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What pre-built PC uses industry standard components?

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I'm looking to build a SFF HTPC out of an old Dell or Lenovo computer. Does anybody know of a SFF Optiplex that uses Micro-ATX or ATX components? Preferably with a Pentium or i3/5/7 processor. Shouldn't be too old (at least Pentium 4 or i3/5/7 3000 series). Thanks in advance!
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The Dell optiplex 790 has a mATX form factor, its actually what my Aurora build is right now. The particular one i gutted for the project had a core i5-2400 with a matx motherboard with 2 pcie 16x slots. So definitely not a bad choice. I will say it took some modification to fit my psu and the power switch and usb headers are non standard so thats also a project but a fun one if you ask me!
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I don't know if it will be an issue, but Dell PSUs used to be proprietary. They may still be that way.
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In this particular case its a standard ATX psu, I was able to install a EVGA Supernova 650 G1 in the case after modifying the latching mechanism for the side panel.
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Originally Posted by essanbee View Post

I don't know if it will be an issue, but Dell PSUs used to be proprietary. They may still be that way.


Higher end Dell XPS desktops have very, very high quality standard ATX PSU's that are great to use in builds. I buy them brand new on eBay all the time for a pittance compared to a retail psu.
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