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 > information. > > 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? Ma-a-a-a-a-ybe. Robert Huff _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"