[linux-elitists] Shopping list
Tue May 2 18:34:30 PDT 2000
I'm putting together a medium-deluxe Linux box for my home office, have
decided to take a toy-warrior overkill approach this time, and would
like to bounce some hardware ideas off the local elitists.
First of all, the easy decision, the case. Deluxe Chrome Tower:
That's 47 pounds of component-cooling, many-drive-bay-having,
capacious black and chrome badassitude.
Also PC Power and Cooling for the power supply -- Silencer 275 ATX.
Now for the controversial stuff.
CPU: AMD Athlon, whatever speed has the price break this
Motherboard: Abit KA7
RAM: 128 or 256 MB PC133 CAS-2 SDRAM
(Rick Moen told me some important facts related to the "CAS-2"
designation for RAM, and I haven't done my follow-up reading. Minus
elitist points for me.)
SCSI card: Adaptec 2940UW
SCSI drives: IBM of course -- one 18.2GB, heinously fast and hot,
or two 9.1GB 7200rpm drives? I wonder.
Video cards: 2 3dfx Voodoo3 3000 (1 AGP, 1 PCI)
(I have two monitors and a friend at 3dfx tells me that
you can do Xinerama across 2 Voodoo3s.)
Sound card: Creative Labs Soundblaster Live Platinum
Ethernet: Intel EtherExpress Pro 10/100
Don Marti Information wants to be $6.95.
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