My Next Rig - IBM 5170 Clone Replica

RainMotorsports

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So my first computer as a kid was an 80286. It was likely a clone of an IBM 5170. My father thinks it might have been a Sperry he brought home from work but that hasn't gotten me any close to finding pictures.

This is what I believe the front of the case looked like:
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This is my design so far to replicate it (still pretty early on):
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I bought a Silverstone Gandia GD09:
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Created a rough model of it to get started:
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The base of the rig will be the 6700K/Z170 parts I got from manny a year or so ago along with my original rigs PSU. I have been selling stuff to get the rest. Picked up an RTX 2060 and other than the case cladding the water cooling is my next step.

Originally I wanted to run a monitor mount through the case. But I have a feeling a stand alone base straddling the case is more likely.
 
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Are you gonna do eggshell white for the case? Or whatever offwhite those old IBM's were
 

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Gotten a little more work done. Fighting the 120 rad on the left. This model's accuracy isn't quite enough to trust so hopefully I pick up the rad soon to check. Its pretty close to the PSU, If I cut into the lid stamping I can get it away from the 2nd row of power cables. I honestly wanted it turned side ways but it will definitely will be against the PSU and i will have to cut into the face a lot.

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would be bad ass if you could use real wood on this and give it a nice finish with some stain.....i have seen some blue stains or dyes i would love to use on speakers...here take a look

 
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