Re: Any recommendation of new Mobo?
From: Chris (no_thanks_at_bms.umist.ac.uk)
Date: Fri, 30 Jul 2004 10:45:09 +0100
> Currently, my SusE-9.1 Pro system is running on a rather old
> AMD Athlon/500MHz computer and I believe it is the time to
> upgrade the computer. I
> am thinking of going into the 64-bit world and my choice of CPU
> is AMD 64-bit (unless you can convince me other wise). I live
> in one of the sub-urbun city in the N.E of Atlanta, GA, and
> there is a computer store local to my place called Globus
> Computer. Unless U can convince me otherwise, I would believe
> this Globus Computer store does have a great price for the mobo
> I intend to purchase to replace the old computer for my
> SuSE-9.1 Pro system. My current mobo choice can be seen on the
> Globus Computer website and its link is shown here:
> Having said that, can you think of anything that I should not
> get this mobo and recommend a better one? My main concerns are
> price, performance of the mobo and its future expansion.
You don't say that you want to go dual-processor, but the mobo
you mention is dual-processor capable. Also it's a socket 940
board which limits you to Opteron or Athlon64 FX cpus, which are
expensive. As you mention price being an issue I'd suggest you
go for a socket 754 based board which is the current mainstream
for Athlon64 chips and the boards are cheaper than the MSI K8T,
but with still good performance. However, upgrade potential will
be limited due to AMD moving to socket 939 as the new standard,
but this is currently expensive.
I know this isn't a recommendation, but I hope it gives you
something to think about.