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2006-06-13 #1

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Configuration Fiddling

Asked Jody for his opinion/pricing on:
  • Intel Pentium D 3.2GHz 940 LGA 775
  • Asus P5LD2-VM mainboard
  • 2x 1GB RAM (2GB total)
  • 2x Western Digital 250GB 7200RPM 8MB Cache SATA-II
  • ATI ASUS Radeon X300 SE-X 128M PCI Express
  • some kind of DVD burner
  • an appropriate power supply (400W? 500W?)
  • some kind of case (nothing fancy, this will live in the basement)
  • any other fans or stuff that the case might need
The pricing seems about right at Lu (today this rig comes to $895, although the memory is allegedly on deal). The price to go from a Pentium 840 (which does not have the virtualization mode) to a 940 (which does) is only $17; the step up to the 960 is $115, which probably isn't worth it at this point. And the Extreme Edition processors are almost $1000 more (plus the necessary mainboard upgrade) so there is no way we are going that far upscale.
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