I fully agree that the motherboard needs to be of the highest quality, but
would propose that in fact a $5000 dual xeon (p4) motherboard setup is not
the best way to spend your budget.  

Mike


On 2002.07.22 10:06 Andrew Jenkins wrote:
> 
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Mike Ingle [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
> > Sent: Sunday, July 21, 2002 8:53 PM
> > To: Protel EDA Forum
> > Subject: Re: [PEDA] Fastest possible Protel system, price is not a
> > concern.
> >
> >
> > I would guess that your money on Protel would go the furthest
> > with a lower
> > cost motherboard and LOTS of memory and plenty of display
> > space.  Cut those
> > pans.  dual display?? triple display ??matrox g550 is working
> > nicely here
> > on 2 diplays.
> 
> The above is poor advise. In fact, it is the definition of poor advise.
> No
> offense intended, but the motherboard is just about the most important
> component in a computer workstation, and definitely not the kind of
> component that should be offed to the "golly, them don't matter much'n,
> anyways" category in a technical venue such as this, by technical
> professionals like the average PEDA subscriber. If a consumer is about to
> plunk down eight thousand dollars or so (US) on a niche market program
> like
> Protel EDA, (or if the consumer already has...) and the consumer expects
> to
> be productive, maximize profits, and minimize headaches and downtime,
> then
> the consumer had better think long and hard before subscribing to the
> WalMart Computing model, especially when it comes to critical components
> like the motherboard. It is not unreasonable to expect that the user
> should
> consider a cost of around $2500-3000 for the entire system (monitor
> included), if he/she specifies the components and takes the time to get
> fair
> price, perhaps 25% more if the task is delegated to a trust-worthy
> "middle-man" operation. It should not be surprising either to accept that
> a
> decent motherboard is going to cost you somewhere around $200-300 (US)
> (and
> up)
> 
> Http://www.Supermicro.com is one area that Brian might want to
> investigate,
> if Brain is interested in performance-level multi-processor motherboards.
> Not a company poo-hooed by the gamer set, I know, because their designs
> aren't all that friendly to over-clocking geeks, but then, as
> professional
> engineers, PCB designers, and the like, most of us don't really have time
> to
> be pissing around with such trivial and tertiary pursuits at work
> anyway...
> 
> 2p+,
> 
> aj
> 
> 
> 
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