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Optiplex GX280 mod: suggestions

Fasauceome
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Tldr: your thoughts on wraith cooler modding for Intel?

 

I have this hideous, ancient optiplex GX280 with a single core Pentium an I love how the chassis works. It scissors open with some kind of hydraulic arm, and I'm going to be modding it this summer to make a modern PC out of it. One of my greatest ambitions, however, is to put an Intel motherboard inside with a wraith stealth cooler.

Now you may be wondering, why on Earth would I do this? Couldn't I just get an i3 with a stock Intel cooler? Well the whole point of this build is to use components that are hard to work with or that I don't like. I'm going to use an MSI motherboard, a brand I don't particularly care for due to my personal experiences with the products. I'm going to use a flex atx power supply because that's all that will fit, I'm going to try my hardest to find a low profile, single slot graphics card that is better than a 1030. And of course, I'm going to attempt to use a wraith stealth cooler on an LGA 1151 socket.

 

The reason I made this thread is because there's hardly any material out there about modding wraith coolers for Intel sockets. Due to my obsession with electronics recycling, I'd love to get my hands on an unused cooler from a friend and get it onto an Intel CPU cooler.

 

edit: I was linked this PSU and I've decided it will work quite well

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B014G2OUG2/?tag=linus21-20

I WILL find your ITX build thread, and I WILL recommend the SIlverstone Sugo SG13B

 

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i7 8086k (won) - EVGA Z370 Classified K - G.Skill Trident Z RGB - WD SN750 - Jedi Order Titan Xp - Hyper 212 Black (with RGB Riing flair) - EVGA G3 650W - dual booting Windows 10 and Linux - Black and green theme, Razer brainwashed me.

Draws 400 watts under max load, for reference.

 

Linux Proliant ML150 G6:

Dual Xeon X5560 - 24GB ECC DDR3 - GTX 750 TI - old Seagate 1.5TB HDD - dark mode Ubuntu (and Win7, cuz why not)

 

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9 hours ago, fasauceome said:

I'm going to attempt to use a wraith stealth cooler on an LGA 1151 socket. 

Is this the inspiration behind the build or are you trying to make it a sleeper the inspiration? It seems like doing this build just for the cooler mod is not the greatest motivation. A sleeper Dell would be pretty cool though.

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8 hours ago, MandoPanda said:

Is this the inspiration behind the build or are you trying to make it a sleeper the inspiration? It seems like doing this build just for the cooler mod is not the greatest motivation. A sleeper Dell would be pretty cool though.

The dell was the inspiration. I really like reducing waste though, and reusing a stealth cooler in the tiny form factor chassis felt like the perfect idea.

I WILL find your ITX build thread, and I WILL recommend the SIlverstone Sugo SG13B

 

Primary PC:

i7 8086k (won) - EVGA Z370 Classified K - G.Skill Trident Z RGB - WD SN750 - Jedi Order Titan Xp - Hyper 212 Black (with RGB Riing flair) - EVGA G3 650W - dual booting Windows 10 and Linux - Black and green theme, Razer brainwashed me.

Draws 400 watts under max load, for reference.

 

Linux Proliant ML150 G6:

Dual Xeon X5560 - 24GB ECC DDR3 - GTX 750 TI - old Seagate 1.5TB HDD - dark mode Ubuntu (and Win7, cuz why not)

 

How many watts do I need? Seasonic Focus thread, PSU misconceptions, protections explainedgroup reg is bad

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