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PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 12:25 am 
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You could go with AMD (ATI) Fire Pro's or nVidias Quadro, but pay a lot more (ATI cards tend to favour display port out over HDMI for more than one output).

CPU wise if you wish for i7, look at the 7th generation (release January this year), I would look at the i7-7700K (socket 1151), ASUS TUF Z270 or ASRock Z270 Pro4. On side note ATI cards seem better supported on the intel platform for multiple cards (Crossfire)..
The Workstation boards are up there yet as I see for Skylake (7th) generation, both above boards are PRO which are near enough.. If you drop the CPU back to a Skylake and go for a workstation board (for reliabilty mainly), this is a good one.

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As for machine language programming, we use "Assembly" coding Instructions, such as Load, Move, Shift, etc. Our inital I/O device were the "teletype". It was noisy next to my baby room. Our most useful application via telephone analog modem, were "Telex" to communicate with overseas suppliers. 25 cents per character by MCI. No FAX nor internet yet. We felt bliss with our "own" 8 bit computer at home. Then, Basic which stand alone, was expensive, came along.
Slightly before my time (just slightly as I was playing really basic arcade games before my ZX81) until I joined the Army. That was back to BASIC (pun intended) with really old manual teleprinters and FAX had just come in, the fax machine was a two man lift, was nearly illegible due to using thermal paper and it constantly broke down. Happy days :D

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 06, 2017 10:04 am 
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Thank you Mr. T.
OK. We came up with this, and want to hear comments from you guys:
i7-7700K 4.2G LGA1151, but will we regret using 4 cores instead 6 cores, few years down the road? Is this true i7-7700K Kibey Lake are designed NOT to run Windows 7? Windows 10 does not use more than 4 cores?
ASUS TUF Z270 Mark 1 or Mark 2 (which has extra DVI mb output). Will 3 PCI enough?
AMD FirePro W4300 4G PCI Express 3x16 with 4 x mini Displayport (use HDMI 2 adapter for 4K TV good enough?)

Say, Mr. T, you got to play with Sinclair. We used the 5100 in the lab running APL saved on cassette tape (yuck, worse than HP calculators). In budget line items, we built the S100 to control instrumentations (so we claimed), connecting the IEEE488 / tester to the 1MB washer size winchester. And we duplicate our own S100 at home.

First job out of college, I built production line relay board testers for the rotating drum (horizontal) FAX machine, which police transmit photo via telephone analog modem. Probably after the two men lift generation. In this same job, I was first engineer learnt to use the Teradyne tester with PDP8. That was my first hand computer smitened encounter, other than at college running Fortran by submitting computer cards.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 7:31 am 
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Mr. JGY,
It's a fine setup that you came up with. Given that you plan to use it with multiple monitors, I just wanted to share what worked for me. Just an insight, not an advice.
I used an ASUS motherboard with 8-core AMD CPU and the Nvidia 1080ti graphics. It works fine with three monitors (not 4K though, too costly). Monitors are connected by DisplayPort cables.
If you would like to see more details, they are on http://pcpartpicker.com/b/zLJ8TW
My previous build is described right here on motherboards.org on http://www.motherboards.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=49227&p=322085#p322085 and worked for me since 2004.
BTW I also started with the punchcards first with Algol then Fortran.

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