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Pic related, I just want one so fucking bad. I know the chassis manager is dogshit, networking is fucked, it's loud, and once shit gets broken you can't fix it but I don't care.
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I like giant stupid flagship laptops from all eras. The most recent one that comrs to mind is the Acer Predator 21X, the 21-inch curved laptop with a desktop CPU and two desktop SLI GTX 1080 cards.

But even in the Win98 days they made giant stupid flex models and I want them.
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>>88011065
god, same. they're SO fucking stupid and impractical but they've gotta be so much fun to fuck around with
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>>88011065
What's the fucking point when the battery is going to last 12 minutes when you actually use these? Impressive they manage to cool something like that in a laptop form factor but seriously who the fuck would buy this?
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>>88011082
it also requires 2 separate power bricks LOL. I think it's just a flex thing. and I mean, if you want a TRUE desktop replacement it is technically easier to carry around than a tower, keyboard, monitor, mouse, etc
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>>88011082
actually under full load, pulling the power cords out causes immediate shutdown. But the appeal is this:
>>88011079
I already have a handful of M18xR2 laptops and they are an absolute joy to use and it's hard to explain why exactly
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>>88011065
Holy fuck that keyboard alone. That thing is massive.
>>88011082
There is no point, only retards or people who don't care about money and just want one because it's neat buy them. If I didn't care about $7k or how much that insane shit was, I would probably buy it too just to bask in it's insanity and stupidity.
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>>88011127
>it's hard to explain why exactly
I guess the closest word you could use is "camp" -- it's just so unashamedly dicks out ridiculous that it's kinda charming. they don't really make laptops like that anymore
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>>88011021
The older m1000e chassis is much more reliable.
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>>88011187
It surely is anon, but m1000e is a normal rack-mount blade enclosure. VRTX is so stupid and charming because it's a tower chassis on wheels.
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>>88011156
yeah ‘camp’ is, thats really just a perfect description.
t. actually recently began thinking about a cheap secondhand gaming laptop to fuck with— any suggestions?
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>>88011387
actually, ‘camp’ is also the perfect way to describe all those colorful ddr2 era circus motherboards i that i love
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>>88011021
I want an old dell xps for some reasons
I just like that kind of red
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>>88011399
patrician taste
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>>88011387
define cheap? I really like 2012 Alienwares but they're holding a lot of value still.
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>>88011448
I hope this makes a comeback and people start having gaudy (but led-less) pc build competitions
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>>88011405
>for some reasons
You know exactly why...
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>>88011448
i had the P5K version of this
i want to go back so bad...
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>>88011021
Aren't they cheap now? I remember a client paid something like $15k for a refurbished version with two blades like 5 years ago. I imagine now they're way cheaper.
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>>88011455
yeah.... been looking at prices and even those m1710 dells from years past hold their value well.

think ill just score some more ddr2 cornucopia with my $$ instead lol

>>88011448
brofist
>>88011515
seriosuly, the wildest shit nowadays is like chinese motherboards made from melted down sandy bridge servers. need to get crazy. cant someone make a ddr1/ddr5 combination motherboard just for fucks sake?
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>>88011515
Be careful what u wish for
It might come in trans flag palette this time
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>>88011515
funniest thing i saw recently is some fella on youtube made a 'reverse sleeper' which was like a 386 motherboard stuffed into a windowed nzxt case. looked kinda proper, i wont lie.
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>>88011021
an PCI card that gives a GPIO header with the same pinout as a raspberry pi, but with TVS diodes and MOVs for protection agenst... "electrical accidents" and a java API for it
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>>88011556
Where I am, they still go for $5k refurbished. While I can afford that and still pay rent and eat, it still seems too extreme to pay for 60kg of loud as fuck metal box that would drive me mad with broken firmware and shitty overall management. When I see one for $2k (if ever) I will seriously consider it. I just want to have it because of the obscurity of it.
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>>88011635
You do realize it's one of the other, not both
These hellspawn came in at the changeover because the chip set supports both and ddr3 was unobtainable for some reason so they were like fuck it use your old ram and upgrade in the future to ddr3
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>>88011021
Does it count if the hardware doesn't exist?
If so, I want a 486 laptop made using modern process nodes for everything, that way the battery will last two weeks on a charge
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>>88011709
this I also want and I can't believe no one has done it yet
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>>88011698
oh yeah i know that, itd just be cool to use 1 motherboard with multiple options like both a threadripper and an lga775 cpu sockets
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>>88011709
andan e-ink display
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>>88011748
I mean at that point might as well just get one of those dual system cases and let your dream come true for a fraction of the price that developing and manufacturing that eldritch horror would cost.
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>>88011515
lol like whose pc has the most kinds of ports?
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>>88011761
no imo those cases are too gaudy for me. i want the horrible motherboard.
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>>88011758
I don't think e-ink is there yet, did they fix those issues with particles sticking if not refreshed?
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>>88011779
someone please post the /g/ phone
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>>88011817
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>>88011897
honestly, what i wouldnt give to have rj45 ethernet on my iphone…
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>>88011897
thank you anon
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>>88011929
np
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>4x NEMA connector
how much fucking power that shit takes?
that is not normal for servers
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>>88011946
I think those are in 3+1 configuration, each with 1100W power? I'm quite sure I saw server PSUs rated over 2000W
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>>88011946
The 4 PSUs is more for redundancy than increasing available wattage.
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>>88011790
>>88011748
These exist
Sort of.
In the server world I've seen a few which have an entire separate system on the same pcb with all its own resources.
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they stopped making them in white years ago. I could just paint one but its the principle of it all.
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>>88012694
Never even saw these made by Logitech, interesting.

