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Let's see your pizzaboxes!

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First post, by DaveJustDave

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I'm a sucker for this form factor.. If you've gone one, lets see it!

I currently don't have any in my collection just yet (unless a PS/2 model 30 and A1000 counts)

I have no clue what I'm doing! If you want to watch me fumble through all my retro projects, you can watch here: https://www.youtube.com/user/MrDavejustdave

Reply 1 of 21, by brostenen

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I got this Unisys Pw/2 Series-300 computer. I would not call it an pizzabox, though I think it is the closest that I have. There is a lot of pictures in this G-Drive folder. Just so you know. Anyway... It is my childhood computer. Hope you enjoy them. 😀

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0Bzzash5ZKLe … ZktLbFJJNVpqSEk

Don't eat stuff off a 15 year old never cleaned cpu cooler.
Those cakes make you sick....

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Reply 2 of 21, by adalbert

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Nice Unisys, I also remember that Unisys had some really small CWD series PCs (Cwd4002). I would like to get one sometime. I once made a PC with Voodoo1 in an actual box, not pizza box but still 🤣

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Reply 3 of 21, by brostenen

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Mmmmm..... Pizza number Voodoo1 on the menu. Extra cheese? 😁

I actually have all of the original parts, just in case I need to bring it back to original state.

- 286-8/10mhz (can be set from keyboard as well as in the Bios)
- 640k of Ram.
- EGA video card.
- Original Sperry EGA monitor.
- Original Sperry Keyboard.
- Original 80's Sperry optical 3-Button mouse.
- Original 20mb MFM harddrive and Controller.
- The complete manual and both setup disks (one 3.5 and one 5.25 inch)

It's been upgraded with a 40mb SCSI harddrive, Adaptech 1542 Controller, Cirrus Logic VGA and Audician32 soundcard.
And I have used a new 3.5 inch floppy drive, because I have no cleaning disk and I have an external 8-speed
Yamaha SCSI CD-rom drive as well, that I can use with this machine. No need for more than 640k Ram in this baby.

Don't eat stuff off a 15 year old never cleaned cpu cooler.
Those cakes make you sick....

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Reply 4 of 21, by oeuvre

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Do HP Vectras count? Have had a few https://imgur.com/a/k4nlC

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Reply 5 of 21, by PTherapist

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Got a few in my collection. Warning: lots of scruffy looking computers to be found in this post. I really must clean these some day. 😵

Firstly these 3:
Front: https://imgur.com/BFiGTP9
Back: https://imgur.com/bauYCw3

The specs:

The good looking DigiPoS: (my main retro gaming system at present)
Intel Celeron 1.2GHz (Tualatin)
Via Apollo PLE133 Chipset
512MB PC133 SDRAM SODIMM
20GB IDE HDD
Trident Blade 3D/ProMedia 8MB Onboard Graphics
Nvidia GeForce FX5500 256MB PCI Graphics
VIA AC97 Onboard Sound
Opti Audio16 82C931 ISA Sound Card
Creative Sound Blaster Live! Value PCI Sound Card
RealTek RTL8139 Onboard 10/100Mbps Ethernet
OS: Windows XP Professional, Windows 98 SE & Windows for Workgroups 3.11

The quite sorry looking DigiPoS:
Same CPU and chipset as above
128MB PC133 SDRAM SODIMM
No HDD currently installed
Same onboard stuff, no other cards installed.

Olivetti PCS 11
Intel 80386SX @ 16MHz
10MB EDO RAM
1.2GB IDE HDD
Western Digital 9131 Onboard Graphics
3Com EtherLink III 3C509B ISA 10Mbps Ethernet
OS: MS-DOS 6.22 with Windows for Workgroups 3.11

Digital Venturis 575
Front: https://imgur.com/qzrNJeu
Back: https://imgur.com/tTsHWnT

Current Spec:
IDT Winchip C6 @ 200MHz (originally had a Pentium 75MHz when purchased)
SIS 85C501/02 Chipset, Socket 5 Motherboard
72MB EDO RAM (2x32MB sticks, 8MB onboard - not ideal as it only caches 64MB, but 72MB doesn't seem to cause much issue)
640MB IDE HDD
S3 ViRGE 325 2MB PCI Graphics
S3 Trio64 1MB Onboard Graphics
ESS AudioDrive 1868 ISA Sound Card
RealTek RTL8139B PCI 10/100Mbps Ethernet Card

OS: Windows 95

Compaq Evo D510 S
Front: https://imgur.com/ekFk9AE
Back: https://imgur.com/p9wjub8

Spec:
Socket 478 Motherboard
Intel Celeron D 320 @ 2.4GHz
512MB PC3200 DDR RAM
20GB IDE HDD
Intel 82845G Onboard Graphics
SoundMAX AC97 Onboard Sound
Intel Pro/100 Onboard 10/100Mbps Ethernet

OS: Windows 7 Ultimate (this will be changed soon, probably will downgrade to XP)

