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Do you know this old cases model or brand?

Postby SieBoi » 2019-1-15 @ 18:42

I saw this bad boy on internet and its awfully similar to my first pc, can you help me identify it?
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Re: Do you know this old cases model or brand?

Postby oeuvre » 2019-1-17 @ 14:19

looks like a generic/custom build with a Gigabyte P4 Titan 533 of some sort.
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Re: Do you know this old cases model or brand?

Postby SieBoi » 2019-1-17 @ 14:37

oeuvre wrote:looks like a generic/custom build with a Gigabyte P4 Titan 533 of some sort.

Any idea on brand of the generic case?
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Re: Do you know this old cases model or brand?

Postby JidaiGeki » 2019-1-17 @ 15:29

SieBoi wrote:
oeuvre wrote:looks like a generic/custom build with a Gigabyte P4 Titan 533 of some sort.

Any idea on brand of the generic case?


Generic means it has no brand, it was likely just pumped out of a factory in China/Taiwan, and not sold under an established brand like Thermaltake, Cooler Master, etc. The basic metal chassis might be the same as some other cases, with just a different plastic front plate/fascia added to the front, meaning it would be near impossible to track down a brand or model number. Your best bet is to just keep looking at eBay and classifieds listings to hopefully find what you're looking for.
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Re: Do you know this old cases model or brand?

Postby SieBoi » 2019-1-17 @ 19:00

I see.. Thank you.
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Re: Do you know this old cases model or brand?

Postby emosun » 2019-1-18 @ 02:24

I knew it right away

it's a variant of a foxconn case sold in the pentium 4 era. it's shares some plastic with their cases
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Re: Do you know this old cases model or brand?

Postby SieBoi » 2019-1-18 @ 15:09

OMG thank you! I couldn't find my thing but i found this:
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Close but no cigar.

Do you know any old catalog archive that i may find my model?
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Re: Do you know this old cases model or brand?

Postby PcBytes » 2019-1-18 @ 16:53

SieBoi wrote:OMG thank you! I couldn't find my thing but i found this:
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Close but no cigar.

Do you know any old catalog archive that i may find my model?

Try and remove the front panel and post whatever markings you find on it here. I might be able to find it for you.
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Re: Do you know this old cases model or brand?

Postby SieBoi » 2019-1-18 @ 20:35

Thats a picture i found on the internet, i don't own the case, sadly.
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Re: Do you know this old cases model or brand?

Postby SieBoi » 2019-2-10 @ 10:44

Sooo... Umm... Im still looking for the case fyi.
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Re: Do you know this old cases model or brand?

Postby Nprod » 2019-2-10 @ 11:06

You know, this might make a good "lost and found" thread - there are many people here who had very generic beige cases in their first PCs and are looking to find them again. I have a PIII-era junk case that is somewhat similar to these, but the reset button is part of the "circle" and it's one of those where ATX power supply is positioned poorly, at 90 degrees right over the CPU heatsink.

UPDATE: Took a quick photo of the case and it's not as similar as i remember:

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Re: Do you know this old cases model or brand?

Postby Thermalwrong » 2019-2-10 @ 13:46

Here's where your last picture came from: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product. ... 6811154026 which has some other pictures of the same case, but it's not the same metal case, just the same front panel - notice that it's really cheap steel?
Your case is nicer quality, but with poorer ventilation (60mm fan), which suggests its more from the 2000-2003 time period. The lack of front audio and USB also suggests it's pretty old.

I wonder if the Foxconn case was made by Foxconn, but they'd purchased the tooling / mould to make that front panel, from another company?
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Re: Do you know this old cases model or brand?

Postby SieBoi » 2019-2-10 @ 20:54

Nprod wrote:You know, this might make a good "lost and found" thread - there are many people here who had very generic beige cases in their first PCs and are looking to find them again.


Im fine if any admin wants to change this topics name and make it into a more publicly used topic.

Thermalwrong wrote:Here's where your last picture came from: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product. ... 6811154026 which has some other pictures of the same case, but it's not the same metal case, just the same front panel - notice that it's really cheap steel?
Your case is nicer quality, but with poorer ventilation (60mm fan), which suggests its more from the 2000-2003 time period. The lack of front audio and USB also suggests it's pretty old.

I wonder if the Foxconn case was made by Foxconn, but they'd purchased the tooling / mould to make that front panel, from another company?


My actual computer was actually wasn't the computer i showed in the first pictures of the topic, even thats a newer version of mine. My case was probably made in 1996-1998 thats why i was hoping these computers where kind of a series of foxconn however i don't know any place that i can look up for foxconn computers.
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Re: Do you know this old cases model or brand?

Postby user33331 » 2019-2-11 @ 10:04

I bought that beige/clear grey PC case brand new around 2001-2003 or so...
- It was the cheapest one at the time. I think it was around 20-30 euros.
- There were other colors available.
- I spray painted it black 2005-2006 and added a PVC-window to it.
It turned horrible and then threw it to garbage pin.
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