[clug] Which to go for?

Andrew Janke a.janke at gmail.com
Sat Jan 16 02:36:26 MST 2010

> case for just a frazzle over $900.

Although I just checked now and it would seem that prices have gone up! :(

Intel Core i7 920 Processor LGA1366 2.66GHz 8MB Cache CPU		$359.00
Kingston 6GB(3 X 2GB) DDR3-1333MHZ		$185.00
OCZ 30G Vertex Series SSD		$219.00
CoolerMaster RC310 Elite Black/Blue with 420W + HD Audio		$84.00
MSI X58 Pro-E X58 LGA1366 1600OC DrMos ATX		$229.00

Total		$1076.00

The 920 and the motherboard mainly. :(  You could drop the SSD and get
back in the $900 range.  But I  highly recommend them, I am currently
running an OCZ Vertex 30GB SSD NFS shared /home directory on a 50 CPU
cluster and it is performing like a little champion.

Yes, I know everyone is telling me that my whites will turn purple and
the cat is going to die but so far I am a _very_ happy camper.  Faster
than dual 10k RPM raid disks, less heat, and a lot simpler.  Probably
to do with /home copping thousands of small writes to .bash_history
files, reading .bash_profile and the likes as each job
starts/stops/does stuff.

Andrew Janke
(a.janke at gmail.com || http://a.janke.googlepages.com/)
Canberra->Australia    +61 (402) 700 883

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