1995 PC Case, Reborn As A Killer Gaming Rig

1995 PC Case, Reborn As A Killer Gaming Rig

Showing up to a LAN party with this old '90s PC case could be fun. On the surface it looks like an ordinary old PC, preserved for DOS games. But it's a very well-made custom case, filled with all-modern hardware inside. Gilmour509 found the old IBM Aptiva case in a recycling centre and instead of using it for DOSBox purposes, he took all the old parts out, and customised it so new hardware could fit in.

Cases and hardware 20 years ago were completely different, and setting up a PC wasn't as easy as today. So this wasn't just a simple plug & play drop in, Gilmour had to reshape the entire cabinet and make sure it still looked original on the outside.

Here are some before and after pics from Gilmour509's WIP gallery. Hell yeah IDE cables!

1995 PC Case, Reborn As A Killer Gaming Rig
1995 PC Case, Reborn As A Killer Gaming Rig

And as you can see, it's a pretty small case, so making space for a giant motherboard, power supply and graphics card requires a lot of cutting and grinding.

1995 PC Case, Reborn As A Killer Gaming Rig
1995 PC Case, Reborn As A Killer Gaming Rig

That's the outer skeleton of the case, without the '95 look.

One of the best parts of the case though is the 3.5" floppy disk drive. Nothing suspicious from the front, but it's actually a custom-made SD card reader.

1995 PC Case, Reborn As A Killer Gaming Rig
1995 PC Case, Reborn As A Killer Gaming Rig

It's a vintage beast! Head over to the builder's gallery for a lot more.

1995 PC Case, Reborn As A Killer Gaming Rig

via r/buildapc


Comments

    pentium 486sx, 4X CD burn- 16X read
    iomega zip drive back up.
    inside
    i7, 16 ddr4 dvd rw. ssd 1tb
    retro mod comes to pc's

    I would be more impressed if someone used an AST Manhattan server case!

    They were monsters in their day!

    I don't go to LANs any more but when I used to, these things were pretty common. They're called sleepers, after the car term - powerful interior, mundane exterior.

      I was going to mention the term 'sleepers' too as i always liked cars that were about performance and not looks.

    haha I always thought about doing something like this, then i remember how heavy these cases were.

    Awesome ! Needs a LED display for processor speed and Turbo button :P

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