To add one more piece of tech - I don't care it's reddit-tier, I just want this big bastard in my life. Always loved it as a kid.
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I want to build "the Ultimate" Windows 7 computer with it.
>bios only
>shitty USB 3.0 support
>shitty SATA 3 support
>triple channel ram
>Xeon X5690
>buttons on the motherboard
>molex on the motherboard
>dual bios
>removable bios chips
that or an EVGA X58 board because they made some nice ones too
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>>88012854
Evga sr2, bröther
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>>88011021
An msx 2 computer
I'm writing stuff to it, and while I'm 99% sure it runs due the OpenMSX autism, it would be fun to see it actually running
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>>88012910
I have never seen one listed in my area so it's not real and you can't make me change my mind about that.
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>>88012955
They are still on ebay often.
I'm pretty happy I got one 6 years ago for $90
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>>88011448
>has a built-in Linux USB stick on it
one of the weirdest ideas I've ever seen implemented on a motherboard
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>>88012274
Sorcerain is so based
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>>88012854
also
>soldered cpus
>no faggy bios auto switch
>three way sli support
>fan for the northbridge
>no ide ports
it's peak 2010
>>88013005
Yeah but I would like to buy it locally if possible. What are you running in yours by how much did you oc it?
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I want to sit on it
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>>88011683
damn. usually server equipment loses 90% of its value within 7 years. Guess the VRTX is the exception like some other things because it's so niche.
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>>88013110
I've got two x5680 because 6y ago 5690 were fucking expensive
It's stable 4.53ghz and I've pushed it to 4.66 instable
All core of course
Ide is based, I had one in it till the drive died
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>>88013142
I want to shit on it
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>>88013198
How high does your multiplier go? I ran a X5675 at 23x180 BCLK for 4.6ghz all core for a long time. I could also enable intel turbo boost in the bios to get a higher multiplier but it wasn't as fast no matter how much I tweaked it.
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>>88013319
*23x200
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x86 on a phone IS POSSIBLE, maybe it would perform half as good as ARM but who the fuck cares?? but everyone is too pussy to make one and Microsoft is in bed with jewtel and refuses to give licenses to anyone who wants to make these.
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>>88013319
25.
It's 186mhz fsb max and stabe is 182ish maybe it was 183.
I thin it can get 4.75 at 1.6v but I dont have cooling for that and the +1 multi of the x5690 at this bclk is already 4.75 possibly stable
I tried turboboost for a 27 multi but it proved to hit slightly less overall core clock, absolutely shit stability past 4.48ish
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>>88013477
i had a 7in tablet with a x86 atom cpu and it was pretty good, but 6in would be more ideal. except with bezels it was really 8.5in compared to todays bezel ratio
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>>88013477
why don't they make more tablets with that little raised portion for meaningful IO and stuff?
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>>88013477
how realistic is it that this will be the future?

