dani at ip6
Jul 31, 2012, 10:33 PM
Post #3 of 17
On Wed, Aug 01, 2012 at 07:25:10AM +0200, Volker Armin Hemmann wrote:
> Eithout looking it up.... With that prize the case is crap. The psu even
> more so. And Kingston....ugh... noname quality....
actually ValueRam is pretty decent, i ran ddr2 modules in some old machines
without problems in the last years, also i remember using HyperX ddr2 on
non *nix computers flawless in office work.
careful on the "real" ssd sata3 types performances tho..
> Quoting will be shot, blame phone.
> Am 01.08.2012 05:52 schrieb "Philip Webb" <purslow [at] ca>:
> > Thanks for all the advice so far. Here is the list of proposed pieces :
> > CPU : AMD Bulldozer X4 FX-4170 4-Core 4,2 GHz 8 MB : 149.99 (CAD)
> > Mobo : Asus M5A97 AM3+ DDR3 2133 6xSATA3 2xUSB3 USB2 : 99.99
> > Memory : Kingston ValueRAM 4 GB DDR3 1333 MHz CL9 : 24.99
> > Graphix : Asus GT520-1GD3-CSM Nv GT520 810 MHz 1 GB : 54.99
> > SSD : Kingston HyperX 3K SATA3 120 GB 6 Gb/s : 149.99
> > HDD : Seagate Barracuda SATA3 500 GB 16 MB 6 Gb/s : 69.99
> > Case : Canada Computer NA-680 ATX Tower 450 W W/CR : 42.99
> > subtotal : 592.93
> > tax : 77.08
> > total : 670.01
> > CPU : the principal point made seemed to be that raw speed is central;
> > I'm suspicious that > 4 cores, chip design becomes vital to performance
> > & I doubt if I'm going to need more cores; this is the fastest CPU in
> > sight.
> > Mobo : I've always bought Asus.
> > Memory : I already have 1 of these in another machine,
> > so I'll end up with 8 GB after transfering it ; there's no point
> > in buying faster memory, as it will run at the lower speed.
> > Graphics : I prefer to go with Nvidia on a separate card :
> > my suspicion is that Intel's built-in GPU takes space on the die
> > & I had a bad experience with drivers when I tried to use it
> > on a machine I built in 2007 (I had to add an Nvidia card in the end).
> > SSD : I'll use this for everything needing regular access
> > & esp anything Portage (grin).
> > HDD : This is far larger than I'll need in the foreseeable future,
> > but it will allow me to set up an incremental Rsync back-up.
> > Case : I assume 450 W is adequate; the 2007 PSU has 500 W .
> > I will also transfer a CD/DVD drive from another machine.
> > All pieces are in good supply at Canada Computers in downtown Toronto,
> > which suggests they are popular with other customers.
> > Comments are as welcome as ever (big smile).
> > --
> > ========================,,============================================
> > SUPPORT ___________//___, Philip Webb
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> > TRANSIT `-O----------O---' purslowatchassdotutorontodotca
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