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Old 03-21-2007, 04:59 AM   #1
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Need advice on buying a new PC


I am planning to buy a PC that has just enough juice to power a virtual machine for a couple of months. So I'd rather go in for a high-end Pentium 4 than an entry level Dual-Core config.

Basically I need it to run some flavour of Linux and then will run VMWare for the virtual machine. I'd welcome any suggestion on the motherboard and processor combo.

Old 03-22-2007, 07:10 PM   #2
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Pentium 4 are slower than AMD K8 processors. Also they consume a lot of power and produce a lot of heat. You are better off buying an AMD Athlon64 X2 4200+ than a single core version. Of course can go with Intel Core 2 Duo processor but the motherboards are expensive.

The motherboard brands that I suggest are Abit and Gigabyte.

Buy at least 512 MB of RAM for VMware. More is better.


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