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18-May-2015
Another custom SGI Octane light bar
I've changed the light bar in my SGI Octane case a number of times previously. At first I got it working as its original red with an ATX motherboard that I put inside, then I updated it to shine bright white. This time around I wanted to have it as a blue glow. It was a small job since I had a spare light bar PCB from the previous time already. I'm pretty happy with the outcome.
01-Sep-2014
Fitting a SATA USB 3.0 HDD enclosure into the modified SGI Octane case
Now that the HDD enclosure arrived, I could continue the modding of the Octane case. This case is going to hold the HDD enclosure only, no computer components, its sole purpose is to be a complement to the other Octane that I modified that I use as my home server.
16-Aug-2014
Modifying a SGI Octane metal frame to use as a conventional computer case
Last time I wrote about taking the SGI Octane apart. This entry is about taking the metal frame and modifying it to so that it may be used as a conventional computer case. This involves drilling and cutting metal with an angle grinder and redoing the pop rivets in a number of places. The end result is a rectangular frame without any internal dividers.
11-Aug-2014
Taking apart an SGI Octane
I've come into the possession of another SGI Octane recently that I plan to use as a HDD enclosure to match the other Octane case that I modified that I use as my home server. These are the photos from the disassembly of the machine.
07-Aug-2013
Custom SGI Octane light bar
When I modded my SGI Octane, the light bar was not working properly because it had some burned out bulbs in, which I fixed, but I wasn't too happy with the result. It took a bit of time, but I finally got a lightbar that I am happy with and all I had to do was design a PCB and some custom fittings, solder the components in and 3D print the fittings. The new light bar sports four bright white LEDs that make the whole bar light up.
15-Apr-2013
Carbon fibre look for the SGI Octane base
The SGI Octane case that I modified was a bit rough with scratches and marks, something that is expected given its age, so I thought I could wrap the base of it in some carbon fibre vinyl to make it look more modern and cover up the scratches.
07-Apr-2013
Adding some extra support to the SGI Octane Mod rear panel
This is just a quick follow up to the SGI Octane Mod I did a few weeks back. The original mod had problems with the rear acrylic cover not being flush with the case, so I've added some extra supports to keep it in place.
03-Apr-2013
Reviving the SGI Octane Lightbar for use with an ATX motherboard
Since I've built my SGI Octane Hackintosh, the lightbar in the case was not working properly, I've finally had all the components arrive in the mail to give it a new life.
24-Mar-2013
Modding a SGI Octane to use as a Hackintosh - Part 4 - Hardware and Software
This is part 4 of the series of posts that shows what I’ve done to the original SGI. Part 3 describes the fitting of the fan vent and rear panel.
23-Mar-2013
Modding a SGI Octane to use as a Hackintosh - Part 3 - Fan vent and rear panel
This is part 3 of the series of posts that shows what I’ve done to the original SGI. Part 2 describes the fitting of the motherboard tray and the power button.
19-Mar-2013
Modding a SGI Octane to use as a Hackintosh - Part 2 - Motherboard tray and power button
This is part 2 of the series of posts that shows what I’ve done to the original SGI. Part 1 describes the cutting out internal supports and fitting a disk cage.
16-Mar-2013
Modding a SGI Octane to use as a Hackintosh - Part 1 - Cutting out internal supports and fitting a disk cage
A couple of months ago I managed to get a SGI Octane (in working condition!). I was really after a SGI O2, but the Octane came up, so I took it. I acquired it simply for the purpose of modding it to be my new home file/backup server.

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