roberthuff at rcn.com
Wed May 13 02:21:24 UTC 2009
Charlie Kester writes:
> > I am actively building the parts list for a new system, and
> >would welcome advice on motherboards.
> It might help others give you good advice if you provide some more
> What's the intended use of this machine?
A moderate amount of many things, some but not not necessarily
all at the same time. It needs to do nothing superbly, but many
things average or (preferably) better.
One factor: the machine this replaces is eight years old. It
is possible this machine will have to last that long.
> Is price or power consumption a concern?
The budget is not infinite, and there's a reason the spec
includes "expandability". On the other hand, I'm a long-time
advocate of the notion it pays to buy quality; for carefully
vetted parts things can be stretched.
Power consumption is on the 'B' list, as is noise. Is the
difference between the Q9550 and Q9550S worth $100?
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