Server motherboard suggestions
alex.dyas at interoute.com
Tue Dec 27 14:42:53 GMT 2005
I'm planning to build a rackable FreeBSD 6 server and having not paid
much attention to the hardware scene of late I'm wondering what is a
good motherboard choice.
I'm thinking :
- P4 (Socket 755)
- SATAII (pref * 4)
- At least one GB nic
- At least 4GB RAM
- IDE for a CDROM
FreeBSD friendly built-in RAID 1 and 5 would be nice, but if not I'm
hoping to make use of gmirror, or buy a separate controller. A year ago
the only SATA RAID controller I could find with good FreeBSD support was
from Highpoint. Maybe things have improved?
The server will be hosting a fairly standard Apache/PHP/PostgreSQL
So far the ASUS P5LD2 is looking good, as are the Gigabyte GA-81945P,
and the MSI 945P/955X Platinum.
-= Alex Dyas , UNIX , Interoute , Geneva =-
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