WTB: Silicon Graphics Hardware

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WTB: Silicon Graphics Hardware

Post by Reubensupernerd » Sat Feb 04, 2012 1:11 am

Seeking old SGI towers, ideally non-functional ones along the lines of a SGI 540 workstation. I intend to do a case mod and build a modern pc in the case.
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Re: WTB: Silicon Graphics Hardware

Post by Triton » Thu Feb 09, 2012 2:09 pm

check ebay and craigslist, they turn up from time to time. i dont know of any active users on here that have SGI hardware.
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Re: WTB: Silicon Graphics Hardware

Post by Reubensupernerd » Thu Feb 09, 2012 2:19 pm

Makes sense......its just that the people on eBay sell them for like 600+ dollars in the delusional belief that a computer bought more than 10 years ago will hold even a fraction of its value. Do you know of a forum that specializes in this sort of thing? (I scoured eBay and Craigslist prior to posting this)

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Re: WTB: Silicon Graphics Hardware

Post by Triton » Sat Feb 11, 2012 11:08 am

well, in a lot of cases 600$ is just a tiny fraction of their original price, SGI hardware is very collectable, just like amiga hardware. some powerPC accelerator cards for amiga 1200 from 1995/6 sell for over a thousand dollars today because they're the best accelerators you can get and nobody makes anything close anymore. as to specific forums google is your friend, off the top of my head i dont know of any
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Re: WTB: Silicon Graphics Hardware

Post by darshevo » Sat Feb 11, 2012 12:06 pm

Check out the vintage-computer.com/vcforum/ forum. I haven't checked in there in months, but it used to be a pretty good community of people who were into the old school systems.

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Re: WTB: Silicon Graphics Hardware

Post by Reubensupernerd » Tue Feb 14, 2012 1:40 am

Thanks guys, you've been very helpful

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Re: WTB: Silicon Graphics Hardware

Post by griehm » Tue Feb 28, 2012 1:33 am

Triton wrote:i dont know of any active users on here that have SGI hardware.
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