Trash80toHP_Mini wrote:There are more than a few companies selling Sonnet Accelerators for MUCH higher prices than they can be had on Sonnet's own site/online store!
I find those funny when I see them. The NuBus accelerator is the one that springs to mind. The 400MHz version is what?, $30 on Sonnet's site with another $20 for the PDS passthrough adapter. Ebayers are often asking $100 for them.
Even funnier is that Sonnet's on-line store has two different prices.
has the adapter for $19.95 and the G3 upgrade for $29.95.
has the G3 upgrade for $39.95.
A few months ago that was reversed. The "Special Deals" link was $10 less than the regular CPU upgrades link. Now it's the other way around. I wonder what the price would be on the phone...
However, I can't see much point in putting a G3 upgrade in a NuBus machine these days when One could buy a G3 or G4 machine in similar box for much less.
For special cases/form factors such as the 6500, and the 20th anniversary, and maybe the 6100 I can see it. But not for something like a 7100 or 8100. And even with the 6100, I'd be tempted to hack a Beige G3 board into a low profile case or something.
My feeling about earlier Macs is similar. I can see putting a Turbo040 in an SE/30 because it's such a cool form factor, it's worth adding performance and keeping the original look and feel of the machine. But for a IIci or some such, why not just get a Q650 (or hack a Q650 logic board into a Q700 case)?