Years ago when I was a kid I was enamored by Silicon Graphics. My father spoke highly of them and I saw what they were able to produce in the movies I loved. In high school I had wanted a then new, Octane 2. They were around $14,000 back then. A few years later in 2004/2005, I broke down and spent around $300 on an Octane I. Finally got an Octane II in 2007, but needed cash so I sold off all of my Silicon Graphics equipment.
Fast forward until last summer, Origin 300s finally came down to a reasonable price point (~$120), picked up a Quad R14k, 2GB Origin 300 with a Fiber Channel PCI-X card. Only kicker was it didn't have any drives and being an Origin 300, no cd/dvd drive and no video card either. Busy with other stuff, I left it sitting in my "stack". Last night, UPS delivered, IRIX at last!
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Still waiting on the drives I bought, found a guy on eBay who had 3 Maxtor Atlas 15K IIs for dirt cheap. One step closer to getting it finally setup :)