NEED TO BUILD NEW SYSTEM

D0ny

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//newbie here//
// what to buy? ( can spend around 1350 USD)//
of course to learn coding and to study purpose only. got any advice?
please if you have any idea what should I go to then let me know it'll be a big help.
 


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Low cost and good performance ?
AMD Zen 4 cores or more cores if the price is good and not use high watts.
Nvidia GeForce GT 1030 is fast enough to video enconder, playback and for basic simple CUDA for render or others software using that API. PLEASE confirm if GT 1030 have NVENC if not have try to use an GPU from 700 series ONLY if you will use to video enconder, playback and if simple gaming emulators. Using an powerful only to simple software waste money and energy.
8 GB in 2 X 4 GB or only 1 8 GB module. You can use 2 GB or more for temp folder and also Linux if enabled compress memory RAM being easy to have 12 GB system memory in memory modules before write swapfile in disk. Use RAM with dissipation or use thermal pads.
1 SSD disk for system and 1 HDD for data, video and other softwares. Use tempfs for temporary files avoiding useless write in SSD.
Gigabyte mainboard are good.
Linux distro using an very light desktop .... Lubuntu use 384 MB and after installed nvidia driver use 484 MB. Others distro use more of 1 GB RAM.
An good PSU ... not need high watts capacity an 450 Watts is enough ... if you wait to play or use powerful graphics cards choice an PSU not less of 500 Watts.
Corsair 450 watts line are well durable.
PSU with high watts capacity using less of 100 watts the components will have long life :)
About DVD or bluray I not known exactly one good drive to say about ... Pionner was very good in DVD. Have bluray drivers that not open some types of bluray disc.
Possibly that machine in full load will use less of 150 watts if the CPU use less of 50 watts.

Avoid windows or change the specification above if you wait use windows for some work software.
 
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arochester

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Except Ninite is for Microsoft Windows?
 

khedger

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you say for basic coding and study. I did this about six months ago, you might want to consider it:
- bought a thinkpad x230 from ebay (around $200). Intel I5, 4 gb
- upgraded memory to 8 gb (I think it cost me around $50)
- replaced harddrive with 500 GB SDD (around $60)
- total cost a bit north of $300
- installed Linux
This laptop runs like a champ and I use it for coding and study and anything else I need to do. Mind you, I don't play games and though I could run a webserver or database on the laptop (for study) I use a networked server for that. Just another alternative for you....

keith
 

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Not long ago, I was tasked with getting a Linux computer for a neighbor with not a lot of needs.

I was able to get them an i5 quad core w/16 GB of RAM and a decent screen for not a whole lot of money. It was 'just' a refurb. We replaced the 128 GB SSD with a 512 and the only thing that didn't work was actually expected to not work. The seller included an inexpensive tiny wifi dongle. It was a RealTek so it didn't work. That was easily solved.

For well under $500, they got a computer that will fit their needs for the next decade. That's less than $50 per year. They browse, do some office tasks, send some emails, do some accounting, and that's about it.
 

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As long as your not planning to write linux kernel code or other big projects like that most hardware should be sufficient and for the amount you mentioned you should be able to get a pretty decent system since graphics cards are what cost the most money these days apart from the CPU.
 

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Not long ago, I was tasked with getting a Linux computer for a neighbor with not a lot of needs.

I was able to get them an i5 quad core w/16 GB of RAM and a decent screen for not a whole lot of money. It was 'just' a refurb. We replaced the 128 GB SSD with a 512 and the only thing that didn't work was actually expected to not work. The seller included an inexpensive tiny wifi dongle. It was a RealTek so it didn't work. That was easily solved.

For well under $500, they got a computer that will fit their needs for the next decade. That's less than $50 per year. They browse, do some office tasks, send some emails, do some accounting, and that's about it.
Yep, an i5 with 16GB RAM, on a decent MB will run like a dream.
 

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@D0ny - Mate does Dell have a presence in India?

I have been through Acer, Asus, HP - I keep coming back to Dells. They are ever so Linux-friendly, and if you want you can buy one that has Ubuntu pre-installed.

In my country, Australia, I live rural, and I still get free delivery within a few days of ordering.

They also have Specials that go for a month where you can save considerably. The warranty includes free onsite repairs rather than Return to Base.

July 2018 I was shopping for one, they had this Inspiron i7 laptop, 16 GB RAM, usually AUD$2,350 available for $1,400, so my wife and I bought 2 - His and Hers :)

Hers runs Windows 10 and a Linux Mint I installed (she plays Solitaire on it), and mine runs 56 Linux Distros on it with barely a hiccup.

Worth a thought.

Let us know how you go.

Wizard
 


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