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i found this case in a barn, saw it had potential and it just looked interesting at the time. i took it home and it sat for a while. i finally put together some spare $ to get started on it. i took some old HDDs and an M.2 from an old laptop i had for the memory. the psu from another build im not currently using. had a spare R9 390 graphics card laying around. i only had to spent less than $200 for the cpu/motherboard (open box @microcenter). im thinking of cutting the metal around the front fan so i can install a larger one, think it might be a good idea for better airflow. this is my first attempt at making a "sleeper" type build so i would like to hear any comments/pointers you all may have. thanks. and i know its a little dusty and plan to clean, i was just too impatient to put it all together and see it work.

Comments

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

Only thing I can suggest is clean the case and maybe paint the inside black or some colour that accents your components but that's just a personal preference.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

eh, I think it wouldn't really be a sleeper if it were spit spot clean and polished

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

beige and plain on the outside, hotness on the inside.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

A PSU above the motherboard? Interesting...

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

all case where like this 'back in the days'

  • 6 months ago
  • 0 points

'Back in the days' sucked a lot imo. I imagine having this on my table right now. I'd give up on technology tbh.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Yea, I guess it's like those prebuilt pc cases way back when. I'm actually quite surprise there's an intake fan. My old one way back when didn't.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

My sleeper build is the same

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

A lot of In Win towers have it like this as well, but was more popular on older model cases

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

I like your style!

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

One tip... take the plastic off the chipset heat sync, found mine four months after having the motherboard. it's a sneaky little bugger. Great build though!

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Hmmm. Very interesting...

First thing I would do is get rid of the old mechanical hard drives. You could easily go get a SATA SSD drive (2.5") and that would free up some space and some cables. Even better... if you have another M.2 slot available, maybe consider getting an M.2 SATA SSD. I think your board has two slots. One is a flex slot which does both SATA and PCIe. Other is just PCIe. But once you do that, the mechanical drives can go, and the drive cage holding them can come out. That'll free up some space for you to do something else. Just an idea...

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

I really like this build. I thin you should look to clean the inside and maybe put in a bigger intake fan, but leave the exterior EXACTLY as it is. It is a perfect sleeper.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build ! good job !

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I love that you found the case in a barn.