[HARDWARE] Just Courious......

Lionel Elie Mamane Lionel_Mamane at csi.com
Sat Sep 18 16:30:09 EDT 1999


Hello,

Jesper Monsted wrote:

> Unfortunately, the keyrate/price is not quite as good as it would be,
> using regular PC parts, networked together :(
>
> [all danish prices]
> Abit BH6 main board     $110
> Celeron 433 (->600?)    $110
> Crappo network card     $20
> Floppy drive            $20
> Total:                  $260
>
> Roughly twice the price, but triple the performance at approx.
> 1.6mkeys, and could probably be improved greatly by using a BP6
> mainboard and dual celerons...

You need a Hard drive, also. And an OS. (Yes, you can put Linux, FreeBSD, etc it's
free), unless you develop a networked OS that stays on a floppy to boot. And some RAM
also.
And the Internet Connection? Via a proxy on a real "full" PC? OK, but then you need a
hub to mount a network, and a NIC on the real PC. Hmm... Your price has quite a bit
swollen, no?

--
Lionel Mamane

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