A new CHEAP PC for Linux for review
I am currently running Ubuntu on old Pentium II (Deschutes) with 90MB RAM, which is a slow suicide after Pentium IV (1.4Ghz/512 MB RAM).
After short review of funds and the pc market (and my local cash&carry store), came up with idea on building a PC around the AMD CPU, to be as close to my old Pentium IV.
I have chosen following hardware as a base:
AMD Athlon XP 2200+ (1.8 Ghz, Cache 256Kb/512Kb, FSB 266 Mhz) - Price: 53.90 Euros.
choice i) Asrock K7S41 A/LAN/VGA/FSB400 (FSB 400/333/266/200) - Price: 39 Euros
choice ii) Asrock K7S41GX A/LAN/VGA/FSB333 (FSB 333/266/200) - Price: 34 Euros
choice i) DDR 256MB PC-2700 (pc- 333) - Price: 21.90 Euros
choice ii) DDR 256MB PC-2700 (pc- 400) - Price: 34.90 Euros
[u]Athlon Copper Silent2[u] - Price: 7.60 Euros
Total: around 115.40 Euros
I have already 80GB HDD.
The confusing point is the FSB difference of the CPU, which is 266, and the FSB of the Motherboards and the DDR. Can someone clear stuff out here?
What is the most optimum choice???
The target PC I hope to buy this Friday. Friday evening will move/install fresh Ubuntu.