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Another IBM NetVista sleeper

#1 Post by oeuvre » Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:11 pm

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Lenovo ThinkCentre M92p guts in an IBM NetVista M41 case
280W Lenovo 80+ power supply
Lenovo M92p motherboard
Intel Core i7 3770 3.4GHz quad core processor
16GB DDR3 PC3-12800U RAM (4x4GB)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 1GB PCIe video card
DVDRW drive
640GB Western Digital 7200RPM hard drive
180GB Intel 520 SSD
Windows XP + Windows 7 64 dual boot
Floppy drive installed, not connected
HDMI
DVI
VGA
Audio in/out jacks
Serial port
Ethernet
2xUSB 2.0 ports rear
2xUSB 2.0 ports front
4xUSB 3.0 ports rear

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Metal part of case has been spraypainted with black Rustoleum appliance epoxy

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Side of the case

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Other side with original XP sticker

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Original IBM model + serial # sticker

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The rear, jerryrigged the rear fan and power supply in there... spare PCI brackets, zipties, some old motherboard standoffs and VGA fasteners did the job.

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Front

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The original guts, all filthy and disgusting. 2.0 GHz Pentium 4 with 1GB RAM

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Overview of all the guts

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I used some male to female Arduino pins to reroute the original NetVista power switch and LEDs to the motherboard.

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Another shot... the SSD is chilling in a spare bay underneath the optical drive.

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BIOS screen

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System summary

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Windows 7 desktop

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Specs

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Windows XP desktop

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Access IBM + specs

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Programs galore

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All fired up and running! Temperatures are fine, idles in the low-mid 30s and under Prime95 stress test, high 60s/low 70s. These cases are built very well and are TANKS! Also pretty easy to work with.
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Re: Another IBM NetVista sleeper

#2 Post by dr_st » Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:51 pm

You have been making so many 'sleeper' builds that I had to go look up the term to figure out what you mean by it. At first I thought it was just a term for a horizontal (rather than tower) case, but it turned out I had been wrong.

I can see why people love the classic start menu from your picture... Actually, I can see why people would hate it too.

Gah! I can't believe you're cross-posting!!! That's forbidden and they should lock your threads on both message boards. :lol:

Enjoy the PC. :thumbs-UP:
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Re: Another IBM NetVista sleeper

#3 Post by oeuvre » Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:51 pm

The sleeper term comes from the automotive community... eg. someone putting a V8 in a 90s Toyota Camry or something along those lines. Something that's not what you expect it at all.
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Re: Another IBM NetVista sleeper

#4 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:36 pm

oeuvre wrote:
Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:51 pm
The sleeper term comes from the automotive community... eg. someone putting a V8 in a 90s Toyota Camry or something along those lines. Something that's not what you expect it at all.
Heh...I like sleepers. The element of surprise has more "kick" than just speed or torque.

You better have some kind of sleeper car to go with all these NetVista machines :D
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The efficiency of two screens equally sized with equal numbers if pixels are equal. The time spent by a 4:3 user complaining about 16:9 is proportional to the inefficiency working with a 16:9 display, therefore the amount of useful work extracted is equal.

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Re: Another IBM NetVista sleeper

#5 Post by oeuvre » Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:08 pm

Nah, just a current- gen F150. Noticed you're also from Lawn Guyland!
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Re: Another IBM NetVista sleeper

#6 Post by RealBlackStuff » Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:00 am

Back in 1989/90 I had such a Toyota Camry.
It had the standard 2.5 liter V6 and on the German AUtobahn it would easily do 250 KMH (= 155 MPH).
Faster than most cars of those days (and they also had a lot less traffic then!).

My one and only 'sleeper' was an RWD Hillman Imp Coupe (better known in USA as Sunbeam Californian)) with the reverse-mounted engine of an FWD Oldsmobile Toronado in the back.
The original engine was a tiny 4-cyl. 875 cc (53.3 cu in).
The replacement was a humongous V8 7.0 ltr. (425 cu in).
During one of my many house and country moves, the pictures I had got lost. Real shame!


PLEASE NOTE: IN ORDER NOT TO INTERFERE WITH THIS TOPIC, I SPLIT THE "CAR" POSTS OFF TO:
Sleeper: Hillman Imp with Oldsmobile Toronado Engine

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Re: Another IBM NetVista sleeper

#7 Post by oeuvre » Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:47 am

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Added a 128GB SSD to it and put macOS High Sierra 10.13.6... runs perfectly!

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Desktop

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Specs

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Programs

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Wallpaper
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Re: Another IBM NetVista sleeper

#8 Post by tfa » Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:38 am

looks nice, 'Rustoleum appliance epoxy' is this a paint to simulate IBM's raven black coating or?

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Re: Another IBM NetVista sleeper

#9 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Fri Mar 08, 2019 11:27 am

tfa wrote:
Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:38 am
IBM's raven black coating
What is IBM raven black?
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Re: Another IBM NetVista sleeper

#10 Post by oeuvre » Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:49 am

I forget how close it is to the original color but IIRC it was a pretty close match. Holds up quite well too.
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Re: Another IBM NetVista sleeper

#11 Post by tfa » Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:46 am

Thinkpad4by3 wrote:
Fri Mar 08, 2019 11:27 am
tfa wrote:
Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:38 am
IBM's raven black coating
What is IBM raven black?
the black color coating IBM used in most of their ThinkPad lids and casing way back...

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