Re: [opensuse] Re: Motherboard suggestions for AMD 64 bit



My thanks to all the advice received on this thread.
For the record, I've built the following:

AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+
mobo: GIGABYTE GA-M55S-S3
4GB of Kingston DDR2 667MHz/PC2-5300 ECC (2 matched 2GB pairs)
3 * 500GB Western Digital Caviar SE16 SATA II 300 7200rpm 16MB cache
configured as software RAID 5, giving around 930Gb under '/'
Greaphics: Leadtek PX7300 GS (I only look at text)

The biggest design problem turned out to be to find a case with enough 5 1/4" drive capacity (I need 2*DVD, floppy, the above 3 + other drives in the future). For anyone interested the Antek Nine Hundred has space for 10 such drives!

PS: Antek TRUEPOWER TRIO 550W (nice big fan on top).

It's now all up-and-running under openSUSE 10.2 - mostly (see another thread).

Chris Haynes



On Thursday, June 14, 2007 at 9:29:43 AM, Eberhard Roloff wrote:
Registration Account wrote:
The following is suggestions for CPU and motherboard
and Graphics and RAM proven to be totally compatible.

AMD AM2 Athlon 64 x 2 Dual Core 4200 +
ASUS AM2 M2N8-VMX Motherboard #
Palit 7600GT 256M PCIe
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Hi,
should you have lower 3D requirements, you could also use the onboard
nvida GForce 6100 for the time being and upgrade later (for less),
should your requirements go up.

DDR2 1 GB 677MHz RAM x 2 = 2 GIG RAM* OR
DDR2 512MB 677 RAM X 2 = 1 GIG RAM*
For the integrated NVidia and also in any other case I would
recommend to go for 2 GIG.


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