Bought an AT desktop case from eBay, which arrived today -
Had to do a bit of cleanup inside to remove some leftover battery leakage & other corrosion spots, some of the cleaning I've done can be seen in the 2nd pic. But otherwise it was in very good condition externally.
And the purpose of this new addition to my collection - to finally transfer my XT/8088 build into something more suitable and closer to it's era.
From this -
To this -
Still a work in progress though, only just finished putting everything together and haven't connected anything up yet - will do that tomorrow. The PSU that came with the case is going to be tested first before I put it anywhere near my motherboard. If it tests out ok, it can stay in there otherwise I'll reuse the PSU from the old case. I'm also going to replace the temporary card blanking plate with a proper black plastic one & print out a better looking fake IBM case badge, the one in the pic was just an example to make sure I had my measurements right.
Later this year I'll probably fill the blank space above the MFM HDD with a black 5.25 to 3.5 bracket & a black Gotek. I didn't like the idea of a vertically mounted Gotek, so the 3.5" floppy drive will stay as a placeholder/B: drive.
This case has a MHz display too, so I'll try and figure out how to set it to 4... or 5? 🤣
The previous tower case I'm going to use to rebuild a Super Socket 7 K6-2 PC that has been sitting in parts awaiting a case for a few years. Might even convert the tower case back to ATX, as it's currently modified to use an AT-style power switch (with ATX PSU with AT adapter) and the SS7 board can use either AT or ATX so seems senseless to stick with AT.