just docking your phone when you get home and it goes from phone to desktop mode.
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>>88013595
Depending on your needs, Samsung Dex can already do this. The problem is that only enthusiasts know about it but they also need more power than just a phone. Netflix and Facebook normies would love it if they knew about it.
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>>88013595
it's just not happening. they want us buying multiple devices and microsoft and everyone is in on it. that picture above was from 2016, and they've been playing around with this idea for over a decade but its been suppressed. companies have hardly put any real money in it, including Samsung.
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>>88013595
why, are computers expensive or something? i think its unlikely especially when you could just use LDAP and NFS to replicate the same desktop environment across all your devices.
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>>88013217
Anon, I’m afraid it doesn’t run Java.
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>>88013655
and why would they? imagine all of your devices being throttled to the computing power of a smartphone.
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i still have this phone. no idea if the battery even works. man what a great device. it is legendary.
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>>88013692
kek
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For me it's the Talos II.
>$9000 minimum pre-built from Raptor
>Fully Free firmware
>Endorsed by the FSF
>POWER9 CPU architecture
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I want my Pyra I ordered years ago and still haven't gotten!
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>>88013784
wtf is that made by the same company that made pandora? holy shit, it's too bad that failed.
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>>88011021
You don't need it.
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>>88013595
Isn't that kind of what apple is trying with Handoff
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>>88013477
Pic related was released in 1996 and has an Intel 386. A later updated model had an AMD 486.
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>>88011082
Dude, imagine propping this shit on your lap to play Control at max settings and frying your balls in the process. Instant sterilization.
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i want a 19”+ laptop
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>>88012854
>The 'I Enjoy Pulling Pigtails' edition
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>>88013907
you should seriously consider suicide if you haven't heard of samsung dex
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>>88013477
look at asus zenfone zoom, retard
it's x86
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>>88013856
It's allegedly not failed since people on YouTube have working ones. They're just taking so incredibly long to finish up all the pre orders: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glM1tMOTNho
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>>88014163
>>88013621
I used it for a couple years, it was great.
WAS
for no reason it just started fucking crash looping whenever connecting the phone now. And I refuse to factory reset my fucking phone, and am not sure if it would even fix it, but I've tried everything else to get it to work again. Even so much as to replace the charge port.
Maybe it's different on newer phones, but I'm fucking pissed with it. It was the best solution hands down for content consumption, as I can run brave (I know) for youtube and have no ads. Something you cant do with smart tvs.
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>>88014163
im at a hipster coffee shop and everyone is talking about what a great job samsung dex is doing
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>>88014209
>it just started fucking crash looping whenever connecting the phone now. And I refuse to factory reset my fucking phone
sounds like you're retarded
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>>88014211
you're in a coffeeshop full of niggers on welfare who got iphones on dolebux. enjoy your monkeypox
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>>88011917
USB-C --> Ethernet adapter
like 20 bux on amazon
Hubs work too
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>>88014304
still haven't seen a hub with
>fast charging
>HDMI out
>ethernet
>USB-A
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>>88011448
I have pic related, a 1st gen maximus formula, and maybe a p5k3 if I get it back from a coworker.
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>>88011082
Soldiers.
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having a modern internal apple arm soc dev board would be kinda cool in my opinion would be able to fuck around quite a bit with it
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>>88011065
This, i have been searching for that laptop for years
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>>88012854
What the fuck are the molex powering
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>>88012778
sega rally was a brilliant game. always wanted one. and daytona.
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>>88014311
why do you retarded niggers love being spoonfed?
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>>88014501
in case you didn't know, each pcie port has to provide 75W. is this a nigger technology thread? how do you not know this?
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>>88014547
welcome to /g/
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>>88014547
I'm picky about the form factor too and that's not it
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>>88014593
you need it in the form of a dildo to shove it up your ass, retard
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>>88014635
I just don't want it dangling off the bottom of my phone like a giant booger from your retard nose
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>>88014669
tape it to the back of your phone you pedo
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>>88014753
just like you tape your dick and balls to your ass you tranny?
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There's a lot of hardware obscurity that I want. I personally am looking into oblivious RAMs, though that's more of a software concept even though it relies on hardware to actually implement.
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Does rarity count?
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>>88015269
>rarity
No pony content on /g/ please.
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>>88013595
Just get a GPS module for steam deck. Problem solved.
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>>88014547
>no slot for CF compact card
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>>88015326
I did considered editing the image with a rarity theme but was lazy.
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>>88012778
Spent a fucking fortune on that bastard. Fantastic game.
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>>88011021
It's an amazing piece of computer history, but I can't justify buying one knowing that I wouldn't use it day to day.
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>>88011021
>I know the chassis manager is dogshit, networking is fucked, it's loud, and once shit gets broken you can't fix it but I don't care.


Pretty much all good reasons to avoid one!

t. someone who has installed and maintainted some of these fuckboxes
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>>88011082
For me, laptops are not only about use on battery. I use my laptop plugged in 90%+ of the time. But its much easier to transport if you travel and just want to use it at the endpoints of your travel.
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>>88014551
Your fucking mobo cable powers them you retard, this is why you dont seen molex cables on any motherboard now you shriveled miscreant
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>>88013751
That case is cool
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>>88012326
actually have a xeon phi coprocessor card i just havent gotten around to playing with yet lol
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>>88011661
honestly at this point that'd be preferable over rgb bullshit
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>>88018894
itd be better than bland monochrome black/gunmetal gray with red accents and tons of aggressive plastic cladding on top of the motherboard

also, put the mermaid titties back on our graphics cards
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>>88018990
and also? soulvul io shields
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>>88011255
I think it can be turned into a tower.
Not sure about the noise level but the weight is massive.
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>>88014179
that came out 10 years ago retard.
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>>88011065
>But even in the Win98 days they made giant stupid flex models and I want them.
Name ONE. There wasn't even one with 3dfx chips, a laptop, in general, yet alone shit like this.
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>>88014348
Mobos of that time were awesome
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>>88019001
Early gamer aesthetic IO shields
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>>88012854
I was so astounded by this fucking thing I had to look up the manual

>2 extra molex connectors to power multiple GPUs
>voltage probe points conveniently located at the edge of the mobo
>jumper setting to keep it from crashing when cooling with liquid nitrogen
>three thermocouple connectors
>switches to turn off PCIE lanes for diagnosing GPUs without removing them

all motherboards should be like this
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>>88020861
Yeah, it's something else and there were and still are motherboards like that. One of the reasons I'm interested in getting the rampage 3 extreme is because it's one of the last x58 motherboards that have been released. There are a lot of "hardcore" oc boards like it with similar features but this one is x58.
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>>88020571
What motherboard?
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>>88021010
Asus Striker II EXTREME
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>>88021022
>nForce
Based.
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>>88020861
>>88012854

There's one step up - the Rampage III Extreme Black Edition. The very best (debated, against some of the EVGA boards) X58 board around. It also supported SATA6.0gbps, and as I recall was the very first to have PCI-E 3.0, 802.11N and more, with all the same features you list there.

