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June 13th, 2006
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Looking for Hardware Advice

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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.

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