Yokemate of Keyboards
Posts: 4976 from 2009/1/28
From: Delaware, USA
Well, a recreated Pegasos II will still suffer from being non-RoHS and parts not avaialable any longer. It's a dead end.
If you want to do your own machine, better go for a simple new board.
It would never be simple.
And the Pegasos design has one feature I really like, a separate cpu card.
And RoHS compatibility isn't an issue in the US for small runs (although most of the board could easily be converted to this).
The real disadvantage is the AGP slot (instead of a modern PCI-E slot).
On new designs, I would love something simple that could use a T1042 or T2081 processor.
1.4 or 1.8 GHz four core e5500 or four core (eight virtual core) e6500 goodness.
And it would be cheaper than an X5000.[ Edited by Jim 12.02.2014 - 21:04 ]
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