I've had fairly good luck with just about any board as long as I don't
beat on the IDE on a VIA chipset board. I switched all my servers over
to 3ware Escalades to get off the IDE; that helped tremendously but it
adds about $400 to a system (3ware card and you will probably want a
better PS and cooling, so maybe more).
Yeah, I know, if I'm whining I should volunteer the space. OK, I'll do the
following: if someone starts gathering the data in a simple way (see below)
then I'll archive it all in a database and make it accessible via the web.
If you are interested in doing this, which means you write the script that
gathers the info, contact me offline and we'll set it up.
The data format I want is simple. Imagine a perl script gathering the
info into an associative array, the key is the field name like "cpu" or
"motherboard" etc., and the value is the value, like "AMD K7" or "ASUS A7V".
It would be good to have a set of required fields so people can query
across those fields, but there need not be any limit on how many fields and
all fields need not be present in all records.
Once you have that, I can send you some code that will shlep over that data
to me and I have tools here that will eat it and store it into a database.
Our bugdatabase is lot like this, it's a fairly trivial change to support
this as a sort of bugdatabase like thing.
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