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The title says it all basically.
I'm getting tired of my cooler master, so I've been searching around for some old school towers( you know, those white colored from back in the days wubsmiley.gif ) but with little success. Is there any specific one with great build quality that you guys would recommend? Since I remember that the white plastic on some of them were really "cheap-feeling" and turned yellow really fast.
And no, I'm not going to mod it.
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I have a couple old cases collecting dust at home. One is a Gateway 2000 from 96ish and another beige one I built around 2001 or so with a pull down door. Both are heavy!
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Angrybutcher View Post

I have a couple old cases collecting dust at home. One is a Gateway 2000 from 96ish and another beige one I built around 2001 or so with a pull down door. Both are heavy!

I also have a Gateway 2000 sitting around. It's an interesting case, but it's going to require modding to fit an ATX mobo.
post #4 of 10
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Originally Posted by Angrybutcher View Post

I have a couple old cases collecting dust at home. One is a Gateway 2000 from 96ish and another beige one I built around 2001 or so with a pull down door. Both are heavy!
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ferrari8608 View Post

I also have a Gateway 2000 sitting around. It's an interesting case, but it's going to require modding to fit an ATX mobo.

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LOL that's not the case I have, but pretty cool to see two of those in the same thread thumb.gif

Mine housed a Pentium 200mmx originally.
 
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post #6 of 10
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The Gateway 2000 looks beautiful! I'll definitely look into getting one myself. Thanks! biggrin.gif
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Thanks a ton for that! You're really helping me out. smile.gif

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post #9 of 10

Look for the name Chieftec for cases of 90's style.  They have a inclination to the server side and so the style tends to be conservative. It is getting very hard to find them in the US. I have located 2 sources as below:-

http://www.zaplogics.com/chieftec.htm

http://www.pacificgeek.com/product.asp?c=236&s=970&ID=845373&P=F&GN=1

 

But I see you are in Sweden and you have a much higher chance of finding a Chieftec in Europe as Chieftec is still strong there. Its website lists a lot of European sales office.

http://www.chieftec.com/sales-office.html

 

The 2 in Sweden are:-

Gandalf

http://www.gandalf.se/GandalfTP/TradePoint/B2C/startpage.aspx

 

Deltaco

http://www.deltaco.se/

 

You might check to see what cases they carry in stock.

 

Here is my Chieftec back in 1999-2000 era

chieftec chassis.JPG

 

 

 

 

post #10 of 10
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Thanks for the information! smile.gif I'll look out for a full tower-Chieftec Dragon Series DA-01WD.
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