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Re: [SLUG] Hardware - Recommendations
- To: Jon Biddell <jon@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Hardware - Recommendations
- From: DaZZa <dazza@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun Nov 4 17:13:01 2001
- Cc: <slug@xxxxxxxxxxx>
On Sun, 4 Nov 2001, Jon Biddell wrote:
[...triple copy of text about building a new box deleted...]
Go for the Athlon. Actually, if you look on Toms Hardware page, there
*might* even be a dual Athlon board available now - SMP at 1.4 Ghz on
Athlon - now *that*'s speed.
The P4 is a stopgap until Intel get their 64bit processor ready - it's not
really much execpt a P3 with a thinner/smaller production method used.
> P.S. Any hints on where I can get GOOD parts CHEAP to build this will also
> be welcome !!
As always, North Rocks computer market. Not sure when they stop for the
year, though. Early December sometime, I think. You won't get the latest
and greatest stuff there, though. It's usually a genertion behind - older
stock that's being cleared out for cheap. Still a good deal, though.
Those travelling computer fares can give some shit hot prices too - last
one I attended seemed to average about 15% lower than retail. They tend to
have more recent stock - but I don't know if they come to Sydney anymore.
The last one I went to was in Canberra.