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Re: update on hyperthreading system for cgf

On Sat, Jan 22, 2005 at 10:57:32PM -0800, David Christensen wrote:
>I wrote:
>Christopher Faylor wrote:
>> Well, yeah.  I sort of need a hard disk, though and is that system
>> *guaranteed* to exhibit this problem?
>This motherboard, case, and power supply are the core of my desktop
>machine and the machines I build for clients.  The 2.4C processor and
>256 MB of RAM represent skimping to get the price down to near $400.00.
>Honestly, if you're going to build a new hyperthreading box for
>yourself, spend the money to do it right.  You're a developer and power
>user; time is money.  $600 vs.  $400 now will save you countless hours
>over the next several years.

Huh?  I can only spend as much money as I have.  Why do you think I was
asking for a good system in the $400 price range?

I don't think you've been paying attention.  I don't *need* a new
system.  I have perfectly adequate systems running linux.  My cygwin
system is also perfectly adequate for everything but checking this
particular problem.

When I was asking for feedback on a $400 system, I meant that I wanted a
system that was actually usable.  A system without a hard drive is not
usable.  Suggesting another $186 worth of improvements after I had
mentioned my price limitations isn't really very helpful.


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