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Building a new system
« on: May 19, 2012, 03:16:54 pm »
Hi guys
I have read through the wiki and a lot of info on this forum. I have been scavinging all the old systems in my house. I have three pc's available.

I plan on buying an MSI a75ma-g55 motherboard with a 2 core FM1 chip. 8GB RAM and 3x 2TB harddrives.

I also have two old 64bit pc's. One has a MSI K9N6GM motherboard, AM2 socket and a AsRock K8S8X motherboard, socket 754. Both boards can only support up to 2GB DDR2 RAM. Will either of these boards be usable as a core or should I look at getting a quad core AMD?

I also have an intel P5PE-VM motherboard lying around. I was thinking of using this for my first MD.

Any advice on choosing my hardware would be appreciated.


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Re: Building a new system
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2012, 04:18:10 pm »
Will they "work"? Yes.
Will they work well enough? Depends on the way you set them up, how many MDs you are running and how correctly your network is setup.

On the older boards, I would try dedicating one of them to be a headless core. I would set it up as a hybrid, setup your first MD, and then convert it to core only. Not running double duty should have more than enough resources for a handful of MDs.
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