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Trekiej
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NEC PCFX

Unread postby Trekiej » Tue Feb 24, 2015 10:13 pm

Anyone here ever own one of the good looking machines?
If so, what did you think of it?
Cheers.

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Re: NEC PCFX

Unread postby TeamBlackFox » Tue Feb 24, 2015 10:23 pm

I played on one. If you're not Japanese or don't understand it, its not really worth owning. There's a lot of RPGs, shmups and VNs exclusively for it, but you're dealing with very dialogue driven games.
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Re: NEC PCFX

Unread postby pentium » Wed Feb 25, 2015 8:50 pm

I saw a few boxed units in Japan. All a touch out of my budget last I was there but yeah, not a lot of selection unless you find the SCSI adapter and just use it as a CD drive.
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Re: NEC PCFX

Unread postby Trekiej » Thu Feb 26, 2015 10:09 am

I am getting myself into a new hobby of collecting computer and consoles.
Ugh, I may have to abandon it due to other issues.
Ebay has become my new tv show. :D

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Re: NEC PCFX

Unread postby pentium » Sat Feb 28, 2015 9:24 am

If you stick to ebay for everything you'll be bankrupt before you know it. I've been going everywhere but ebay for the last 15 years.
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Re: NEC PCFX

Unread postby TeamBlackFox » Sat Feb 28, 2015 11:46 am

I only go to eBay if there's a deal to be had, such as when I got Komachi for $130
SGI:
:A3502L: Dual Itanium 2@1.5GHz 4GB Marisa
:Indigo2IMP: R10000@175MHz Komachi
:Indy: R5000SC@180MHz 256MB XL/24 Graphics Alice
:Octane2: Dual R14000A@600MHz 2GB V12 Sakuya
:O3x0: Quad R14000@500MHz 4GB Sanae
Non-SGI:
BeagleBone Black ARMv7 A8-Cortex@1GHz 512MB Saya
IBM IntelliStation 265 Dual POWER3-II@450MHz Jigoku-Karasu ( Hell Raven )
Lenovo Thinkpad t510 i5-540M@2.5GHz 8GB Blackrose

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Re: NEC PCFX

Unread postby vishnu » Mon Mar 02, 2015 9:33 am

Completely anecdotal but having watched sgi hardware on ebay since forever, I'd say that something like 99 out of 100, or maybe even 999 out of 1000 items, are ludicrously overpriced. Occasional gems pop up but they're rare and if you blink you miss 'em. I got my Octane2, complete with every imagineable piece of hollywood special effects software installed and running, for a mere 180 USD... :mrgreen:
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Re: NEC PCFX

Unread postby arhiman57 » Wed Mar 04, 2015 10:01 am

I was one time tempted by a complete pcfxga setup with a Win95 Jap PC (not the pc98 version).....
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