[24hoursupport] Re: 486 case

  • From: Joe Parker <joe.parker@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: 24hoursupport@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 04 May 2002 14:31:38 -0400

Life would be way too easy if we could reuse all our old computer cases 
down through the years and even pass them on to our grandkids as heirlooms 
("What's 'DOOM' grandpa?").

Alas, cases are changing constantly and that old 486 is just an outsized 
doorstop now. Any new mobo you get is likely to want an ATX case and worse 
- it will probably need a special Pentium 4 power supply!

Good news is you can get em as cheap as $13; good ones ~$80.

At 02:11 PM 5/4/2002, you 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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