|Paul on Sun, 12 Jan 2003 20:21:11 -0500|
Here is the original question:
We are setting up a linux development server here @ my office, basically being used internally for developing our web-based apps, so mostly it will be running mysql / postgresql, php, perl, apache and sendmail. Does anyone have any hardware recommendations or a nice barebones kit I can pick up? Thanks
And I still say that a workstation-level motherboard cannot accept ECC RAM. (Yes, it costs more, and yes, you don't *have* to use it, but the pain that comes from NOT being able to use it and wanting or needing it is unfixable.
My wife's computer can use ECC RAM. I built the PC with a regular DFI mobo. I don't remember if I put ECC RAM in or not. According to Crucial ECC RAM slows things downs (very) slightly and you only need it for intensive server use.
If you've got a system where you need none of the assurancesI used to think that way. Now I think of a server in terms of services based on software. Of course, a better server is made with better hardware.
With a generic case and a full-size ATX mobo I have more PCI slots than I will ever need.Sure, until you run out of externally-accessible PCI slots in that bargain-basement case, and have to replace it too.