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Does anyone recognize this case?

Postby tizzdizz » 2019-1-12 @ 00:29

I finally found a picture of the case I had for a K5/133 computer I received as a 16th Birthday present. My case was a bit shorter, but same everything else. I have been looking for an example of this for a long time. Does anyone know the manufacturer, or better yet, does anyone have one they'd part with?

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Re: Does anyone recognize this case?

Postby Ozzuneoj » 2019-1-12 @ 02:44

I have one exactly like the one in your picture. It is currently holding a complete working system (GA-586HX, Pentium MMX, S3 Virge, CT2940... nice system!) and was given to me this way a while back. I've been intending to use it to house a 486 of some kind since it is the only case I have that has a turbo display. I've looked all over it and I can't find a brand name. Mine has an "ATS COMPUTER" badge on the front. I'll let you know if I find any other markings on it.
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Re: Does anyone recognize this case?

Postby SSTV2 » 2019-1-12 @ 02:51

Never seen before a tower version of this case. It has no visible manufacturer identification imprint on the outside or the inside, except for the PC assembler badge, it's probably a cheap no-brand case. I'll give it a better look tomorrow.
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Re: Does anyone recognize this case?

Postby SW-SSG » 2019-1-12 @ 02:56

Used to have one of these; same basic front-panel design and triple 5.25" bays, but shorter and waaaay less yellowed. Don't remember seeing anything pointing to the manufacturer anywhere on it.
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Re: Does anyone recognize this case?

Postby emosun » 2019-1-12 @ 03:41

i think i have one from the same company but its a desktop but the buttons are the same
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Re: Does anyone recognize this case?

Postby tizzdizz » 2019-1-12 @ 04:17

Oh good to know that these are out there. Am I crazy for wanting a crappy no name old case? Thanks for the pics.
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Re: Does anyone recognize this case?

Postby SirNickity » 2019-1-12 @ 07:16

Nope! I'm the same way. This one is my grail...

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Ridiculous no-name case made of Chinese death metal. And I love it so much. :lol: *^_^* Can't wait to find one.
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Re: Does anyone recognize this case?

Postby BeginnerGuy » 2019-1-12 @ 07:19

I too want the case back from my first big PC experience. It's not unusual.
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Re: Does anyone recognize this case?

Postby Ozzuneoj » 2019-1-12 @ 09:49

I always keep my eyes open for the case I used for the first PC I built myself in 2000. I've seen lots of cases with a similar style but none exactly like it so I don't even have pictures. It was a basic beige case with a basic looking bezel but the bezel had a two tone blue/teal stripe that ran across the bottom and up one side.
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Re: Does anyone recognize this case?

Postby SSTV2 » 2019-1-12 @ 13:13

I guess you are after the midi-tower version, but the mini-tower, in fact, has its front panel model written on the inside. The metal case itself is generic, I think you could just mount front panel on any other generic midi-tower AT case, if you happened to find it. Good luck!

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Re: Does anyone recognize this case?

Postby tizzdizz » 2019-1-13 @ 04:27

Thanks a lot for the pictures guys. I actually had the minitower that you've pictured. Sounds like maybe that was a bit more common. I would be willing to trade a system for one if anyone was ever interested. But at least now I have reference material! It was a pretty awesome 16th birthday gift. It was an AMD K5 133 with 16 megs of ram, a 1 meg video card, and a I think it had a 28.8 modem, off-brand sound card. Sure beat the snot out of my brother's 486-66. I couldn't believe how fast it would display my files when I'd hit dir in DOS.
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Re: Does anyone recognize this case?

Postby jdgabard » 2019-1-13 @ 14:50

I have the same desires. I currently have a case nearly identical to the one I had with my K6-2 build when I was a teen. I bought it new in the box, and even ordered a spare. Always wanted a Baby-AT case, because I haven’t had one since the early 90s. Sadly, few and far between in my area of the US.
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