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First post, by Y2KBazo

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Ive had this case in my basement and i cant get my head around the blaster pc logo on the front. I forget the model of the case but i remember it being a quite common off the shelf chassis. The blaster pc is actualy dyed onto the plastic, and it contains a chinese celeron board of sorts. I dont remember blaster pcs coming in these cases, so im wondering if its an official case or if someone decided to do that themself.

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Last edited by Y2KBazo on 2021-11-17, 14:34. Edited 2 times in total.

Millennium Box: PIII 733EB, Aopen AX34 w/ 512MB CL2, Geforce 2 TI 64MB, Sb Live! ct4760 w/ Live! Drive.
3Dfx Box: DEC Venturis 5133, Pent 133, 64MB EDO, Voodoo 1 4MB, Awe64 Value.

Reply 2 of 9, by Y2KBazo

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GL1zdA wrote on 2021-11-17, 08:43:

Awesome thanks!
Now im just wondering why it has blaster pc on the front. I dont think the inwin cases were used by creative

Millennium Box: PIII 733EB, Aopen AX34 w/ 512MB CL2, Geforce 2 TI 64MB, Sb Live! ct4760 w/ Live! Drive.
3Dfx Box: DEC Venturis 5133, Pent 133, 64MB EDO, Voodoo 1 4MB, Awe64 Value.

Reply 3 of 9, by GL1zdA

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Y2KBazo wrote on 2021-11-17, 14:32:
GL1zdA wrote on 2021-11-17, 08:43:

Awesome thanks!
Now im just wondering why it has blaster pc on the front. I dont think the inwin cases were used by creative

Creative sometimes added badges in their boxes, which you could put on your case.

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Reply 4 of 9, by PC Hoarder Patrol

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Y2KBazo wrote on 2021-11-17, 14:32:
GL1zdA wrote on 2021-11-17, 08:43:

Awesome thanks!
Now im just wondering why it has blaster pc on the front. I dont think the inwin cases were used by creative

Was a joint venture between Creative Labs and Empac Computer (based in Ontario, Canada) in late 1999 to allow customers to build a PC to order, with lots of Creative Labs goodies, through the Blaster PC website - https://web.archive.org/web/19991012210823/ht … //blasterpc.ca/

Guess the InWin case was one of the options at some point

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Reply 6 of 9, by PC Hoarder Patrol

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EMPAC were an OEM system builder / integrator - the BlasterPC deal with CL is probably one of a number they had. If you look at their parts list on https://web.archive.org/web/19991013111135/ht … ca/Products.htm you can see what they were potentially offering clients - the cases / motherboards looks a decent list, and explains the OPs In Win / BlasterPC tie-up

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Reply 7 of 9, by Y2KBazo

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PC Hoarder Patrol wrote on 2021-11-18, 09:26:

EMPAC were an OEM system builder / integrator - the BlasterPC deal with CL is probably one of a number they had. If you look at their parts list on https://web.archive.org/web/19991013111135/ht … ca/Products.htm you can see what they were potentially offering clients - the cases / motherboards looks a decent list, and explains the OPs In Win / BlasterPC tie-up

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Sorry im late to reply but that is super awesome! Super happy to know. Thank you a bunch! I Gotta do some reasearch on that deal. Seems super interesting.
I think it had a tnt2 m64 and a very generic low end sound blaster in it when i got it if i remember correctly. Ill take a look inside it and see if it has any parts that wouldve been ordered with it.

Millennium Box: PIII 733EB, Aopen AX34 w/ 512MB CL2, Geforce 2 TI 64MB, Sb Live! ct4760 w/ Live! Drive.
3Dfx Box: DEC Venturis 5133, Pent 133, 64MB EDO, Voodoo 1 4MB, Awe64 Value.

Reply 8 of 9, by Y2KBazo

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Intel486dx33 wrote on 2021-11-18, 08:11:

Can you take a close up photo of that case badge so someone can make copies of it.

Ill try to clean it up and use a hand scanner to get a pic of the logo next time im around it

Millennium Box: PIII 733EB, Aopen AX34 w/ 512MB CL2, Geforce 2 TI 64MB, Sb Live! ct4760 w/ Live! Drive.
3Dfx Box: DEC Venturis 5133, Pent 133, 64MB EDO, Voodoo 1 4MB, Awe64 Value.

Reply 9 of 9, by spacekats

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Y2KBazo wrote on 2022-02-14, 00:14:
Intel486dx33 wrote on 2021-11-18, 08:11:

Can you take a close up photo of that case badge so someone can make copies of it.

Ill try to clean it up and use a hand scanner to get a pic of the logo next time im around it

You shouldn't need to do that, its the exact same logo in that picture a few posts above.

I have one of these computers, well the proper Blaster PC with the built in Live Drive at the bottom. It was my computer in college from 2002-2006. I loved that computer, and I am glad I never got rid of it. I plan on rebuilding it soon since I stripped it of its processor and other parts, hopefully the caps are still good on it. Will probably put a brand new PSU in it as well. I have the remote control, driver cds, manuals/guides, etc for it still as well.