Case Mod Friday: My 1995 IBM Aptiva

Project Name: My 1995 IBM Aptiva

Case Mod Friday: My 1995 IBM Aptiva

About this mod / project:
I wanted to share my build, as it’s really been a labor of love for the past month. I trash picked it from a local computer store in December, and it’s come a long way since then.

It started life in 21 years ago 1995 with a 486dx2 running at a mind blistering 66mhz, with a massive 4mb ram, and 1mb video memory. The 3.5 floppy disk could hold a maximum data capacity of 1.44MB. As of a few days ago, it now has a an Intel i7 6700k running at 4.3ghz, 16GB’s of 3000mhz ddr4 ram, and 8GB’s video memory. The 3.5 floppy drive can read up to 512GB of data from a single diskette. This was not a plug & play build. Massive amounts of cutting, fabrication, welding, grinding, a filing were required. It was awesome.


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Build Video:

Floppy Disk Mod Video:

CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Cooler: Corsair H80i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler
Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII GENE Micro ATX LGA1151
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5″ Solid State Drive
Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 390 8GB
Power Supply: Corsair RM 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply

– USB 3.0 port added to DVD-ROM housing
– Audio connections added to DVD-ROM housing
– Modded case to fit modern components
– Custom hole cut for 120mm radiator
– Custom-made Floppy SD card reader

Build Log: Imgur

Builder: gilmour509

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