I'm keen on SMP, having built a few Abit BP6-, Gigabyte 6BXD- and Gigabyte 6VXD7-based machines.
And I'd reaally like to have a go with one of the new 760MPX based AMD boards that will be coming soon.
But I must admit I'm seriously looking at building a single P4-based system using this
board. Why? Because I value stability and multi-OS support above everything else. I won't touch a Via chipset at the moment due to their crap IDE implementations (although the jury is still out on the new VT8233(A) southbridge). I haven't found a good AMD 760-based board that doesn't use a Via southbridge - the Gigabyte 7DXR+ looks nice until you read the fine print.
Anyone remember the 440BX chipset? Intel don't - they made a fantastic product (ECC support, SMP support, Ultra DMA, USB etc...) and then released a whole load of crap with the 800 series - if you want ECC you need to go with RDRAM, silly decisions like that. I'm hoping the 845 is a step back in the right direction - we'll see.
Maybe I should just buy a Serverworks chipset board and stick a couple of Tualatin CPU's in it. Oh that's right, no DDR support.
<font size=-1>[ This Message was edited by: Bruce on 2001-12-28 06:17 ]</font>
<font size=-1>[ This Message was edited by: Bruce on 2001-12-28 06:18 ]</font>