Anyone else like the design of old Optiplexes? I really like the...

Joseph Gomez
Joseph Gomez

anyone else like the design of old Optiplexes? I really like the industrial-esque looking aesthetic.

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Jose Campbell
Jose Campbell

Am I a boomer now that these are the "old" optiplex designs?

Joshua Wright
Joshua Wright

I use a 7010 MT as my main desktop.
Great machine. Does everything I need it to do. Super reliable, great looking. Only pain in the ass was finding a suitable PSU replacement.

Jayden Jones
Jayden Jones

idk, now they look like this (pic related) which imo looks like complete shite
nice, i use a 990, think yours is like a year or two newer.

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Jason Reed
Jason Reed

Yep, that's correct. 990 was released in 2011, I believe. Another gorgeous machine. Actually prefer the design to my 7010. Hard to believe we're nearing the decade anniversary for these.
Replace any hardware on your box or are you still running vanilla/stock?

Jace Ramirez
Jace Ramirez

Replace any hardware on your box or are you still running vanilla/stock?
upgraded ram to 16 GB and added a 250GB SSD + 1TB HDD. Stock it had 8GB ram and 500GB hard drive

Thomas King
Thomas King

You mean professional looking, no bullshit designs? No, user, nobody on Jow Forums likes that

Oliver Wood
Oliver Wood

well idk it seems like a lot of people like this retarded shit (pic)

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Sebastian Reed
Sebastian Reed

Not really. My office still uses 7010s with this design, and 7020 SFF units that are the same thing shrunk down a bit. They're not all getting replaced until three years from now.

Christian Martin
Christian Martin

I use one as my daily driver

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Gabriel Evans
Gabriel Evans

by some people's standards 2011/2012 is old, i guess it just depends who you ask
Nice, I can't really tell but is that a 790? What upgrades have you made to it?

Bentley Flores
Bentley Flores

I can't remember what model it is but I slammed a graphics card in it

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Oliver Lee
Oliver Lee

nice, i see that ssd just laying there as well kek

Brandon Edwards
Brandon Edwards

I like the SFF versions. Small, yet capable.

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Julian Anderson
Julian Anderson

Is that a proprietary DVD drive? Or just a laptop DVD drive?

Christopher Jackson
Christopher Jackson

that's the USFF. The SFF is (pic related).
They're both nice, especially if they have an i7 like yours, but there's no way to get a gpu in there and they use mini-itx power supplies.

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Jayden Wilson
Jayden Wilson

looks like just a laptop size one. I dunno why that's the case on a full size tower. Another reason newer Optiplexes are shit.

Bentley Adams
Bentley Adams

Where my opticucks at?
You're posting the mini tower.

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Ethan Walker
Ethan Walker

Desktop* I mean.
Weird form factor names.

Gavin Lopez
Gavin Lopez

oh right yeah DT i'm fucken stupid
forgot the designations for a sec you're right

Tyler Ramirez
Tyler Ramirez

get a mini tower and put in a <75w gpu and you have a 1080p gay men pc that can play free shit on medium settings, comfy as fuck

Nolan Watson
Nolan Watson

They're magnets for dirt and dust.

Jayden Walker
Jayden Walker

Bought a bunch of cheap quad core SFF ones and they are max comfy.

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John Flores
John Flores

My job uses the 7020s as PoS Terminals at their stores

Thomas Rogers
Thomas Rogers

i'm more of a xps kinda guy

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Adam Hernandez
Adam Hernandez

that sexy gamecom though. I wish any of their current headsets (or literally any wireless headset) was as comfy, mine finally had the headband snap

Daniel Watson
Daniel Watson

Currently running a 7010 as my daily. A friend gave me a bunch of parts so I put the mobo from the 7010 in the riced out case. Just werkz

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Hudson Hernandez
Hudson Hernandez

I thought the motherboards had proprietary hole mount positions, but I guess they are standardized. Decent way to solve the high temps and poor ventilation problems that optiplexes have.

