[rescue] WTB: Ultra 60/80

Lionel Peterson lionel4287 at verizon.net
Thu May 5 20:48:26 CDT 2005

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Patrick Giagnocavo" <patrick at mail.zill.net>
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Sent: Thursday, May 05, 2005 9:34 PM
Subject: Re: [rescue] WTB: Ultra 60/80

> On Thu, May 05, 2005 at 09:30:22PM -0400, Lionel Peterson wrote:
>> ----- Original Message ----- 
>> From: "Torquil MacCorkle, III" <torquil3 at gmail.com>
>> To: "The Rescue List" <rescue at sunhelp.org>
>> Sent: Wednesday, May 04, 2005 8:07 PM
>> Subject: [rescue] WTB: Ultra 60/80
>> >I am looking to buy or trade for a near maxed out Ultra 60.  (Dual
>> >450s, 1-2gb of RAM)
>> That is quite a specific request, and a combination that will cost some
>>  I'd estimate that a max'ed out Ultra 60
>> would run you:
>> Base, CD, framebuffer, minimal HD    $100
>> Two 450 Mhz, 4MB CPUs    $400
> I have seen them go for about $100 apiece on eBay recently (I have a
> U60 base with nothing in it :-( )

$100 for the base, or $100 for the base, 2x450 MHz CPUs and 2 Gig RAM (a 
max'ed config, by most anyone's account, I'm sure) ? I can see the base 
going for so little, but an Ultra 60 *must* command more $$ - it, it just 
HAS TOO!!!! ;^)

>> I'd suggest a CycleQuad, available off eBay for about$75 after S/H, then
>> get a couple Ultra 2 systems (with CPUs and RAM atleast), and combine the
>> parts to make a fast system (4x300 MHz, 2 MB cache is a nice machine, of
>> course, PCI graphics will either be low-end, or expensive)
> Sometimes the extra speed of a single-threaded operation is noticeable, 
> though.

Well, yeah, but the CycleQuad is a nice box, as I remember (haven't gotten 
mine back up yet)

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