[Techtalk] more cores, more slows-- followup

Rudy Zijlstra rudy at grumpydevil.homelinux.org
Fri Jul 6 00:57:24 UTC 2012

On 05-07-12 20:13, Carla Schroder wrote:
> Not that I want to spend a gob of money, but I think my next mobo/CPU is going
> to be Intel.

Hi Carla

Through the years i've built many a computer. I've basically stopped 
doing that, even though it is fun to do. Reasons:
- for a server getting a second hand (for example a HP DL380 G3 or G4) 
is low cost, they have more then sufficient speed for my needs, and are 
friendly on maintenance. And as most of those use carefully selected 
components, the speed is actually pretty high. And they are build to 
remain working.
- matching the speed of a well-built A-brand PC is actually difficult... 
It is not only the mobo/CPU combo, it is the combination of well-matched 

I've found that through the years my requirements increased, and my 
patience for yet another hand-damager decreased. As a result i find that 
the cost of building one myself - using good components -, or simply 
buying one ends up pretty much equal.


Rudy -- waiting for comments ;)

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