Group: uk.diy · Group Profile
Author: Vortex Date: Jan 5, 2008 15:38
"Andy Hall" wrote in message news:477f7c92@qaanaaq...
> On 2008-01-05 12:03:24 +0000, "Vortex" nospam.vortex.fsnet.co.uk>
> This is a good way to go in that you have some of the major components in
> one box. Disk drives are not normally an added techical risk, but
> graphics cards can be. Equally, ASUS is a solid motherboard
> manufacturer, and if one selects a reputable video card, that is low risk.
> Generally it seems that anything with NVidia chipset is a bit more solid
> than ATI.
>> All you need to add is processor; memory; HDD and DVD (and fancy graphics
>> card if you are inclined) plus of course OS.
> Linux is a good choice here.
>> Still purchased a DELL monitor and I am very happy.
> I agree. I have one too.
The one missing feature on this ASUS box is on board RAID controller. Not a
Processor is Core 2 Quad, and lots of memory. Great for video editing and
The one mistake I made was choosing a "noisy" HDD. Going to get an
(allegedly quiet) 1Tb Samsung Spinpoint shortly (<<£200 now). and relegate
other drive to backup duties.
Confess I went for Vista. I must be the only person on the planet who is
impressed. Especially imporessed with "Media Center" capability using a
Freeview card. When 2nd generation "Media Center Extender" boxes are
available shortly, I'll be buying one.
I had a dalliance with Linux a few years ago, and concluded that life's too