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Old 22 June 2012, 09:16   #1
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Hi Guys,

Having seen a re-make of the C64 here - http://www.commodoreusa.net/CUSA_C64.aspx

I was thinking about how hard it would be to make a modern, Windows 7 PC, using a mini-ITX motherboard and fit into something similar to the AMIGA 1200 (not an actual 1200 case, but a modern-looking, sleek all-in-one, PC under the keyboard design), and have two partitions. One for Windows 7, and a small, say 5GB partition with Amiga Forever.

I could easily get a mini-ITX motherboard and fill it with the appropriate CPU, RAM etc etc as I have and can build-up PC's. I know how to make a PC dual-boot and I think it's easy enough to make Amiga Forever bootable (?), but the problem would be getting a mini-ITX form factored design casing.

I think it would be awesome to have a modern PC with a 1200 design to it!

So, my question is -

A). Do, by any chance, these mini-ITX (or similar form factor really) cases, which look similar to the AMIGA 1200, already exist? Im guessing definitely not, but you never know.

B). Does anybody know of any people, companies etc, who create custom PC cases?


Thanks alot guys
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Old 22 June 2012, 14:01   #2
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There is one being made.. X500 case if memory serves.. Loriano Pagni... Google it
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Old 22 June 2012, 19:51   #3
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That is perfect!

I need to find this guy.
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Old 22 June 2012, 22:56   #4
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Old 23 June 2012, 12:23   #5
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Contacted the guy and im on the waiting list

Seems a real nice guy too from his e-mails to me.
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Old 23 June 2012, 12:26   #6
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maybe price is not so nice
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Old 23 June 2012, 13:15   #7
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maybe price is not so nice
He said he would be asking for a nominal amount, so here's hoping!
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Old 23 June 2012, 13:16   #8
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would be nice to have somthing like this for a 1200 too to expand on
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Old 23 June 2012, 13:21   #9
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Well he says there's room inside for 3 HDD's, so you could have 3 OS's installed each on their own disk.
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but in that case is built for a500 model only right?
could a a1200 motherboard fit too?
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Old 23 June 2012, 14:11   #11
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but in that case is built for a500 model only right?
could a a1200 motherboard fit too?
He says it's not based exactly on a 500, but has taken influences from afew 80's computers, including the ST, but primarily (as you can see), from the 500.

Based on that, im not really sure if a 1200 mobo would fit inside
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well it is indeed a beautifull case i had moded a a500 something like that i am also moding my a1200 custom tower
also other projects like pera putnik for my moded zx spectrum
ao many things so little time fortunatly july i am on vacations
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He said he would be asking for a nominal amount, so here's hoping!
I think his definition and mine might differ!!
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It looks a lot like the Acorn Archimedes I love Acorn machines too..

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He says it's not based exactly on a 500, but has taken influences from afew 80's computers, including the ST, but primarily (as you can see), from the 500.

Based on that, im not really sure if a 1200 mobo would fit inside
BBC Micro case with Oric-1 keys methinks
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I would sooner have an A1200 Laptop or a CD player sized case mod with wireless mouse & keyboard.
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Old 06 January 2013, 13:46   #18
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Looks nice in black! I mean to paint my A1200 black one day... or maybe blue...
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Shame about the logos being removed. I would think Amiga should be working to support such development, rather than hinder it.
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Old 06 January 2013, 14:39   #20
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That blue LED would have to go - other than that, nice!
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