[TriLUG] New computer...finally!
Paul G. Szabady
paul at thyservice.com
Sun Dec 4 12:44:30 EST 2011
I've been looking at new computers and see a number of them that offer
raided SATA SDD disks. Does anyone have experience with on linux? Is
it worth the extra $$$?
How about differences between Intel and AMD? I don't want to start a
religious war, but do people have a preference nowadays or are the
issues of the past history?
Lastly, a lot of the systems I see have fairly small power supplies.
Have they really made that much progress with technology that that a
300-350W is sufficient for a "modest" computer with 8 cores, 8-12GB Mem,
single DVD/Blu-ray, HD video card, etc. It's a fairly small jump
~$50-75 to go to 600W which would leave room future for add-ons.
Basically, I'm looking for a desktop with at least 4 cores and 6-8GB of
memory and 2 drives in a RAID1 for OS. I don't really care about the
size of the drives, because I can either add drives internally or keep
my old computer running and mount disk of NFS. Ideally, the system
would have 2 1TB drives.
Although it's about 4 years old, I have a fairly nice monitor. It's
generally off because I run my desktop/server headless. So I'm not
really interested in one of the "package deals" - unless it's a super price.
If you haven't guessed by now, I've been out of the hardware market for
awhile. My existing machine is a Pentium 4 with a 1GB of memory which
has done its job and would like to retire. I've been a
RHEL/Fedora/CentOS user for ~15 years, but recently converted my $WORK
desktop to Ubuntu. Either way, I'll be running some form of (finally
64bit) linux on this new system.
Any thoughts, suggestions, etc would be appreciated!
@ Thy Service
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