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Re: [tlug] AMD 64 Bit

On 月, 2005-09-12 at 21:56 +0900, Alain Hoang wrote:
> Hi,
> On Sep 12, 2005, at 4:08 PM, Gerald Naughton wrote:
> > Hi All
> > Looking to buy a 64 Bit AMD machine for Linux 
> > I see that Dell has no AMD machine 
> > Anyone brought a HP/Compaq machine and had no
> > problems?
>     I'm afraid I have zero  experience with any of 
> the vendors on 64-bit machines.
>     Just curious, is there a reason you are against building
> your own machine?

I have heard of some vendors selling 64-bit machines, but they want a
lot of money for them: in the area of $4000 to $5000. (Can't remember
the names -- I read about them in PC Mag (立ち読み at the drugstore).) I
have built two 64-bit machines with AMD64 FX processors, 2GB of fast OCX
RAM, 120GB SATA HD, for about $1700 each. That was 6 or 8 months ago.
You can probably do it cheaper now. And they totally scream. They run
about 7 times faster than the Alpha they were to replace. 
Stuart Luppescu -=-=- s-luppescu <AT> uchicago <DOT> edu
CCSR at U of C ,.;-*^*-;.,
     (^_^)/    $B:MJ8$HCRF`H~$NIc(B
Where are we going? And what are we doing in this handbasket?

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