Hi gund, I must say I agree with oliver on this topic... The athlon cpu
could well be the way to go. Most of the processors (to coin a phrase)
"honk along" at VERY nice speeds. The physics dept at the waikato uni
uses almost exclusively a64s. Hoever the 32 bit cpus are just as good
and I believe they are going to be dual coreing them in the near future.
There are some VERY nice mobos out for these boards...
is a good place to go for reviews of chips, boards
and gfx cards... They not only test on win systems but a linux build as
well so you get an idea of how much trouble they went to to get things
Basically you need to have a look, have a think about the details of
what you want in your system, then come back and ask us if its any good
and we can tear it to shreds for you:)
Just don't forget the floppy drive ;)
From: Gund Wehsling [mailto:Gund.Wehsling@computerland.co.nz]
Sent: Wednesday, 8 September 2004 11:56 am
Subject: [wlug] New Workstation Hardware Advice
I am thinking about getting a new workstation for study/development.
It will be a beast.
Apart form the favourable reviews of NVidia graphics cards here, are
there any preferences to motherboards? IDE RAID controllers? I have been
living in laptop land for a while now and have lost contact with desktop
options and hardware.
Ideally, the desktop will have
3GHz Processor or thereabouts
2x120GB hard drives (one for mirror / backup)
The machine will primarily be used for VMs, so throughput would be nice
and the RAM _needs_ to be big.
Also, as I am a struggling NetWare engineer, a nice place that sells
this and helps with finance would be a plus. Any thoughts in this
direction, assume I am ignorant please.