Re: Need Help building First Linux box
The link has a ATI comparison chart which I found useful. My 1950 ATI card severely outperforms my 8400gs Nvidia chipset, but the Nvidia still works fine for what I do. With ATI, it always is nice to brag that I can render faster at resolutions and frame rates than my monitor could possibly ever support but at a cost of using more power than needed. My ATI runs HOT, and has a big heat sink and fan, but my Nvidia has a small passive heatsink.
I agree with everyone's posts here about linux, lower end hardware is more supported.
You however can virtualize your computer and run both linux and windows at the same time so you have the benefit of two worlds, but I forget what software that does that.
In the world of operating systems, things are looking more and more confusing to me with every passing day. So many options with Microsoft being one I like less and less.
Last edited by Pixels303; 12-19-2009 at 02:34 PM.
Two power supplies in one case (Connected the green wire) and a Thermaltake 550 PSU in the other.
Two ASUS M2N-SLI Delux Motherboard
Athlon X2-6000 and a Phenom 9850
Big azz 11 bay server tower and a regular 4 bay full size tower. (Noname)
A speedy PCIe based ATI 1950 chipset and a Radeon 5750 video card.
4 Gig or 2 Gig Kingston brand (Total 6) DDR2-800 memory
Around 19 Terabytes in 17 hard drives.
I refuse to use DVD disks as they die by oxidization, get scratched and would take too many of them to write for the data I have.