Brought a new motherboard. Its a mini-ITX form factor Intel Atom based board. Do I put it in the old case or something interesting. The IBM PCjr seems like it might be a good choice. There is space for a DVD drive inplace of the 5 1/4 floppy. It is an Intel based life-form so it seems right and there would be something funny to see XP boot on a PCjr.
Posted on the Classic Computer mailing list to see how big of sin it would be to hack one up:
You, sir, are going to hell.
Peanuts are not that rare, but why gut one?
As much as I love my peanut collection, they are not totally that rare.
If you have one that isn't functional, we (the few people who love and
collect PCjrs) would forgive you for turning one into a modern computer.
So how feasible? One would want to keep the outward appearance as little altered as possible with the least amount of cutting
With the drive carrier in place, not so good.
Yeah, about 1/4 inch overlap. Could I move the board to the left?
Would have to cut the case reinforcements out. bummer
So for now, no supped up IBM PCjr.