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Date:      Sun, 28 Jan 2007 21:56:22 -0500
From:      Glenn Sieb <ges+lists@wingfoot.org>
To:        questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   [Fwd: Looking to upgrade my hardware and run 6.2-RELEASE]
Message-ID:  <45BD6256.7030807@wingfoot.org>

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I said...
> Since I tend to build my own boxes, I'd like to make sure my choice of
> CPU/MB is good fro FBSD before I buy :-)
> 
> I'm looking at an AMD X2 64 5400 and an Abit AN9 32X.
> 
> The AN9 has:
> 
> NVIDIA nForce SPP 190/nForce 590 SLI MCP
> Dual NV Gigabit LAN
> 6x SATA 3gb/s ports with RAID 0/1/0+1/5 JBOD support
> (plus 2x SATA ports non-RAID)
> 
> I know that NVIDIA chipsets (at least used to) require separate
> downloads of the chipset drivers. Is this still the case?
> 
> I've been using Abit MBs for years now, but I'm not necessarily tied to
> them, if there are better suggestions from the list.
> 
> So anywho.. I'd appreciate any advice the list can provide. I'm a huge
> fan of FBSD, and have been using it consistently since 2000 now. :)
> 
> Thanks in advance, everyone!

I really would appreciate some advice, if people would be so kind. :)
Will FBSD 6.2-Release work ok with this hardware? I'm not really married
to any of this, so if people have better suggestions for
motherboards/CPUs whatever--I'd seriously appreciate it. Backchannel is
fine. :)

Thanks again in advance,
Best,
--Glenn



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