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I have the following idea, and I wanted to know what you think. I want to get my hands on a silicone graphics (sgi) O2 or octane case and convert it to use standard PC Intel/AMD hardware. Also, if you happen have any information on where I can get one, please send me a message (email/icq/aim)!
08-18-01, 03:55 AM
Not sure about the case you're talking about - have any pics of one?
Seeing as people have installed computers in fridges, microwaves, model cars and even walls, I'm sure what you're talking about is possible though it may require a lot of work and careful planning.
Now that I've seen all the mods on this forum and many other sites I can say that my idea is definetely not as complicated as I thought it was. Here is a picture:
Inside it's quite similar to intel/amd boxes, but it has a modlular structure, different "blocks" containing motherboard and other hardware. Plus it's got a nice coolng system already.
So, the question is- does anyone know where to get one?
The thing on the bottom of the case is a very nice cooling system! (I wanted to insert that into my previous post but the server wouldn't let me).
08-19-01, 03:18 AM
Looks like its a fairly recent machine and I think you will have a hard time finding someone with a dead one that you can get a case from. If you do get ahold of one...when your buddies come over they might think your baking fresh bread! :D
08-19-01, 11:54 AM
Yeah, the SGI cases just scream "I am the bad*ss in this neighborhood." I've heard of, yet never seen the Oxygen line of boxes. I think you can find the older, rectangular SGI standalone cases, but I have no clue where. If you have second hand PC and parts stores in your area, they'd be a place to start.
A local store in my area has a working? second hand SGI box for sale. $5000. Yeah, right!
08-19-01, 08:49 PM
when in doubt, Ebay. Thats probably a good place to try, you MIGHT have luck calling SGI.
Our local University has few class rooms full of those. Mayby U could try some local universities there? Ones that teach modeling etc. (arts?)
that case looks lets say WeiRD
08-20-01, 10:56 PM
Best thing to do is to contact SGI themselves. I was looking into getting an O2 system then I realized that current hardware setup do the job just as well, or better. But, while I was in contact with the sales rep in my area, I found out that they sell used / refurbished equipment! Don't know if you could get your hands on just the case, but it's worth a look into.
Thank you all! :D I will definetely contact SGi and ask about spare/used/broken cases. Ebay is unpredictable, sometimes you get a rare item at a fraction of its cost but sometimes a common item goes for twise its cost at a local staples.
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