HomeFairfax General ForumArrest/Ticket SearchWiki newPictures/VideosChatArticlesLinksAbout
Off-Topic :  Fairfax Underground fairfax underground logo
Welcome to Fairfax Underground, a project site designed to improve communication among residents of Fairfax County, VA. Feel free to post anything Northern Virginia residents would find interesting.
Need an old computer
Posted by: Nik ()
Date: March 01, 2006 10:33AM

Anyone have/know where I can find the old IBM PC/AT (IBM 5170)? I'm hoping to buy one, gut it, and put more modern parts in it (as soon as I can afford the rest of the parts).

I only really need the case, but I'll take the whole thing if that's the only way I can find it.

I don't want to pay too much - maybe $60 at the most.

Know where I can find one?

----------------
WHERE'S THE BEEF

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Need an old computer
Posted by: PaperPusher ()
Date: March 01, 2006 06:20PM

Nik, you may have good luck with that request on www.freecycle.org. Not sure where you are but there are local freecycle groups in every locality around here.

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Need an old computer
Posted by: Nik ()
Date: March 02, 2006 09:38AM

Thanks.

I checked and couldn't find anything too quickly, and I don't feel like taking a fine-toothed comb to it right now, but I will later. Thanks for the tip.

----------------
WHERE'S THE BEEF

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Need an old computer
Posted by: Gravis ()
Date: March 02, 2006 01:09PM

cases are cheap on the net. check out pricewatch.com or newegg.com. i usually check those for stuff i like.


"the wisdom of the wise will perish, the intelligence of the intelligent will vanish."095042938540

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Need an old computer
Posted by: Nik ()
Date: March 02, 2006 01:34PM

Maybe you didn't read the entire thread....

I'm looking for the case from the IBM PC/AT (the 5170).

So I can mod it and put modern kickass parts in it (if I can cool it well enough).

If someone breaks into my house, they'll see it and... "Meh, just an old IBM."

But I'll know better.

----------------
WHERE'S THE BEEF

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Need an old computer
Posted by: mad max, JD ()
Date: March 02, 2006 01:51PM

If someone breaks into your house, that's really the least of your worries.

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Need an old computer
Posted by: RESton Peace ()
Date: March 02, 2006 02:26PM

dude, you need to take your car next and put it's parts inside a 1958 edsel. Then nobody would want to steal THAT.

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Need an old computer
Posted by: Genevieve ()
Date: March 02, 2006 02:42PM

Actually, the 5170 is so old that in computer terms it is practically an antique. In another few years it will have true vintage value.

I didn't have any problems finding one for sale on Ebay. I heard that this tool "Google" is really useful for finding things online as well.

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Need an old computer
Posted by: pgens ()
Date: March 02, 2006 05:19PM

RESton Peace Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> dude, you need to take your car next and put it's
> parts inside a 1958 edsel. Then nobody would want
> to steal THAT.

Or buy an old Sony Walkman cassette player, then cram the innards of a 60GB video iPod in there.

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Need an old computer
Posted by: PaperPusher ()
Date: March 02, 2006 05:39PM

or buy an old water cooled tape storage computer system and stick a whole house in there.

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Need an old computer
Posted by: Nik ()
Date: March 02, 2006 09:20PM

mad max, JD
I don't have anything of value... are they going to steal my dirty laundry?

RESton Peace
X to tha Z Xzibit pimped my ride and did that for me.

Genevieve
I'm 17, so I can't get a PayPal account.

pgens
But how would I see the screen?

----------------
WHERE'S THE BEEF

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Need an old computer
Posted by: Eric Royce Leonard ()
Date: December 30, 2012 02:56AM

I would stick with the Commodore 64.

Options: ReplyQuote


Your Name: 
Your Email (Optional): 
Subject: 
Attach a file
  • No file can be larger than 75 MB
  • All files together cannot be larger than 300 MB
  • 30 more file(s) can be attached to this message
Spam prevention:
Please, enter the code that you see below in the input field. This is for blocking bots that try to post this form automatically.
  *******    ******    ******   **    **        ** 
 **     **  **    **  **    **   **  **         ** 
 **     **  **        **          ****          ** 
  ********  **        **           **           ** 
        **  **        **           **     **    ** 
 **     **  **    **  **    **     **     **    ** 
  *******    ******    ******      **      ******  
This forum powered by Phorum.