gplourde wrote:I got a perfectly nice looking (almost new no scratch) O2 in a box at home.
But the only part inside is a media board.. Not really useful so why not make a PC with that? I dont think its soo evil and the case look soo cool.
And all this gave me and idea... I got a broken O2 webcam. I'll save the skin and put a logitech webcam inside. :D Should be easy!
I just think it isn't right to put PC parts in anything unless it is in unfixable condition already, in bad condition, or if you can manage to fit the parts inside w/o any permanent modification (you can convert back).
Ok, I will admit to making case a mod (out of a PC case), but they just aren't the same as having some beautiful SGI hardware inside....
Fitting different form-factors in something not designed for it will never turn out nicely, you are better off starting out with nothing and design it around your boards and drives (it will look more unique and will be much cleaner and easier to upgrade inside not to mention end up being cheaper).
Just be warned, the O2 case will be worth more in 5 years then your butchered machine will (I've never
seen a pc mod in a SGI, Sun, etc... ever look good on the inside).