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 Post subject: any mini-itx cases that resemble ibm ps/2 model 30/50
PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 6:00 am 
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i remember in the 80s when ibm released the ibm ps/2 model 30 and model 50

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at the time they were super expensive and i thought they were gorgeous.

is there any current 2013 cases that look like them?


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 Post subject: Re: any mini-itx cases that resemble ibm ps/2 model 30/50
PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 8:15 am 
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 Post subject: Re: any mini-itx cases that resemble ibm ps/2 model 30/50
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The only brand I can think of is Chieftec but even their designs "only" got stuck in the 90s, not the 80s.

http://www.chieftec.eu/en/chassis/itx-tower.html
(the included PSUs tend to be noisy and inefficient).

Beige fascias? Fujitsu Siemens did some partly beige but for their workstations and they were BTX form factor.
http://uk.ts.fujitsu.com/rl/servicesupp ... oE5905.htm


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 Post subject: Re: any mini-itx cases that resemble ibm ps/2 model 30/50
PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 8:39 am 
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not close enough :)

back in the day, when the ps/2 model 50 came out i remember it being in banks and universities, and it was very expensive like $3500 + $600 for monitor expensive.

remember 80s tv show head of the class? they had a ps/2 model 50.

copyright issues aside, maybe we can offer mini-itx cases that are patterned after the 1980s classics from the tandy 1000 to ibm ps/2?

anyone remember leading edge model D? a classroom friend had one.

i wanted a ps/2 but then i saw a tandy 3000hl for half the price.

i ended up w/ a tandy 1000 while a another friend had a ibm ps/2 model 50. thing is my tandy 1000 had better graphics and sound when playing thexder.

of these i thought ibm ps/2 was best looking


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 Post subject: Re: any mini-itx cases that resemble ibm ps/2 model 30/50
PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 1:45 pm 
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Why not get a broken one second hand and retrofit a miniITX board into it? Got to be doable!

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 Post subject: Re: any mini-itx cases that resemble ibm ps/2 model 30/50
PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 7:56 pm 
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edh wrote:
Why not get a broken one second hand and retrofit a miniITX board into it? Got to be doable!


i can't imagine though how much time and money it would take.

i guess a mac mini is the closest thing to a ps/2 model 50


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