Lincoln Rodriguez
Lincoln Rodriguez

Fuck yeah, my gayman daily driver is an Optiplex 790 i5 2400 that cost me 25 bucks. I also have a SFF Optiplex 990 i7 2600 with a low-profile GT 1030 for the road, and it actually does not suck.
Sandy Bridge 4eva

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Jace Lee
Jace Lee

The company I work for deploys the 7020s as PoS terminals

Brody Gray
Brody Gray

Yes

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Xavier Allen
Xavier Allen

I put a real power supply in mine, it's got a 1050Ti (IDGAF about the 144/1440 meme). I also found a drive bracket that fits two laptop drives into a single 3.5" bracket, so it's got 250SSD plus a 1TB laptop drive that I pulled from an old Uverse TV box, both in the same bracket.
One of the cool things about those 2011-2012 era Optiplexes is that most of them have a W7Pro COA sticker, unless you got it through someone who wasted the time to install Win10 and slapped a refurb COA over it.

The hardest thing I did was chasing down a working USB 2.0 card, since Win7 doesn't really support USB 3.0. When adding cameras and other crap for streaming, you start to run out of USB ports and bandwidth (so hubs won't cut it). The 2.0 boards are usually classic PCI and there's one of those on the mobo.

Switch to a mouth fedora, smokefag.

That's almost as comfy as a stack of mac minis is to a macfag.

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Nicholas Lee
Nicholas Lee

Since we're working on getting rid of Windows 7 I have two closets full of these things. What can I do to put the old gals to good use?

Oliver Cruz
Oliver Cruz

we still use these at work. IT still pushes them out, just upgrades the hdd to an ssd and loads Windows Ten in place of 7. I use the sff 7020 at work.

Sebastian Evans
Sebastian Evans

Did Jow Forums actually run off a fucking iMac mini cluster? Those look like core 2 duo.

Dylan Evans
Dylan Evans

it looks like it belongs more on a rack in a server room than on a desktop

John Thomas
John Thomas

Reporting for duty

Colton Perez
Colton Perez

Incorrect. Rocking a 4 GB 1050 ti low profile card in my i7 2600 990 SFF, also put in 16 GB of RAM and a Crucial MX500.

Runs Cities Skylines flawlessly.

Michael Allen
Michael Allen

forgot Speccy

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Dominic Taylor
Dominic Taylor

Do you need a SATA splitter if you have two drives or can you just use the cable that goes to the disk drive?

Christian Nelson
Christian Nelson

They each connect to SATA ports on the motherboard, dumbass. You know, with a wire? This isn't some gay ass slot-in server frame, it's just no-screws rails.

Jaxon Martin
Jaxon Martin

I never implied it slotted into the frame. I asked if I could take the SATA connection that goes off from the main SATA cable going to the disc drive and use it to connect another hard drive.

The alternative is something like Dell SATA Power Splitter Cable N701D but I don't want to buy that shit.

Ryan Cook
Ryan Cook

I prefer the thinkstation design

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Ayden Martinez
Ayden Martinez

Anyway, it looks like you can. Thanks for the help, you fucking asshole.

youtube.com/watch?v=i5AcC0YgwH8

Jackson Flores
Jackson Flores

What, split the data cable? That doesn't make sense. Did you mean power? Then why didn't you fucking say power, and it's got the old-school 4-pin power plugs so it's like asking if you can hook up two sprinklers to a garden hose, yes you just use the standard adapters.
And I was talking about a mini-tower anyhow, so why are you showing me a video of someone replacing the optical drive with a drive adapter in an SFF?

Adam Reed
Adam Reed

only one handle
Looks like macfags BTFO again!

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Connor Cooper
Connor Cooper

You just want to admit you completely misread my post and are a contrarian retard so we can skip this argument and you pretending you don't understand what a SATA cable is?

You also wasted money buying a PSU when any 255 watt plus SFF or mini tower PSU can run the 1050ti without any issue, but that's beside the point.

Ian Moore
Ian Moore

implying nothing else is going into the box

Ian Ross
Ian Ross

implying nothing else is going into the box
Yes, or at least nothing that would need a PSU upgrade.

