So we have a lot of these Fujitsu machines at work and the oldest of them are now starting to fail - dry caps is my guess from the symptoms. So with one case I decided to pimp it a bit with stuff laying around the office.
Its not the newest thing in the world but its another perfectly fine PC for the office for the next new starter or swapping out a dead machine. Yes I know the PSU is venting into the case but this PSU isn't getting warm on these specs - its actually pushing cool air in so its kinda circulating it around the CPU cooler and out the exhaust fan.
Four things that made this build very easy compared with other Fujitsu machines we have seen. First off the IO plate is removable on this model - some of the port holes are cut out from the chassis itself. Second, the motherboard mounting posts were in the same place as the holes as the holes on the motherboard - they follow that standard which is good. Thirdly, some of these machines have the slim PSUs which there is less choice in the marketplace for. Lastly, the front LEDs/power switch header is in a single block but it followed the standard pattern to a normal motherboard. All very easy. I added a PCIe USB 3.0 port card for some more high speed IO options and the front USB and Audio ports are also functional. Despite being a small case and no inlet fans (that would have required some more involved modding), the machine runs stable and cool. A machine made from older parts which is still respectable in performance for desktop use today.
CPU: Intel i7 3770k
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H77M-D3H
RAM: Corsair Vengeance LP DDR3 1600 C10 4x8GB (32GB)
GPU: ASUS GT1030 Passive cooled model
Case: Fujitsu ESPRIMO P400 E85+
Storage: Gigabyte SSD 240GB
PSU: Corsair CX450M 450W 80Plus Bronze
Cooling: Noctua NH-U9S + 1x 90mm original case fan
Sound: Onboard Audio
Operating System: Win 10 Pro 64 Bit
Yes, yes, userbenchmark, no no I can't be bothered to run anything else