On Sun, 2016-08-14 at 14:14 -0600, Drew Samson wrote:
My question is: what hardware would someone recommend for building a
non-gaming high-end desktop? About the only non-negotiable element are
my 2 30" dell u3011 monitors both running at 2560x1600. Since I'm a
day-trader I need really good color & resolution for my trading charts
but things like a high frame rate for gaming are not necessary. I have
no amd / intel cpu preference - just 8 cores preferably and probably 4
ram slots on a mb since I don't want less than 32gb ram. Recently I saw
someone indicate nvidia graphics are not linux friendly and since that's
what I've always used on my builds an alternative is needed.
NVidia is quite well supported, especially if you don't care about
gaming, however you'll get some discussion about whether to use the
proprietary (binary) drivers or the free Nouveau ones. I use the former
(via the akmod system) but it's your choice.
really good results with Gigabyte mb's but am willing to try another
brand. I'd also like to use an ssd hdd so does Fedora support sata3 or
even sata 3.2 well?
Am I correct in thinking ddr3 or ddr4 or ram specs
of any kind (latency) are pretty much irrelevant and Fedora would
support all such hardware? Does Fedora have issues with hardware raid
which I usually use?
Why do you use hardware RAID? There is little or no advantage and some
disadvantages in doing that. Software RAID works extremely well on
Does Fedora care about 3 or 4 channel ram
Not that I know of.
Not being a gamer I don't use SLI but since we're on the
subject about compatible hw...does Fedora / linux / open-source have any
capable sli graphics cards which work well and easily?
No idea what you mean by SLI.