Brody Brown
Brody Brown

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Mason Baker
Mason Baker

Flip your PSU dude, that's why there are holes in the bottom of your case

Parker Allen
Parker Allen

OP here, I fell asleep so that's cool this thread is still up
that's fine, to each their own i guess
that's max comfy
that's why i like it. The professional looking design.
Oh right. I forgot about those low profile cards.
disagree, but if you like it that's fine.
yep that's me.

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Bentley Parker
Bentley Parker

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Ryan Walker
Ryan Walker

That actually looks pretty nice, user. Imo it looks better than this lenovo

Ryan Wood
Ryan Wood

my daily driver. got it for 300 bucks including screen, keyboard and mouse. upgraded the ram to 28gb, top comfy.

Isaac Hernandez
Isaac Hernandez

Sounds comfy to me. Did you put any gpu or ssd in there, or just upgrade the ram?

Nathaniel Cooper
Nathaniel Cooper

i left the two 500gb hdd inside, it just werks. some 3gb geforce was already inside, works well enough for my needs.

Ian Richardson
Ian Richardson

For those in or near Austin, go to the Discount Electronics on Anderson Lane, they have pallets of stacks of all kinds of Optiplex in the store. It's so kino, they've got more Dells than Dell because they have so many old models. I guess they buy out all the used post-lease Dells that they can.

Ian Rodriguez
Ian Rodriguez

nice, if you don't need an ssd, you don't need an ssd. Lucky it had a card in it already
I live nowhere close to Austin, but that's pretty cool anyway

Liam Robinson
Liam Robinson

got one for 8 years not a single glutch

Caleb Russell
Caleb Russell

There's no way to get a GPU in there
I got a 1050ti in it. Waiting on the 1650 release.
Also managed to fit a 4TB 3.5 inch with a 256GB M.2 SSD.
My thermals are in the 50s idle though.

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Chase Lee
Chase Lee

The new full tower Optiplexes also has the mini tower PSU which makes it useless as compared to the mini tower itself

Dylan Gonzalez
Dylan Gonzalez

A year ago we bought a few used 7010 sf's. I'm kind of disappointed now because we a actually had a lot of issues with those (more than with other used PCs) like broken ram slots, broken power buttons, broken fans etc

Luke Cooper
Luke Cooper

When one botnet is not enough

Xavier Martin
Xavier Martin

my uni wont sell them to students
fucking jews i swear

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Adrian Bell
Adrian Bell

got one for 8 years not a single glutch
nice, I only had a few hiccups with mine, but nothing major.
I got a 1050ti in it. Waiting on the 1650 release.
Also managed to fit a 4TB 3.5 inch with a 256GB M.2 SSD.
My thermals are in the 50s idle though.
Yeah I forgot about the low profile cards
The new full tower Optiplexes also has the mini tower PSU which makes it useless as compared to the mini tower itself
Yep. New ones are shit.
A year ago we bought a few used 7010 sf's. I'm kind of disappointed now because we a actually had a lot of issues with those (more than with other used PCs) like broken ram slots, broken power buttons, broken fans etc
Hmmm. Maybe they were just treated roughly.
my uni wont sell them to students fucking jews i swear
That's pretty fucking stupid. Maybe there's another surplus store in your area, user.

Hudson Reed
Hudson Reed

it's not personal you fool

they'd just rather sell everything in bulk to one buyer instead of selling them piecemeal to students

Ian Watson
Ian Watson

Had these guys back in college

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Jack Gonzalez
Jack Gonzalez

It's obvious they took a page out of Apple's catalogue but it's a nice touch

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Luis Taylor
Luis Taylor

1000W
Hope you have that thing bolted down

Julian Stewart
Julian Stewart

Somewhat related; I really like the look of thin clients. There's just something about those little things that I really like, especially the ones with the little pcie slot. Yeah I know laptops are more practical and ITX pcs are more powerful but I'm still thinking of picking one up just to play around with.

Brody Sullivan
Brody Sullivan

Those things were everywhere from 2003 to 2010.

