How about an old sleeper, my Packard Bell 955. Don't forget to shut off your PC before midnight 12/31/99!

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A while back I saw a picture of someone else doing a sleeper style build and I just couldn't stop thinking about it. I eventually found this PERFECT Packard Bell case. It's all basically standard formats, mATX mobo, ATX PSU, etc. So the 'build' was rather straight forward. It has zero case fans besides the PSU, so I cut a 120mm intake on the bottom. I had no use for a CD/DVD drive so I just put a beige faceplate there with some hot glue.

My hardware is a bit dated, but still runs everything great. Basics are an i7-4790k delidded and OC'd, 24gb 1600mhz DDR3, EVGA GTX 1070 CS, ASUS Gryphon Z97 and a 1tb m.2 SSD.

 
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Thanks man, I has been solid so far. The Cryorig H7 (cooler pictured) doesn't hold up quite as well as my old Scythe Mugen, but so far temps while gaming haven't peaked more then like low 70's so I think I'm good. But if I have troubles I could always put a 120mm AIO cooler mounted on the bottom as well.
 

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A while back I saw a picture of someone else doing a sleeper style build and I just couldn't stop thinking about it. I eventually found this PERFECT Packard Bell case. It's all basically standard formats, mATX mobo, ATX PSU, etc. So the 'build' was rather straight forward. It has zero case fans besides the PSU, so I cut a 120mm intake on the bottom. I had no use for a CD/DVD drive so I just put a beige faceplate there with some hot glue.

My hardware is a bit dated, but still runs everything great. Basics are an i7-4790k delidded and OC'd, 24gb 1600mhz DDR3, EVGA GTX 1070 CS, ASUS Gryphon Z97 and a 1tb m.2 SSD.


Nice I would love to find a sticker like that to put on my modern Ryzen build! I bet I can find one on eBay (probably for an insane amount as they think it is worth gold)

Cute kitty what is her name? (I say her because while a male torty/calico is possible they are rare just like most orange cats are males)

I hope kitty likes the top hole as they love warm places.

Huge fan of sleeper builds. Nice one you have there 👍

Me too I would have made just a bottom cutout though as the top one kind of defeats the "sleeper" concept.
 

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Nice I would love to find a sticker like that to put on my modern Ryzen build! I bet I can find one on eBay (probably for an insane amount as they think it is worth gold)

Cute kitty what is her name? (I say her because while a male torty/calico is possible they are rare just like most orange cats are males)

I hope kitty likes the top hole as they love warm places.



Me too I would have made just a bottom cutout though as the top one kind of defeats the "sleeper" concept.
I actually found all the stickers and decals on ebay for only a few bucks, they are reproductions, geekenspiel I think is the seller's name. I'm sure real ones are more then I'd like to pay.

That hole is on the bottom actually, as an intake. I thought about top cut out, but like you said, it would ruin the sleeper aspect. But I have found that she likes sitting on the top of it anyway :D

Her name is Phoebe, that was her name from the shelter years ago. I actually had no idea that most were female, she is indeed a female. I also had a big orange tabby growing up that was male.
 
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