[bf1942] P4 or Athlon for server platform?
rickbuford at greeblesnort.com
Mon May 12 12:07:55 EDT 2003
Last week, I purchased:
AMD 2700+ and ASUS A7N8X-DLX : $358 shipped (www.mwave.com)
1 Gb Corsair PC3200 (DDR 400) : $235 shipped (www.tigerdirect.com)
Put those two items in a case with a harddrive/CD and you have a working
system. The ASUS is an nForce board with 2 nic's (Nvidia and 3Com),
audio, video, 6 or 8 USB 2.0, firewire, SATA/IDE, etc... (specs:
Adding my 9800 Pro was another $400 because I couldn't wait for it to be
shipped, but even then, yer not much more than $900US, and you could
use PC2700 or trim the cpu back to save some bucks.
Tristan Gulyas wrote:
>we're about to purchase some server gear for our Melbourne-based LAN gaming
>events (~300-400 players) and we're trying to decide between the Athlon or
>P4 platforms. I'm fairly set on an Athlon 2500+ on an nForce2 board with
>either 512MB or 1GB RAM, however, we're also considering some of the lower
>end P4 offerings.
>We can't really spend much more than AU$900 on each machine so we're on a
>bit of a budget, although if the P4 offers *that much more* performance,
>then we might be able to strech it a tad.
>thanks in advance,
>zardoz at shafted.com.au
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