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Saturday, March 24th, 2001
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Here is the final (hopefully) list of stuff to buy for my new PC:

CPU = AMD T-bird 1.2GHz/266 bus
RAM = 256M PC133 CAS2 SDRAM (x2)
Motherboard = ABIT KT7A-RAID
HDD = WD400BB 40.0GB,7200RPM, UATA-100 (x2)
DVD = Pioneer DVD-106S, 16X DVD, 40X CD
Video = Millennium G450 32MB
Case = Addtronics 6896A
Power = Enermax 350W
HSF = Alpha PAL6035
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[User Picture]From: techpimp
2001-03-24 03:26 pm (UTC)
Looks good. I would just add that I'm not a big fan of Western Digital, however that is just MY experience, and for the price you got, I'm not sure I can recommend IBM or Matrox much over WD, since they'd be nearly 2x as expensive.

And I would ask (because I really do not know) how much better the Matrox's linux support is than NVIDIA's?

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[User Picture]From: kvance
2001-03-24 03:52 pm (UTC)
I don't really know how they compare today. Last year, though, nvidia had crappy binary drivers, whereas matrox released a thick specifications manual and carmack was hacking on the g200 drivers... ah, those were the days...
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From: piman
2001-03-24 10:48 pm (UTC)
It's the same situation, only nVidia crashes more because of X4.
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