For what its worth, a lot of those other features have been available on certain high end Asus ROG boards. There's a reason they're often enthusiast favorites. I am typing this now an an X99 top of the line Rampage V Edition 10 (with haswell-e 5960X 8c/16t long before Ryzen made it available) and it has many of the same options including LN2 switches, voltage probe options, buttons on the board, PCI-E lane disabling, dual bios, and much more. I also have a Crosshair VIII Dark Hero (best AMD Zen3 X570 mobo) waiting for a build and I imagine it at least has some of these. Still yeah, a great board and ahead of its time.
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There was an UMPC thread a while back, I really want a sony vaio ux or a samsung q1. Look at this fucking thing, it has a split keyboard for your thumbs. probably runs like shit but the form factor is so unique
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>>88013784
>>88013856
>>88014206
Why not get a GPD Win Max?
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>>88020571
oof, proper tidy
noctua fitting right in even
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>>88011065
>Acer Predator 21X,
since I like Thinkpads, this Acer was never in my view, but I was curious from your picture. Took a gander at an unboxing, and wow...can't believe the box it comes in. Crazy big box for a laptop.
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>>88020571
>>88020583
>>88021022
Very nice
Rest of the specs?
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>>88021434
At the time it was quite the mess still if you look closer, which this picture doesn't show well. But I've cleaned it up since, just haven't taken new pictures.
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>>88021497
Thanks. Pic related should tell you everything. Feel free to ask if you have questions though.
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>>88017536
The ATX 24pin can only handle so much load.
Although the main reason you don't see it on many motherboards today is because most boards today don't have many PCIe 16X slots where it's expected GPUs will be put into them.
At best they have one

For boards that do have many slots to power they now use extra PCIe 6 pins or even additional EPS 12V ports.

Pic related has an addtional EPS 12V connector for the slots right above the first 16x slot next to the audio jacks
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>>88021367
Unironically a Vaio UX still manages to browse the web and play YouTube.
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>>88017536
the 24pin is still the same as it was in 2010, it just can't handle that many pcie slots when they are all used by GPUs
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>>88011467
Looks really comfy. Too bad we can't have anything close to this anymore, especially not running Windows.

Come to think of it, was the modern era of computing really just 3 guys dicking around with software and stuff? Jobs, Gates, and Stallman (just naming figureheads, don't take it literally).
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>>88013477
I think you're forgetting Windows 8 RT, Windows 8 in general. Forget about the phone, have a full computer not iToddler shit (speaking as a Mac and iPhone user) with just Windows before all the bloat, ads, and random/forced updates.
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>>88012274
the x68000 tower is peak aesthetic
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Everything from the pic...
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>>88022125
huh ok...
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>>88022191
It's a calendar with a SGI Onyx demo render
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>>88011082
It's basically a portable desktop computer more than a laptop. It's a more limited use case but it's not bad
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>>88022220
Where to find full res image?
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>>88011082
You're missing the point, it isn't a product for you.
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>>88011082
People who travel a lot due to work who want to game.
Granted, I bet 90 percent of sales are kids with rich parents, but they make sense for some people.
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>>88013477
A320
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>>88021499
is that a CCFL?
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Blades were kind of dumb.
>you can upgrade as you grow!
>okay I've grown, can I expand now?
>fuck you, end of sale! want a new chassis?
In a couple years, we'll see exactly the same with that current hotness that is "hyperconverged infrastructure".

And back to the question, while not really obscure, pic related.
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>>88022643
didn't they mean that you can add more blades?
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>>88022494
Yeah, blacklight CCFL.
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>>88015769
Tfw when no 8 inch floppy drive slot
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>>88023067
>not using a encrypted 8 inch floppy to backup your passwords
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>>88022723
Did y. You ever install Rct2?
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>>88023525
See >>87968747
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>>88017660
It's a supermicro chassis I believe.
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>>88022643
Wish someone would sell these cases.
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>>88023637
You can find whole computers for cheap, just save the internals so you don't have to feel bad about gutting them, there's really no modifications to be done to use modern parts in them
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>>88021367
they were pretty cool, but expensive as hell if i recall. that's why no one had them.
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>>88021676
You could actually upgrade the CPU to a dual core if you could reball.
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>>88013477
You DO realize there have been x86 based Android phones?
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>>88025690
dude fuck off you dumb zoomer there was maybe 2 years they were released in 2016 and that was it, gone, kapoof, done. and none of them had windows or any other os.
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>>88026080
You could run Windows on them
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>>88011405
I have one of these machine "cousins" a precision M90, I frigging love that thing. I dont use it much, the stupid chipset has a limitation that lets you only use 3.25Gb of ram, but there is a " je-ne-sais-quoi" factor that makes me love it. If I install some light distro, it would do wonders. Really the only thing that I fear if for the fans crapping themselves rendering my beautiful beast into an oven... yah, it "MAY" need thermal paste replacement
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>>88026631
>the stupid chipset has a limitation that lets you only use 3.25Gb of ram
is it actually a chipset limitation or is it just 32bit windows thing? I know XP used to only give me 3.25GB when I had 4GB
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>>88021499
Are those custom cables for the pci-e connector?
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>>88026100
no you couldn't and don't post that one plus 6 hack with the windows on arm version.
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>>88026831
You could, those phones literally had a BIOS you could unlock and install any x86 OS
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>>88026826
Stock for the power supply.
It's a decent one and from the same period.
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>>88026873
Is 500w really enough?
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>>88026881
Oh no, the power supply picture was of a similar model I found only, not exactly the one I have, just to show the cables outside the PC.
The one I use is a 900W model, but you should be able to get away with less.
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>>88011021
Thermaltake beetle and the Asus Star Ice
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>>88026903
Man, Skulltrail was fun.
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>>88026889
>I found only
I found online*
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>>88011082
i lasted 12 minutes with your mother
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>>88019001
>>88020583
I literally throw I/O shields straight into the garbage
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>>88011021
A 4K TV that can do Nearest Neighbor scaling.
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>>88027146
Just use external scaler?
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>>88027177
What scaler do you recommend?
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I want cheese grater
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I don't know who the fuck is even buying these anymore, but some day I will own one and finally retire my RS/6000 43p.
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>>88026873
>ferrites on the PCIe wires
Seems like a decent idea on the same vain as caps in PSU wires
IDK if it matters in practice.
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>>88027210
Might make a difference on paper, don't think it matters at all in practice.
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>>88012854
I have the rampage 3 version of that motherboard with a x5680 watercooled and overclocked anon. It's still my primary windows pc too.
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>>88013522
Overclocking those fuckers are a bitch, but so fun. x58 motherboards give you so many dials and switches to fuck with. The power draw is insane once you get past 1.5v.
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>>88014348
All that fucking copper and they still probably used the worst thermal pads/paste possible lmao.
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>>88017536
You are fucking tech illiterate. Essentially any modern motherboard that would be capable of using 3+ gpus has molex power connectors for the pcie slots. You don't seem them anymore because SLI and Crossfire are dead. Mining mobos still have them.
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>>88018858
I was looking at getting a few of those 2 years ago to try and mine monero with them. I thought it would be fun to try and write my own miner for them since they are so unique architecturally.
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>>88013477
>Microsoft is in bed with jewtel and refuses to give licenses to anyone who wants to make these.
ah yes the two most lolworthy desperate companies in the mobile segment that we've spent the last 10 years laughing at are conspiring with each other to keep their technologies out of the mobile market

