The last year or so, my Y2K retro PC has sat in an unfinished state. I couldn't decide between getting a new modern style case and moving the parts over, or patch up the missing parts of the Gateway 2000 case.
The Gateway 200 case had a few issues left.
I recently got a 3d printer for a side "hustle" I am working on
with a friend of mine. He started a business and will be using a
3d printer to fabricate parts. I knew nothing about them, and as
the company's contract IT person, the 3d printer is part of my
responsibilities. Using that excuse I bought a Prusa
Mini+ printer. I also needed a project to work on to test
parts, material, print settings, detail, etc etc.
So with that I decided to fix up the Gateway case. I am not going
to restore the case. It was already beat up and scuffed, so
instead I am going to patch the holes, fix any janky hardware
placement, and (eventually) add a front panel USB port.
The first piece I printed was a bracket to hold a next to the PCI
slot. I printed it with PLA. Following some advice I print it with
3 layers on the shell to provide some rigidity. The STB Velocity
100 I have does not come with a fan, and gets extremely hot. The
fan provides more then enough air flow around the heat sink to
keep it cool.