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Re: Show us your retro computer cases

Postby appiah4 » 2019-1-24 @ 05:02

Does it have any FSB selection headers? You could wire the Turbo button to that and switch between 66Mhz and say 50MHz, that would let you slow it down from 233MHz to 175MHz, which considering the FSB difference would probably feel more like 133MHz to 150MHz..
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Re: Show us your retro computer cases

Postby badmojo » 2019-1-24 @ 11:00

appiah4 wrote:Does it have any FSB selection headers? You could wire the Turbo button to that and switch between 66Mhz and say 50MHz, that would let you slow it down from 233MHz to 175MHz, which considering the FSB difference would probably feel more like 133MHz to 150MHz..


Yes it does but would that sort of slowdown be useful for anything? (other than nerdy satisfaction that is :evil: )
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Re: Show us your retro computer cases

Postby appiah4 » 2019-1-24 @ 11:29

badmojo wrote:
appiah4 wrote:Does it have any FSB selection headers? You could wire the Turbo button to that and switch between 66Mhz and say 50MHz, that would let you slow it down from 233MHz to 175MHz, which considering the FSB difference would probably feel more like 133MHz to 150MHz..


Yes it does but would that sort of slowdown be useful for anything? (other than nerdy satisfaction that is :evil: )


Well, yeah, if you also manipulate L2 via BIOS and L1 via setmul you will have a much wider range of synthetic CPU speed options.
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Re: Show us your retro computer cases

Postby SirNickity » 2019-1-24 @ 18:37

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Yes. My favorite cases are still yellowed, though.
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Re: Show us your retro computer cases

Postby PixelPolish » 2019-1-24 @ 23:14

Don't have anything as classic as some of the cases here, but eh, it works for a "turn of the millennium" 3dfx machine :happy:
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Re: Show us your retro computer cases

Postby xjas » 2019-1-24 @ 23:18

^^ that's actually pretty neat, but it would look better with flat 5.25" panel covers IMHO. Not bad at all for an artefact of the "let's all copy the PowerMac G4" era though.
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Re: Show us your retro computer cases

Postby emosun » 2019-1-24 @ 23:31

Tetrium wrote:
emosun wrote:my collection of japanese cases from the 90s

Are those really from Japan? I think they look neat :D


yes they are made in korea or sometimes china but were very common in japan at the time and were sold in computer shops.

they were also sold in some magazines in the US but they are very rare here these days to find one in good shape or new condition.

they originally had the option for matching cd drives and matching drive caddies too
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Re: Show us your retro computer cases

Postby gdjacobs » 2019-1-25 @ 00:44

badmojo wrote:
appiah4 wrote:Does it have any FSB selection headers? You could wire the Turbo button to that and switch between 66Mhz and say 50MHz, that would let you slow it down from 233MHz to 175MHz, which considering the FSB difference would probably feel more like 133MHz to 150MHz..


Yes it does but would that sort of slowdown be useful for anything? (other than nerdy satisfaction that is :evil: )


Yes, very useful. FSB manipulation gives you much better tuning for speed sensitive games.

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Re: Show us your retro computer cases

Postby treeman » 2019-1-25 @ 03:30

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I got the same case, yours seems in better condition. Mine is set on 160/30 led running a amd133@160. I'm guessing yours is a pentium 166. Originally mine was a pentium 75 that lived in it

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Re: Show us your retro computer cases

Postby gdjacobs » 2019-1-25 @ 04:38

Dual floppies? What goes on here?
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Re: Show us your retro computer cases

Postby treeman » 2019-1-25 @ 04:40

haha yeah kind of, the bottom one is a ide - > cf card reader hidden behind a floppy face, I need to put in a eject button because the hole stands out
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Re: Show us your retro computer cases

Postby gdjacobs » 2019-1-25 @ 07:58

Aha, so you're THAT guy!
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Re: Show us your retro computer cases

Postby wiretap » 2019-1-25 @ 10:29

emosun wrote:
Tetrium wrote:
emosun wrote:my collection of japanese cases from the 90s

Are those really from Japan? I think they look neat :D


yes they are made in korea or sometimes china but were very common in japan at the time and were sold in computer shops.

they were also sold in some magazines in the US but they are very rare here these days to find one in good shape or new condition.

they originally had the option for matching cd drives and matching drive caddies too

I saw one of those in teal/aqua on ebay about 6 months ago.. kicking myself for not picking it up. :dead:
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Re: Show us your retro computer cases

Postby Windows9566 » 2019-1-26 @ 04:05

emosun wrote:
Tetrium wrote:
emosun wrote:my collection of japanese cases from the 90s

Are those really from Japan? I think they look neat :D


yes they are made in korea or sometimes china but were very common in japan at the time and were sold in computer shops.

they were also sold in some magazines in the US but they are very rare here these days to find one in good shape or new condition.

they originally had the option for matching cd drives and matching drive caddies too


those cases make me think of the iMac G3 or the Power Mac G3 B/W by the appearance
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Re: Show us your retro computer cases

Postby Windows9566 » 2019-1-26 @ 04:15

emosun wrote:
Tetrium wrote:
emosun wrote:my collection of japanese cases from the 90s

Are those really from Japan? I think they look neat :D


yes they are made in korea or sometimes china but were very common in japan at the time and were sold in computer shops.

they were also sold in some magazines in the US but they are very rare here these days to find one in good shape or new condition.

they originally had the option for matching cd drives and matching drive caddies too


a youtuber called Luke Junker had a similar case to one of those on that picture as seen on one of his videos https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPnHSwFXmxI
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Re: Show us your retro computer cases

Postby detritus olentus » 2019-1-26 @ 06:41

This once housed a 775i65g build but when I'm done with school I intend to put a sleeper gaming build in it. So far dismantled the whole thing, added front and rear 120mm fans, sprayed matte black, and reassembled.

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Re: Show us your retro computer cases

Postby Intel486dx33 » 2019-1-26 @ 07:22

AMD 5x86@133mhz. I did have it running at 166mhz but I but it back down to 133mhz until I get a good CPU cooler.
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Re: Show us your retro computer cases

Postby emosun » 2019-1-26 @ 20:38

Windows9566 wrote:a youtuber called Luke Junker had a similar case to one of those on that picture as seen on one of his videos https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPnHSwFXmxI


thats cool , i'd sure like to buy it but sounds like it's a sentimental machine

wiretap wrote:I saw one of those in teal/aqua on ebay about 6 months ago.. kicking myself for not picking it up. :dead:


yes i usually pay a pretty penny when they come up
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Re: Show us your retro computer cases

Postby Bancho » 2019-1-28 @ 13:17

This is my most retro case and houses my Pentium MMX. Funtional Turbo button on the GA-586HX board :happy: Case is a bit flimsy but does the job.

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Re: Show us your retro computer cases

Postby gdjacobs » 2019-1-28 @ 14:13

Bancho wrote:This is my most retro case and houses my Pentium MMX. Funtional Turbo button on the GA-586HX board :happy: Case is a bit flimsy but does the job.

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Pentium MMX support, functional turbo, best retro motherboard?
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