I would like to create a topic about the old pc cases and we could use some "collective memory" to recognize the old pc cases.
I mean if you remember - "I saw somewhere same/similar case from this year, with this configuration" - you can share this information with us.
That helps to build more authentic retro computers.
If you looking for an old case, get a photo, and I will mark as "wanted".
Be honest, I am a big fan of the "authentic" configurations, so if I build something, I try to collect every part which was available at the specified age.
I created a big table for it: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Ra5Jv … dit?usp=sharing
"Norman" ca 1996 (maybe from 1994)
- That was originally a budget 486 configuration from 1996, but I friend of mine had a DX2-66 config with similar case from 1994. The difference, it had a black inside and the manufacturing quality looked less cheap. So the case is from ca 1994-1996.
- I think those started appearing in 1996 or so, and were somewhat common in low-end builds until the end of the 90s.
- July of 1996 - PC Mag 6x86 advertisement