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From: john <jdm@××××××××××××.uk>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] Another hardware thread
Date: Sat, 12 Nov 2011 08:26:09
Message-Id: 20111112082400.7e1c104b@echoes
In Reply to: [gentoo-user] Another hardware thread by Neil Bothwick
1 On Sat, 12 Nov 2011 00:51:29 +0000
2 Neil Bothwick <neil@××××××××××.uk> wrote:
4 > It's time for a new desktop, I'd rather the the money to Amazon or
5 > Ebuyer than the Inland Revenue. I'm currently running a Core2Duo
6 > system, but use AMD before that, so I have no real allegiances.
7 >
8 > I was thinking of something like an AMD 1100T 6 core CPU, the new
9 > Bulldozers are expensive and initial reports are not that promising,
10 > but an Intel that gives the same bang per buck would do. I'm thinking
11 > Gigabyte for motherboard, based on comments made here in similar
12 > threads (like the one Dale started a while ago). I need lots of SATA
13 > ports (fortunately, I bought a pair of 2TB drives a fortnight ago,
14 > just before the prices went ballistic).
15 >
16 > I'm not a gamer, but I want a system with plenty of grunt. Video
17 > performance is not critical, on board would suffice, except I need
18 > something with dual output to drive two monitors. Do any of the
19 > onboard jobbies do this or is a separate Nvidia still the best option?
20 >
21 > Thoughts would be welcome, and please feel free to start your own ATI
22 > vs Nvidia and AMD vs Intel flamewars. OK, I'd rather you didn't, but
23 > I'm not about to waste electrons asking for the impossible :)
24 >
25 >
27 Using a 1090t which is one behind the 1100t. It was relatively cheap
28 and performs excellently. Have had no problems running anything and
29 compilation time seems to rocket through on gentoo. Much faster than
30 previous dual core.
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36 John D Maunder