[svlug] motherboard recommendations
lordsauronthegreat at gmail.com
Wed Mar 22 11:46:38 PST 2006
On 3/22/06, Rick Moen <rick at linuxmafia.com> wrote:
> Quoting Lord Sauron (lordsauronthegreat at gmail.com):
> > Just wondering, but what on earth would you be using the mind-numbing
> > power of a PCIe card for?
> Maybe a RAID5 array: Physical disks are finally becoming fast enough
> that several of them pumping out together can render theoretical bus
> limits no longer mere sales talking points for swaying the credulous.
Yes, most of the time I tend to forget that PCIe/AGP isn't just for
graphics. I work mainly on desktops for home and personal use. You
should have seen my eyes pop out when I first saw a PCIe x16 NIC...
that thing was HUGE!
> E.g., I remember when ATA/133 was promoted as supposedly a huge
> advantage, at a time when no PATA drive in real-world situations was
> likely to even saturate ATA/66. But suddenly some bus ceilings do
> matter (for mass storage).
> > Right now nVidia is making some really good chipsets.
> Especially if you like proprietary drivers. ;->
> Me, I'd start by looking at the Asus P5WDG2-WS or comparable 975X
> motherboards. (Well, actually, no: I'd keep using whatever laptop's
> handy, with all real work occurring on my server box, reached via
> OpenSSH/screen magic.)
> If I were a gamer, I'd probably feel differently.
> <tongue align=cheek>'Course, then I'd need that lobotomy.</tongue>
hey, I'm working on kicking the habit! Then again... the "stability"
of Windows is making gaming increasingly more difficult...
Gaming does end up being a semi-addicting thing. I won't say it's as
addicting as some other bad behaviours, but it is something that you
must understand is hard to kick.
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