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Re: Buying a new computer, questions!

On Mon, Feb 02, 2004 at 12:57:27AM -0800, Nano Nano wrote:
> I am going to buy a new computer this week (yay Bush tax cuts!) -- will 
> it work with Linux?
> Intel Pentium 4/ 3.2C GHz 800MHz FSB, 512K Cache, Hyper Threading 
> Technology - Retail
> Asus 875P Chipset Motherboard for Intel Socket 478 CPU, Model "P4C800-E 
> Corsair XMS Extreme Memory Speed Series, Low Latency (Twin Pack) 184 Pin 
> 512MB(256MBx2) DDR PC-3200 - Retail
> (x2 = 1gig)
> plus a good case will be $960! woot!
> The other stuff will come over from my old PC.
> Will Linux be happy with Hyperthreading and this particular Mobo?  I'm 
> going to do some googling but I wondered if any could share experiences.
> Links:
> CPU:
> http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=19-116-164&catalog=343&manufactory=BROWSE&depa=1
> Mobo:
> http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=13-131-464&depa=1
> Memory:
> http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=20-145-431&catalog=147&manufactory=BROWSE&depa=1

I would consider another MB manufacture, as Asus has had problems with quality of as late.


Ok this might effect their AMD line, but do you really trust a MB company which uses
only one type of capacitors for only one line? I would much prefer you to have a long
lasting computer with your hard earned cash. Also you could save a few dollars by choosing
a different MB manufacture. Also do you really need a 3.2 Ghz chip, you could save a bundle
on a 2.8 Ghz chip.  Also make sure you get a new power supply, if it comes with the case
make sure it will be big enough. Antec does a good job with PS bundles with their cases, or
I like fortran which powers my dual rig. Otherwise everything looks good, if you went AMD you
could save even more money, unless you went 64 which would be about the same.

I don't know if the Pat extensions are coded for linux yet, but everything should be
available in the newer kernels.


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