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PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2002 11:39 pm    Post subject: I'm building a workstation Reply with quote

Note this will run winblows since he needs some windoze apps. Bummer. When will wine be able to handle bizarre widgets? I mean come on :D

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I am looking at building my dad a pretty high end com for some sort of enginerering work (3d modeling of fluids). I was wondering where i could find the more high end compoinents. I looked at newegg.com and found only 1 motherboard that maybe had what i wanted. However if i decide to go wih SCSI raid they have none.

Also, what do y'all recomend in the components dept.

The sys will be primarily an office com, but he does some work (and plans on doing more) with a 3d modeling program that apparently takes a lot of computing power. (something simpler than my dad wants to deal with barely runs on his prety nice TBird system)

I plan to go with Dual Athlon MPs since XEONS and boards are damn expensive.

I am going to build the box with raid (raid 1) and was wondering if it would be worth it to use SCSI raid. If i can get this onboard it would be nice, the scsi raid controllers i've seedn are 250 for a zero channel card and up. I haven't found a board w/ onboard for price comparisons.

What sort of gfx card will i want? Will a gf4 be good, or would i need something more high end?
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2002 11:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You could check the AMD website for dual-MP boards, then check the respective manufacturer's websites (they usually have where to buy info).
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 20, 2002 5:34 am    Post subject: graphics card Reply with quote

What about the nVidia Quaddro (sp?) series? iirc, Pine or PNY makes a few of these. If you wanna go really hardcore, start looking at (ATI, i believe) FireGL cards and higher.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 20, 2002 5:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You want grunt? Have a look at Matrox's new Parhelia.
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