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Another stupid Optiplex 790 build "Project Waste Water"

Here I am with another Optiplex 790 mini tower in my possession. This one cost me nothing, and with a box full of old AIO parts and an old impulse buy ebay CPU waterblock I've decided to put some real crap together for everyone's enjoyment (or disgust.)

 

Here is the chinesium hardware screwed through the back of the original backplate and Mobo.

 

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The CPU plate mounted with the supplied springs and thumbscrews.

 

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Ryzen 3600X, MSI B450-A Pro, 32Gb Corsair Vengeance LPX 3000mhz, Watercooled MSI GTX 1080 Armor,

Seasonic SSR-550rm, Samsung EVO 860 EVO SSD M.2, Rosewill Stryker M

 

Xeon X5680, X58 Sabertooth, 24GB KLEVV 1600Mhz , Windforce GTX 960 4GB OC, Corsair CX550M 

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A few more parts from the parts box for the project.

 

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Ryzen 3600X, MSI B450-A Pro, 32Gb Corsair Vengeance LPX 3000mhz, Watercooled MSI GTX 1080 Armor,

Seasonic SSR-550rm, Samsung EVO 860 EVO SSD M.2, Rosewill Stryker M

 

Xeon X5680, X58 Sabertooth, 24GB KLEVV 1600Mhz , Windforce GTX 960 4GB OC, Corsair CX550M 

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sometimes i look at old motherboards like this and whisper "what the fuckkkk" to myself as i rock in the corner and cry myself to sleep

oem boards are hideous

get money, acquire catgirls, fold proteins

 

systems:

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Main - Zenith.
R9 3900x 4.25GHz All-Core // X570 Aorus Ultra // 32GB Predator 3200MHz // 3090 FTW3 Ultra // Meshify S2 White/Black (Foam Filter Delete)

(Upgrade in consideration: R9 5900x)

 

Folding Station - Polaris.

i7-4790k 4.8GHz // Z97X-UD5H // 32GB Dominator Platinum 2133MHz // 2080Ti Lightning Z // Define R6 (Front Panel Mod/Delete)

 

TV / LAN / VR machine - The Hiss.

R5 3600 4.25GHz All-Core // B450i Aorus Pro Wifi // 16GB Predator RGB 3200MHz // Vega64 Silver (Air) // Phanteks Evolv ITX (Front Panel Mod)

(Upgrade in consideration: R9 3900x 4.25GHz All-Core // B550i/X570i Aorus Pro Wifi // RTX 3080 XC3 Hybrid or 3080 Aero)

 

Laptop / Mobile Workstation

i7-8750H // Asus FX705GM // 32GB 2400MHz // 1060 6GB

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Partner's Bastard Box - Sundae.

i5-8600K // Asus Prime Z370-M Plus // 16GB Vengeance LPX 3200MHz // 1080Ti FE // Meshify C Mini (Foam Filter Delete)

 

 

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Yes, yes they are.

Ryzen 3600X, MSI B450-A Pro, 32Gb Corsair Vengeance LPX 3000mhz, Watercooled MSI GTX 1080 Armor,

Seasonic SSR-550rm, Samsung EVO 860 EVO SSD M.2, Rosewill Stryker M

 

Xeon X5680, X58 Sabertooth, 24GB KLEVV 1600Mhz , Windforce GTX 960 4GB OC, Corsair CX550M 

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  • 3 weeks later...

Clear vinyl hose installed and with blue windshield washer fluid fluid coolant.

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Ryzen 3600X, MSI B450-A Pro, 32Gb Corsair Vengeance LPX 3000mhz, Watercooled MSI GTX 1080 Armor,

Seasonic SSR-550rm, Samsung EVO 860 EVO SSD M.2, Rosewill Stryker M

 

Xeon X5680, X58 Sabertooth, 24GB KLEVV 1600Mhz , Windforce GTX 960 4GB OC, Corsair CX550M 

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Not much to say here. 4" grinder with cutting wheel to make a big rectangular hole.

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Ryzen 3600X, MSI B450-A Pro, 32Gb Corsair Vengeance LPX 3000mhz, Watercooled MSI GTX 1080 Armor,

Seasonic SSR-550rm, Samsung EVO 860 EVO SSD M.2, Rosewill Stryker M

 

Xeon X5680, X58 Sabertooth, 24GB KLEVV 1600Mhz , Windforce GTX 960 4GB OC, Corsair CX550M 

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Radiator strategically mounted, tucked in between the optical drive and GPU slot.

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Ryzen 3600X, MSI B450-A Pro, 32Gb Corsair Vengeance LPX 3000mhz, Watercooled MSI GTX 1080 Armor,

Seasonic SSR-550rm, Samsung EVO 860 EVO SSD M.2, Rosewill Stryker M

 

Xeon X5680, X58 Sabertooth, 24GB KLEVV 1600Mhz , Windforce GTX 960 4GB OC, Corsair CX550M 

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Ryzen 3600X, MSI B450-A Pro, 32Gb Corsair Vengeance LPX 3000mhz, Watercooled MSI GTX 1080 Armor,

Seasonic SSR-550rm, Samsung EVO 860 EVO SSD M.2, Rosewill Stryker M

 

Xeon X5680, X58 Sabertooth, 24GB KLEVV 1600Mhz , Windforce GTX 960 4GB OC, Corsair CX550M 

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10 points for anyone that can guess what movie I'm watching.

Ryzen 3600X, MSI B450-A Pro, 32Gb Corsair Vengeance LPX 3000mhz, Watercooled MSI GTX 1080 Armor,

Seasonic SSR-550rm, Samsung EVO 860 EVO SSD M.2, Rosewill Stryker M

 

Xeon X5680, X58 Sabertooth, 24GB KLEVV 1600Mhz , Windforce GTX 960 4GB OC, Corsair CX550M 

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On order I have another 4gb stick to make 12Gb 2x2Gb + 2x4Gb, an RX 550, and a Xeon E3 1270.

Ryzen 3600X, MSI B450-A Pro, 32Gb Corsair Vengeance LPX 3000mhz, Watercooled MSI GTX 1080 Armor,

Seasonic SSR-550rm, Samsung EVO 860 EVO SSD M.2, Rosewill Stryker M

 

Xeon X5680, X58 Sabertooth, 24GB KLEVV 1600Mhz , Windforce GTX 960 4GB OC, Corsair CX550M 

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