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HI all I came across a dell optiplex 780 mini tower last week for $50 with the q45 express chipset and the LGA 775 I'm am wanting to mod/upgrade it in anyway to make it perform better and look better.

also I need ideas for case mods for the same computer and any other mods that I can do to it.

I all ready own a really nice gaming pc but would be nice if I could do a little gaming but not necessary

Any mods to this system or ideas will be appreciated

Any input is helpful

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In reply to: Dell OPTIPLEX 780

GEt most bank for your time and effort. Also won't need to go searching for driver files, it's probably already in the Linux kernel. Ubuntu, Mint, Zorin are favorites.

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??? I dont know what that means.

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that's an old computer

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Probably from XP days. Maybe can run W7 on it. Preferable is one of the newer Linux operating systems like Ubuntu, Mint, or Zorin. Visit Youtube and search reviews on all those. You may be surprised.

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Did that machine come with an OS?
Does the machine power up?
Does it boot?

Visit the dell site and enter the service tag number.
See what it has to say about what parts and OS came stock with the machine.

Take the side panel off and take an inventory of what's in that machine so that you can plan upgrades.
While your in there give the innards a good cleaning.

See if you can buy the recovery media.

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