blackbox hasn’t gotten much serious use since I built it in January 2006 (bought my mac mini 2 months later). I fired it up the other day because I wanted a dual monitor mac without paying an arm and a leg. Well after a series of scientific pokings the hard drive is completely flakey. I don’t really need this but the hardware is new so I thought I’d offer it up for sale. All of the specific bits are covered in this Engadget article.
- 3.0GHz Pentium 4
- 2GB DDR2 Ram
- 8 SATA ports, 2 banks with a RAID controller each
- 3 IDE w/RAID controller
- 7 USB2.0 ports
- Memory card reader
- Firewire A/B
- Dual TV tuner
- nVidia 6200TC RGB DVI and TV out
- 7.1 audio analog/digital in/out
- 2 1Gb ethernet ports
- Nice case, scratch on top
- Flakey (at least in Linux) 250GB SATA drive
Without the hardrive, these parts cost me $1000 in January 2006. First reasonable offer gets it.