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Old 08-09-2021, 17:04   #46
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Re: PC Spec Question.

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I think in this day and age its pointless to be loyal to one brand, I've always gone for which ever is the best value for money at the time, based on price / performance.

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I cant recall doing any overclocking to any systems I've built\owned.
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Old 08-09-2021, 18:09   #47
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Re: PC Spec Question.

My current PCs are all Intel (and a few years old now).

I've never had an AMD PC, but I have a couple of servers using Ryzen processors, and they are awesome.
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Old 10-09-2021, 17:16   #48
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Re: PC Spec Question.

First PC was AMD, current one is Intel. No loyalty.



I'd want to work out the best bang for buck are purchase time but all components need to support Linux.
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Old 10-09-2021, 17:38   #49
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Re: PC Spec Question.

When i upgraded from a Ryzen 7 2700x to a Ryzen 9 3900XT i was suprised by the performance increase. It was as if someone had opened a gate and let a raging bull loose.
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Re: PC Spec Question.

1st PC I owned from 1989 was a 386DX2-66. Total cost £3,000. £1,000 just for the 330Mb ESDI HDD. Programming PCs for a few years before that, and other systems around a decade before that.

The Linux community is pretty big, so should have most devices covered, and plenty of advice as to what will or won't work.

Things like DVD drives and card readers can easily be external USB devices, rather than built into the case.

My dilemma at the moment is how long should I wait for Intel or AMD to come up with new features. Intel is coming up with systems(Alder Lake) that will support PCIe 5.0 and DDR5 memory. If I wait too long my current 8-year old (Intel i7 4th Gen unlocked) might give up in the meantime.
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Old 10-09-2021, 18:49   #51
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Re: PC Spec Question.

The first ever PC I had was an Olivelli Modulo M4-40 486SX 25Mhz, 4mb Ram.

Paid around £1200 from the old Radio Rentals for it.
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Re: PC Spec Question.

Nothing's bettered the Sinclair ZX Soectrum 48k circa 1982. Programmers needed to work for their space in those days. They're just lazy now.
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Re: PC Spec Question.

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Nothing's bettered the Sinclair ZX Soectrum 48k circa 1982. Programmers needed to work for their space in those days. They're just lazy now.
Tchhhh….

Johnny-come-lately amateurs.

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Re: PC Spec Question.

Im just glad dad taught me how to build and repair computers from a young age, its saved me a lot of money in the long run over the years.
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Nothing's bettered the Sinclair ZX Soectrum 48k circa 1982. Programmers needed to work for their space in those days. They're just lazy now.
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I remember programming the old BBC computers they were fun.
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Re: PC Spec Question.

Running an AMD ryzen 3600X, 32gb 3200mhz ram, 4 x 1TB HD's, 3070ti and a 32" MSI optix curved 1440p 165hz monitor.
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