the perfect box - harware
Philipp Christian Ammann
pca at 4-web.net
Thu Feb 9 10:34:58 PST 2006
William Harrington wrote:
> For processors there are a few ideas out there. There are LV Intel
> Pentium III's that have thermal designs from 10.63 to 12.1 W ranging
> from 800 to 1GB at a 133MHz FSB. Also you'd be stuck with finding PC133
> SDRAM for any board that would deal with that. An ideal motherboard that
> would be ideal with this cpu would have onboard video, and networking,
> and not necessarily sound.
I'm currently using a p3-coppermine at 1GHz, but the board seems to die :(
> I don't know if you can find equivelant specs with any AMD processors
> but you might.
NP, i prefer intel ;) (at least the coppermine and thus the pentium-m :))
> With your drives, you might consider solid state drives rather than
> mechanical drives.
Solid state drives? I just heard some myths about IBM designing this,
but i never saw or read about one.
> You should aim to calculate your computer's power consumption between
> 100 and 150 Watts if possible.
Fewer, if possible. (under 30W when idle)
Another problem is the dimension of the power supply. A 100W supply at
full load has less loss than a 200W at 50%. But what about spikes? I don't
know (yet) exactly how this works, so could you give me some explanation?
Ken Moffat wrote:
> Actually, if you can still get an agp mobo, and use a low-spec graphics
> card (e.g. old radeon 7500, or 9200se)
are they still produced? I believe they're already 3-4 years old. Not
that i need more power, i just need a card that
- has been designed by a developer who knows what VESA is
- thus supports framebuffer
- is hardware accelerated
- is dual-headed (probably the biggest problem)
at the moment i use a matrox G450 which performs quite well.
thanks for your information so far,
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