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EBAY: Rare Crimson For Sale

Unread postby RageX » Sat Mar 28, 2015 1:04 pm

I'd love to have it, but not at that price.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Silicon-Graphic ... 1464321017

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Re: EBAY: Rare Crimson For Sale

Unread postby nekonoko » Sat Mar 28, 2015 1:29 pm

I have one exactly like it, but my power supply died a while back :(
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Re: EBAY: Rare Crimson For Sale

Unread postby astouffer » Sat Mar 28, 2015 1:55 pm

What makes this one rare?

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Re: EBAY: Rare Crimson For Sale

Unread postby smj » Sat Mar 28, 2015 3:57 pm

Looking at the photos, I don't see the "Property of HI-TECH TOONS" label mentioned in the description... Did I miss it?
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Re: EBAY: Rare Crimson For Sale

Unread postby foetz » Sat Mar 28, 2015 5:51 pm

6000 bucks? :P

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Re: EBAY: Rare Crimson For Sale

Unread postby vishnu » Sat Mar 28, 2015 6:27 pm

foetz wrote:6000 bucks? :P


Reminds me of the scene in "Trouble With Tribbles:"

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Re: EBAY: Rare Crimson For Sale

Unread postby Axatax_ » Sat Mar 28, 2015 7:34 pm

You guys that have these machines -- would you consider trading a NeXTCube Turbo w/Dimension for a Crimson (I'd drive down to make the xchange -- anywhere in the US).

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Re: EBAY: Rare Crimson For Sale

Unread postby guardian452 » Sat Mar 28, 2015 7:51 pm

foetz wrote:6000 bucks? :P

Worth it for the lower side panels :lol: I never did find them for crimson or onyx... this one is in remarkably good shape but the price just reconfirms the ebay inflation syndrome :shock: I thought a crimson for $250 was pricey. After all, not long before that they were being given away for free!

It was either upgraded or at some point the top hat or back panel was replaced because the nameplate says VGX but the top hat says RealityEngine. My transpotting skills aren't what they used to be, I can't tell just by looking at the cardcage anymore. (guessing realityengine based on the 2RMs and DG in RE positions with the similar-to-RE2 style frontplane)

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Re: EBAY: Rare Crimson For Sale

Unread postby nekonoko » Sun Mar 29, 2015 6:42 am

Axatax_ wrote:You guys that have these machines -- would you consider trading a NeXTCube Turbo w/Dimension for a Crimson (I'd drive down to make the xchange -- anywhere in the US).


I'd actually consider that, but as mentioned my power supply doesn't currently work.
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Re: EBAY: Rare Crimson For Sale

Unread postby foetz » Sun Mar 29, 2015 8:37 am

smj wrote:Looking at the photos, I don't see the "Property of HI-TECH TOONS" label mentioned in the description... Did I miss it?

it's on the additional pics he put on photobucket

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Re: EBAY: Rare Crimson For Sale

Unread postby RageX » Sun Mar 29, 2015 8:39 am

smj wrote:Looking at the photos, I don't see the "Property of HI-TECH TOONS" label mentioned in the description... Did I miss it?

Extra photos are here:

http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/makot ... t=3&page=0 <dead>

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Re: EBAY: Rare Crimson For Sale

Unread postby robespierre » Sun Mar 29, 2015 8:56 am

guardian452 wrote:It was either upgraded or at some point the top hat or back panel was replaced because the nameplate says VGX but the top hat says RealityEngine. My transpotting skills aren't what they used to be, I can't tell just by looking at the cardcage anymore. (guessing realityengine based on the 2RMs and DG in RE positions with the similar-to-RE2 style frontplane)

It's RE. The pictures on Photobucket show a GE8, DG2, RM4, and RM4T.
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Re: EBAY: Rare Crimson For Sale

Unread postby ClassicHasClass » Sun Mar 29, 2015 9:24 am

I'd buy it *maybe* for $3K, but not $6K.
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Re: EBAY: Rare Crimson For Sale

Unread postby jan-jaap » Sun Mar 29, 2015 10:06 am

nekonoko wrote:I have one exactly like it, but my power supply died a while back :(

Well, mine still works but it's the last one I have. My 4D/440VGX has a dead PSU and I have two dead PowerOne spares. My desk has been littered with PowerOne bits for months but I don't have the time to fix it ...

foetz wrote:6000 bucks? :P

Just imagine what mine (with 150MHz R4400 CPU, 256MB RAM and 100Mbit FDDI networking) must be worth :lol:
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Re: EBAY: Rare Crimson For Sale

Unread postby guardian452 » Sun Mar 29, 2015 6:46 pm

Skywriter's old page has a lot of good photos of machines of this vintage and older http://www.nekochan.net/~skywriter/

None of the box without the skins, which I'm sorry to say isn't all that exciting. The just look like a big metal box.

A while back I put a 'teardown' of my onyx on ifixit.com :lol:
https://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/Silicon ... down/12546


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