Noah Price
Noah Price

that pic
"""old""" optiplex
nah you mean pic related

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Nolan Hernandez
Nolan Hernandez

Boomer detected.

Connor Long
Connor Long

boomers at work still have only just decided to start getting rid of 780s

Zachary Hall
Zachary Hall

My uni just put em all out in the dumpster. I use them for makeshift shelving instead of cinder blocks. Of course they're p3/p4 like

Jaxon Thompson
Jaxon Thompson

yeah this is how it works
like 13-15 years ago i got like 20 gx 260 / gx 280 from a local school at an auction pretty cheap..
no hard drives in them but a lot of them had cpu/fans/mobo/ram/connectors/optical-drives/etc so i think it was worth it.
i sold most of the parts and used some for repairs and on occasion still use the case fans and the other few things that weren't propiretary dell garbage.
nowadays most companies just lease PCs or throw them away.
or even funnier, when a company my friend used to work at moved buildings, they just left a buch of them at the old one. didnt bother moving shit from the storage rooms lol.

Josiah Mitchell
Josiah Mitchell

based clampshell case poster
fuckin' dell man. glad shit has gotten better.

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Logan Cruz
Logan Cruz

nice, if you don't need an ssd, you don't need an ssd. Lucky it had a card in it already
yeah, totally. i would install a new ssd, but the hdds are still fine and i don't need the extra space, so no need to waste money on this.

Julian Brown
Julian Brown

Oh, Optiplex users of the world
Unite and take over
Optiplex users of the world
Hand it over
Hand it over
Hand it over
Learn to love me
And assemble the ways
Now, today, tomorrow, and always

Jaxson Foster
Jaxson Foster

I recently bought an Optiplex 990 MT, wasn't able to get one with i7 so i got a i5 instead. Does it make a lot of difference in these models?

Julian Powell
Julian Powell

God these sucked major ass

Daniel Barnes
Daniel Barnes

I have one and it's really solid. Really good temps too. Only issue is that I broke off the plastic/metal pci door/latch on the back so I hope it doesn't interfere with adding a GPU. The pci slot is fine though.

Elijah Ortiz
Elijah Ortiz

You may just be able to screw it in place. I believe there's a hole there that the latch would have fit into.

Just remember you need a low profile GPU for the SFF, if you have one. Nothing else will fit unless you keep the cover off of it.

Jonathan Thomas
Jonathan Thomas

What about these?

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Leo Cruz
Leo Cruz

Holy shit that was my first Desktop and left it to rot somewhere. I had no idea it was an Optiplex.

Adrian Jenkins
Adrian Jenkins

can you buy any of these enclosures, second hand.

planning to stick a r5 3600 into one and do a sleeper build.

Jackson Barnes
Jackson Barnes

For me, it's Fujitsu.

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Zachary Miller
Zachary Miller

Build a cluster, user

Jackson Roberts
Jackson Roberts

no. 4c4t

Brandon Powell
Brandon Powell

shopgoodwill.com/Item/71690740
shopgoodwill.com/Item/71749559
etc

Daniel Richardson
Daniel Richardson

the new precisions are honestly pretty fucking great boxes
wish i could nab one for a personal server

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Luke Adams
Luke Adams

I too love the Fujitsu paunch

Parker Miller
Parker Miller

TFW no Optiplex GF
IT HURTS

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Bentley Rodriguez
Bentley Rodriguez

Oh I have a tower so size is fine. I've used my PC without the pci cover and it works fine. It shouldn't be a problem fitting the card in without the black plastic cover on the back of the case. Ive seen modded cases with the entire GPU exposed.

Camden Parker
Camden Parker

when your eyes are drawn to the model number

Carter Adams
Carter Adams

lol

Hudson Turner
Hudson Turner

I'm running a very similar config. Though the case is not Dell, but a strangely similar looking one.
Nice monitor tho

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David Wright
David Wright

What case is that?

