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JohnA1954



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 04, 2011 3:58 pm    Post subject: New Linux Box Build Reply with quote

I am thinking of building a new box based on AMD 6 core processor and Asus M4A88T-M/USB3 motherboard and 6Gb RAM. Has anyone had any recent experience in building with the above or can recommend a suitable board for AMD multicore processors. Looking for onboard video (HDMI out) and USB 3. Will not be used for gaming just want to treat myself to a fast machine.
Appreciate your comments
Thanks
John
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PCNetSpec
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 04, 2011 4:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This should be helpful...

http://linux.co.uk/2010/08/building-a-beast/
and early RAID-10 throughput figures, which he later improved upon... not that it was needed.
http://linuxforums.org.uk/hardware-compatibility/raid-10/msg26912/#msg26912

Pretty much exactly what you are after, and I'm sure he'd be happy to answer any questions you may have.

[EDIT]
I forgot to add, he's built (at least) 2 more since that one.
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Dutch_Master
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 05, 2011 1:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've build a rig last year, based on the AMD Phenom II X4 965. Has 16 GB DDR3 RAM, houses in a 2U box (IPC-C2SB) and has a 32 GB SSD as a systemdisk. Re-used two WD 500GB SATA from another rig, had to install a videocard as the mainboard (Gigabyte GA-790FXTA-UD5) didn't have onboard video (overlooked that Sad) Chances are you can build the same rig for less then what I've paid for it. Oh, I forgot the PCIe risercard for the videocard... The housing has horizontal slots, so it's advised to look for a mainboard with onboard video if you want to use the same case...
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JohnA1954



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 07, 2011 9:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Many thanks PCNetSpec and Dutch Master for your replies. That rig looks awesome. A bit too high end for my needs but my main question was answered in that the Asus motherboard works ok with Linux. Now need to save up and get building.
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John
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