Ultimate AT Case Before the the coming of soft menus, opening the case was the only way to adjust the multiplier and bus settings. So I came up with the idea to make an easy open case. I would hindge two cases together, put the drives, and therefor the most weight, in one side (the stationary side); and the motherboard in the other.
Ultimate AT Case The case on the left side case has been modified from just below the floppy, to most of the way throughthe vent holes.The blank space at the top of the modified area conceals the 3.5 inch hard drive area.Below that are three 5 1/4 inch bays. These bays contain three identical drives as master on the primary channel. Only one is powered upa time, and the BIOS is unaffectedby the change.
Ultimate AT Case The face of the left hand case was customized between the two lines, as indicated in the photo.
Ultimate AT Case This shows the case as it opens. You can see the drives on the left, and the mother board on the right. This was before the rounded cables fad. EDIT: Update, it's long after the rounded cables fad. :)
Ultimate AT Case Fully open view. One side of each case cover was cutoff. A piano hinge was used to attachthe two cases to each either.
Ultimate AT Case Showing the added drive bays at the bottom. There are two power supplies in this project. The one in this half powers the drives and fans, and has been turned 90 degrees to provide more space. Covering the power supply is an aluminum shroud to duct it's exhaust out of the proper hole.
Ultimate AT Case There are six operating systems. This takes multi booting to almost an absurd level. (Edit: for it's time - the mid '90's)
Ultimate AT Case Money shot.