Reply 47080 of 47936, by Repo Man11
This must have been a real bargain basement machine. This is one of the lightest, cheapest cases I've ever seen. It had an ECS P4VXASD2+, a 1.7 GHz Celeron, it can take either DDR or SDR but the jumpers were set for SDR; the hard drive was long gone, but it was likely very low end and slow. The guy I bought it from said that he had intended to use it to build a modern machine in an old case, but he never got around to it. When I tested it out (I immediately replaced the Celeron with a 2.4 512/533 P4) I was surprised to find out that the similar PCChips 930LMR I have (SiS 645) was significantly faster in both hard drive speed as measured with ATTO, and memory bandwidth as measured with Sandra.
Due to the very thin steel, the case is nice and light! When I hit the eject button on the CDROM I noticed that it flexed, and I immediately knew that it only had screws on one side. So I decided to remove the right side panel to put screws in the other side, but only the left side panel is removable; you cannot put screws on the right hand side!
The left side panel is latched in place by rotating the large knob, I've never seen another case with this feature. The power supply was a Powerlink "300 watt" but the cheapest case ever got the cheapest power supply ever - it weighs just over a pound. Like the Celeron, I didn't bother and just replaced it with something much less bad.
"A lot of times when you first start out on a project you think, This is never going to be finished. But then it is, and you think, Wow, it wasn't even worth it." - Jack Handey