[rescue] What do you guys think about this 4D/35
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Tue Jul 10 16:08:22 CDT 2001
On Tue, 10 Jul 2001, Chad Fernandez wrote:
> It has no bids. Is $90 too much for one of these?
Yeah, especially when you figure in shipping. Those boxes are quite heavy.
> I know they aren't very fast, but that seems like a lot of memory, and
> I have wanted an SGI. I don't have the mega-bux to spend on a newer
> faster machine, that would be just for fun.
I've found mine (4D/35, 80MB RAM) to be actually quite snappy. I have
different standards for speed, though -- I'm still using my 50MHz
SPARCclassic as a workstation ;). I'm sure there are still people on this
list using sun3's on a regular basis...
Parts are hard to find. I've managed to pull everything together that I
need except that damn 3-BNC-connector monitor. The keyboard is special,
the graphics boards are tough, memory is a pain, etc.
You're better off spending a little more money on a better box. But if
you're looking for a fun project, they're fun machines to hack around on
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