Cheap mobo that doesn't cause issues with Ubuntu.

Ralf Mardorf silver.bullet at
Wed Feb 15 19:05:27 UTC 2017

On Wed, 15 Feb 2017 18:21:41 +0000, David Fletcher wrote:
>Whenever I buy parts, which is infrequently, I look for the low energy
>option. I have no need at all for a system with stellar performance, it
>needs to Just Work.
>The processor is low energy with a huge heat sink on it and runs at
>about 35°C. I always look for the lower spindle speed on a hard drive.
>I'm currently running Toshiba drives in my desktop, server and laptop,
>no problems so far.
>My reasoning is that lower power, lower speed implies lower internal
>stress which should lead to better long term reliability. I've not had
>any component failures in a long time now....

Electricity is very expensive in Germany and apart from this the
computer should be as silent as possible when using it for music.
I don't need much horse power, what I need are chip sets that don't
increase jitter and don't cause other issues for real-time audio usage.

I also don't need much horse power for a virtual studio in the box, I'm
using external gear, not only virtual synth, effect plugins and things
like this. 2 * 2.1GHz and 4 GiB RAM are ok, it's just a little bit slow
when compiling a kernel.


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