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First post, by oeuvre

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Lenovo/IBM ThinkCentre A60 8991-DGU case
Corsair CX750M 750W semi-modular power supply
ASRock B450M PRO4 mATX AM4 motherboard
AMD Ryzen 7 2700 3.2GHz 8 core processor
MSI AMD Radeon RX580 8GB Armor PCIe video card
Scythe Kabuto 3 cooler
2x Arctic F9 PWM 92mm fans
Samsung 970 EVO 500GB NVMe SSD
TSST DVD+-RW TS-H653A SATA DVD burner
Seagate ST2000DM001 7200RPM 2TB SATA hard drive
Front/rear USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 ports
Serial port
Windows 10

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Chose this case cause I’ve always loved IBM’s and Lenovo’s business class computers like their ThinkPad, ThinkCentre, and NetVista lines. This one also was in remarkably good shape.

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Tossed in a USB 3.0 front panel module in there. The USB 2.0 ports also work.

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Closeup of the original sticker... It housed an AMD Athlon X2 4400+ with 1GB RAM.

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The rear, ports galore! Serial port works thanks to COM1 header on motherboard.

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Side of the case

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Authentic Windows Vista product key + label.

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Side panel is secured with 2 thumbscrews and easily slides out by pressing the tab on the middle right then gently sliding out the panel.

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All the parts! A tad messy in there. Got a nice black theme going on as well. No lights or RGB or any of that sort here.

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Closer view of the top half of the case

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Lower section... you can spot the 970 EVO right below the cooler.

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MSI Armor RX580 8GB

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Seagate 2TB hard drive

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First run of CrystalDiskMark on the 970 EVO

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The front panel headers for the USB and audio needed some work. The USB one was easy, Lenovo just had 2 extra ground wires. Removed them and it works fine.

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The audio one required some work. Got a 40 pack of Arduino male to female pins like this for less than $3 shipped on eBay.

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First thing was to extend the pins individually, all color-coordinated. Taped it together to be a bit more secure.

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Here it is plugged in correctly thanks to...

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This diagram found on a Lenovo forum

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ASRock UEFI

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System info

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A slew of wallpapers

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IBM world

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Tiled blue IBM

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Tiled RGB IBM

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A ThinkCentre icon

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Here it is running.

HP Z420 Workstation Intel Xeon E5-1620, 32GB, RADEON HD7850 2GB, SSD + HD, XP/7
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Reply 1 of 8, by buckeye

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Nice system! Like the "no flashing lights/eye candy" theme.

Thinking about building a new rig with a Ryzen, do you notice any memory issues with it? Maximum PC mag had a few reviews
which mentioned it (for the 1st Ryzen iterations anyway).

Foxconn Q45M E8400 Core2 Duo 3GB DDR2 800 BFG Geforce 7950GT 512MB X-Fi Xtreme Music 500W XP SP3
Intel SE440BX P3 450 256MB 40GB Voodoo 3000 16MB SB 32pnp 350W 98SE
MSI x570 Gaming Pro Carbon Ryzen 3700x 16GB DDR4 Zotac RTX 3070 8GB WD Black 1TB 650W

Reply 2 of 8, by oeuvre

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Thanks! No issues, just had to fiddle around with my XMP settings a bit in the UEFI to get it to run at 3200.

HP Z420 Workstation Intel Xeon E5-1620, 32GB, RADEON HD7850 2GB, SSD + HD, XP/7
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Reply 3 of 8, by detritus olentus

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I've always loved IBM design style. The later black cases have a very satisfying corporate-dystopia feel to them like something they would have imagined the future looking like in the 90s.

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