From: Paul Jakma (Paul.Jakma at domain Digital.com)
Date: Wed 26 May 1999 - 14:07:29 IST
> From: Liam Bedford[SMTP:lbedford at domain wbtsystems.com]
> Sent: 26 May 1999 12:02
> To: Paul Jakma
> Cc: 'ilug at domain linux.ie'
> Subject: Re: [ILUG] [OT] if you want an alpha
> In message <15AD5D7936F8D21198240000F831776E3E794E at domain dboexc1.dbo.dec.com>,
> Paul J
> akma writes:
> >If you've ever gotten sick of PC suckiness:
> >company in the uk have very good prices on Samsung Alpha components,
> >www.compusys.co.uk, eg £150 sterling for a 21164A 533MHz! (clocks to
> >no problem, 667 if the case is well cooled), £450 for a samsung UX (intg
> >ncr53c875 uw scsi, DEC 21143 10/100baset). £70 for 64MB ECC DIMM.
> Yeah nice machines, I've been dealing with them for a year or so (trade),
> nice people.
fully agree. my ux was DOA. They sent out a replacement by overnight courier
(uk->ireland) and collected the broken one the next day.. damm good.
That was a couple of weeks ago. this morning the sales guy called me up,
asked if everything was alright, and if i needed anything else, whether i
wanted to be put on the mailling list, etc.
't was because of this excellent service that i thought they deserved a
mention on the list.
> They may send you to Everyman (or at least they said they'd send
> Irish people to them) rather than sell to you.
> Just don't mix them with 2 10K rpm IBM 9.1 Gb Drives on a 300W PSU:
> 300W PSU gives 150W on the 12V rail, drives are 25W each on bootup,
> alpha board is ~100W, the 128Mb dimms are 8W each.. max'd the PSU :(
damm.. alpha's are a bit hungry. cpu alone takes at least 50W..
but they are exceedingly fast. Frames from the fireplace in the blacksmith
demo from blender render within 30-60seconds at hi-res, where it can take
5min or more on a K6-233.
and the "bios" is light years ahead of pc's. Can't remember what the boot
programme is called? heck just list/copy/move the file from within the
anyone considering buying a new P-2/3 class computer should take a serious
look at Alpha first.
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