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post #291 of 577 (permalink) Old 01-20-2015, 12:20 AM
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I think you shouldn't Park your cars in the living room. Lol

No but seriously making a pedestal out of the bottom case sounds like a decent idea, as long as you can keep the exterior plastic bits looking pretty.

hahaha that is not our livingroom, my father in law has a Opel showroom and i found a space in the back to make my mods there, if your interested in buying a new car let me know wink.gif

I still have to figure out how exactly im going to cut the bottom case so that it will actually look nice, amybe ill take the palstic off and put some metal sheet in front. Will see exactly.
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This sounds like a fun club, I've been really looking into sleepers the past couple months and got my hands on a case that will be quite a challenge. Are any of you guys familiar with the Packard Bell A950-TWR? I'm planning on putting parts from my old rig into it, which includes an AMD 1090T x6 and a Windforce GTX 670 (would have been nicer to have a blower card but it will have to do.)
Also I am wanting to keep the outside as original as possible, the only modifications you should be able to see are the PCI slots not being standard for a computer like this and possibly a small cut above the power cord hole for the power supply toggle switch. I also want to cut the I/O off the original motherboard and throw it in the back so it isn't a gaping hole. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)





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This sounds like a fun club, I've been really looking into sleepers the past couple months and got my hands on a case that will be quite a challenge. Are any of you guys familiar with the Packard Bell A950-TWR? ... Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)





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Wow, that's a wierd layout inside, is it for an ITX MB? What are you planning to do with it?

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This sounds like a fun club, I've been really looking into sleepers the past couple months and got my hands on a case that will be quite a challenge. Are any of you guys familiar with the Packard Bell A950-TWR? I'm planning on putting parts from my old rig into it, which includes an AMD 1090T x6 and a Windforce GTX 670 (would have been nicer to have a blower card but it will have to do.)
Also I am wanting to keep the outside as original as possible, the only modifications you should be able to see are the PCI slots not being standard for a computer like this and possibly a small cut about the power cord hole for the power supply toggle switch. I also want to cut the I/O off the original motherboard and throw it in the back so it isn't a gaping hole. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)





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The case looks killer as is, never seen such a case till now, can wait to see what you'll come up with biggrin.gif
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Wow, that's a wierd layout inside, is it for an ITX MB?

I feel like it is a proprietary design, here are a couple pictures of the original board without the riser. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


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Wow, that's a wierd layout inside, is it for an ITX MB?

That case pre-dates ITX by a decade or two! Totally proprietary design. (I dig the unique skyscraper design of this case) The motherboard probably mounts on the floor of the case, but it would have used a riser card along the far side for the 5 card slots. Kewl- did you notice the "Made for Windows 95 sticker on the front bottom right? The original board might have had ISA slots instead of PCI!! PCI did come out about the time of the first Pentiums, but PB was never know for cutting edge technology.

Putting a small ITX board in the bottom might be the easiest solution. Love to see how it turns out. thumb.gif

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That case pre-dates ITX by a decade or two! Totally proprietary design. (I dig the unique skyscraper design of this case) The motherboard probably mounts on the floor of the case, but it would have used a riser card along the far side for the 5 card slots. Kewl- did you notice the "Made for Windows 95 sticker on the front bottom right? The original board might have had ISA slots instead of PCI!! PCI did come out about the time of the first Pentiums, but PB was never know for cutting edge technology.

Putting a small ITX board in the bottom might be the easiest solution. Love to see how it turns out. thumb.gif

The riser does have 2 PCI slots on it. Also you can take the sides of the bottom off so you can put a full ATX board in the bottom, you don't get the I/O in the back, but it fits. I still haven't drilled the standoff holes though...
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The board will be the other direction further on, need to connect the case wires.



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So are you planning to use a PCIe extender to connect your graphics card to the motherboard?

Have you considered removing the middle horizontal platform and mount the motherboard vertically? You can then easily do a cutout for the IO panel. (Might have to remove most or all of the drive bays to fit your large motherboard!)

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