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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.

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pow3rtr1p
 

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Win 3.1? FTW!

Linux and fold that sucker!
 

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ROFL DUDE
My friend actually told me yesterday a story about an old machine that had a turbo option, and he said when he pressed it the fan got louder and it actually overclocked on the spot lol...try it its fun.
 

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Fold on a PI? It'd take me 3 years to finish one WU...
 

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Fold on a PI? It'd take me 3 years to finish one WU...

hey i've seen 56k warning on many topics, what does that exactly mean?
 

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I've got a pile of RAM for the sucker LOL


Pics take time to load on a phone modem, that is why the 54K warnning
 

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hey i've seen 56k warning on many topics, what does that exactly mean?

It means a buttload of pics, so dial up can't handle it properly.
 

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It means a buttload of pics, so dial up can't handle it properly.

oh lol, I don't think anyone has dial up here, i could be wrong though. Are you the person that does that all the time? or alot of the overclockers do?
 

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Pretty much everyone does, and yes, some people here have dial up, believe it or not.
 

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I rember talking about the Turbo buttion with a friend. He said Without the Turbo Buttion your CPU is downclocked and once you hit it, it's at stock speeds


They made it because if you press it on some DOS games or app's, it just goes super fast. If you unpress it, it's more playable or useable.. I owned one of the 486 (Non Turbo = 33. Turbo = 66)
 
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