[linux-audio-user] AMD64 question

Mark Knecht markknecht at gmail.com
Tue Jun 27 10:58:09 EDT 2006

On 6/27/06, Dave Phillips <dlphillips at woh.rr.com> wrote:
> Greetings:
>   Massive thanks for the assistance ! Of course, questions engender more
> questions, so :
>     I can get an Antec P150 with 430W power supply for $150, that seems
> a good price. Is the PS sufficient for the CPU (2.4 GHz) ?
>     Which Zalman CPU fan should I buy ?

Generically I use somethign like this one:


The pure copper ones are more expensive and probably not needed unless
you are really going to push the machine hard. I'm upgrading my wife's
machine to a Zalman copper as it does commercial flagging for MythTV
and works hard pretty much all day long. I don't think it's nevessary
for audio apps though.

>     I forgot to ask about HD recommendations. I have two aged 15 GB
> drives I'd like to replace. 80 GB seems like a good start, but I haven't
> bought a drive for a long time. Suggestions ?

160GB Serial ATA as a starting point, I'd guess. I assume this
machine's chipset has SATA support? Much better/faster/etc. More disk
space is good if you want to do anything with video or even ripped CD
collections. I am so out of disk space all the time and I have over a
terrabyte on the network now. Haw can that be? ;-)

>     Any specific recommendations concerning RAM ?

I cannot imagine better customer support than you will get from
Crucial. I had a machine go bad a while ago. My Crucial DRAM was over
2 years old. They replaced it over the phone, no questions asked, for
free. They really stand behind their products. Great company, good

My 2 cents,

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