Looking for Hardware Advice - Impressions and Expressions of Ijon — LiveJournal
Looking for Hardware Advice|
|Date:||June 12th, 2006 09:49 pm (UTC)|| |
Better go for a multi-core CPU
The prices just dropped about a month ago, for the basic models. Dual-Core CPU will probably help in development (compiling, debuggin), if the programming environment was updated to support it.
Other than that, I'm not objective - work for Intel...
Just bought a modest desktop machine for my brother, and here are the same advices:
Get a SATA-2 hard-drive. Make sure it actually confronts to the SATA-2 bandwidth. Get one with 3 years' warranty and 16MB Cache. Some high-end server models for hard-drives even offer 5-year warranty (!).
Fast Ram, and make sure it's installed as Dual Channel.
All these are the most important. Hard-drive probably more then all. Depending on the nature of your development environment, 1GB might not be enough.