[rescue] OT: FeeCee rescue

Derek Andersen deanders at pcisys.net
Tue Sep 30 16:11:03 CDT 2003

Joshua D. Boyd wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 30, 2003 at 04:36:09PM -0400, Derek Andersen wrote:
>>Yeah, my $250 O2 (bought in spring of this year) isn't looking so hot 
>>right now...I keep seeing Octanes for around $200 that are much nicer. :(
> Ouch.  That was too much for a r5k-180.  If it was a r5k-200 (the real
> thing, not the overclocked one) you'd be much happier (though I still
> would have thought it wasn't a great deal).  Do you at least have the AV
> option? 

No, unfortunately. It was sort of an impulse buy, but I don't really 
regret it; the O2's still fun to play around with, and I'm sure I can 
still use it as a fileserver or something (I somehow doubt I can 
convince any of my relatives to learn Unix :).

>>I certainly intend to get an Octane as soon as I can afford to (again, 
>>I'm broke...). I'm also rather annoyed that I didn't pick up the Ultra 
>>10 (w/Creator 3D, I think) at the university auction--it went for (I 
>>think) $105.
> Yeah, the Ultra10 would have been a much better deal, unless you had a
> darn good reason the O2 would be a better choice (at this point, if they
> were equally priced I'd go for an O2 if it had an AV module, otherwise
> it would be a toss up determined by what I felt like at the moment).

Unfortunately, my budget when I bought the O2 was a bit bigger than it 
was this weekend (when the auction was held), so I didn't grab the 
Ultra10. All I came away with was a couple of 17" Trinitron CRTs (~$13 
total) and a beige G3 (hey, for $10...).

Derek Andersen

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