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    IBM 5150 defiled...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5bNkHCCIgk

    I mean, that monitor cover, is SWEET. I'd order one in a heartbeat. But I'm really having mixed feelings about the chassis mod.

    It's not exactly a RARE system. (looks over at the 7 I own) But I still feel dirty for having watched this defilement.
    It is a mistake to think you can solve any major problems just with potatoes.

    #2
    THE FLOPPY DRIVES ARE UPSIDE-DOWN!

    what a maroon..

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      #3
      It's a high quality mod of the chassis, but there are some odd things about it, almost as if it was made my someone who has only even seen a picture or two of the 5150.

      The fo-floppy drives are in upside down, and are half height. 2 full height drives would have been much better. The power switch on the back is cool, but why the heck did they not put it in the place it was originally, instead of covering that hole with a sticker. that would have been much better, and then they could have put the actualy ATX on switch on the right corner. You'd have to reach over and hit it, just like you would have on the original 5150.

      I do like the fact that they used an 8086K proc, even though the 5150 was an 8088 proc originally, but I consider that one close enough.

      IBM 5160 - 360k, 1.44Mb Floppies, NEC V20, 8087-3, 45MB MFM Hard Drive, Vega 7 Graphics, IBM 5154 Monitor running MS-DOS 5.00
      IBM PCJr Model 48360 640kb RAM, NEC V20,, jrIDE Side Cart, 360kb Floppy drives running MS-DOS 5.00
      Evergreen Am5x86-133 64Mb Ram, 8gb HDD, SB16 in a modified ATX case running IBM PC-DOS 7.10

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        #4
        Originally posted by Al Kossow View Post
        what a maroon..
        Linus is BC's tech comedy gem.
        He has another video where he hit up FreeGeek and repurposed a Morrow computer.
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          #5
          Wrong keyboard, too.
          Reach me: vcfblackhole _at_ protonmail dot com.

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            #6
            When they build a sleeper inside a Commie 64 or a CoCo, I'll be interested. Hell even a Pet.

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              #7
              A very nice piece of creativity. That setup would look good in anyone's den. For you purists out there, not much different than cramming a LS7 into a 32 Ford. I'm wondering what the cost was or did I miss something.
              Also, noticed he was getting 5 gig on that ASRock Fatal1ty mobo.
              Surely not everyone was Kung-Fu fighting

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                #8
                Linus may now be dead to me.
                "Good engineers keep thick authoritative books on their shelf. Not for their own reference, but to throw at people who ask stupid questions; hoping a small fragment of knowledge will osmotically transfer with each cranial impact." - Me

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                  #9
                  Are there blue LEDs inside that case? If so then BURN IT WITH FIRE!

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                    #10
                    That thing is cool as shit. But I wish they'd put the floppy faces right-side up and the power switch in the right place. SO close.

                    I'm willing to bet surviving cases are a bit more common than still-working original motherboards. May as well use 'em.

                    I was thinking to do something similar with the empty (knockoff) XT case I have (using my free AM2 SLI board ), but don't have the skills & tools to make the necessary metalwork look nice.

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                      #11
                      I will admit, it looks pretty damn nice. the 8086 is a nice touch. I just hope a working machine wasn't gutted to do this.

                      at the end of the day, it is what it is. If people are happy then who am I to piss in their cereal? I have several, I don't need more, I just want an opportunity to get one of those monitor covers.
                      It is a mistake to think you can solve any major problems just with potatoes.

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by luckybob View Post
                        If people are happy then who am I to piss in their cereal?
                        Pretty much, but TBH it pisses me off more that they simply did a poor job at making it look authentic than the idea of them gutting a 5150.

                        IBM 5160 - 360k, 1.44Mb Floppies, NEC V20, 8087-3, 45MB MFM Hard Drive, Vega 7 Graphics, IBM 5154 Monitor running MS-DOS 5.00
                        IBM PCJr Model 48360 640kb RAM, NEC V20,, jrIDE Side Cart, 360kb Floppy drives running MS-DOS 5.00
                        Evergreen Am5x86-133 64Mb Ram, 8gb HDD, SB16 in a modified ATX case running IBM PC-DOS 7.10

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                          #13
                          I never considered the 5150 to be very stylish. It seems to me that if you wanted to do something that made an artistic statement, you'd be better off with one of these

                          Mass-produced PCs are just damned ugly, IMOHO.
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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Chuck(G) View Post
                            I never considered the 5150 to be very stylish. It seems to me that if you wanted to do something that made an artistic statement, you'd be better off with one of these

                            Mass-produced PCs are just damned ugly, IMOHO.
                            Kids are lazy. You can get away with using "retro wood PC case" by being LGR and slapping vinyl on the sides.
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                              #15
                              Originally posted by Agent Orange View Post
                              A very nice piece of creativity. That setup would look good in anyone's den. For you purists out there, not much different than cramming a LS7 into a 32 Ford. I'm wondering what the cost was or did I miss something.
                              Also, noticed he was getting 5 gig on that ASRock Fatal1ty mobo.
                              I thought the same thing when I saw it.... however on reflection I think it's more like cramming an LS7 into a GM product.

                              To get the full GM into Ford effect someone should put a modern x86 system into something with a different architecture all together. A Macintosh II case is probably big enough.......
                              System 80 Expansion Interface located! Thanks to all who helped out and the good people in the NZ vintage computer forums!

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