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#1 MaxxRezz

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Posted 28 November 2002 - 06:35 AM

I am going to put together a new computer to run as a server/games machine.

Is there and makes i should stay away from to ensure full compatibility?

I was thinking about a athalon xp 1800+ 512meg 333mhz DDR Ram
Geforce based graphics
soundblaster live 5.1 oem
MSI or asus motherboard
80 gig 7200 ata 133 HDD
LG 16x DVD Rom
LG 48X CDRW

Do you think there will be any problems or is mandrake ok with most hardware?
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#2 Josetann

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Posted 28 November 2002 - 09:22 AM

Should be fine. I'm running a similar config now.

Athlon XP 1700+ Thoroughbred (running as 2000+, would go higher if multipliers allowed)
MSI KT3 Ultra ARU
60gig 7200rpm Maxtor
256MB DDR Kingston ValueRam
Geforce4 TI4200 128MB DDR
Ancient Hitachi 4X DVD
Generic 16X CDRW
SoundBlaster Live 5.1
ATI TV Wonder
Some kinda network card

I haven't tried a 3d game yet, but the nvidia drivers are installed and working. Likewise haven't really tried the ATI TV Wonder but it worked in 8.2, it should work now too. No problems to speak of.

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Posted 28 November 2002 - 09:23 AM

Oh, and if you don't have time to build yourself, may I suggest LinuxRigs.com? :)

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Posted 16 January 2003 - 08:25 PM

BTW I did get a chance to try out Serious Sam on this machine and it worked fine. A few glitches in the video but the game was never officially ported to linux, so can't expect it to be 100%. Also tried the ATI TV-Wonder, colors are kinda washed out when using coaxial in, but using composite or svideo in it looks great. It's a known problem that has a few possible fixes but I'm not worrying about it until my media box is built (another Athlon XP TB, nforce chipset, two tuner cards, matrox g400 dh for tv-out capabilities, etc.).