[SunRescue] Best Value Sun for $1000?

Bill Bradford mrbill at mrbill.net
Wed Aug 30 13:11:30 CDT 2000

On Wed, Aug 30, 2000 at 03:28:33PM +0000, Brian McCloskey wrote:
> the ultra 5 is not a bad machine, but again the processor is not upgradeable 

Wrong.  You can swap in a 400 or 440mhz CPU.  The CPU is a removable module.

> and they are ide based by default, which also isn't horrible but doesn't 
> allow for easy hookup of peripherals unless you add a pci scsi card. there 
> is a very well supported symbios pci scsi card out there, but i think its a 
> bit hard to find these days (worth tracking down though since it should be 
> under $100 and sun's card is around $500 i think). speaking from my personal 
> experience the sunpci card is not going to be what you want. its not too 
> useful under any circumstances really, but for playing games its going to 
> really suck. 

Were you using Win98?  Under NT4, the "shared" video performance is great,
and its even better if you have a separate monitor for the SunPCi card.


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