ATCS 840 - New Build in 2020
Hoping the club is still alive.
My first build in this case was 2012 and it's time for a new one.
Because of time demands I ordered and received a big name brand workstation computer off-the shelf. And I'll get it up and running this week. I opened the case to look inside and it skeeves me out. Tight quarters, everything squashed together and hidden by shrouds or other components. Tiny little fans. a completely un-modular 1,000w psu. Can barely see the mobo. It does have an M2 SSD for C:OS. But only two HDD bays with SATA power and data cables (well I can only see one of those). So 2nd and 3rd qtr 2020 will have to see a new build in this case.
Three questions that I'm sure could expand into more.
1) Any experiences with gaming or workstation builds and good psu-mobo pairings?
2) Has anyone modified the top pop-up panel with new i/o (usb 3.x, port for single headphone plug, thunderbolt, USB C)? When I checked years ago it looked like a "tear case down to get at it" operation.
3) Any other necessary mods for 2020 build?