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Jorg
September 24th, 2006, 09:01 AM
Ok, here are some pictures from what I did to re-use the 5160 casing and monitor.
I put in an Asus txp4 mainboard with pentium 233mmx, running at 187 mhz to make passive cooling easier.
This went without much problems, however the mainboard is a bit wider than the XT's one, it just fit. Some new holes needed to be drilled to attach it to the casing, most mountings are unusable.
I added some extra leds, but did not want to drill in the case, so I positioned them behind the grating on the left, which is pretty nice.

Some other specs:
-Hercules card :D
-192 mb ram
-adaptec 2940W SCSI, 2 gb Seagate SCSI, Philips CD-RW 3600 SCSI
-maxtor 15 gb IDE
-5.25 HD Floppy
-ISA 3com 3c509 nic combo card
-pci wlan card to add (so this machine can bridge other coax connected oldies to my home network)

Amazingly the original 130W power supply seems to have no problem with it!

Its running FreeBSD 6.1.

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c333/SockEwing/IMGP2445.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c333/SockEwing/IMGP2448.jpg

Luke
September 24th, 2006, 09:18 AM
Cool
Now get black floppy and CD-ROM, then it will look even more cooler.

And what about Windows 3.11 on this computer? ;)

Is that crack in casing left to the monitor?

Jorg
September 24th, 2006, 10:10 AM
Cool
Now get black floppy and CD-ROM, then it will look even more cooler.

And what about Windows 3.11 on this computer? ;)

Is that crack in casing left to the monitor?

My spray can of black paint is ready, it was just too late and already dark ;)
That on the casing is the remains of a paper label, that will go off easily.

There is a hercules driver for windows 3.11, so that would be possible.
I do have plenty of VGA cards too, but then I would have to use a different monitor. In that case, I probably would install OS/2.
With this memory, you can also run XP on it if you want.
But for that, I have another less vintage machine, a dual cpu celeron 433 on an abit bp6 board.

oh, note my improve-passive-cooling-by-connecting-the-heatsink-to-the metal-case-with-an-aluminium-strip solution ;)

dongfeng
September 25th, 2006, 01:08 PM
That looks great!!! Especially you still use the 5151, it makes it quite subtle!

Terry Yager
September 25th, 2006, 03:54 PM
I just find the title of this thread humorous. In American slang, 'boost' means to steal sum'n.

--T