[kwlug-disc] new computer
paul_nijjar at yahoo.ca
Tue Dec 7 00:35:11 EST 2010
On Mon, Dec 06, 2010 at 02:38:42PM -0500, Insurance Squared Inc. wrote:
> So if you were looking at buying a new desktop, what would you be
> looking at? Where would you buy it?
> DDR3 almost certainly, but AMD? Intel? Are the quad cores worth the
> price over dual cores? Dell? Local whitebox?
One question to ask: how much virtualization will you need to do on
this box? If you are planning to run a lot of virtual machines then
you have to watch your memory capacity (and to a lesser extent your
hard drive speeds and CPU capabilities).
More generally: what kind of workloads are you interested in running
on this machine? What problems are you trying to solve?
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