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  1. m1919

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    Very nice! :D

    I'm actually on the hunt for an older case as well. Looking for a Cooler Master ATC-710. Heh, exactly the same as the SX1040 internally, but with an aluminum faceplate.

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    Wow, that is identical internally! Hell, I will keep an eye out for one man. If I run across one I will PM ya. Never can tell. :rockout:
     
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  3. Norton

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    Got mine! :)

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    It's a Super Flower SF-860B (clone of the old Alienware cases)

    Still haven't figured out what to put in it yet :eek:
     
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    stinger608 Dedicated TPU Cruncher & Folder

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    These old Antec/Chenming style cases are odd. They have standoff holes for securing Slot-2 P3 Xeon mounting hardware directly to the motherboard tray, even though they were made well after P3 Xeons were replaced.
     
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    A few scratches here and there but otherwise it's in good shape :toast:
     
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    They were made as budget server towers. And come to think of it, it wasn't too long after P3 that they came out, I got my Chenming about halfway into the P4 generation and built a s754 system in it. P3s were still pretty abundant at that time.
     
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    When I got mt first one, it housed my Abit Kt7a socket running a 1.4 thunderbird. Now I have 3 housing Am3 systems and a close cousin of the case (Koolance Pc3-720bk) housing a s939 system. Still a good case.
     
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    Random Murderer The Anti-Midas

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    Understatement of the century. Mine is still being used. I don't even dare how many systems it's housed now...
    Ok, I dare. I can count five systems not including the one that it's housing now(in my system specs).
    That thing is built like a tank and has taken it's share of abuse and wear and tear. Still holding up without any damage aside from some scratched paint.
     
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    Well that's depressing. I'm still using a Thermaltake Xaser II for my sig rig. I've replaced the acrylic window, but all the fans and everything are original. It originally housed an Athlon XP system, then a socket 754, then sig rig. The thermals aren't amazing, but I can still have two 4800 series cards and an overclocked Phenom II X6 that it manages to handle. Having a 120mm fan in the PSU probably helps.

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    I know my original one has been through 2 Sockat A builds, 2 S939 builds and 2 Am builds. I too has a few scratches here and there but is in good shape for being 10+ years old. Hell it is housing my newest build at the moment until I can get the case I want for the build. Also my original one is steel and not Aluminum like the other ones I have.


    No need to be depressed. These cases hold up to the test of time. :toast:
     
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    Never even realized there was an aluminium version, I just assumed they were all steel, hence me stating "they're built like a tank." I remember lugging it around to LAN parties. It was a hell of a workout and got a lot of laughs from the others until I popped the side panel and they realized their tiny mATX systems were very outclassed;)
     
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    The aluminum version is considerably lighter. I think it is lighter then alot of newer cases on the market. I would venture to say it is below half the weight of the steel version.
     
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    Some of the old hardware i have:

    AMD DX4-100Mhz
    AMD K6-2
    486DX2---486DX4---Pentium 90Mhz---Pentium 100Mhz---Pentium 133Mhz---Pentium 150Mhz
    Pentium 2 350Mhz
    Pentium 4 1.6---2.4---2.6---2.8---3Ghz
    Vortex 2 Aural
    SB LIVE Value x 2
    32MB EDO RAM SD-RAM for mac
    some memory card-i think its a chache card for mac
    a lot of EDO ram also 2 of 32MB each
    Voodoo 2 12MB
    Creative Hardware modem 56K most for my pentium 1 pc that i used back before
    His Radeon 9550 256MB DDR
    PowerColor Radeon 9700Pro

    most important a USB Floppy drive from ACER

    had much more videon cards and a lot more of old motherboard but i had to wroth it all away toke to much space and dust hhh aldo had an XT full working computer i was so stupid to lost of it :( is was the best nostalgic computer i ever had

    PIC soon as soone as i knew how to add them here? :ohwell::ohwell::ohwell:
     
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    You can use the Free Image Hosting link here:
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    Upload, copy the link, and paste it into your post ;)
     
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    9800SE, X800XL, X800GTO
     
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    Oh man, those AC Silencers bring back fond memories :D
     
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    As Norton pointed out, TPU has the free image hosting! :toast: Be sure to get the pics up man. :D



    Erocker!!!!! About time ya chimed in here LOLOL

    Adding ya to the original post man. :respect:
     
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    HIS adopted the ATi silencer 5 as their IceQ cooler. If you remove one you'll see the Artic Cooling sticker on que underside ;)
     
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    Had to dip into my photo archives to find these...:). I really like the Chieftec/Chenming cases. If you modded the 2 front and 2 rear fan holes for 92mm fans the cooling couldn't be beat...Although, I usually added a few more fans elsewhere...
     

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    One more...Game/Lan server setup from 2004. The Codegen cases were around for awhile...this one was built like a tank. If I recall correctly...the setup was close to 70 lbs.
     

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    By anychance you have some info on modding them for the 92mm fans? :toast:
     
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    T_M_S...

    It's been so long ago I can't remember exactly what I did...but if I'm recalling correctly I just kept it simple and cut the metal grids out in the back and smoothed them out some...same with the front, but I didn't do any extra work because the fans hid the ugly stuff. The reason why I liked using the 92mm fans is because it was very straightforward. They fit perfectly. I probably stuffed these fans into a dozen or more cases back then. The CPU cooler was the cooler we discussed awhile back. It was the Thermaltake 13 I believe...with a ThermalTake duct and an acrylic 80 to 92mm adapter. Reminded me of my old Harley when I stuck it on there. I was pulling some pretty darn good temps with that setup on my 3200+, I discussed this extensively back in the AMDMB days...

    These are the only pictures I could find. I did stick an old Soyo Platinum in there - For Nostalgia's Sake. Also...A shot of the internals that killed my fascination for the Chieftec/ChenMing cases...although, I stuck with the same fans - for awhile. Very tunable. I was about the first to have one...the now famous - Lian Li V1000. Actually miss that case.
     

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    wow Liquid, do you still have all them items?
     
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