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Old 28 June 2010, 21:42   #1
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Question regarding retro machines/PCs

Hi there,

Im just looking for some feedback around the idea of an C64/Amiga with a PC built in. The difference being that both sets of hardware will be present and can be switched between.

Is this a good idea?

Any feedback on it?

Thanks
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Old 28 June 2010, 22:08   #2
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You mean something like sidecar and bridgeboard?
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Old 28 June 2010, 22:13   #3
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It wouldn't extend the exterior of the machine, would be purely internal.. But would include more modern features (wireless, 3d graphics, etc)
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So you're thinking of putting a PC motherboard inside an Amiga or C64 case? You wouldn't be the first. I've seen a couple of threads on this board desribing just that. Unfortunately I cant seem to locate them at the moment.
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Depends. Practical value - none. To show off at a convention - brilliant.
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Old 28 June 2010, 22:34   #6
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So you're thinking of putting a PC motherboard inside an Amiga or C64 case? You wouldn't be the first. I've seen a couple of threads on this board desribing just that. Unfortunately I cant seem to locate them at the moment.
Kind of, but leaving the existing internals intact and being able to switch between the use of the two.
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Old 28 June 2010, 22:39   #7
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You used to be able to buy these cases from Amiga company Siamese Systems called the 3-pack and the 8-pack. They were cases which took 3 (and 8) motherboards at the same time. Each motherboard sat in a removable tray. They had trays for ATX, A4000D and other classic motherboards.

http://www.amigahistory.co.uk/3pack.html
http://www.amigahistory.co.uk/8pack.html

They never sold very many and eventually went bankrupt.
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Kind of, but leaving the existing internals intact and being able to switch between the use of the two.
Well, if you can get everything to fit in there then go for it.
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Old 28 June 2010, 23:25   #9
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Oh, I thought it was fitting a PC & classic in a PC case.

Is it really worth risking a PC and an Amiga (both of which operate hot) inside an already poorly ventilated classic Amiga case?

Buy a bigger desk?


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nice desk, where would one be able to purchase something like that ?
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I just googled for "dual computer desk" and "twin computer desk" there are 10's of different ones. That particular one is a "Nygard Dual Computer Desk"
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cheers googling now and when I`ve done that I`ll have a ribbiting session
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