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deskitty
deskitty
Des
Sun, Apr. 23rd, 2006 04:41 pm
New System Specs

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deskitty
deskitty
Des
Mon, Apr. 24th, 2006 03:44 am (UTC)
Re: Case reccomendation and comments

OK, so since I'm not building an uber-server, I probably don't care about the Opteron too much.

Haven't had any experience with Kingston RAM, Crucial and Corsair have been good to me. Get some low latency RAM. I'm assuming you'll be getting two 1gig DIMMs for dual-channel RAM goodness.

Yes.

Kingston has a lifetime warranty... I actually had to RMA one of their DIMMs a while ago, they took it back and replaced it very quickly, no questions asked. Presumably if they're willing to offer a lifetime warranty, they're OK. IIRC one of either Crucial or Corsair (I don't remember which) only offers 1-year, but I'll have to look at them both again.

Didn't know I had to worry about latency for RAM. I thought all DDR 400 RAM was the same... but I'll have to look into that further.

No personal experience with DFI. Hm, looks like that one is an ATI chipset. Make sure that's all good with Linux, I know that ATI has historically had poor Linux support. Also, do you think you'll ever be adding a second video card for SLI? If not, there's not much reason to put forth the extra money for an SLI board.

Yeah... probably not going for SLI. The motherboard really is suboptimal as far as ATI is concerned ... but everything that matters (SATA controller, network, USB) is something-not-ATI that is supported by Linux. I may still try to find an nForce though, we'll see.

Thanks for your feedback. :)


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