[rescue] SGI rackmount computer case.... what SGI ?

Francois Dion fdion at atriumwindows.com
Fri Mar 19 14:35:58 CST 2004

A while back, Curtis Wilbar picked up a rackmount SGI case. Some argued 
that it might have been a fake. One of the argument was that the chassis 
was not stainless.

Shows that casing again, but populated with an ACER motherboard. It does 
have a serial card with SGI silkscreened on it. So I dont know. Was this 
a fake or not? We'll never know for sure, but it looks like it's 
something that never made it into production.


Andrew Weiss wrote:

> On Jan 17, 2004, at 11:22 PM, Bill Bradford wrote:
>> On Sat, Jan 17, 2004 at 11:04:56PM -0500, Joshua Boyd wrote:
>>> Are we sure it wouldn't have been one of the other SGI PCs?  I mean,
>>> some of their desktop machines were just standard ATX stuff, so why not
>>> some rack machines that way?
>> I'm thinking it looks more like a prototype case.  If its a fake, its a
>> damn good fake.
>> Bill
> Perhaps, but if you look at the construction and layout and then take 
> a good long look at all their other IA32 models in terms of interior 
> layout, design, and construction, this looks like the only good 
> quality item is the front plastic (sort of)... it doesn't taste like 
> SGI designed hardware.  I'm going from a careful examination of all 
> their legacy Intel PDF's and an intimate knowledge of the 320 from 
> this last weeks service call.  (Turned out to be the power brick on 
> the 1600SW)
> Andrew
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