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Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 01-18-2021, 10:09 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,160
Posted By Topcat
Re: old lane server controller SBC + backplane

A Q6600/Q6700 should run in that!! :twisted:
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 01-18-2021, 09:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 470
Posted By Topcat
Re: Topcat's XPS 625 Supermicro X8SAX Revival; First 2021 Build!

X8SAX

XANAX

I suggest new glasses....or quit thinkin' about drugs! :cheers:
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 01-17-2021, 09:59 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,160
Posted By Topcat
Re: old lane server controller SBC + backplane

I have a plan for yours with an older SBC.... His in a newer backplane I have is part of another strange build I have in mind.
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 01-17-2021, 04:31 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,160
Posted By Topcat
Re: old lane server controller SBC + backplane

That is 100% perfect!! :rejoice: It's the correct pin configuration for the backplane I have (same make)....and you also have one. :rejoice:
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 01-17-2021, 02:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 470
Posted By Topcat
Re: Topcat's XPS 625 Supermicro X8SAX Revival; First 2021 Build!

It was in one of his posts when talking about selling old equipment....or his 'hoard' he was putting out for the trash man....something along the lines of "I love them like my children, but they just...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 01-17-2021, 02:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 470
Posted By Topcat
Re: Topcat's XPS 625 Supermicro X8SAX Revival; First 2021 Build!

I believe Brethin said it best; "I love them like my children..."

The above said, it doesn't bother me to part with them...for me, it's the 'thrill of the build'. For some reason I find it...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 01-17-2021, 01:07 PM
Replies: 4,809
Views: 784,466
Posted By Topcat
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Both the 17" are 110~240 input voltage.... ;)
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 01-17-2021, 10:48 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,880
Posted By Topcat
Re: The longest you've ever used a single system?

Since you woke this thread up, I am still using THIS SYSTEM (https://www.badcaps.net/forum/showthread.php?t=19940) in my office... It's been a freight train, and rock solid....and we're approaching...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 01-16-2021, 10:17 PM
Replies: 4,809
Views: 784,466
Posted By Topcat
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Yup....I remember them all too well, they were a funny shaped board compared to an ATX or uATX.... Made a lot of green recapping them....but I just don't remember any XPS's following this...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 01-16-2021, 09:43 PM
Replies: 4,809
Views: 784,466
Posted By Topcat
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

I'll check....if they are and you want one, cover whatever the shipping is and you're welcome to one.
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 01-16-2021, 09:00 PM
Replies: 4,809
Views: 784,466
Posted By Topcat
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Ok, a lot of Dell's were like that....and yea, I wouldn't have put that kind of effort into a case that would look butchered....no way to do that mod cleanly.
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 01-16-2021, 08:48 PM
Replies: 4,809
Views: 784,466
Posted By Topcat
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

...and half the fun is making it 'not' proprietary (https://www.badcaps.net/forum/showthread.php?t=66256)...and fixing things that don't work....hence the reason this forum is around in the first...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 01-16-2021, 04:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 470
Posted By Topcat
Re: Topcat's XPS 625 Supermicro X8SAX Revival; First 2021 Build!

I do sell them periodically, I have no trouble rehoming retro builds, especially anything 3DFX..... I remember once upon a time Ratdude LOL'ing at a crazy price I had on one....and it sold for more...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 01-16-2021, 12:08 PM
Replies: 4,809
Views: 784,466
Posted By Topcat
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

One of my EDU customers gave me 3x Dell CRT monitors, 1x 15" and 2x 17"..... Momaka, I thought of you as I loaded these in my truck, all 3 work.

The 15"
...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 01-14-2021, 10:57 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,160
Posted By Topcat
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 01-14-2021, 10:13 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,365
Posted By Topcat
Re: The 2021 Operating System Thread

Win10 on a laptop with a 5400rpm (or slower) spinner is worse than Chinese water torture.
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 01-14-2021, 06:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 470
Posted By Topcat
Re: Topcat's XPS 625 Supermicro X8SAX Revival; First 2021 Build!

Ok, I had another bag of caps that I needed for the PSU and didn't realize it...so yay, got ahead! I'm still waiting on the SSD to get here, but I can go ahead and reassemble the rest of it.

If...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 01-14-2021, 10:16 AM
Replies: 4,809
Views: 784,466
Posted By Topcat
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

^
That 1tb SSD makes it all worthwhile....
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 01-13-2021, 05:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 470
Posted By Topcat
Re: Topcat's XPS 625 Supermicro X8SAX Revival; First 2021 Build!

I finally got this thing all disassembled.... It was a bit tricky, but it had to be done....that goat barn smell was stinking up my office, every piece had to be cleaned!! I didn't even break...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 01-13-2021, 12:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 470
Posted By Topcat
Re: Topcat's XPS 625 Supermicro X8SAX Revival; First 2021 Build!

This one is well beyond that..... The only way to properly clean this one is a complete disassembly & washing with cleaners & hot water. I've been working on this since 9 this morning, and it's...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 01-13-2021, 10:40 AM
Replies: 4,809
Views: 784,466
Posted By Topcat
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

^
Not bad!!

...but I'm so glad I'm in a place that I don't need a snow blower!! :rejoice:
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 01-12-2021, 10:55 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,160
Posted By Topcat
Re: The (now the death of) Dolby DP600 Build (OK, this one is BEYOND COOL)

I'd be interested in one of them for another experiment I'm working on, unrelated to this thread....get me a pic or two of one!! :D
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 01-12-2021, 06:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 470
Posted By Topcat
Topcat's XPS 625 Supermicro X8SAX Revival; First 2021 Build!

So far, this year is starting off horrible....things are ok personally, but if you've read a newspaper the last couple weeks, you know the rest... So here's something cheery & geeky to take the load...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 01-12-2021, 02:24 PM
Replies: 4,809
Views: 784,466
Posted By Topcat
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Today's barn find (in a goat barn, and it smells like goats) is a Dell XPS 625. Very interesting aluminum case, and despite the dust & smell, its in very good condition.

It's a really interesting...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 01-10-2021, 01:32 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,365
Posted By Topcat
Re: The 2021 Operating System Thread

2004, system info is still there. 20h2 was the first I noticed this......and it's fugging retarded!!
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