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Identifying an Alienware case

Discussion in 'Cases, Modding & Electronics' started by Compgeke, Jan 19, 2013.

  1. Compgeke

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    There's someone local selling an Alienware case, however I can't identify what year it's from. Inside and the back it's 100% Identical to an Antec Plus 1080 case, however the sides, front and top are covered in the Alienware plastic. The front panel also has buttons in the same place as the Antec Plus 1080 has them.

    I'm not really sure if this here is a 3rd party case, or an original, however it's all black with silver fins at the bottom of the front. The oddball parts are the case fans are orange, and the motherboard looks to be purple, however it's hard to tell the motherboard color as I would swear someone used a webcam at f/1000000 to take the picture.

    These are pictures of an Antec, but they're a bit easier to look at and are 100% identical to this Alienware case:

    The Inside:
    (linked due to size) http://goput.it/dxc.jpg

    The Back:
    (linked due to size) http://goput.it/c15.jpg
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    Can we get a picture of the front? The front facia is usually their style. From the inside it just looks like any old dell case.
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    Here is their image of the front

    [​IMG]
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    That is an Alienware front panel...
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    It seems it is broken? The left vent is missing? OK, this case seems to be an area 51, from about 3-6 years ago.
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    I really am not sure if it's broken or not, however I was trying to identify what year it might be due to the contents of the case. I email asking if there was anything inside as there appears to be two video cards, a sound card, motherboard and power supply.

    On the bottom of the front image there seems to be an "Athlon 64" badge, and based on the fact of two video cards that could make this 940, 939, AM2 or AM3, although I'm not aware of many socket 940 boards with PCI-e (hell, I don't know of many socket 940 boards period), although 939 and newer had PCI-e more commonly.

    I guess the best thing to do rather than struggling to find this out, now that I start thinking, would be to wait to see if there's actually parts or if this is just a fancy case.
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    Pobably a 939.
    What are the serial numbers/model numbers listed on the MB?
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    I honestly couldn't tell you, the images are so low resolution that I can't make out any text really.

    Side image from original ad:
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    Back image from original ad:
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    The left vent is on the side panel (side panel w/vent can be seen leaning against the back of the case in one of the pics- post #3)
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    I would date it somewhere between 01' and 04'. Alienware went to water cooling in a similar case in 05'. There water cooling system seem to mirror koolances with the top cooling unit. They actually switched to that case from the Cheiftec Dragon somewhere in 01' to 02'.
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    Take a close picture of the back sticker it could help. Also a picture of the side face. There is 2 type of these wings on older alienware.
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    LOL see who eve is selling this spent all his money on that computer and cheaped out on a potato camera
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