[rescue] Homemade Racks?
Francisco Javier Mesa-Martinez
lefa at ucsc.edu
Fri Apr 11 18:55:19 CDT 2003
On Fri, 11 Apr 2003, Phil Stracchino wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 11, 2003 at 09:40:47AM -0400, Mike Johnson wrote:
> > Phil Stracchino [alaric at caerllewys.net] wrote:
> > > What'd be nice for the girls would be to get our hands on aPower Mac
> > > 7100 or 8100. Or better yet, an iMac. But even a 7100 would likely
> > > have to wait until I'm working again ... right now we have trouble just
> > > scraping up enough parts to keep the machines we have running. We've
> > > had a spate of hardware failures recently.
> > For the love of all that is sane in the Apple world, don't buy a x100.
> > 7100 and 8100's are terrible to work on, and they're NuBus, and they're
> > hard to upgrade, and, and and. Hold out for a 7500 or 8500. A little
> > more pricy, but oh so much better to work on. The 7500 was the first
> > really cool case I ever saw/had. You get PCI, easily upgradable CPUs,
> > faster bus, and did I mention a better case?
> Point. I'm out of touch on Macs. A 7500 or 8500 would, indeed, be
> much mo' bettah.
Clearly you have never had to add memory to an 8500 :-) eh?
A design that requires almost a total dissasembly in order to install a
couple of dimms is not well thought out, IMHO.
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