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Project: AT Desktop

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Altron, 21 May 2003.

  1. Altron

    Altron Well-Known Member

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    Went out for a walk yesterday, and surprisingly saw a puter out for the trashmen.

    Liberate and and drag it into the basement, and find it's an AMD 386. Out go the components. I will be converting it to ATX and doing some cool stuff.

    Due to the size of AT boards, I will need to relocate the PSU, remove several braces, anmd make the case 6" deeper.

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    Next to the rest of my AT cases, the new one is farthest to the right.

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    Modding on the first day, took out a cross brace (if you see the one on the far side there was an identicla one on the other side of the 5" bays) and to support the drive bays I duct taped the plastic bay covers to the bottom of the bays.

    It has little clearence between the drive bays and the back of the case, getting pushed out 6"
    It's just wide enough to fit an ATX board, so the PSU will live in a seperate enclosure.

    And I will redo the bezel...
     
  2. ReFredzRate

    ReFredzRate Relix Headshot!!

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    Dude... sweet idea :) been doing some AT -> ATX conversions myself, but havent entirely finished one of them due to material insufficieny... Though, havent you thought yet of resizing some of the intestants of the case, for instance the PSU. It could save you some space, and maybe you wouldn't have to make the case too much bigger :)
     
  3. Altron

    Altron Well-Known Member

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    The PSU sits about an inch over where the CPU would be. The ATX mobo will be 2-4" under the 5.25" bays.

    If you look closely in the second pic, you can see my railgun :D
     

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