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Re: motherboad for desktop

Ron Johnson <ron.l.johnson@cox.net> writes:

> On 2009-08-23 11:01, Francesco Pietra wrote:
>> Hi: My old K7S5A (SiS735 chipset) Athlon i386 lenny desktop has died
>> and I am wondering how to set up a new one for the same service
>> (running 32bit graphic scientific programs, besides office use, and
>> establishing scp connection with my amd64 computing machines).
>> Absolutely no need of multicore, rather, a single fast processor
>> would be of use for scientific purposes as parallelized codes are
>> rare stuff. I thought to by a second hand single-processor
>> motherboard but it might result as a bad jump into the past. Also, I
>> have a couple of unused 150GB Raptor WD HDs that could only be used
>> if nthe motherboard has SATA connections (better two, so as to set
>> up a RAID1).
>> Any suggestion on which motherboard (or motherboard type if you
>> prefer to be uncommittal about brand) would be greatly appreciated.
> If I wanted the fastest-available single-core CPU, I'd look for these
> on Ebay: Pentium D 900 at 3.4 GHz Pentium 4 6X1 at 3.8 GHz

As a bonus, you'll be able to save some money on heating in the Winter :)

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