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Sort of nifty case from the early oughts

Sat Apr 02, 2011 9:54 pm

This morning I disassembled my old computer from 2001; a p3-800 with 256 MiB of RAM on an intel motherboard with integrated graphics. I had bought the computer from a white box shop at my college. Maybe those things were already common, but I didn't expect to see:

  • toolless panels
  • toolless slots
  • semi-toolless 5.25" bays
  • a removable 3.5" cage
  • a removable motherboard tray
Was this usual back in the day, or was this case niftier than average
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Re: Sort of nifty case from the early oughts

Mon Apr 04, 2011 3:46 pm

No, it wasn't that uncommon, I have several cases from that era with most of those features. The only cases that were really bad was the paper thin edge cutting cheap cases....still have a few scars from slicing the heck out of my hands on them...
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Re: Sort of nifty case from the early oughts

Wed Apr 06, 2011 7:59 pm

Removable motherboard trays were one feature that went away. They were neat, but I think prefer the nicer mobo layouts of today over removable trays.

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