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Old 06 January 2013, 18:05   #1
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Collective order: X500 Plus next gen case inspired to Amiga 500's shape

Hi folks,
I don't know if you're aware of this project, but finally Loriano Pagni has finished it's new case inspired to glorious Amiga 500.

If you don't know this amazing project, this is the link to Loriano's page, where are also showed his other past projects (i.e. the Minimig case):

http://www.loriano.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/

Now it's time for Loriano to decide if going for production or not, he needs at least a minimun order of 50 cases before starting production. The price for 1 case will be 259 + P&P, with this price you'll buy the case and it's components as shown in this video:

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The case will be available in black or white colour, in Loriano's site you can see some pics of the first prototype of his case in white (just to give you an idea of how it will be white).

This is another video about assembling a mini-itx based computer inside the X500 Plus:

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Personally I'll put my Sam460ex in the Loriano's case in order to run the last AmigaOS in a perfect Amigan case and to complete the work I'll apply a sticker with Amiga's first logo as the one showed in this pic, that I've retouched last night

If any of you is interested in purchasing one of this cases, please contact Loriano in order to place your interest/order. You can find his e-mail address on his site

Please keep in mind that Loriano will need prepayment of the case to get the money to buy the components of the case. Once ordered all the components Loriano will assemble by hand each case before shipping it, so it will take some time.
Loriano plans to sort the components by February and start shipping the completed cases by March/April if the right amount of orders will be reached.

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Old 06 January 2013, 20:53   #2
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Hmmm interesting project, reminds me a lot more of an Acorn Archimedies 3000 than an Amiga 500 though

http://lasham-web.com/acorn001s.JPG
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Old 08 January 2013, 10:54   #3
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It's a very nice bit of work. Hats off to Loriano who also did a MiniMig case a while ago.

Is it just me being a tight arse or is 259 for a case a bit steep??

How much do PC cases sell for these days? 100-200 without PSU? I guess an enthusiast case might not be overpriced at 250 then.

And the PCIe extension cable... does that work well?
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There's a big price difference on mass produced items and semi-hand built stuff like this one made in small quantities.
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Old 13 February 2013, 00:56   #5
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Sadly Loriano didn't collected enough orders to start the production of X500 Plus, so the only way to realize the project is going to kickstart.

In the meanwhile Loriano apported some little invisible modifications to the case in order to make it cheaper. Also he added some bonus features.

Kickstart will begin in few days, though you're not interested in buying one case you could make a little donation helping the realization of this amazing project

I'll let you know about Kickstart as soon as it will begin
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Old 13 February 2013, 01:11   #6
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It would make perfect case for FGPA Arcade running 060 Amiga. Lovely.
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Old 16 February 2013, 00:11   #7
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The Kickstarter has begun

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/...-computer-case

But now this thread can be closed, tomorrow I'll open a new specific one to present the kickstarter project.

In the meanwhile any help received from you for the realization of this project will be very appreciated
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Old 16 February 2013, 00:18   #8
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10,000 sounds like an achievable goal, but 235 quid is still quite a lot especially considering that it will be more or less mass produced (even in a low quantity). Nonetheless all the best for the kickstarter.
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Consider that with 10000 could be ordered at least 42 case, not properly what you can call a "mass production"

Also consider the percentages that will be held by kickstarter itself and that each case will be assembled by hand from Loriano
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If there are enough people to fork out that amount of money, why not? Just thought that over 200 quid is still some money to spend for something that in my humble opinion just looks vaguely like an A500. I'll shut up now and still wish the project all the best.
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Thank you
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