Want a SGI workstation for really cheap (<50€) or free

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Want a SGI workstation for really cheap (<50€) or free

Unread postby Str11kernaut » Sat Sep 23, 2017 11:37 am

Hi, i'm Str1kernaut.
From 1/2 months i started get interested about SGI workstations, but unfortunally here in Italy or in Sardinia i didn't found anything. On eBay i found only a Indigo2, a Indy and a Tezro, but they're overpriced for me. On the german eBay i found an Octane for 180€, but i don't know if the seller can deliver it to Italy with cheap delivery costs. Anyways i don't want to spend too much (better if i have to pay only the delivery), so if you have a old SGI workstation that you don't need or you don't use i will be very happy to have one in my hands. Also i have a question: in case the video port is the DB13W3, could work with a DB13W3 to VGA converter on AOC G2260VWQ6 or i'm forced to use a sync-on-green monitor that i don't have? Thanks
Unfortunally i did an error while registring, so my real username it's "Str1kernaut".
BTW i'm an ICT student (2° year at ITIS Scano). Since i was 8 years old i developed an interest for ICT, and since i was 2 years old i've got an interest for technology (I've got a photo when i was 2 years old with a pair of headphones).
I built my first gaming pc with new parts at July 2017: Ryzen 5 1400, 2x4GB Corsair 3000mhz, R7 360 2GB (bought from a friend), Corsair CX 450M, AsRock AB350M Pro4.
In these months i developed an interest to workstations, in particular SGI.

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Re: Want a SGI workstation for really cheap (<50€) or free

Unread postby Raion-Fox » Sat Sep 23, 2017 3:53 pm

You're not going to find much for that budget. I mean you may find something but it may be inoperative, without much expanded memory or lacking the proprietary keyboard or mouse if it is older.
:O3x02L: R16000 700MHz 8GB RAM kanna
:Octane: R12000 300MHz SI 896MB RAM yuuka
:Octane2: R12000A 400MHz V6 2.5GB RAM
:Indy: (Acclaim) R4600 133MHz XL Graphics 32MB RAM
:Indy: (Challenge S) R4600 133MHz (MIPS III Build Server)
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Re: Want a SGI workstation for really cheap (<50€) or free

Unread postby uunix » Sat Sep 23, 2017 4:14 pm

Mr Fox is correct, and even if you do get something free-ish, these things cost a lot of up-keep money regardless.

There was this guy in Italy.....
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Re: Want a SGI workstation for really cheap (<50€) or free

Unread postby Irinikus » Sat Sep 23, 2017 4:18 pm

He is in Italy.

They also generally cost allot to ship around if they're not local due to their weight and special packaging requirements. (brittle plastics etc.)
:Onyx2:Quad R14K 500MHz, IR3, DG5-8 :Tezro:Quad R16K 700MHz, 8MB, V12, DCD, DM3 :Octane2:Dual R14K 600MHz, PCI Card Cage, V12 :320:Dual 1GHz PIII
:O2:R12K 400MHz, DCD :Indigo:R4400SC 150MHz, ELAN :Indigo2:R4400SC 200MHz, Extreme :Indy:R4400SC 200MHz, XZ :Indy:R5000SC 150MHz, 24Bit XL.
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Re: Want a SGI workstation for really cheap (<50€) or free

Unread postby Str11kernaut » Sun Sep 24, 2017 12:09 am

Also find this kind of workstations in Italy it's really hard or nearly impossible. Will be nice have at least an Indy, or if i can have one a O2, a Fuel or an Octane
Unfortunally i did an error while registring, so my real username it's "Str1kernaut".
BTW i'm an ICT student (2° year at ITIS Scano). Since i was 8 years old i developed an interest for ICT, and since i was 2 years old i've got an interest for technology (I've got a photo when i was 2 years old with a pair of headphones).
I built my first gaming pc with new parts at July 2017: Ryzen 5 1400, 2x4GB Corsair 3000mhz, R7 360 2GB (bought from a friend), Corsair CX 450M, AsRock AB350M Pro4.
In these months i developed an interest to workstations, in particular SGI.

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Re: Want a SGI workstation for really cheap (<50€) or free

Unread postby Str1kernaut » Sun Sep 24, 2017 12:18 am

I changed account 'cause i registered with a wrong nickname, so this is my new official account
(Now the nickname it's correct)
I'm an ICT student (2° year at ITIS Scano). Since i was 8 years old i've got an interest for ICT, and since i was 2 years old i've got an interest for technology (I've got a photo when i was 2 years old with a pair of headphones).
I built my first gaming pc with new parts at July 2017: Ryzen 5 1400, 2x4GB Corsair 3000mhz, R7 360 2GB (bought from a friend), Corsair CX 450M, AsRock AB350M Pro4.
In these months i developed an interest for workstations, in particular SGI (thanks Dodoid, you channel is awesome :D)

Str1kernaut
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Re: Want a SGI workstation for really cheap (<50€) or free

Unread postby Str1kernaut » Mon Sep 25, 2017 11:37 am

I have a question: is true the Indy is the easiest and cheapest SGI workstation to find? If so, i will be really excited to have one
(Now the nickname it's correct)
I'm an ICT student (2° year at ITIS Scano). Since i was 8 years old i've got an interest for ICT, and since i was 2 years old i've got an interest for technology (I've got a photo when i was 2 years old with a pair of headphones).
I built my first gaming pc with new parts at July 2017: Ryzen 5 1400, 2x4GB Corsair 3000mhz, R7 360 2GB (bought from a friend), Corsair CX 450M, AsRock AB350M Pro4.
In these months i developed an interest for workstations, in particular SGI (thanks Dodoid, you channel is awesome :D)


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