Jon Stewart on Tue, 19 Jul 2005 13:24:45 -0500 (CDT)

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Re: [hosers-talk] Is it wrong?

> "Jon Stewart" sez:
> >Is it wrong to want to buy an old SGI workstation off of eBay (say, a big 
> >fat Octane) just so I can gut it and put a PC in the case?
> >
> >I feel like that would be cool. I also feel like it would be wrong to kill 
> >a working SGI, just to perform taxidermy on it.
> couldn't you put the sgi in a pc case?

No, that would be silly -- the idea is that I can build a PC system 
within the case and keep upgrading components as necessary over years and 
years. Although there are still a number of SGI 
systems on ebay that still have a fair amount of RAM in them, by today's 
standards. They must have been monsters back in the day.

I actually found a guy selling just an Octane case, sans all components. I 
think I will buy it, if I can figure out how to set up a PayPal account.

The nice thing about the Octane case is that it's relatively square, so it 
fits well into the closet, and it should have more than enough room for a 
mobo, lots of disks, and a water cooling kit (it has exhaust slots at the 
top of the case, which look to be perfect).

Jon Stewart
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