I am thinking of getting a $100 MSI P43 NEO3-F
) since I am upgrading my current Windows XP Pro. SP3/ *** system (see
~ant/antfarm/about/computers.txt for the full
details) to a faster setup, and moving most of my old hardwares to my
Debian/Linux box after Christmas 2008.
Currently, I am planning to get an Intel Core 2 CPU (dual 8xxx or quad
Q8200 -- undecided at this time) with an Andy Sycthe Master 120mm CPU
fan or something (don't like the loud fan noises when spinning high
especially when my room is over 85F degrees during the heat waves and
*** !), ATI Radeon HD 4850/4870 video card, 2 GB of RAM (dual channel
800/667), two 7200 RPM SATA HDDs (one new and one old), a SATA DVD
burner, etc. I still need IDE for my old DVD-ROM drive (like having dual
DVD/CD drives especially when copying and being lazy), 3 PCI slots (old
SB Audigy 2 ZS + 2 TV tuner cards), still use PS/2 mice and keyboards
due to my old KVM box (USB types are too expensive), still need a serial
port for my old USR Sportster 33.6k dial-up modem for emergencies,
Windows XP Pro. SP3 (bah for Vista), etc.
I do not overclock my stuff. This upgrade is mainly for *** . If I
didn't game, then I would still be using my single core Athlon 64 system.
Thank you in advance. :)
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