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post #1 of 36
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I just got this pretty neat case for free from IT, yes, it has a Pentium I, and like 32 MB of RAM...

Anyway, here's some pics:





5.1 Surround sound on a Pentium I?




12 Pin PSU?





So, I was thinking about moving my old rig into this case when the time comes for an upgrade, but, as you can see, potential problem.

No I/O port, meaning no anything on the mobo will be accessible through the case. So, it's either do a LOT of work modding this to accept a standard ATX mobo, or buying a new case with my new build and keeping my current one (which, btw, owns) So, I know this case has potential, but is it worth the effort just to hold a backup rig? Also, off topic, but which case in the sub $150 range would you recommend for a new build which could potentially go SLI or Crossfire, multiple HDDs, and a Tuniq Tower sized HSF. I would prefer one with the side facing HDD cage, for wire management but it isn't a necessity. Also, a bottom mounted PSU is a plus, but again, not needed.

The P180 seems to be the best I can do, but if you think you can do better, have at it.

Thanks for looking,
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well what SLI? 8800GTX's?
    
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Press the turbo button!!!! I really want to know what that does.... I've seen it on lots of old computers but never dared to press it.
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post #4 of 36
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I just meant I may have dual cards some day down the line, so a large case with good airflow is a must.

This case also has no fan mounts... didn't notice that either...

Looks like it's a new case
    
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post #5 of 36
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Originally Posted by pow3rtr1p View Post
I just meant I may have dual cards some day down the line, so a large case with good airflow is a must.

This case also has no fan mounts... didn't notice that either...

Looks like it's a new case
Well if you want a GTX I wouldn't recommend against the P180.. Just telling you from experience.
    
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post #6 of 36
why would u stick a good gfx card into a pentium 1? lol
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post #7 of 36
Man that thing is sick. Its uses the AT formfactor, so most of everything is going to be incompatible in addition to the I/O port.

But... I would get something like an Armor or the like. Maybe a P190 or Silverstone Temjin.
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post #8 of 36
dude you shoudl cut that case up and make it ATX-compatible then have the turbo button overvolt your fans for TURBO MODE XD

Best rig case mod, ever. (gonna need to mod in a BUNCH of fan holes, too. Id have a dremel field day with that thing
    
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post #9 of 36
Oh yeah, you'd have to make a switch for that case because AT uses a direct 120V switch going to the PSU. See the big black cord back there? Power
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post #10 of 36
Quote:
Originally Posted by FlaKing View Post
Oh yeah, you'd have to make a switch for that case because AT uses a direct 120V switch going to the PSU. See the big black cord back there? Power
An ATX switch is available that would replace the AT switch. Been there done that, the only place I could find them is at a PC show that come around here once a month for about $6.
    
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