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Old 23 April 2017, 21:19   #1
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Yet another A1200 Tower project

So - as I've discovered over the last four months - getting back into the Amiga scene, but this time round being an Adult with disposable income, is quite good fun!

I already owned a lot of kit, but back when I was buying it there wasn't a lot of spare cash around for me to get exactly what I wanted. This time round however

The current specs:
  • Power Tower
  • Rev 2B A1200 (recapped, all fixes carried out)
  • Blizzard 1260
  • Mediator TX Black
  • Corsair 400W Power Supply
  • SB128 Sound Card
  • Realtek FastEthernet NIC
  • Radeon 9250 Pro
  • Indivision AGA Mk2
  • VGA Switchbox
  • iiyama 19" LCD

I'm sure I've forgotten bits and pieces, but this is all boring text, so here's the nice bit. Pictures:

















Finally, a screengrab of my new 1280x1024 workbench



I'll be updating this as I go - as I still have a few plans in the pipeline. Not least of which is a colour change for the rather yellowing Tower!

Any tips/comments/abuse are more than welcome
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Old 24 April 2017, 06:36   #2
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I've never been fond of this ugly piece of plastic tower but you did yourself a great setup! Congrats!
I also appreciate the funding ability that being a mature adult give me now, compared to the old times... haha
Have fun!
Where do you display games? Switch?


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Old 24 April 2017, 09:47   #3
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Nice build!
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I've never been fond of this ugly piece of plastic tower but you did yourself a great setup!
Well at least it isn't the fully plastic Micronik Infinitiv case.
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I've never been fond of this ugly piece of plastic tower but you did yourself a great setup! Congrats!
I also appreciate the funding ability that being a mature adult give me now, compared to the old times... haha
Have fun!
Where do you display games? Switch?
Yeah, I have a VGA switch box on the desk so can flip to the Indivision at the click of a button Makes things nice and simple.

It's definitely not a pretty tower, that's for sure. It doesn't help that the plastics have very clearly aged, and on top of that it survived a flood in my parents house so the base plate is rather rusty in places. It was just high enough off the ground that none of the electronics inside were affected! I was really very very lucky there.
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What model Corsair power supply are you using?
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Old 16 May 2017, 00:14   #7
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What model Corsair power supply are you using?
Sorry that took so long, it's a CMPSU-400CX
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Finally go round to doing it, Tower (fascia) is now very much black!

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Looks like you got a good finish on there!
What did you use plasti-kote or something else?
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I used Vinyl Dye - comes in a tin like this:



The solvents in the tin soften the surface of the plastic, and allow the dye to impregnate the material. This makes it a lot more hard wearing that paint, as the first mm or so is actually black. It does mean that even though it is touch dry in ten minutes, you are best to leave it a good few hours to properly harden up again.

I've since swapped in my black zip drive, and added a case badge Daedalus kindly gave me - just the LEDs to sort out so I can see them from above now!

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Very Nice!
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