[rescue] Sun mod/hack: lunchbox style with Sun mobo?
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Mon Jan 15 21:04:20 CST 2007
Lionel Peterson wrote:
>> From: Sandwich Maker <adh at an.bradford.ma.us>
>> Date: 2007/01/15 Mon PM 02:26:51 CST
>> To: rescue at sunhelp.org
>> Subject: Re: [rescue] Sun mod/hack: lunchbox style with Sun mobo?
>> " From: Patrick Giagnocavo <patrick at zill.net>
>> " Just wondering if anyone here is familiar with the "lunchbox" style
>> " luggable PC form factor?
>> " Know where to get good cases or parts for same?
>> " I was thinking of taking e.g. an AX1105 or other ATX sized mobo and
>> " making a SPARC luggable out of it.
>> " The luggable format might be a good fit for my needs.
>> not luggable but the closest i can think of is the dell sff case, from
>> at least the gx100 era. more recent lines have actually had different
>> mbs in different models, but the sff gx100 really had the same mb as
>> the large tower server gx100, so i'm sure it will take an atx - along
>> with a hd, floppy, and cdrom. and i think it even has 2 pci slots.
>> i've always wanted one, and an axe board to stuff into it.
> IIRC, that system is like the Optiplex GX150, and that system does not use an ATX MB, it is more a mini ATX MB, and when installed in a full-size case, has a second circuit borad next to it with additional PCI slots on it. Oh, and at least in the GX150, the PCI slots are "low profile", no conventional PCI cards fit...
> A full size ATX MB (like the AXe MB) is actually quite large.
I beg to differ on the GX-150 slot info, since I have one sitting right
by my feet.
It seems to have 2 conventional PCI cards, plus 1 low-profile style. The
lo-pro is on board, while the other two are on a daugher card. This is
a P3-1000. Perhaps there are other flavors.
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