Linked by David Adams on Wed 10th Sep 2008 21:33 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems It this post offers a walkthrough of the building of a powerful, yet affordable workstation. Each of the parts was carefully chosen and the build was extensively detailed. There were some problems, but those were worked around and the end result was an impressive 64-bit workhorse.
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RE[3]: Inefficient use of capital
by bnolsen on Fri 12th Sep 2008 20:22 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Inefficient use of capital"
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I used to have this board too.
The capacitors were crap and leaked all over the place after a couple of years. I did a capacitor replacement job but the board never was stable again.

Anyways... As a developer 8 cores are AWESOME. Building applications can very efficiently use all 8 cores, building one object file per core.

Also as a developer you start to notice when your own applications aren't using all 8 cores and it's kind of annoying.

Basically all developers should have SLOW machines with 8 cores (I use an 8 core 1.6GHz setup).

Last machine I bought from dell in march this year with 8GB ram for just under $1250 shipped. That's without MS tax.

Edited 2008-09-12 20:25 UTC

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