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Reply 100 of 182, by appiah4

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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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Reply 101 of 182, by badmojo

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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 😈 )

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Reply 102 of 182, by appiah4

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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 😈 )

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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Reply 104 of 182, by PixelPolish

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Don't have anything as classic as some of the cases here, but eh, it works for a "turn of the millennium" 3dfx machine 😀

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Reply 105 of 182, by xjas

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^^ 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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Reply 106 of 182, by emosun

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my collection of japanese cases from the 90s

Are those really from Japan? I think they look neat 😁

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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Reply 107 of 182, by gdjacobs

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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 😈 )

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

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Reply 108 of 182, by treeman

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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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Reply 110 of 182, by treeman

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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

Reply 112 of 182, by wiretap

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emosun wrote:
yes they are made in korea or sometimes china but were very common in japan at the time and were sold in computer shops. […]
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Tetrium wrote:
emosun wrote:

my collection of japanese cases from the 90s

Are those really from Japan? I think they look neat 😁

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. 😵

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Reply 113 of 182, by Windows9566

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emosun wrote:
yes they are made in korea or sometimes china but were very common in japan at the time and were sold in computer shops. […]
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Tetrium wrote:
emosun wrote:

my collection of japanese cases from the 90s

Are those really from Japan? I think they look neat 😁

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

Reply 114 of 182, by Windows9566

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emosun wrote:
yes they are made in korea or sometimes china but were very common in japan at the time and were sold in computer shops. […]
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Tetrium wrote:
emosun wrote:

my collection of japanese cases from the 90s

Are those really from Japan? I think they look neat 😁

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

Reply 115 of 182, by detritus olentus

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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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Reply 116 of 182, by Intel486dx33

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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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Reply 117 of 182, by emosun

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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

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

yes i usually pay a pretty penny when they come up

Reply 119 of 182, by gdjacobs

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

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