A Modern Gaming Beast Hidden Inside An Old 386 Case
The case of this PC cries 1991 but in the inside, there is a different story and it is very much from 2018.
Tylinol wanted to try something different with his latest PC, and so did what anyone with loving memories of Wolfenstein 3D would do: put a modern gaming PC inside the yellowing old case.
Tylinol writes that he got it a few years back from an old man “hauling it to the end of his driveway”.
“Someone who wants this old computer walks by just as I’m throwing it out?”, he remembers the man saying. “That’s serendipity for you!”. Tylinol kept the old 386 around, playing old DOS games on it until the 2010 Nashville floods destroyed the components.
He couldn’t part with it, however, and recently moved a bunch of parts he bought in 2015 into it, calling the new PC “Serendipity”.
The specs included an i5-6500, GTX 970, 8GB DDR4 RAM and an SSD. Tylinol writes in this Reddit post, the LED on the front of the case now has more processing power inside it than the original 386 PC itself.
The rust was cleaned with Naval Jelly and sandpaper.
You can see more shots from the build here.