Reply 540 of 621, by TrashPanda
Tetrium wrote on 2022-05-24, 22:37:
I'm not even sure what I'd do if I were to get a BTX system. I reckon chances of it being some royalty OEM case is pretty high. […]TrashPanda wrote on 2022-05-23, 19:40:Tetrium wrote on 2022-05-23, 15:10:
LGA775 lasted a long time. One issue though is BTX. You do anything with BTX or are you trying to avoid that? Have any BTX cases […]
LGA775 lasted a long time. One issue though is BTX. You do anything with BTX or are you trying to avoid that?
Have any BTX cases in your stash, just in case? 😜
For me it was just about collecting what was available at that time. So it's mostly s3, s7 (mostly AT boards), slot1 and s370 that I got, though I don't have exact numbers.
I don't really have one specific area of interest here, it's more about what I would want to avoid 😜
That board looks like a server board.
I have a Dell XPS420 which uses the BTX form factor, other than that I dont really go looking for BTX stuff, only grabbed the 420 as it was dirt cheap, in mint condition and was headed for the scrap yard. (I see no reason to scrap a Q6600 with a HD2600XT in it)
It is a server class board rigged up to be a gaming platform by EVGA, IIRC it uses a bios rather than server firmware so you can tinker with overclocking and such, still its a damn fine looking board and I might just bite the bullet and buy one.
I'm not even sure what I'd do if I were to get a BTX system. I reckon chances of it being some royalty OEM case is pretty high. I'm prolly gonna look at it from a case to case situation but if I can skip BTX alltogether I think that would be better.
I'm not sure in how much interest BTX would be from a retro perspective but I'd be surprised if it were to get completely forgotten though. It's still special in a way even though I realize I don't appreciate it as much but that's mostly because I prefer to look at it from a practical standpoint.
With AT this is different as AT is more widespread and it's harder to find an ATX alternative in most cases.
I’m just going to restore the 420 to original spec and likely sell it, I don’t really have a use for it but hated the idea of a working system being crushed for scrap.
Oh noes, the cap let the shmooo out 😁