Hello, this is my first post, and my first non standard PC I built.
But my 2.5th PC build.
I always wanted to do a sleeper build, but never found a case, which I could work in. Originally, I wanted to try an IBM PS2 or PC 330, but those would require extensive reworks to get anything fitted inside. But then I remembered the other old PCs used in school. Those Fujitsu Siemens computers with a transparent green fronts.
A quick search revealed some expensive and heavily used systems all over the world. And after some browsing trough eBay, I found one in almost perfect condition for a reasonable price. Untested of course.
For my use, untested is fine.
And after delivery, it didn't boot. And I didn't want to mess around with that as I really only wanted it for my sleeper build. I still have the Siemens parts and will give them to my old PC tinker friend.
For Hardware, I just use what I currently had as my main PC. Also, the Maxwell are supposedly the last highend GPUs by NVidia with DVI-I for direct VGA access.
Siemens Scenic 661
Intel Pentium III @ 500MHz
Matrox Millenium G200 LE 8MB
Windows NT Workstation 4.0
Asrock Killer X99m
INtel i7 9820K @ 3.5GHz
32GB DDR4 / 2300
EVGA Geforce Titan X Superclocked 12GB
Samsung XP941 250GB m.2 SSD
Intel SSD 750 400GB PCIe
WD Red 6TB
Blu-ray / DVD / CD-ROM
Card Reader and USB
Picture shows computer after successfull procedure.
1. Taking a look inside
After opening it up. There was not much in it. But such cleanliness...
2 slot Harddrive bay and cone PC speaker
Seems to fit.
Or does it?
2. Trimming down
I knew the PCIe power for the GPU will be a problem, and first I thought the EVGA Powerlink L-Bracket may help. But I only have about 10mm clearence.
But after some quick search engine shenigans, I found out I could clip off some plastic and bend the cables away.
Not pretty, but practical.
3. preliminary cooling
There is so little airflow in this case. I mounted a fan at the ISA card holders to draw some cool air for the GPU. The CPU is currently out of luck.
But Idle temperatures hover around the 60°C mark, incl some internet browsing and YouTube consumption.
But starting anything slightly demanding, GPU and CPU go up to 80°C. There will be thermal throtteling eventually.
4. Next steps
To improove cooling, I'll need to cut or drill holes in the currently still 100% stock case.
I thought of installing a 240mm AIO unit with the rad mounted on the GPU side as an intake. And a fan to vent the mainboard around the GPU.
That should drop temperatures drastically. Just need to find a mounting solution for the rad.