can you actually show us a case of this happening?
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>>88027318
It's today where they are using the worse pads they can find where they leak oil after a year.
MB makers actually did care somewhat about cooling back then, they weren't afraid to go crazy with it.
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>>88027346
MS literally can't wait for the contact with Qualcomm from over a decade ago to end so they can do Windows on ARM properly
You're right
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>>88027318
A lot of those mobo heatsinks used thermal adhesives that, even though not the most efficient, don't degrade over time like paste or pads and get identical temps even now, 15 years later.
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>>88027365
>>88027353
I guess I don't know about mobos that old, but I do know that with moth x58 boards it is a good idea to reapply thermal paste because the north and south bridge's paste is usually shit crusty.
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>>88027382
Hence why you also have to be careful, if they use adhesive, you can easily destroy the dies if you try to rip it off, thinking it's paste and wanting to replace it.
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>>88022723
SEX
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>>88022688
>Sorry, that series is EoL, wanna buy a new chassis?
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>>88022643
nice choice, I always lusted over pic related. I am sucker for portable alternative hardware.
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>>88013595
Once apple does it, it'll become mainstream.
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>>88027199
there is a shitton of legacy code still running in the background
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>>88021632
gee bill, your motherboard lets you have THREE eps cables?!?
tf kind of power supply even comes with that??
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>>88013595
Android and Ubuntu tried to do this.
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>>88027572
>tf kind of power supply even comes with that??
FSP has a few, you get a cable that ends in two EPS as well as a single EPS cable.
Not sure if there is actually enough cable to reach all of them tho
Supermicro did realize their fuckup and included a PCIe to EPS adapter
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A Dell Precision 730
>Itanium-based
>only featured in the Dell catalog for one month in summer 2001 before being removed
>only pictures of it are ancient
>almost entirely forgotten by time
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>>88027783
Did itanium had a single killer feature or was it all jewkerting?
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>>88011021
I don't know what I would do with 45 servers, but I'm sure I'll figure out something.
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>>88027586

