anyone in toronto have an old ATX computer case they don't want anymore 🤔
any cases that look super dated basically. beige, glossy black, etc
I'm doing whatever I can do avoid chonky computers with transparent side panels
@tom no but it sure looks dated compared to all the gamer cases with the transparent side panels and such
more recent suggestion
@SuricrasiaOnline A build in a vintage case is totally valid, but the Define R5 (and R6) have all-black options that are pretty "opening of 2001: A Space Odyssey" aesthetic, with all the room you could reasonably want, if you want a different "it came through PORTAL" look.
Making "Also sprach Zarathustra" your startup sound is entirely at your option.
@SuricrasiaOnline I have a Dell Dimension 2350 lying around... but that's probably a bit too far away.
@variance if I don't have a plan for a case by the weekend I'm going to buy one from canada computers
@SuricrasiaOnline I knew you would like that one lol. If I end up in Toronto I'll bring it. If you end up in NB let me know...don't know what shipping would be
@mgrondin I would be ok with paying for shipping, and maybe extra 🤔
the only question is if it is an ATX case and has space for an ATX power supply and doesn't have its own
@SuricrasiaOnline It's got a power supply...it's still has a PC in it. I would empty it for you. I'll take some more pics later on. Pretty sure it's ATX
@SuricrasiaOnline Here's more pics. Front,Back and inside. It's quite dusty/dirty i would clean it up best i can. It's gone a little yellow in the front. Anyways if you want it we can discuss shipping and such.
@mgrondin this looks really promising. if you can, could you measure the height of the pci slots and the dimensions of the psu? I just wanna make sure the parts I already bought would fit
alternatively you could just take a photo with a coin for scale and I can figure it out myself haha
@mgrondin @SuricrasiaOnline looks nice, that'll fit nearly any ATX size motherboard just fine, and should even work with most tower-style cpu coolers up to 120mm fan size. Enough space to fit big GPUs too. Main issue is that it doesn't have enough airflow for cooling a high-end modern PC, so you'd either have to select low-power parts, or cut some metal to add an additional cooling fan in the back (and maybe front too).
You can get internal USB adapters so you can keep the working floppy drive.
@mgrondin @SuricrasiaOnline example of such a floppy adapter (I use one like this with plugged into an internal usb header via another adapter) https://www.ebay.ca/itm/1-44MB-3-5-Floppy-Drive-Connector-34-PIN-34P-to-USB-Cable-Adapter-PCB-Board/153417986362
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