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Thank You!

Unread postby praetor242 » Wed Mar 08, 2017 3:24 pm

I'm having a beer...so that says alot.

But I want to thank you guys for all your help! You are the nicest guys I've come across online in...quite a while.

I'm not really new to SGIs. I had an Indigo back when they were very very first going on the used market. I so miss that machine, and I'm glad to get back into SGI machines. As a kid I didn't quite jack-off to SGI ads....but very close. I have a fond love for them, like most of us do.

Anyway, I just wanted to thank everyone for helping me get back into the hobby. You all rock!! :D :D :D
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Re: Thank You!

Unread postby Dodoid » Wed Mar 08, 2017 3:34 pm

They're great systems, and sorry about your smashed up O2. You should still able to use the "shiny innards" until the new parts machine arrives :) .
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Re: Thank You!

Unread postby praetor242 » Wed Mar 08, 2017 3:41 pm

Yeah! We'll see what state this new one is in. It's too bad even the base to the one I just got was smashed, or else I'd give it to Raion-Fox.
:O2: - trajan - R5000 180Mhz - 256 MB RAM - 300GB HDD
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Re: Thank You!

Unread postby Raion-Fox » Wed Mar 08, 2017 3:53 pm

Don't worry about me. I got money. I don't have a lot, but I'm definitely financially better off than you mentioned in our messages. You don't need to trouble yourself with my problems, I'll figure it out.
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Re: Thank You!

Unread postby itsvince725 » Wed Mar 08, 2017 4:10 pm

You gotta be doing better than me if you can afford a Fuel! :P

I feel like even saving up $400 might not be enough.
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Re: Thank You!

Unread postby Raion-Fox » Wed Mar 08, 2017 4:30 pm

For a Fuel? I paid $1100 for my Fuel with the 900MHz card. You can find one for $400 or less if you go for a 600-500MHz one. Octanes are better though at the low range
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Re: Thank You!

Unread postby praetor242 » Wed Mar 08, 2017 4:32 pm

Oh I wish I could afford a Fuel. I'm just a po' boy!
:O2: - trajan - R5000 180Mhz - 256 MB RAM - 300GB HDD
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Re: Thank You!

Unread postby Dodoid » Wed Mar 08, 2017 4:41 pm

I paid $125 (Canadian, so that's like 92 USD) for my Fuel, but it's missing quite a lot. Already got it a new Dallas chip (old one wasn't there), still need ATX -> Fuel PSU adapter and graphics board (V10). Other than that though, it has CPU, RAM, and even a (albeit somewhat small) hard drive.

The seller (UnixHQ, I made a video about them) also found me through my YouTube channel, so I think I probably got a good deal. Can recommend them, for anyone looking for SGIs in the Toronto area.
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Re: Thank You!

Unread postby itsvince725 » Wed Mar 08, 2017 6:28 pm

Wouldn't do any good for me being an American, but a missing PSU wouldn't bother me since I plan on using an ATX converter anyway...

Guess it's time to start saving though!
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Re: Thank You!

Unread postby Trippynet » Thu Mar 09, 2017 12:53 am

PSUs are currently the main sticking point, but kubatyszko's ATX adapters should make a big difference here. Ian Mapleson practically doubled all his Fuel prices a couple of years ago after almost completely running out of PSUs (thankfully I bought mine from him a couple of weeks before the price-hike). It still wasn't exactly cheap (around £600), but it was affordable enough for me, and I knew I was getting a fully complete system (with lots of nice software etc) on it. Plus I always wanted a Fuel :)
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:Fuel: - Lithium: R14000 600MHz CPU, 4GB RAM, V10 Graphics, 72GB 15k HDD & 300GB 10k HDD, 1Gb/s NIC, New/quiet fans, IRIX 6.5.30
Other system in storage: :O2: R5000 200MHz, 224MB RAM, 72GB 15k HDD, PSU fan mod, IRIX 6.5.30

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Re: Thank You!

Unread postby uunix » Thu Mar 09, 2017 1:23 am

praetor242 wrote:I'm having a beer...so that says a lot.
As a kid I didn't quite jack-off to SGI ads....but very close.

:lol:

I have two FUELS, of which I think I paid collectively £600 (one was £400, the other £200 iirc). I have found them a pleasure to use, extremely nippy at most tasks especially desktop apps. One FUEL is very well spec'd, the other not so.

Where I feel it falls down, for me anyway, is the damn v10 which isn't that good, and I have found it causes issues with Maya (Fuel+V10+Maya). I have managed to get the main discreet apps running on them, but video capture is pretty none existence and I have to use the wire+tap to get media from my discreet Octane and that process is a bit flaky at times.

For day to day usage though, the FUEL's are the ones I turn on.
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