Hi all, found some decent talks on mainboards on here, and linux luvers is a plus in my book too so I'd like to ask a question about an upcomming upgrade from my current system..
Current Wintendo system:
1200AMD Thunderbird, Asus mainboard A7M266, wintendo 2000 pro with sp3, Gforce4 4600ti, dx9, 512Meg ram, and a new nice koolance water cooler case(hopefully it will be ok durring the hot days of summer, too new to know yet) current temps from 21c to 36c(when I turn my heater on in room, durring winter) its not all that quiet either but quieter than a 2 fan Hub/Switch! heh lol
the above system is failing tho, on cold boots, it will reboot/kernel error on me 4-5 times before becomming stable, at which point i keep it on.... sigh not good for the electricity bill tho. its stable after them 4-5 boots for the most part. I dunno what to do about it, but it cant go on, plus my system is a tad slow vs my new laptop toshiba which is a 2.0g P4 intel running XP. So I am thinking of going all out in upgrading only 3-4 parts tho the Mainboard, CPU, Memory and maybe a new drive..
I am thinking of a Gigabit mobo the GA-SINXP1394, not to place ads on here but best place I have found pricewise so far on this is:
thing is I couldnt get the CPU here and I am not sure if the ram is decent enough price there either, the CPU I am lookn at is the 3.06 HT and the ram I am lookn at is the COR-TWINX512-3200LL-PLAT - why the Matched Pair? I am not sure but it says its suited for Dual Channel DDR use
so in brief:
Intel 3.06 HT CPU
would this combo work? current price for all this is 900-1000
or would i be better off with the single COR 3200cas2 ram? I'd need two of em anyways ? up to 4!!
Side question on the twin ram deal it says 512-3200LL, is that two 256 modules or two 512 modules?
Or should I wait for the MSI Max2? or the Asus Board with the SiS 655 and 963 chipsets - hard part about ordering online is knowing if I'd get the B0 stepping revision or not....
Yeah might not have use for the serial ata drives yet, but maybe soon, the Raid is a plus tho on the IDE 133 channels, LAN, Sound all good too
Anyone have a place I could get the above system or another system? or got a better suggestion
EDIT: I have edited your link so it doesn't resize the page - EvLwMn