So here is the 500 board. If you look at the pic of the case above, that hard drive bay is huge.
I have a shit load of what I call midgets left over from high school cluster projects. These are fat clients with a 945i chipset and enough power to crank hyperthreaded 2.8GHz pentium 4’s (at least thats what I needed to get enough speed for my cluster back then, I never went higher). The mobo is about as big as the case, and the power supply is external.
Plus I get pci, serial connection, and everything can basically be attached by cables and strung off to somewhere else in the case. I’m thinking about a sata / data / ++ riser of some sort to put in it. Its normally used for the CD drive, actually.
I have a null modem cable I want to be able to connect a computer to one, the other, or both amiga’s to do disk management and have the amiga’s basically load live off of another machine under the CD drive bays. ATM these SX270’s are what I got and I can’t really afford better, but I’ll make it work. I don’t need 8 cores or anything.
I want to put the amiga 500 board in with the plugs facing the hard drive bays and mount the board on the door, mount the door with hinges, and cut out what I need to of the bays for cabling to route cleanly.
My optimal end result would be having the SX270 run a low power celeron and run void headless, having modem cables to each amiga. I’d have a 800-1000 PSU (gold rated minimum) to eventually split out power among the systems, but ftm I’ll cut the cable down on the amiga 500 PSU, I have a pile of SX270 PSU’s I can try to cut down (they have more complex shielded cables than the amiga does), mount the 2000 PSU in the top of the phantom, and I think I’ll get a small panel to put a female plug onto and I’ll just jankass route wire to where I need it. Then I can plug in the 2000, the 500, and the SX270 in 2 cables without fucking around too terrible much at least, aside from routing the powerbutton on the case to launch all three systems at once (super optimal). Then I want 2 HxC’s for each machine, as well as 2 physical drives (I have like 4 physical amiga drives so whatever), and an SD/CF card mount for each, as well as an audio breakout board in the front somewhere, possibly cutting a hole for that.
Then whatever system is on, I want to be able to request an app from the SX270 and have it just retrieve it and run it. I’m learning about some amiga assembly stuff and some about amiga basic and I’m gunna try some live memory ripping from in system and external to the system and see what I can or can’t pull out of it while its running. Its a really open platform so I can pretty much hijack any part of the system and make it do what I want.
End goal is ultimate audio workstation of sorts. I want to have a really good SBC in here in the future, specifically this one.
with this expansion
And these addons
Optimally, I want 4 of these poking out the top of the case, but one will do for now. I can’t buy anything right now as I literally have 3 dollars, but hey, birthday is coming up… Lounge? Pwetty pweese?
Prolly not but I can wish lol
Anyways still putting some things together. This is giving me a reason to clean.