Joshua Nelson
Joshua Nelson

It's some OEM PC, says "Aquarius Pro P30 S67" on the sticker. Got it with Intel DQ67SW mobo. I wonder if it has very similar design to Dell's (grey mesh in front) because the case it made in same chinese sweatshop or something

Alexander White
Alexander White

A lot of vendors are starting to use slimline optical drives in their systems to free up 5.25'' bays.

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Nicholas Barnes
Nicholas Barnes

I'm starting a collection.
Only natural.

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Joseph Cox
Joseph Cox

fuck them big boxes, no longer needed, nuc's where it's at

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Alexander Powell
Alexander Powell

what's that 5.25" bay device for?

Brody Rogers
Brody Rogers

just buy a z workstation, poorfag

Asher Richardson
Asher Richardson

theres a strong desire in me to run a NUC cluster
I dont know why
I dont know what I would even use a cluster for
But I'm gonna do it one day

Christopher Gutierrez
Christopher Gutierrez

Looks like a USB audio box, two microphone inputs with gain knobs, headphone jacks, etc. Never seen one in a drive bay before so it took me a moment when I realized "are those XLR jacks on the front of a PC?"

Robert Parker
Robert Parker

Ummm, no, sweetie, no. Nothing beats the Optiplex. You would be slaying mad pussy if you owned one, but you don't so I can't even use the 'have sex' meme because it's just hopeless for you.

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Alexander Cook
Alexander Cook

lel, same here. Optiplex to me means pic-related

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Josiah Gutierrez
Josiah Gutierrez

I get the most nostalgia from the GX260. It's so quintessential.

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Blake Richardson
Blake Richardson

I currently own the larger version. I put in 512MB of pc133 and a 1ghz PIII. I have a 16GB IDE DOM SSD for it but haven't put anything on it yet.
Also put in a Radeon 9250 PCI graphics card in it. I had it running a lightweight linux distro for a while but the HDD that it was installed on is kill.
Prolly go with another Linux install or maybe win98 to play retro gaymes.

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Sebastian Myers
Sebastian Myers

We used to call those the used PC special, because there was a shop that sold used surplus business optiplex models of that same design for 50 USD. Not a big fan tbqh famalamadingdongdiddlydiasmcdidgeridoo

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Levi Thompson
Levi Thompson

stickers on computer
cringe

Dominic Smith
Dominic Smith

it isn't a full size tower. it's like a fat SFF. smaller footprint. only accommodates a half height pcie card and like two 3.5" drives.

Eli Miller
Eli Miller

They have propietary front I/O connectors.

Justin Miller
Justin Miller

They have proprietary front I/O connectors.
What's the work around for this?

Jonathan Johnson
Jonathan Johnson

The motherboards are full-size ATX, right?

Ayden Ross
Ayden Ross

I think its a cool sticker
Its a fucking hacking convention, that sticker belongs on a computer

Austin Smith
Austin Smith

Yes. I love them.

Julian Peterson
Julian Peterson

You can get one of these off ebay or craigslist for less than $100 (third or 4th gen i5/i7)

Drop a 1550 Ti in one and it's a pretty potent 1080p gaming machine

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Eli Jackson
Eli Jackson

Makes a great HTPC/TV setup too since it's roughly the size of an Xbox One

Andrew Clark
Andrew Clark

industrial-esque looking aesthetic
why is it so hard to find standard pc cases on the market that still have front facing usb ports and expansions slots like many office systems?
almost every case nowadays has some meme glass shit over the entire front and has skimped on usb ports and other features.
inb4 gaymen shit, buy an optiplex
well that's the problem, you can't exactly buy OEM cases by themselves and even if you could, they often don't support standard ATX form factors.

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Gavin Harris
Gavin Harris

Absolutely.

I use a Optiplex 7010 as my main desktop at work (provided by my job)

I also bought a Optiplex 9010 Small Form Factor, put an SSD in it, 16GB of RAM, and a GTX1050ti, put that in a Dell All-in-one stand with a 1080p monitor for a great portable gaming PC for around $300 (cheap used ebay prices on everything).

Christopher Jenkins
Christopher Jenkins

Google search.

In some forums you cand find threads of guys who have figured out what's the pinout for these mobos.

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