The Quadra 800 case is pure evil. I love the computer. I hate the case. With a passion. At least it looks decent.
Mine had its CD ROM bezel shear off thanks to the fantastic SpindlerPlastic TM
technology. All it took was removing the case.
Mine has a temperament due to this horrible case. When you put it all back together, DEATH CHIMES. Something was knocked loose by this horrible case!
So you take it all apart, reseat the RAM and Nubus cards, and its fine.
Not to mention the massive amount of tension on the logic board when installing it in the choke-hold clip system.
The bright side is the very good Delta 300w PSU, room for 2 SCSI HDD's, Internal CD-ROM, and good cooling. (Oh, and the logic board has solid-state capacitors...no leaking)
On an episode of the Computer Chronicles, Apple shows off the Q800, and the Apple Corporate drone says its the easiest case to work in apple ever made.
I still would not trade the Q800 for anything else....ok perhaps a Q950. But, the Q800 has a faster system and ram bus, uses 72 pin ram instead of the older stuff, and I forget what other advantages it has. (nubus90?)I put it as a tie. With enough NuBus cards the 950 could be made into a supermac. (Ha, get the pun?