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by silentpilot
Wed Jan 09, 2008 8:05 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: HTPC 45nm upgrade
Replies: 12
Views: 3832

That's a big motherboard, why not go micro ATX? Do you think you'll need all the slots of a full size board? Since it's an HTPC you may want to be able to go to a smaller case in the future. Do you really need the add-on video card? I'd go for an integrated one, should play video at 1080p just fine,...
by silentpilot
Mon Jun 04, 2007 6:22 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Recommendations for Linux System
Replies: 21
Views: 8967

You know you have built a system pretty much exactly how I wanted it. Take a look at this system to see if you would steer it in any other direction. The company is avadirect dot com (apparently my newbieness doesn't allow me to post links). Can you go dual monitors with this mobo? CUSTOM COMPUTER,...
by silentpilot
Sun Jun 03, 2007 6:08 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Thinking of Getting a Mac Pro
Replies: 28
Views: 9593

Matt, Will this machine be used for photo post processing? You could go with a custom built machine running Linux and using Bibble Pro. I have a couple of photographer friends who shoot in raw and they use it. I know one of them runs their system with 3gb's of ram. The only drawback to a custom buil...
by silentpilot
Fri May 25, 2007 6:02 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Recommendations for Linux System
Replies: 21
Views: 8967

how did the Asus M2NBP-VM CSM go with your linux of choice? Everything pretty much worked right out of the box with SUSE 10.1. (I also tried Kubuntu Dapper which didn't recognize the SATA HD, though I'm sure that newer versions would.) The only thing I had to tweak was to edit a config file to work...
by silentpilot
Sat May 19, 2007 5:13 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Recommendations for Linux System
Replies: 21
Views: 8967

So far everything works very well. I have Ubuntu installed and working fine. The only issue I ran into during the Ubuntu install is that when I selected LVM with guided partitioning the install hung at Configuring xserver-xorg-video-tga. Someone else has filed a similar bug report here . I restarted...
by silentpilot
Wed May 16, 2007 1:00 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Recommendations for Linux System
Replies: 21
Views: 8967

Hi, thanks for your replies! I have looked more into the Asus boards and I think I have found the almost perfect motherboard for me. It looks like the Asus M2NBP-VM CSM matches my requirements plus it has the following extras: - DVI and VGA - ECC RAM - Wake on Lan - PXE - BIOS Flash from USB Drive -...
by silentpilot
Tue May 15, 2007 6:59 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Recommendations for Linux System
Replies: 21
Views: 8967

Recommendations for Linux System

Hello, I need some advice on building a Linux based work station. It will be used for web browsing and email most of the time, however I will need to do some software development and network simulation, and that involves running a guest OS in vmware or Xen. One of my main motivations is to build an ...