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Offline DJS

BlackBOX 1200 New Tower System
« on: April 14, 2017, 12:29:11 PM »
Elbox Computer is happy to announce a new tower system for Amiga 1200 computers. BlackBOX 1200 is a perfectly designed, modern, functional, spacious and stylish black tower case.

BlackBOX 1200 allows comfortable use of the most expanded Amiga 1200 computers equipped with Mediator PCI 1200 TX, Mediator PCI 1200 LT4 or Mediator PCI 1200 busboards.

BlackBOX 1200 replaces the discontinued D-BOX 1200, Mirage 1200 and E/BOX 1200 (also known as A1200 Power Tower and A1200 Winner Tower) Amiga tower systems.

BlackBOX 1200 tower systems are just available on preorders at
Elbox Online Store for customers from the European Union,
Elbox Online Store for customers from other countries.
 

Offline outrun1978

Re: BlackBOX 1200 New Tower System
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2017, 02:10:04 PM »
Glad to hear there is finally a new tower system for the A1200, its been long overdue..

However

£250.00 for a tower to house the 25 year old motherboard
£270.00 for a mediator
£100.00 for a Radeon HD card
£120.00 for an Indvision so i can get HDMI output
£500-600 plus for a 2nd hand PPC board
£100.00 for a rapid road so i can use USB joystick, mouse and keyboard
Total £1300-1400 to upgrade my existing A1200 set up

and people think the new Amigaone X5000 is expensive at £1699.00.......

My money is on buying the new Amigaone X5000 rather than using 25 year old hardware  from what I have been hearing the X5000 is a quantum leap over my existing Amigaone 500 machine.....
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Offline polyp2000

Re: BlackBOX 1200 New Tower System
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2017, 02:51:56 PM »
Quote from: outrun1978;824523

My money is on buying the new Amigaone X5000 rather than using 25 year old hardware  from what I have been hearing the X5000 is a quantum leap over my existing Amigaone 500 machine.....


I notice that they only show a close up of the back of the machine. Presumably the  areas on general view are as hideous as the other cases on the site.

Either way - with Vampire 1200 on the horizon reasons to tower an a1200 are  thin on the ground.
« Last Edit: April 14, 2017, 02:52:43 PM by polyp2000 »
 

Offline Acill

Re: BlackBOX 1200 New Tower System
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2017, 03:04:30 PM »
Glad to see it, but wow is 300 Euros WAY OVER PRICED. ATX towers can be had for as low as 40 Euro in this quality with free shipping even if you look around. I know Elbox needs to make money in this small market, but this is a bit much dont you think?

I have made tower cases for various Amiga models and know it doesnt cost 150+ to build. You could have sold these for 199 and still do very well. Just something to consider.
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Offline Iggy

Re: BlackBOX 1200 New Tower System
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2017, 03:39:05 PM »
Hey its "only" $262.22 if you take VAT out of the equation (which we in the US don't have to pay).

But yeah, you can't see any details from the picture, and that IS a lot of money of what might be a really ugly solution.

Maybe they'll throw in a SharkPPC accelerator for the money. ;-)
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Offline Oldsmobile_Mike

Re: BlackBOX 1200 New Tower System
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2017, 03:45:48 PM »
If you want people to buy this you should at least post some pictures (more than 1, anyway). :(
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Re: BlackBOX 1200 New Tower System
« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2017, 04:24:58 PM »
Quote from: Oldsmobile_Mike;824527
If you want people to buy this you should at least post some pictures (more than 1, anyway). :(


Seconded.  While I'm sure it'll look better than anything I could slap together myself with a metal brake, router, and spot welder, I'd like to see what's on offer.
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Offline Acill

Re: BlackBOX 1200 New Tower System
« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2017, 04:42:29 PM »
This will be way to much to get into the US. I tried to have Elbox ship me a tiny ZIII riser that sells for $12 and they wanted $40 to ship it.

It sucks having to deal with shipping fees this high and small markets i know, but show us some good pictures of this thing!!! If this guy can do a complete system for only $750US WITH a 1200 board, an freaking ACA1221 accelerator,  floppy, DVD-ROM, mouse, keyboard and hard drives shipped to the us for only $60 I know you can do better Elbox!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Commodore-Amiga-1200-Customised-Tower-System-T12-Gen-II-/282431070470?hash=item41c2342106:g:cLYAAOSwxEpYxaSX
« Last Edit: April 14, 2017, 04:47:49 PM by Acill »
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Offline paul1981

Re: BlackBOX 1200 New Tower System
« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2017, 06:20:29 PM »
That machine on eBay looks like it should be 4 GHz or something. :laughing:
 

Offline Iggy

Re: BlackBOX 1200 New Tower System
« Reply #9 on: April 14, 2017, 06:52:45 PM »
Quote from: paul1981;824547
That machine on eBay looks like it should be 4 GHz or something. :laughing:


Yeah, that system has been posted before and it looks really cool.
I can't believe it hasn't sold.

It would probably sell easier if IT had a Shark PPC accelerator in it. :hammer:
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Offline Acill

Re: BlackBOX 1200 New Tower System
« Reply #10 on: April 14, 2017, 06:57:55 PM »
Quote from: Iggy;824550
Yeah, that system has been posted before and it looks really cool.
I can't believe it hasn't sold.

It would probably sell easier if IT had a Shark PPC accelerator in it. :hammer:


They do sell, he builds a couple here and there and sells them as a package.
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Offline F1Lupo

Re: BlackBOX 1200 New Tower System
« Reply #11 on: April 14, 2017, 07:05:34 PM »
great to see new stuff from Elbox:hammer: This looks way better built then my flimsy Infinity Tower Case but the 'powered by Amiga' logo makes up for it eh:)

btw, some more pics of all sides would be good
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Offline midway

Re: BlackBOX 1200 New Tower System
« Reply #12 on: April 15, 2017, 04:12:57 AM »
Does elbox answer to emails on their website? Anyone had any luck?
 

Offline Comi

Re: BlackBOX 1200 New Tower System
« Reply #13 on: April 15, 2017, 11:10:14 AM »
No news on front page on Elbox site?
 

Offline Acill

Re: BlackBOX 1200 New Tower System
« Reply #14 on: April 15, 2017, 01:25:01 PM »
They do answer, it can just take a few days. I have worked with them a lot getting my 4000T and some cards to play together nice with the Mediator in mine.
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