-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 Here's the current setup that I have came up with. I think I would be pretty happy with it as long as I don't have any problems in FreeBSD. If I have problems I want them to beable to be fixed ya know?
Antec PLUSVIEW1000AMG Chassis AMD Tyan S2466 (Supports 2 AMD Athlon MP Processesors) http://www.microdirect.co.uk/companypages/products/motherboards/tyan/mottyas2466/mottyas2466.htm 2 AMD Athlon MP 2400+ processors TURBO-COOL 510 ATX/ATX12V Power Supply from PC Power and Cooling 2 - 4 1GB Crucial DDR PC2100 Registered ECC Memory sticks Promise FastTrak TX2000 RAID Controller 2 Western Digital Caviar Special Edition 120GB (EIDE,Ultra ATA/100, 7200RPM) Can't find a a 10,000 RPM one from Western Digital that is IDE, has that much GBs. GeForce4 Ti-4600 Vid Card GENERIC Floppy drive - don't really care who this comes from. Lite On LTC-48161H Black 48x24x48x16 Combo Drive Write Speed: 48X CD-R,24X CD-RW Read Speed: 48X CD-ROM,16X DVD-ROM Interface: ATAPI/E-IDE Buffer: 2MB Diamond DT-688 3D PCI 5.1 Sound Card Live Theater(6 Channel version) Found this sound card on pricewatch for $8.00.. On Thu, 20 Nov 2003 09:45:06 -0000 "Simon Gray" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > >> Take a look a ABIT's motherboard, some of them are really good. > > > > I had a very bad experience with an ABIT motherboard. When FreeBSD > > started, it saw three NICs instead of one; when it tried to initialize > > one, it wiped the field-upgradeable BIOS. The machine wouldn't even POST. > > I destroyed two boards this way; fortunately the vendor (who doesn't have > > a FreeBSD support person) gave me a break on the Gigabit that I replaced > > it with. There's a FreeBSD trouble ticket on this; I can hunt the number > > down if you like. But I would recommend avoiding putting ABIT and FreeBSD > > together unless you have support for the combo, or a report that that > exact > > motherboard works with FreeBSD. The Gigabit, BTW, has run like a champ. > > > I've got an abit be6-II with p3-866 512meg, running 5.0 never crashed on me > once, not had a single problem with it under fbsd - Rock solid. > > >> Finnally(sic) if you can afford it scsi is diffenetly(sic) better than > ide, > >> but > >> I'm sure most people will think that is over kill. > > >IDE drives can be flakey(sic) on their DMA support. I'm using an IBM > Deskstar > >as a rotating backup and it hung the FreeBSD device probe on discovery. > >I have it set to use PIO, which sucks the CPU up through a firehose. I'm > >running on a set of three 10,000 RPM IBM SCSI Ultrastars that I bought > right > >after Hitachi bought IBM's drive business and before the disk price rose > >again. They run hot; I have them in a mounting cage salvaged from an old > >machine, with space between them and between them and the side of the cage, > >set right in front of the 120 mm inlet-side case fan. In this > configuration, > >they have run like champs, lightning fast and no noisier than the fans. > > > Subsequently in that same machine I've got 2x IBM deskstar's (20gig 60gxp's) > running on a promise tx pro2 as raid-0 (at udma100) again without any > problems > > I think it depends on your mother board chipset, but both my intel (bx) and > via (kt266) have run in dma without any problems under 4.x and 5.x. > > Scsi is definatly the way forward (if you can justify the cost) it handles > more concurrent connections better, plus the lower seek time makes quite > a bit of difference. > > I only fit deskstars in my machines - they've been good to me over the > years. > They do run hot, ensure the 'air hole' isn't covered up and that they've got > decent air flow around them. > > _______________________________________________ > [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.2.3 (FreeBSD) iD8DBQE/vOX/jnOL7dYm/EQRArnMAJ4mSm7Q4V4gD8nty+lxH1D8hjdI1gCg4UMV 0c4ElK85aLlNRICcpUEE8j0= =xLrU -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"