Finally, these 2:
https://imgur.com/bbqJjDD

Top specs:
DELL Optiplex 425s/L
AMD Am486 DX-40 @ 33MHz
28MB EDO RAM
2.5GB IDE HDD
Tseng Labs ET 4000 1MB Onboard Graphics
3Com EtherLink III 3C509B ISA 10Mbps Ethernet
OS: Windows 95

Bottom specs:
DELL OptiPlex GX1
Slot 1 Motherboard
Intel Pentium III @ 500MHz
128MB PC133 SDRAM
160GB IDE HDD
ATI Rage 3D Pro 4MB Onboard Graphics
Crystal Semiconductor CS4236B Onboard Sound
3Com 3C905B Fast Etherlink XL Onboard 10/100Mbps Ethernet
Silicon Image Sil 0680 PCI E-IDE/RAID Card
OS: Windows 98 SE

I also have a couple of full size desktops that don't really fit the "pizza box" category. But by and large my smallest computer isn't actually any of the above, it's my Mac mini. 🤣

Reply 6 of 21, by torindkflt

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(Currently not at home, so placeholder images snagged from Google will need to do until I can post my own. Specs will also need to wait until I get home.)

The only thing I have which I would consider a true "pizza box" system is an old small-form-factor IBM NetVista from ~2004 or so that was the guts of an old digital photo kiosk. I currently have it set up as a headless DBAN station.

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I also have a tiny, TINY Dell OptiPlex GX620 from about 2005 that might qualify in other people's eyes under the "YMMV" category. I personally don't consider it a true pizza box though because, to me anyway, it's actually a little TOO small (if you WERE to call this a "pizza box" computer, then it would be a "personal pan pizza box" 😜) . Also, it's primarily intended to be used either standing upright or mounted to the back of a monitor as opposed to sitting horizontally beneath a monitor (although admittedly it still can do that).

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Anything else I have in the desktop format is either way too big (Such as my WYSE 286 or AT&T 6300) or has a built-in keyboard (Apple IIc, Laser 128, etc), which to me disqualifies them as pizza boxes.

Reply 7 of 21, by chinny22

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Something about the pizzabox dimensions makes them look nicer then desktops, although growing up I could have done with the extra room of the full desktop

Here's mine
Osbone 486 DX2 66 VL-Bus (My 1st PC ever)
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Reply 8 of 21, by blurks

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I have two. An HP Vectra N2 4/66 and an IBM PS/2 55SX. Both in good working condition.

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Reply 9 of 21, by Standard Def Steve

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Deskpro EN SFF
P3-600, 384MB PC100, 20GB HDD
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Optiplex 780 USFF
C2D E8600 3.33GHz, 8GB DDR3, 256GB SSD
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P6 chip. Triple the speed of the Pentium.
Tualatin: PIII-S @ 1628 MHz | QDI Advance 12T | 2GB DDR-310 | 6800GT | X-Fi | 500GB HDD | 3DMark01: 14,059
Dothan: PM @ 2720 MHz | MSI Speedster FA4 | 2GB DDR2-544 | GTX-280 | X-Fi | 500GB SSD | 3DMark01: 42,148

Reply 10 of 21, by krivulak

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This thing for sure!

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Right now it got new SSD, new installation of DOS and lots of love and hatred because the freakin' memory management! 😁

Reply 11 of 21, by Katmai500

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I've got an OptiPlex Gn+

P-MMX 200, 64 MB, SB16 CT4170, 6.4GB Quantum HDD (dead), S3 Trio64 onboard

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Reply 13 of 21, by chinny22

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Do SSF's count as a pizza box? I thought it was only LPX?

I mean I don't mind, I'm also a fan of SSF's I just don't put them in the same family

Reply 15 of 21, by konc

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So what exactly is this pizza box form factor? Everything smaller than a normal desktop like SFFs or thin clients? I mean I wouldn't call an IBM PS/2 a pizza box.

Reply 16 of 21, by keropi

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^ I wouldn't even call pizza-box the 286 I posted above but after seeing the sff/thin PCs I posted it... I thought I was wrong to think that "pizza box" was referring to the specific style of AT cases that opens up like a car hood or a... pizza box 🤣 🤣 🤣

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Reply 17 of 21, by torindkflt

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konc wrote:

So what exactly is this pizza box form factor?

Honestly, despite having called it a pizza box in my previous post, that small IBM NetVista I posted actually stretches my personal definition of the "pizza box" form factor. In all fairness it might still be a little too large...or more accurately, a little too tall. Cut off any height immediately below the optical drive bay, and then it would better match my personal definition of a pizza box.

However, in my opinion a DEFINITIVE "pizza box" computer would be one of the early low-profile Macintosh LC or Quadra/Centris models, like the ones shown below (photos from Wikipedia). IIRC it was actually the design of the Mac LC/LC2/LC3 that originally ended up coining the phrase "pizza box" in regards to computer form factors. Anything else in a similar case style (at most ~3.5in tall excluding feet, no built-in keyboard and explicitly designed to have the monitor sit on top) would also firmly fall within my personal definition of a pizza box.

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