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Reply 201 of 209, by Trekkie4

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It's been a while since I've checked Vogons, guess I should stop by more often... 😀

Some of you may have seen this on another forum, but I'm actually in the process of rebuilding my old computer case, restoring all the original components (what's left of them) back into the original & period correct case from 1998. This process took me around 15 years ... give it or take it - the whole story began in 2006, but the actual search for replacement case started in 2007.

But rest assured, I'm not here to bore you with all the personal nostalgia 😉 What I'm actually hoping for is that someone around here may FINALLY recognize this case, brand & model. Because here's the thing, I have absolutely no idea who made it, and what's it called - I simply call it the "Adison Tower".
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Reply 202 of 209, by PTherapist

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This one I added to my collection only a few months back:
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It's normally home to my IBM 5160 build, hence the fake stuck on IBM logo I attached. 🤣

If I can ever find another suitable AT case for the XT motherboard, I'll probably reuse this case for my Turbo XT clone instead and actually make proper use of the Turbo button. The Turbo button changes the display between 4 & 1 - haven't figured out how to make it do 4 & 10 to suit the Turbo XT haha.

Another AT case I own, please excuse the sorry looking state - it's an old pic before cleaning, as I couldn't find a more recent pic. The top of the case does still need repainting though, but the case is otherwise fully functional and I've owned it for about 22 years:
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This case is currently home to my 286 12MHz build. It's had 386DX, Pentium & K6-2 builds in this case over the years and continues to serve me very well.

Reply 203 of 209, by NScaleTransitModels

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DTK "TECH-1230", currently a 386DX-40 build: 20mb ram, Cirrus GD5429 1mb, Opti sound card. Originally had a socket 3 board, but wouldn't boot with a dead Dallas chip (any of yall who's had a Dallas chip soldered to the mobo... I feel your pain 😤)

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Dell 486P/33, early 486DX-33 pizza box from 1991: 16mb ram, WD90C30-LR w/ 1mb upgrade and Sierra hi-color DAC. Still awaiting a sound card and SD-IDE adapter. Bought for parts and blew a tantalum off the bat, but everything still seems to work

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Micron 486DX2-66 PCI, infamous Micronics M4PI motherboard that's horribly slow w/ a DX4 and won't take 5x86's. The good thing is that this is a standard AT case disguised as an OEM case, so I'll probably use it for a 5x86 build once I find a suitable motherboard

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Reply 204 of 209, by Cueball

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Bancho wrote on 2019-01-28, 13:17:
This is my most retro case and houses my Pentium MMX. Funtional Turbo button on the GA-586HX board :happy: Case is a bit flimsy […]
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This is my most retro case and houses my Pentium MMX. Funtional Turbo button on the GA-586HX board 😀 Case is a bit flimsy but does the job.

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Hey. I used to have this exact case back in the 90s. Don't suppose you have any details on the case at all? Would love to get another one of these. Loved how the LED's were in the slots!

Reply 205 of 209, by Murugan

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My last one:

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My retro collection: too much...

Reply 206 of 209, by Bancho

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Cueball wrote on 2021-01-29, 06:34:

Hey. I used to have this exact case back in the 90s. Don't suppose you have any details on the case at all? Would love to get another one of these. Loved how the LED's were in the slots!

I don't really have any details about who manufactured it unfortunately. I bought it off ebay as new in box. Its good case but a little flimsy. I have seen this style with different chassis types though and also in the amiga scene. Funnily enough I actually pulled the machine our of storage tonight to have a play with it!

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Reply 207 of 209, by HanJammer

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Bancho wrote on 2021-01-29, 23:04:
I don't really have any details about who manufactured it unfortunately. I bought it off ebay as new in box. Its good case but a […]
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Cueball wrote on 2021-01-29, 06:34:

Hey. I used to have this exact case back in the 90s. Don't suppose you have any details on the case at all? Would love to get another one of these. Loved how the LED's were in the slots!

I don't really have any details about who manufactured it unfortunately. I bought it off ebay as new in box. Its good case but a little flimsy. I have seen this style with different chassis types though and also in the amiga scene. Funnily enough I actually pulled the machine our of storage tonight to have a play with it!

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Yes, pretty popular case with a very similar design to Elbox cases for Amiga like you said.

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Check out my AmiBay and eBay for ISA and PCI card, 286/386/486 Pentium motherboards and more.

Reply 208 of 209, by Corvair

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Bancho wrote on 2021-01-29, 23:04:
I don't really have any details about who manufactured it unfortunately. I bought it off ebay as new in box. Its good case but a […]
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Cueball wrote on 2021-01-29, 06:34:

Hey. I used to have this exact case back in the 90s. Don't suppose you have any details on the case at all? Would love to get another one of these. Loved how the LED's were in the slots!

I don't really have any details about who manufactured it unfortunately. I bought it off ebay as new in box. Its good case but a little flimsy. I have seen this style with different chassis types though and also in the amiga scene. Funnily enough I actually pulled the machine our of storage tonight to have a play with it!

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Octek/Denco case?
My Octek/Denco clone. Typical cheap generic case with button switches on front panel.

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Reply 209 of 209, by Cueball

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Bancho wrote on 2021-01-29, 23:04:
I don't really have any details about who manufactured it unfortunately. I bought it off ebay as new in box. Its good case but a […]
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Cueball wrote on 2021-01-29, 06:34:

Hey. I used to have this exact case back in the 90s. Don't suppose you have any details on the case at all? Would love to get another one of these. Loved how the LED's were in the slots!

I don't really have any details about who manufactured it unfortunately. I bought it off ebay as new in box. Its good case but a little flimsy. I have seen this style with different chassis types though and also in the amiga scene. Funnily enough I actually pulled the machine our of storage tonight to have a play with it!

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Yes I do remember it being on the flimsy side. But I really loved it's style and how the LEDs were a glow across the strip. Mine started as my main pc until I moved to a large tower and this then became a second pc for the family and then was my server for a while. All back in the 90s.