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Old 04-16-2005, 05:19 PM   #1
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Advice on building a new system


Once I finish all my final exams and move back home, I will be buying myself a new computer. What I am looking for is the best possible system I can buy. I am prepared to spend up to about $4000 CAD. The system will be running Gentoo.

For the core I was thinking of liquid cooled dual xeons, but am also interested in athlon 64's (reason being AMD's boast of a 2000 MHz 'fsb' freq). Dual athlon 64's would be nice, but it appears to me the possibility of dual 64's is somewhat limited.

The rest of the system I have picked out to my satisfaction, it is simply the core of the system, if you will, that I am having trouble with. I would very much appreciate any advice anyone can give me.
Old 04-16-2005, 11:04 PM   #2
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Talking Not related to your question, just your signature

I guess you are in a technical area.

If you were in business you would realize the following:

The First Law: You can't get anything without working for it. ---> You should strive for leverage. Leverage other's work.
The Second Law: The most you can accomplish by working is to break even. ---> The most you can accomplish by working by yourself is to break even. Refer to the first law to get more than that.
The Third Law: You can only break even at absolute zero. ----> Only if you are working for someone else.

Of course there is a big difference between knowing that and knowing how to leverage. I wish I knew how.

If this post is helpful click the thanks button. And if thanks to this advice you more than break even you can always send a thank you check.
Old 04-19-2005, 01:06 AM   #3
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How very inappropriate.

But a reply is a reply. Doesn't matter anymore seeing as I've decided on the core of my system anyhow. In any case, you guessed correctly, I am an astrophysics major. I'm sorry that I can't help you with your leverage problems. Don't expect a cheque, seeing as I'm a poor university student.


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