Description

Modern PC in a funky retro OEM case from 20 years ago.

It's… well, kind of a mess inside, and there's significant cooling limitations that mean I can't really overclock it. But it works, and it looks cool from the outside.

(I… don't actually have Windows 95 on here, the second picture was faked with a virtual machine. Real OS config is dual-boot Windows 10 & Linux)

Note that I made a poor choice of RAM; these modules won't reliably clock over 2400MT/s on my Ryzen board.

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Comments

  • 27 months ago
  • 6 points

I see beige, I upvote, Godspeed soldier.

  • 27 months ago
  • 4 points

I love it... Something a thief might just leave behind ;)

  • 27 months ago
  • 4 points

the real sleeper except for that sticker on the front

  • 27 months ago
  • 3 points

Maybe the first time I've seen "salvage" in the parts list. Good work getting everything in there. +1

  • 27 months ago
  • 3 points

Awesome. Hey, if you want more air, modify the bottom of the case at add an inlet porthole and fan.

Thumbs up.

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

This is definitely something I considered. The case is on feet, so there's a lot of clearance below it. But if I add more intake, there's still the problem of almost no exhaust at the top/rear of the case (and the slide-on case means that modifying the top or sides isn't really an option).

If I'm feeling really adventurous some day… watercooling the CPU with the radiator mounted on a case bottom inlet might be just the thing.

  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

Where can i get a case like that?

  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

Honestly? I'm not sure. This is from an old computer that I got off a friend years ago and then stored for a while. Check if you have any family/friends with old computers hanging around in their basements, maybe?

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

breathes into a brown paper bag the inside of your case gives me a panic attack.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Love it!

Retro case make it a winner!

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

omg those wires though lol

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

I know ☺ The cable management abilities of this case are somewhere between poor and non-existent. Just be glad I'm using a SATA converter on the old IDE optical drive - if I had to route an IDE cable in here, now that would be a mess.

I'll probably secure the wires a bit with ties now that the system is stable, but that's it. At least the case has no window!

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Atleast you thought about proper veltilation :) Does that blower fan actually help?

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

It really does; the lack of an exhaust at the rear of the case is a pretty big issue. The blower fan drops CPU temps around 10-15°C at load, from "that's rather hot" to "a bit high, but not unreasonable".

Rotating the PSU 180° so the fan is facing the MB means that it contributes to the exhaust - but it also means that the PSU gets really hot too, and spins the fan way up (the fan in that little SFX psu can move a lot of air, but it makes a lot of noise to do that). Better to leave it this way where it can get some cooler air.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Also, why didnt you go with.a blower style gpu then?