU shroud, window frame, window, grill frame and grill.
In other news, the motorized drive bay doors will most likely be nixed as I cannot currently find any room to house the entire contraption:(
post #10 of 24
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Prototype shroud. I'll probably get some laser cut acrylic for smoother edges (sheet metal and a dremmel was kinda rough).
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