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Which is the best option?
FSC ESPRIMO
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Dell Precision Workstation T-3400
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FSC Celsius
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Dell Precision Workstation T-5400
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 10:19 pm    Post subject: Best and most gentoo-compatible PC Reply with quote

Hi everybody,

I am going to buy a new desktop PC and, because of some reasons I cannot
explain here in details, I have to restrict my choice to these configurations
(ordered by increasing price :D ):

1. FSC ESPRIMO P5625 E80+ uBTX: MCP78B Chipset AMD Phenom X3 8450 (2,1
GHz) TripleCore(1,5MBSLC), 4*1024 MB DDR2 800, NVIDIA Geforce 9500 512MB
Dual DVI, SATA II 250 GB 7.2k, DVD RW SML. Price: 650 a.u. (arbitrary units)

2. Dell Precision Workstation T 3400: Intel Core 2 Duo Processor E8200
(2.66GHz, 4MB Cache, 1066MHz FSB)375W,4GB (4 x 1024MB) 800 MHz ECC
DDR2-SDRAM Memory, HD 250 GB SATA2 7.200,16x DVD+/-RW
Dual 256MB nVidia Quadro FX 570. Price: 950 a.u.

3. FSC Celsius W370: Core 2 Quad Q9400 4*2.66 GHz, 2 x 2GB DDR2 800,
NVIDIA Quadro FS 370 256 MB, 2xSATA II 500 GB 7.2k, DVD RW SML. Price:
900 a.u.

4. Dell Precision Workstation T-5400: Single Quad Core Xeon 5410
(2,33GHz, 1333, 2x6MB), Intel 5000XChipset, 4GB (4 x 1024MB) Quad
Channel FBD 667Mhz Memory,250GB SATA Festplatte 7.2k, 16x DVD+/-RW, 512
MB nVidia quadro FX1700(MRGA14L). Price: 1400 a.u.


About my needs: I am a C-developer, have to compile/run/debug programs
several tenths of time a day and analyse postprocessed, two-, three- and
four-dimensional (space+time) results on the same PC. All under Gentoo,
of course :D HD size is not a problem, there is a big NFS-Volume I can
mount :)

These are my questions:

- is the most expensive PC (4.) worth to be considered? Does its
speed-up justify its price?

- is there any compatibility problem with any of these configurations
and Gentoo? I do not want to run any other distribution! As far as I
know, nVidia and 2D acceleration issues should be solved by now...

- additional ideas/comments are welcome, but on these configurations
only :D .

Thanks
Max
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 10, 2009 6:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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