[rescue] Ultra 80 (possibly) wanted
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Sun Mar 9 08:34:47 CDT 2008
>From: Bill Bradford <mrbill at mrbill.net>
>Date: 2008/03/09 Sun AM 04:06:15 CDT
>To: The Rescue List <rescue at sunhelp.org>
>Subject: Re: [rescue] Ultra 80 (possibly) wanted
>On Sat, Mar 08, 2008 at 10:28:09PM -0500, Curtis H. Wilbar Jr. wrote:
>> I've been toying on and off with the idea of running an Ultra 80....
>> However, I'm not looking to spend much (as I've got a perfectly good running
>> dual processor U60).
>> Anyone have an Ultra 80 for free/cheap/etc ?
>I think its still a little early for U80s to be in the "Free" category
>unless you get really, really lucky.
But you can find them cheap, if you look around. Anysystem.com once had a truckload of them, and I got a nice system (SB1K) for a few hundred dollars, but that was a few years ago...
As I recall, with systems like that, you are paying a premium for the RAM and CPU, as they are common to other, more expensive systems...
>Am I the only one who HATES HATES HATES that lopsided tower case design
>(due to that HUGE power supply) featured by the U80 and SB1K/2K/etc?
Yes. I've asked around and no one else minds it, it's just you Bill ;^)
Seriously, as a desktop it doesn't make any real difference to me, but it is very odd (I wonder why they didn't just make the entire case that wide?
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