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Thread: Which equipment would you use?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2002


    Dear Fellow Members,

    I am seeking to build a computer/server and was given the following hardware as their recommendation.

    Dual P-3, 1.4 gig, 512K processor
    Raid 5 scsi 2100s
    Intel Motherboard STL-2
    Intel Server Case SC-5000
    Memory 512 ECC Digital
    IBM 36 gig Hard Drive x 3

    My question is that #1. With the new Abit KR7A- Raid Socket A DDR Motherboard and the AMD Athlon XP 2000+ (1.666GHZ), will it offer the same performance with half the price or should I consider other altenatives?

    #2. With the recent posting of IBM GXP problems (one problem in which I have experienced first hand with) is it even gonna be worth the cost of the IBM hard drives since they are almost a $400 a piece? If so could someone elaborate more knowledge to me since I have been unable to find a reasonble explanantion to this problem.

    P.S. Thumbs up to Cameron on the GXP problem.... a story well written.

    Thanks in advance,

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2001


    IMHO I would go with AMD (Either dual Athlon MP's or a single Athlon XP 2000+) depending on your requirements for this server. I have used the IBM drives and I have not had the problems alot of plp are having. I am not saying that they do not have problems cause I know they do. If you are uneasy in getting the IBM's may I suggest the Seagate drives. They are very fast and reliable for less money. Give me an idea of what this server will do and maybe I am help some more.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2002


    I agree with ne0z Athlons would be a bit better but, personnaly I perfer Pentiums. As of late however I have been looking at the
    Athlon reviews.

    With the DDR Ram with the P4 currently I keep seeing reviews
    about the fact the Motherboards that allow DDR ram are slower
    then RD Ram motherboards for P4.

    RD Ram would be good for a P4 much better then DDR..

    You probably would get more performance out of a Athlon.

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