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Reply 40 of 182, by PhilsComputerLab

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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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Reply 42 of 182, by 386_junkie

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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". 😁

Curious Racoonrider as to what those two blue buttons do on the front of your case. What do they control?

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Reply 43 of 182, by RacoonRider

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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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Reply 46 of 182, by PhilsComputerLab

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

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Reply 47 of 182, by RacoonRider

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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.

Reply 48 of 182, by seob

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RacoonRider wrote:
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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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Reply 49 of 182, by seob

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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??

Reply 50 of 182, by Liz1701

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Here is my 486 Dx4 100. AMD. Just finished asembling it!
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I managed to make an 80GB drive work at full size!

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Reply 51 of 182, by RacoonRider

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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?

Reply 52 of 182, by Caluser2000

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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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Reply 53 of 182, by Caluser2000

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Some stuff in the shed:

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Reply 54 of 182, by Liz1701

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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.

Reply 55 of 182, by Liz1701

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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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Reply 56 of 182, by retrofanatic

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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.

Reply 57 of 182, by King_Corduroy

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What camera are you using? These photo's look like they were actually taken in the 90's 🤣

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Reply 59 of 182, by Mr_ppp

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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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