[CentOS] New System Build
John R Pierce
pierce at hogranch.com
Thu Mar 15 06:31:27 UTC 2007
Mark Hull-Richter wrote:
> Slightly OT, but what are the best boards for CentOS (if any) and how do
> ECS boards stack up?
In my experience Elitegroup aka ECS are only slightly better than PC
Chips, which are absolutely the worst.
now, this doesn't mean that every board these guys make is bad, its
quite possible you could get a decent reasonably reliable system from
them, but the odds are probably against that.
for that matter, even the best manufacturers have had some flakey boards
and designs. My most reliable homebrew systems have been built around
Intel branded motherboards, yet anything in the early P4 days using
RDRAM was inherently problematic (i850, etc), even worse were any of the
Intel RDRAM chipsets that had the SDRAM bridges (i810 etc)
of course, with CentOS 4 and earlier, many of the newest chipsets will
have problems with driver support for the onboard peripherals.
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