[24hoursupport] Re: 486 case

  • From: "Mike" <mikebike@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: 24hoursupport@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 04 May 2002 16:04:27 -0700

Hi Raphael,
I think you may be able to make the case work,
but I would not recommend trying to use the old power supplies on 
a new mother board.
It may not meet the specs. required and you would end up 
losing it.
Most cases are designed for optimum airflow for the MD they are designed=

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On 04/05/2002 at 1:11 PM our kitty wrote:

I've got a beautiful 486 tall case that I've long since stripped out
everything worth using.  It has lots of front slots and internal HD
mounts, and is a really great case.  Could I get a Pentium 4 compatible
back plate with all the card slots and mount it in the back (or can I
use the 486 back plate), and mount a few cards, like a sound card,
modem, video, and so on, in a Pentium 4 mobo, can I line it up with the
slots so the x/y/z orientation is already lined up, and mark and drill
the case backing plate, so I could use the 486 case for a Pentium 4
mobo?  Or is it that things just don't fit somehow?  I don't have
Pentium 4 mobo yet, so I wouldn't have any way to check it out myself

Is a 486 power supply totally incompatible (might not be powerful enough
anyways) with a P4 mobo?  If a 486 power supply would work, could I use
two of them in tamdem somehow to double the power?  


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