This. The problem is that until we have a future where either there is performant emulation or perfect compatibility between all sort of chip from ARM to X86-64 its not going to work. To say nothing for demanding hardware usage and the docking that would need to enable that for even things like GPUs, much less getting a mobile CPU that can stream/game etc.. as well as an AMD R9 or Intel i9 etc
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It was an april fools ~20 years ago, but i haven't stopped wanting one
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>>88027805
It tried to be suitable for everything and ended up being good for nothing
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the concept of a "gaming" server motherboard (with full OC support, including non-ECC RAM!) is just so fundamentally ridiculous that I can't help but really want one, apparently they had serious issues with the chipsets overheating but EK offered a set of waterblocks for it
it'd be great to host a few period-correct game servers on it just for fun
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>>88021676
install mypal 68
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>>88027972
>non-ECC RAM
why
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>>88028094
normally im with you, but for games?? games are nothing of value
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>>88027972
holy christ what kind of psu does this thing requrire
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>>88028094
for when 2% extra benchmark performance is more important than things like uptime or not fucking up your DBs
honestly it wasn't really sold as server hardware, the handful of OC-friendly dual socket mobos that got built were exclusively aimed at richfags who wanted to brag about it online. I'd bet that none of them ever got installed into a rack, but there were a lot of ludicrously overpriced luxury cases like the TT/BMW Level 10 or the Murderbox with these installed
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>>88019001
They live on in kiosk media readers
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>>88018990
I fucking lve the oldschool 3d design theme of computer hardware, as a kid the artwork always seemed so mythical
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>>88027813
GNU/Linux phones get pretty damn close to this since all you need is lightweight terminal stuff for productivity.
>phone apps (including Firefox)
>terminal
>mpv or a frontend
>Retroarch
The weakness is lack of phone apps, but that's not as big a problem as it used to be with more things enabling PWAs.
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>>88027199
very nice but with machines like that you have to wonder how many man hours you have to waste to get even simple stuff going.
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>>88012854
>triple channel ram
Why the fuck is this dead?
I get the that 8 dimms of quad channel is better than 6 dimms of triple channel while being marginally more expensive.
However 3 dimm triple channel would beat optimized 2 dimm dual channel in performance while offering enough capacity to compete with 4 dimm dual channel.
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>>88011021
i have a huge throbbing hard-on for high-end steel and aluminum pc cases from the 2000s, particularly japanese brands like abee and soldam - they're just stupidly hard to find and ridiculously expensive to ship even if you're not buying overseas. i'd start a small collection if i actually had the fucking space
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>>88028257
>Murderbox
Shit I forgot about that. YOu may be aware that there was a sequel of sorts that, when CaseLabs closed was one of the only other top end made-in-USA cases around - Xforma MBX MK2 . It was stupidly expensive, taking designs from the Silverstone Temjin TJ07 and features from boutique setups like CaseLabs ( the MBX MK2 was the only other besides CL that had a Luminous Plate option, made by the same people), so the baseline case was like $1200. It was customizable and there were a bunch of upgrades, some in the pic you have there like the fan module for the top, and a slot-loading blu-ray writer, all kinds of liquid cooling platforms etc. I considered getting one but I could never justify it compared to something like CaseLabs which was more modular and useful - also it seems like the Xforma has not been updated or supported the way a case like that really should; I am not sure if they're out of production now... they had some upgrades in the year or two after release, but I think only TitanRig (who originally sold the case) now only sells components for it et
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>>88029420
>Why the fuck is this dead?
one of the reasons I can think of is that the second and sixth ram slot are too far apart from each other which causes a lot or problems with ram
the second and fourth slot are much closer to the CPUs memory controller which makes the lanes much shorter but the sixth one is too far from it and causes a lot of problems with running ram at stuff like X.M.P or even a bit higher Megahertz than intended
I could always oc the ram much higher with the second and fourth slot occupied that's also one of the reason that most hardcore oc boards these days have only two ram slots or if they support quad channel four
there where some three slot x58 boards and I bet they where much better at overclocking ram than any of the ones I owned
>>88027275
7 or 10?
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>>88027520
And? Don't need to be the same series
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>>88028574
soulful AND rated for so many inserts
god i love industrial and commercial-grade computer equipment
>>88029600
sex machine
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>>88029420
It's not? Modern server platforms have even 8 channels. Like EPYC.
It's not worth it for consumer grade CPUs though since it would not clock as high and memory's clocks are far more important in those use cases. Look up Zen 3 with 2133MHz vs 4000MHz.
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>>88022723
I want a Roland Sound Canvas
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>>88027353
>MB makers actually did care somewhat about cooling back then, they weren't afraid to go crazy with it.
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CF-33 would be nice tho it's too much for something that would be used as toy...
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>>88011897
That i/o leaves a lot to be desired, iToddler shit. Dual XLR ports? No ps/2? Trash.
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>>88020571 >>88020583
such a mack fucking computer
aesthetic industrial af, mirin'
cabling could always be cleaner i always say but otherwise this is a concourse-grade build, good show
upboated & saved for my personal later enjoyment
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>>88022723
Are you above 40? This looks like my friend's older brother's setup circa 2005. Even the wallpaper.
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>>88028024
Oh it's on there, just using Firefox for show.
Thanks though, it's nice people mention it.

>>88030960
The SC-88 have bad design with its caps that can render the device unusable and seemingly broken, so you can find them for a good price, it only requires a recap to get working again.
It's not guaranteed that that's the fault of course but might be worth the risk if you find one for cheap and not working.

>>88031988
Thanks anon. Yeah I've worked on the looks and cabling slightly more after taking the pictures.

>>88032062
Nope, but that's the kind of setup I would have loved to have in the late 00's if I had that much money, replace monitor with a FW900 or even Plasma TV and Duo with a Quad, then it would have been perfect. But since it also has to do older games nowadays, the current setup is perfect balance for that.
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>>88032220
>Plasma TV as monitor
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>>88030937
If it wasnt a 3.5" mount i wouldve bought it already, its like $100-$150
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>>88032528
Would have been a lot better than the TV I sometimes used for gaming with my PC around the same time.
Plasmas peaked around the same time.
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>>88027572
Modular ones let you do that
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>>88033001
oh yeah, right. im still waiting on some aliexpress eps splitters so i can burn my house down LOL

bytw, does anyone know if its possible to split the 24pin to two motherboards?
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>>88033147
You can but probably should only have the turn on wire connected to one
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>>88033195
and both motherboards will run, right? no way to turn on just one of them if the 24 and EPS connections to the power supply are shared by both?
(only wondering what happens)
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>>88033453
Should be like that, you're just feeding it power and if it has power, it works
If you disconnect the EPS for one board, it might just beep to let you know that it's missing something while the other one works fine
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>>88033506
super, thank you bro
(magnets and power supplies still kinda just magic to me)
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>>88032220
MODS
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>>88011897
Jesus this is based
Punchcard is just silly though
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>>88023643
>for cheap
x86 ones, which aren't anything special and are fine to gut for the case, sure. But pic related was an Ultra 45, the last one featuring SPARC processors, and the cheapest one I can find here goes for 1250€, and doesn't seem much different in the US.

Fuck, I want to enjoy Solaris in all its SPARC glory.
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>>88029600
That case is my slut and I just want to be its dirty daddy
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>>88014734
Ill have to see if i can find pictures of it, but i did have a cigarette lighter installed into my expansion bay a few years ago. I stopped using it because after a while, every time it would finish heating up it would pop out and immediately shut off my computer. Still dont know what caused it but fuck do i miss that thing. Used it all the time.
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>>88029600
>windy
>no airflow on front of case
truly a beatiful case but what they mean by this?
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>>88034581
Ultra 40 is pretty much the same case and x86 and is ATX compatible. I'd still save the guts though.

