Paul G. Allen Question
Paul G. Allen
pgallen at randomlogic.com
Thu Aug 2 13:31:27 PDT 2001
Darrel Lawrence wrote:
> On Thursday 02 August 2001 09:48, you wrote:
> > On Thu, Aug 02, 2001 at 10:05:25AM -0700, Igor Pruchanskiy wrote:
> > > > I just bought two Tyan Thunder K7 mobos, with 2 integrated
> > > > Adaptec 160 scsi controllers and 2 integrated 3-com NICs,
> > > > for $485 each, from Comp-u-plus. Not a bad price considering
> > > > all that comes with the board.
> > >
> > > I guess that kills the talk about low cost AMD solutions....
> > > $485 is WAY too much then i would pay for the motherboard....
> > > ... and 3Com nic... who need 3Com when Intel makes greater and cheaper
> > > cards ?
> > When you look at the MB, I don't think you can say it's WAY too much.
> > Two 3Com OR Intel NICs run about $40 each.
Dual 10/100 Autosensing, Full Duplex, do-everything-except-dishes 3Com NICs. Last time I looked, they cost more than $40.
> > An Adaptec SCSI controller runs about $200.
It's a Dual channel Ultra 160 controller, so double that price.
> > That's almost $300 off the price right there.
> > Then take into account that the board has 32/64 bit PCI slots, 4 instead
> > of 3 DIMM slots (like on most boards), and two CPU slots, it's really not
> > that overpriced at all.
Don't forget the ATA100 controller, Rage XL 8MB video, I2C, SMBus, Winbond hardware monitor, AGP Pro slot, and 4 port USB. It all adds up.
> > -Dave
> Also, IIRC, this is the first and as yet only mobo that supports dual AMD
You are correct, there is only one.
Paul G. Allen
UNIX Admin II/Programmer
Akamai Technologies, Inc.
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