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  • Thermaltake P3 TG Pro and Modern Dial Up Modem


    Hosts: Dennis Garcia and Darren McCain
    Time: 34:47

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    Originally recorded February 2023

    Thermaltake P3 TG Pro
    Computer cases are a rather important part of any computer system.  Sure, you can build a PC in a cardboard box or with lego bricks but if you want to do things proper you need the proper parts.  The Thermaltake P3 TG Pro is one view into what is proper despite it breaking just about every convention associated with building a computer.  You can mount the thing on a wall, you can position it like a test bench or you can stand it up vertically.  In every configuration  it will share the same open air design which almost dictates that your build be fully watercooled with a few extra fans for good measure.  You also need to ensure that you have a dust free environment, no pets, kids that know better and enough confidence to fully assemble the chassis before you even start on building the PC.

    Yes, you read that correctly, “All assembly required”

    Modern Supra 28.8 Fax Modem Project
    Back in April 2022 Dennis posted a project called the Sleeper Storage Device (SSD) where he took the shell from a Microscience RLL hard drive and retro fit a full solid state storage system inside for Retro PCs.  Not only did it retain the full look of an RLL hard drive but had an IDE interface allowing it to be used in more modern systems.

    All the look and none of the drawbacks.

    Well, he is back with another “upcycle” mod where he will be taking an old Supra 288 FaxModem and fitting it with a Raspberry Pi and some special software to enable full Serial RS232 communication over the modern internet.

    In this segment Dennis talks about the project, some of the challenges and what the ultimate goal will be.

    Related Links
    Thermaltake P3 TG Pro Review
    Sleeper Storage Device Build - Microscience Stealth

    Episode 144 featured music:
    Little People - Start Shootin' (http://www.littlepeoplemusic.com/)