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This page is devoted to notes on optimal selection of components for servers and clusters. I do not update it often, but it might contains some ideas that can help you to use Goggle and other search engines to get more recent information. You help is welcomed (see the bottom of the page for the address).
Dr. Nikolai Bezroukov
4th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors Are Here
Google matched content
**** Tom's Hardware Page -- great page !!!
AnandTech - Access a variety of hardware reviews. Topics include CPUs, memory, motherboards and video cards
Overclockers.com -- not relevant anymore :-)
Blue Planet (Hard drive information site)
CPU Review -- actually now almost any CPU is OK for a student PC, but you should understand the difference between Celeron and Duron to make a right choice ;-)
PriceColumn.com, computer and hardware, pc150 memory, external modems, sound cards.
SlickDeals.net [Home] - Your Daily Source for the BEST Deals on the Net!
Some comparison shopping sites provide rating as part of their list
http://www.pccost.com or http://www.jcshopper.com. seems to be the same company
The Viewsonic Q17 Big, Bright, Sharp, and Cheap
Linux Magazine: Taming The Two-headed Monster [single screen displayed across two monitors](May 20, 2000)
Acer ALN-310 Dec Tulip Fast Ethernet Card (this is a great card much better than 3Com). Netgear FA310TX works great and dirt cheap.
Intel EtherExpress card is also a very card (I85229 chipset cards rock!) and
tends to have great
driver support. But you need to have the $$$ for the Intel cards
Onsale atCost offers brand name monitors at verified wholesale prices. -- 19' 390 no shipping costs
Focus Keyboard (see pictures at FOCUS Keyboards) You will pay more for this board but, if you are looking for standard AT enhanced keyboard with the windows keys (104 keys total), I do not believe you will find a better one. It looks good (wish the pictures did it justice), feels good, will take a lot of abuse. An additional set of users defined programmable function keys which simplifies the input of a command or a string of characters to a single keystroke. This feature saves the user from the annoying repetitive key-in task by defining the most frequently used commands or words to the 12 Programmable Function Keys. If you want to do yourself a favor and spend the extra 20 or so bucks for a quality keyboard-- there are two most promising models to recommend:
Focus 8200 (programmable with built-in calculator) www.micropro.com $37
The keyboard comes with a built-in dual power driven 10 digit calculator, which works independently or as part of the keyboard . The calculator either gets its power from the computer or from the battery when the computer is turned off. After 3 minutes of idleness, the calculator will automatically switched itself into the "CLOCK" mode.
Focus 9200 (programmable with built-in trackball) www.micropro.com $39
Ergonomic Resources Browsing Avant Stellar Keyboard -- similar to Sun keyboard and macro programmable, so you can exchange caps lock and Ctrl key for more convenient operation. Very expensive.
Well constructed case and relible power supply are important, especially if you plan to upgrade your PC. The quality of the power supply is crucial, especially for Athlon and P4 CPUs. Also level of noise of power supply is *very* important. In this case you need to spend additional money for a noise-rated power supply. If you can spend additional money PC Power & Cooling power supplies should be considered. The company has "Silencer" series that have approximately a tenth the noise of a typical generic power supply.
Ars Technica Case considerations
Enlight 7237 -- one of the reasonably priced and pretty nice cases. You can probably find than for less than $40.
We Build PCs Midtower ATX case $23.96
PC Webshopper.com -- here you can buy a generic ATX 250W case for $23 + $10 shipping.
A2Z Computers Inc. 1-800-983-8889 -- with addtitional info about each case. Contains list of Supermicro cases 750-A, but not 730-A
What Is...EPP-ECP (Enhanced Parallel Port-Enhanced Capability Port) (a definition)
The Parallel Port Squeeze - Computer Peripherals - 03-06-1999
PPPT - Printer Port Programming Tool
The PC's Parallel Port
Beyond Logic (formally Interfacing the PC)
Kris Heidenstrom's PC Parallel Port Mini-FAQ Release 10
Interfacing to the IBM-PC Parallel Printer Port
Jan Axelson's Parallel Port FAQ
Linux and parallel port IDE devices
Second parallel port. You can install a second parallel port via an ISA or PCI expansion card. I would strongly recommend a PCI solution; the ISA parallel port cards I have tried in the past have been more hassle than I expected. Any Pentium computer will have one or more PCI slots. SIIG even offers a PCI card with two parallel ports on a single card. Expect to pay $40-$90 depending on the features of the expansion card.
ZDNet- Help & How-To- Add A Second Parallel Port
If you are going the parallel route you will probably be better off buying a switch. However, with Windows 98 and a USB port I highly recommend buying a USB scanner. Note, you can buy a USB hub, 1-to-4 and 1-to-7 are very common and transfer are not affected (you can daisy chain USB devices and hubs, 127 maximum USB devices per PC). Furthermore, there are parallel to USB converters available if you want to use USB with your parallel peripherals. Not only are transfer rates much faster with USB, but USB devices are Hot Swappable (i.e. you can connect/disconnect devices without rebooting, true plug-and-play). Good Luck.
USB Parallel Printer Adapters for your PC or Macintosh -- the
Dell factory outlet store have them for $29.99
...Support Search Press Releases USB Parallel Printer Adapters for...
...increase in speed! The Belkin USB Parallel Printer Adapter makes... $31 at PROVANTAGE.COM PC Products Superstore
PortGear USB to Parallel Printer
uPar USB-Parallel Cable $39
PROVANTAGE.COM PC Products Superstore D-link $28.
UH420 -- USB hub $39
Printer is very cheap (you can find for $80 or so at www.microwarehouse.com). Brand name cartridges are expensive and does not last long. Best prices can be found via CNET. I think Epson 600 is superb. The Epson prints pictures better on ordinary paper than the HP on photo paper. The only problem I had was when buying fake Inkjet toner, don't do it unless absolutely necessary! See also Aardvark Reviews - Epson Stylus Color 600
CNET - Shopping - Latest Prices - INTL COLOR INK CARTRIDGE FOR STYLUS 400-600-800+-1520 (4)
CNET.com - Shopping - Printers - Accessories & supplies - Color ink cartridges
Compatible Inkjet Cartridges
Premium Compatible Epson S020093 Black Cartridge $11.99 -- risk is yours
Epson Compatible Cartridges
www.microwarehouse.com Color S0200089 $19.95
The cheapest and the most risky way:
|Olympus Digital Voice Recorder DS-150|
One of the slimmest, most compact recorders ever produced, the
DS-150 Digital Voice Recorder has 8MB of built-in memory that offers
up to 160 minutes of recording time. Variable Control Voice Actuator
(VCVA) technology optimizes built-in memory by ceasing record functions
when the microphone senses silence. Two folders store up to 99 messages
each. Messages can be moved from one folder to another for easy organization.
Downloading speech files to the PC is a breeze. Simply connect the recorder
to your computer, with the provided serial cable or optional USB data
transfer kit, and select files to download. You can download the entire
contents of the recorder, one specific folder or even one specific recording.
The DS-150 comes with everything needed for automatic speech-to-text
document creation-including IBM ViaVoice software and a headset that
lets you dictate directly into your PC. Speech recognition technology
"learns" your speech patterns as you work, and can convert your recordings
to text at a faster speed than recordings dictated directly into the
PC133-PC150 Memory & Athlon Power Supplies - Global Overclock
http://home.kar.net/~comp/ -- Kiev hardware prices
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