You can definitely find Ultra 45s for cheap though, when I bought my Blade, the same company was laying off both 40 and 45 for less than 100 eur a pop. Wasn't that long ago.
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>>88034723
It's from a time the average PSU was under 400W
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>>88034581
>Fuck, I want to enjoy Solaris in all its SPARC glory.
UltraSPARC machines aren't that rare or expensive, you have hope
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>>88034581
You can get a sparc station on ebay for 200 us dollars.
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>>88035297
SPARCstations are more common and even cheap on eBay, there's one for 149€ here. But UltraSPARC based Sun Ultras have somewhat meme status, so just like CRTs, on eBay they are usually overpriced, you want to look for those on local sales sites instead.
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>>88028911
>waste
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>>88034851
compatible my ass.
its the 20, 24, and 27 youre thinking of.
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>>88036346
Yeah, I was thinking of the Ultra 20, thanks.
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>>88036433
Based build, exactly what I want to do
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>>88029600
>>88027199
>>88022723
>>88022643
I miss old cases.
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>>88037285
You can still get them you know
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>>88027070
how about i fucking end you how about that
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>>88027556
Yeah, my whole company basically runs off of one racked S822 in a remote datacenter, but who the hell is buying them as towers? It's way overkill for a department or branch office.
>>88028911
AIX is about as easy to install and use as any Linux or BSD system nowadays. Know one you know them all, give or take idiosyncrasies.
>>88037285
The S1014 is literally IBM's latest and greatest...
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>>88013717
I miss my HTC Evo. Had a big battery on it that would power the phone easily three days (I'm not a phone addict so it got used when necessary and not before).
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>>88021520
what made you choose quadro cards?
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>>88027805
By the time they hammered out all the bugs it was just another expensive register/cache-spamming high end enterprise chip that was fast but not paradigm shifting like everyone thought it would be. Other than that you could finally run MSSQL on a real computer.
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>>88038209
Cheap these days and not hard to find, meanwhile better than other G80 GPUs, plus slightly more obscure and fun.
Alternatively would have gone with a 8800 GTX or Ultra SLi instead.
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>>88038302
Those heat spreaders had paste under them, it's going to kill your temps since the paste will be dry
I would have found a 500 or 700 GeForce card instead for XP
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>>88038342
I delidded and repasted both cards, under the IHS too. I wanted GPUs from the era, more fun.
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>>88038302
very cool, thanks for fielding all these questions!
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>>88011065
When I still went to the recycler regularly I'd always pick up ridiculous shit like this. I have an HP Compaq nx9600 with a fucking 3.8 GHz desktop Pentium 4 in it I still need to finish restoring at some point.
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>>88038470
17”+ latpops from the mid-00s are so soulful
do you just like, show uo at the recycler? or do you like have to know a guy or something?
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>>88028574
says it's serviceable in specs sheet
look up what that means... basically that you can replace it from the front, you still throw out whole board and connectors away. I dig the color scheme tho.
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>>88030937
>>88034678
don't stick your dick into the exhaust fan :(
>>88034723
shhhh, don't remind me that all high-end pcs are slowly turning back into netburst-era space heaters again. why do we keep bringing forward the absolute worst aspects of the past while ignoring the good ones
>>88038056
latest ≠ greatest
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>>88039453
an image with a fucked up exif rotation value doesn't do the x68k justice
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>>88038950
probably cause serviceing one of those kodak self-service printing kiosks is a bitch
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>>88011021
G4 Cube
Raptor Talos II
Sun Ultra 45
ThinkPad W701ds
Vaio P
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>>88039774
oh and also a nextcube or nextstation
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>>88039453
>latest ≠ greatest
Huh? Am I supposed to be creaming over some scalped p5 or 44p/270 instead? No thanks.
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>>88039919
i'm unenlightened when it comes to enterprise-grade server hardware, ibm stuff included, but i've seen so much anticonsumer bullshit making its way into x86 datacenter stuff in the last year alone (pluton, amd psb, software-defined silicon) and seeping down into home computers that it makes me wonder what the fuck these companies are doing
>>88039774
>>88039784
for me, it's sgi... everything
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>>88012854
I remember seeing this on a shelf at a mom and pop computer store in town. Nobody ever bought it. I bet if I went and asked about it they probably have it in the back room. I'd never want it for multi gpu, but all those pcie slots would be great to add unlimited sata ports.
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>>88040257
>but all those pcie slots would be great to add unlimited sata ports
You'd only need one for a shit load of sata.
Rest can go to some 10Gb+ NIC and NVMe
Make an ebin storage server
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>>88040224
I'm not aware of any novel cancers that haven't afflicted AIX and other commercial Unix systems for decades already. Awful commercial licensing models, proprietary hardware being what it is. All of that was so much worse back then, especially on SGI systems... At least the new shit supports FOSS a lot better in addition to being more powerful than you could ever dream of.
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>>88013692
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>>88032220
what jame?
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>>88011065
2004 is not windows 98 era
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>>88011021
This puppy with some late era appropriate expansion.
PowerPC + Motorola 68k, PCI, Voodoo 3, SCSI and so on.
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>>88020557
>>88041161
why are you so butthurt about that comment?
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>>88041201
i didn't know someone else had already mentioned
just saw a dumb claim and pointed it out
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>>88040614
Unreal Tournament '99
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In the late 90s I had a mousepad for the game Blood that was filled with a blood-like substance and would squish around as you moved your hand around. My mom threw it out. Part of me still wants it
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>>88013477
>x86 on a phone IS POSSIBLE
No fucking shit, they made them.

