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Re: Show us your retro computer cases

Postby PhilsComputerLab » 2015-9-12 @ 22:24

RacoonRider, very nice!

It looks like the standoff just resting on the bottom of the case.

These two switches you installed, are they for controlling the FSB or some other aspect of the machine?
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Re: Show us your retro computer cases

Postby seob » 2015-9-12 @ 22:25

Looks like the standoff is just resting on the bottem to me. O, phil beat me on that.
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Re: Show us your retro computer cases

Postby 386_junkie » 2015-9-13 @ 03:03

I'm liking these 3 digit display cases, I think I have seen up to a 133MHz before... but never 550MHz!... Talk about "keeping the dream alive". :D

Curious Racoonrider as to what those two blue buttons do on the front of your case. What do they control?
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Re: Show us your retro computer cases

Postby RacoonRider » 2015-9-13 @ 05:03

The blue buttons set FSB, the keylock is also functional and sets multi :)

And no, I did not drill anything, the standoffs are just screws found in VGA, COM, LPT, GAME headers fixed together in pairs.

The slot fan is drawing air from the case and helping Mystique be fine with 50MHz FSB. This is due to reversed PSU fan:
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By the way, here's the floppy drive. I don't use it for file transfer anyway, only for maintenance.
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Re: Show us your retro computer cases

Postby seob » 2015-9-13 @ 06:51

nice, would be great if you made the floppypanel pivot.
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Re: Show us your retro computer cases

Postby RacoonRider » 2015-9-13 @ 11:48

seob wrote:nice, would be great if you made the floppypanel pivot.


What do you mean?..
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Re: Show us your retro computer cases

Postby PhilsComputerLab » 2015-9-13 @ 11:50

These 5.25" to 3.5" bay adapters are also an option. Very nifty using the lock as another switch :)
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Re: Show us your retro computer cases

Postby RacoonRider » 2015-9-13 @ 11:54

philscomputerlab wrote:These 5.25" to 3.5" bay adapters are also an option. Very nifty using the lock as another switch :)


Nooo, I have one, those things are plain ugly :) I just don't see why I need a floppy drive except to install DOS.
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Re: Show us your retro computer cases

Postby seob » 2015-9-13 @ 12:24

RacoonRider wrote:
seob wrote:nice, would be great if you made the floppypanel pivot.


What do you mean?..

Something like this, so you don't have to push the bezel out.
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Re: Show us your retro computer cases

Postby seob » 2015-9-13 @ 16:20

So here are my cases
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P133 32mb ram arklogic 2000 sb awe32 and gus max cdrom zip floppy and 1.2gb hdd
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P166 48mb ram daimond stealth 64 4mb als100 soundcard cdrom and floppydrive nohdd yet.
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PII 350 128mb ram matrox g200 agp voodoo2 12mb sli sb live cdrom floppy 8gb hdd
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P233 mmx 32mb ram video?? Sb vibra cdrom floppy hdd??
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Re: Show us your retro computer cases

Postby Liz1701 » 2015-9-16 @ 14:28

Here is my 486 Dx4 100. AMD. Just finished asembling it!
MB=PcChips m912 v1.7
Ram=64MB
SB16
I managed to make an 80GB drive work at full size!
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Re: Show us your retro computer cases

Postby RacoonRider » 2015-9-17 @ 04:13

Liz1701 wrote:Here is my 486 Dx4 100. AMD. Just finished asembling it!
MB=PcChips m912 v1.7
Ram=64MB
SB16
I managed to make an 80GB drive work at full size!


That is one sexy case, just look at those angles! Do I see a 5 inch speaker set?
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Re: Show us your retro computer cases

Postby Caluser2000 » 2015-9-17 @ 06:19

Ok some more of my systems.
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DECpc Lpv+ 486DX2/66 OS/2 v3 box

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386DX25 system Has a sliding cover to hide the cdrom and 5.25" fdd.

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Compaq and Acer 486s A few Acorn Risc PCs lurking under the sheets to the left. MAC SE30 on top.

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XT Turbo Clone with EGA monitor

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Old "Lab" set up with Mr Who supervising as usual.
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Re: Show us your retro computer cases

Postby Caluser2000 » 2015-9-18 @ 05:48

Some stuff in the shed:

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Re: Show us your retro computer cases

Postby Liz1701 » 2015-10-17 @ 02:59

RacoonRider wrote:
Liz1701 wrote:Here is my 486 Dx4 100. AMD. Just finished asembling it!
MB=PcChips m912 v1.7
Ram=64MB
SB16
I managed to make an 80GB drive work at full size!


That is one sexy case, just look at those angles! Do I see a 5 inch speaker set?


I found that 5 1/4 speaker laying around and thought it'd look neat in there.
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Re: Show us your retro computer cases

Postby Liz1701 » 2015-10-17 @ 03:26

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486 Dx2 Server


Some more of my Vintage collection I just grabbed from a friends. Though that 486 Server I just grabbed for practically nothing :) Installed a CD-Rom and AWE64, threw on some games, runs great. 520MB HDD, 16MB Ram.

That Tandy is great for old Tandy Sound games! a 286 I just upgraded with a 287 a friend had found and gave me for my collection. Looking at installing an 8bit ISA SCSI card laying around once I find a drive and cable. Only has a 25MB HDD
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Re: Show us your retro computer cases

Postby retrofanatic » 2015-10-17 @ 05:30

seob wrote:So here are my cases
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Wow. Halfway across the world in North America I found your doppelganger. Lol

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Looking at this thread today i recognized this case right away. I just did a retrobright treatment to mine. I really love this case for such a generic AT jobber. Sorry about the crappy photo btw.

I think the cases are exactly the same except that mine has the extra 5.25 bay.
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Re: Show us your retro computer cases

Postby King_Corduroy » 2015-10-17 @ 15:39

Caluser2000 wrote:Some stuff in the shed:

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What camera are you using? These photo's look like they were actually taken in the 90's lol
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Re: Show us your retro computer cases

Postby TELEPACMAN » 2015-10-17 @ 17:25

y2k se wrote:InWin A500.

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Hey, have one of those! Above the average wouldn't you say? The sliding motherboard tray!
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Re: Show us your retro computer cases

Postby Mr_ppp » 2015-10-17 @ 17:29

Few recent acquisitions :-)


First is a lovely little desktop NOS At case which currently holds a Cyrix m2 300 chip but once my 486 board arrives I will be swapping it out to another case

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This is a case I won off ebay recently with included pentium 166 cpu and board

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I got a batch of unused NOS At cases last week so a few below. Both have bags inside containing the extra bits so the case missing the drive bay covers was shipped with them inside :-)

I have a couple more that are yet to be unboxed!


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