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Hardware Chosen in March 2000

This was my first home-built system, and my first Linux machine.

My systems can be classified as a blend of ``high end'' and ``midrange'' components, as defined by the helpful example systems described at Hardware Central. I wanted systems with at least 256MB of fast memory and the fastest cost-effective processors. Everything else could be ``last year's news'' in order to keep the price down. Here is what I chose:

I didn't really need such a large hard drive, but the cost per gigabyte made it a compelling choice. Besides, I've never met a disk I couldn't fill up eventually without even trying. I have since moved to a mirroring-based backup system.

The greatest thing to me was having an actual manual for the motherboard for the first time in my life.16


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