Turns out that they were shit and no one wanted them.
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>>88040324
It's all free if you pirate anyways these days and software is quicker and easier to get than ever, so really doesn't matter
Don't think anyone is talking about using those old UNIX boxes for commercial use today
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Not something I want exactly, but I got lucky and found a near mint HP Compaq tc4400 running Windows XP Tablet Edition. It seems to be reasonably hard to come across today, because I can't find any listings online for it.
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>>88011021
This boy. Too bad multiple screen laptops were never popular
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you all need to dream bigger

>>88016900
based lispm chad
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i would do unspeakable things to have a modern 4:3 thinkpad 701c with the butterfly keyboard
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>>88041267
maybe they didn't have ridiculous-on-purpose models like that but they definitely had huge top-of-the-line models nonetheless.
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>>88041458
based. The boring old clamshell is getting a little tired. There are ao many cool designs you could get working especially with the advances in mobile tech since the last time they got creative with the form factor.
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>>88041579
Those were just high end models, almost all laptops of the late 90s were geared towards work, consumes mostly didn't buy laptops.
They weren't even that big compared to lower end models, many even used the same shells, just different CPU and GPU.
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>>88041492
Why? That shit doesn't interest me
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>>88041436
>FlexLM
>LUM
>*dongles intensify*
I wish.
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>>88011021
where i work, we deal with many of these. Dell VRTX is such a fucking insane thing.

Our largest client had their critical servers on one... and the CMC (basically the management/firmware for the chassis) just fucking QUIT. All VMs continued running but we no longer had a way to reboot or monitor the blades.

The CMC module resides in a hot fucking swappable pci-e port. I shit you not, I slid the fucker out of its rack while it was powered-on and reseated this CMC piece of shit, live... and it came back online.

Dell is deprecating VRTX... fuck man what a fucking weird piece of technology.
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>>88041861
What's some software you need to use on those old machines that uses those? Just curious
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>>88041872
There's consumer boards that support PCIe hotswap these days
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>>88039784
There was a NeXTcube with monitor, no keyboard or mouse though, at my local ewaste centre a few weeks ago
I tried asking the guy there if I can take it or buy it but he just kept repeating how rules are rules and when I went back into my car he threw it into the electronic waste trashcan
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>>88042475
He was probably just negotiating better starting position for you to offer him some money.
Like my friend has a deal at recycler where guys working there will call him if something interesting pops up.
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>>88042221
IBM uses LUM to lock down most if not all of their first-party commercial stuff for AIX that doesn't come directly bundled with it, like the VisualAge compilers/IDE. CATIA uses it too and I don't think anyone's circumvented it even on IRIX where there would be the most modern interest.

FlexLM locks down various interesting pieces of IRIX software, namely Maya and the MIPSpro compilers, and the Sun Workshop compilers on Solaris too. Hobbyists are better at saving and distributing license files for that stuff in recent years but if you're looking for something that isn't really normie-cool (like the aforementioned Sun compilers) you're probably shit out of luck.

Then there's various pieces of software (like Sybase) that used their own license managers on various platforms that will never be cracked. Or hardware dongles, which I haven't seen much of lately but believe I ran into one or two instances in the past, was it Pro/Engineer? Don't quote me on that.
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>>88042756
Never had a problem with AIX or IRIX, don't see the point in using old compilers either.

Also what's the point in using old productivity software on those machines? Never saw the appeal, far better done with modern hardware and software.
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>>88042756
I have a copy of Maya for IRIX but it requires no dongle
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>>88042637
If I ask you how much you want and you say "no", then there's no negotiation.
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>>88042756
I have a copy of the Nekochan archives, I think I'm good.
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>>88013061
Makes perfect sense for a NAS. That's actually how a lot of server solutions work. Servers have tonnes of RAM so loading the OS, which is relatively tiny, into a ramdisk is no problem. If something breaks they can just swap in a new flash drive and reboot, unlike if the OS was stored on the same disk as the important data the server is hosting.

You want it to be on the motherboard and not just on the front panel for physical security, that way to swap it out someone still needs to be able to unlock the rack, pull the server out, and open the lid.

Any decent (DIY) server motherboard will have an actual USB port on the motherboard, for a special high-durability flash drive called a DOM. Nowadays the trend is shifting towards SATA DOM, but since those still need a power cable (SATA port is data-only), USB remains more convenient.
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>>88043763
>>88013061
Yeah it's common for production environments for reasons you mentioned and cheap consumer NAS for price.
If you do anything more than just fileserving, for proper home setup, use dedicated NVMe or SATA SSD though.

That mobo used it for another reason and normal Type A ports on even older server and consumer boards wasn't that uncommon.
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>>88043992
>>88043992
where is it on that board? i dont think i see what youre talking about
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>>88043992
ohh, the 'express gate ssd' thing on it with a very light chrome-os like environment?

shit, that IS pretty cool
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>>88044195
Yeah exactly
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>>88044236
fuck lol now i wanna add a little guest terminal to my PAN



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