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Hi all, Building a new PC, will be used for coding mostly, running 2-3 VMs simultaneously. Debian Linux will be the host OS. I need some suggestions on Motherboards. Which ...
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    Sandy Bridge 2500K build. z68 MB recommondations


    Hi all,

    Building a new PC, will be used for coding mostly, running 2-3 VMs simultaneously.
    Debian Linux will be the host OS. I need some suggestions on Motherboards. Which manufacturer has good linux support?

    Will use Intel on board graphics. No gaming. will use couple of HD monitors. Thats about it.
    Looking at getting Z68 chipset board. There is a lot of choice.


    Yudi

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    1. Intel mobos are very good, support a lot of RAM, and are very well supported for Linux.
    2. Don't use a board with integrated video - use an add-in PCIe nVidia board with dual display adapters. You can get good nVidia video boards with 500mb-1gb of video ram for under $100USD, and their proprietary Linux drivers are very good/stable - much better than the open source nouveau driver (which is getting better all the time, but still not as good as nVidia's drivers).
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rubberman View Post
    1. Intel mobos are very good, support a lot of RAM, and are very well supported for Linux.
    2. Don't use a board with integrated video - use an add-in PCIe nVidia board with dual display adapters. You can get good nVidia video boards with 500mb-1gb of video ram for under $100USD, and their proprietary Linux drivers are very good/stable - much better than the open source nouveau driver (which is getting better all the time, but still not as good as nVidia's drivers).
    So far I an inclining towards the following:

    ASRock Z68 PRO3-M board.

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