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by mapesdhs
Sat Apr 21, 2018 3:13 am
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: Octane in UK
Replies: 21
Views: 688

Re: Octane in UK

Did you ever play Descent? Another popular one from back then.

Ian.
by mapesdhs
Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:54 am
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: Octane in UK
Replies: 21
Views: 688

Re: Octane in UK

The only thing I've really done with this so far was build an old style Win98 box for my brother (pizza base case), I think with a P4, 1.5GB RAM and a low profile old AGP card (NV 6300? Can't recall now), as he has some older games which of course don't behave with the X79 Win7 setup I built him (fi...
by mapesdhs
Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: Octane in UK
Replies: 21
Views: 688

Re: Octane in UK

Syllopsium writes: > ... check out the very silly Conan Kills. Thanks! I'll have a look! > C2Q is pretty decent for most things other than modern games, ... Which do you have? The venerable Q6600? I have that, plus an E8400 and a QX950. > ... The E5 2690s I have are only v1s; you found a good deal t...
by mapesdhs
Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: Octane in UK
Replies: 21
Views: 688

Re: Octane in UK

Syllopsium writes: > ... might be the original, it really does whine and chunder.. Yeah, some of the ones SGI used were pretty loud. Makes such a nice difference to have a quiet drive. I think there's a 73GB and 147GB version of the Fujitsu I mentioned, but I was able to obtain several hundred drive...
by mapesdhs
Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:54 am
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: Trading my INDY (180MHz R5000) for an INDY (200 MHz R4400)
Replies: 4
Views: 416

Re: Trading my INDY (180MHz R5000) for an INDY (200 MHz R4400)

The R5K/180SC is generally faster, but there's the occasional (perhaps irrelevant) exception such as DES. See my site: http://www.sgidepot.co.uk/perfcomp.html The R4K/200 can often beat the R5K/150PC though, not having the L2 really hurts. Sometimes the R4K and R5K/180 are quite close, and if the R4...
by mapesdhs
Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:44 am
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: Octane in UK
Replies: 21
Views: 688

Re: Octane in UK

I have the best normal disks for O2 (Fujitsu MAS3367NC 36GB 15K) available, very quiet, and I replaced my PSU fan with an Arctic F8 (though I guess any decent model should be ok), results in a very low noise system. Syllopsium, at one time I'd planned on using my O2 for video conversion, but in the ...
by mapesdhs
Mon Mar 26, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: LTO anyone
Replies: 30
Views: 3620

Re: LTO anyone

Recently bought a varied bunch of LTOx units, so here's an entry for a Tandberg TS400 LTO2: /* TANDBERG LTO-2 / 420LTO */ { DATTAPE, TPDAT, 8, 5, "TANDBERG", "TS400", 0, 0, {0}, MTCAN_BSF|MTCAN_BSR|MTCAN_APPEND|MTCAN_SETMK| MTCAN_PREV|MTCAN_SYNC|MTCAN_SPEOD|MTCAN_CHKRDY|MTCAN_VAR...
by mapesdhs
Sun Mar 04, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Maplins.. GONE a sad day for the UK
Replies: 24
Views: 779

Re: Maplins.. GONE a sad day for the UK

Indeed, the molex extension cable I bought was 5 quid, identical to the cables which arrived soon after from China which were 1.29 each.

Not heard of Conrad, will have a look.

Ian.
by mapesdhs
Sat Mar 03, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Maplins.. GONE a sad day for the UK
Replies: 24
Views: 779

Re: Maplins.. GONE a sad day for the UK

That much is true. The old Omni store in Edinburgh was great for such things, and back then I used to buy Babani books for various home projects, mostly guitar effects units, but also some laser stuff. In Maplin it was mostly Raspberry Pi and the MicroBit, plus some misc kits; doesn't have the same ...
by mapesdhs
Sat Mar 03, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Maplins.. GONE a sad day for the UK
Replies: 24
Views: 779

Re: Maplins.. GONE a sad day for the UK

I wouldn't say it's that bad in terms of how old things are, their PC parts selection was reasonably up to date, 1050 Ti, 1060, etc., but stock is an issue of course, no GPUs anywhere atm. Decent selection of kybds, cases, PSUs, etc., though naturally it barely counts as a scratch in paintwork compa...
by mapesdhs
Sat Mar 03, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Maplins.. GONE a sad day for the UK
Replies: 24
Views: 779

Re: Maplins.. GONE a sad day for the UK

I visited Maplin today (Edinburgh), all operating as normal atm. The staff said the three people running the admin setup are looking for buyers, mentioned that usually buyers are found, but we'll see I guess. Have to say, price is one of the main things that's killing them; bought a 4pin ATX extende...
by mapesdhs
Sat Mar 03, 2018 1:27 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: C-Ray FP/CPU Benchmark Test Results
Replies: 160
Views: 12064

Re: C-Ray FP/CPU Benchmark Test Results

Good heavens! Thanks for all that! I'll add the info to my page when I can, but it likely won't be for a while, bit swamped atm.

Ian.
by mapesdhs
Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Hardware Wanted
Topic: Looking for O2 R5000
Replies: 27
Views: 675

Re: Looking for O2 R5000

Dodoid's D1 looks awesome, I hope it comes to fruition as he plans. And yeah, if one is used to an Octane (or in my case a 900MHz Fuel), going back down to an R5K/180 O2 is painful, though believe me that's nothing compared to the R4K/100 IRIS Indigo I had to sort out recently. :D

Ian.
by mapesdhs
Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Hardware Wanted
Topic: Looking for O2 R5000
Replies: 27
Views: 675

Re: Looking for O2 R5000

luesjo12 writes: > I’d really love to get an O2 from Ian as he can assure me it will arrive intact, but the biggest issue for me is price honestly. ... The pricing idea is to skip over the low spec systems entirely. I'm not keen on low spec O2s anyway due to the R5K's low performance, especially the...
by mapesdhs
Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: Hardware Wanted
Topic: Looking for O2 R5000
Replies: 27
Views: 675

Re: Looking for O2 R5000

:D Careful though, you might start a thing! "On our happy day, we were showered with O2 flakes! Blue SGI snow!". Hmm, I wonder if O2 skins are too large/complex to be replaced via 3D printed parts?

Ian.

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