What they DON'T tell you when you switch to Linux

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I came across video of a youtuber who took two weeks to play around with Linux and he made
a video about it. I thought it's a really well done video and may help other beginners because
he explains his experience in everyday language that anyone can understand it.
 


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I have to say, it is a really good breakdown of Linux..

Actually, I myself always wondered why everyone always starts at the terminal, but what he said makes sense.
 

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Not sure why everyone is afraid of command line even in windows it's the most direct way to get anything done. like Diskpart or you can go through the gui part and it takes longer. I like this video .
 

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You know, the terrible thing is. I would love to support System76 because of the work they do, but geez. The cost difference between building my own and purchasing one of their machines is like 2x to 2.5x the price.
 
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You know, the terrible thing is. I would love to support System76 because of the work they do, but geez. The cost difference between building my own and purchasing one of their machines is like 2x to 2.5x the price.
I had the same thought some time ago, I ended up buying my new system here where I live because it would have gotten insanely expensive with shipping costs and import taxes etc.
 

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I had the same thought some time ago, I ended up buying my new system here where I live because it would have gotten insanely expensive with shipping costs and import taxes etc.
I usually budget about $1,500 for a new PC. Keep in mind, that is a scratch build. Not just upgrading the guts and reusing PSU, case, etc.

For what I can build for $1,500 is usually in the $2,500 to $3k range if you purchase a pre-built one. You know, I realize they need to make money and most of these guys aren't Dell who sells 15 million PCs a year. Though Dell does the exact same thing, but just a slightly lower price when selling to the general public instead of businesses. You can get much better deals buying with a business account from Dell. Though I can still build one cheaper.
 

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I usually budget about $1,500 for a new PC. Keep in mind, that is a scratch build. Not just upgrading the guts and reusing PSU, case, etc.

For what I can build for $1,500 is usually in the $2,500 to $3k range if you purchase a pre-built one. You know, I realize they need to make money and most of these guys aren't Dell who sells 15 million PCs a year. Though Dell does the exact same thing, but just a slightly lower price when selling to the general public instead of businesses. You can get much better deals buying with a business account from Dell. Though I can still build one cheaper.

I would only consider buying a custom water cooled system, otherwise I rather build it myself.
 
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I would only consider buying a custom water cooled system, otherwise I rather build it myself.
I just order the components I want + assemblage service so I don't have to put it together myself so that when it arrives I can get straight to installing my system :cool:
 

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I would only consider buying a custom water cooled system, otherwise I rather build it myself.
Yeah, I only build water cooled systems these day. Not just because I do sometimes game, but because they are more quite than when I only had large fans.

Actually, I recently started looking at the available water coolers these days and there seems to be somewhat of a fundamental shift in them. Not only that, most seem to get terrible reviews too.

The thing that concerns me the most is usually ensure the case you get supports the water cooler. I generally use the Corsair Obsidian D750 case that supports Corsair water coolers, but dear god. I used to pay $99 or $120 for the case. The same case is like $275 on Amazon now.

That is insane. Good thing I already own three of them. I will clean them up and reuse them before I purchase another one at that price.
 

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Look at this insanity. This purchase is from 2016.

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Same exact product on Amazon today.

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Look at this insanity. This purchase is from 2016.

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Same exact product on Amazon today.

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I guess you can make some $$ if you sell it :)

I do have a partially water cooled build, I just use an NZXT AIO. My gpu is air cooled. The air cooler is pretty good in terms of keeping the temps down but it gets noisy when gaming.
 

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I value my time at a pretty high price. So, I've not built my own PC in more than a decade.

It'd be different if I found it fun. If it was fun, I'd do it. I view it like work. It is not fun for me.

So, if you wanted me to work for an hour, I'd charge you a large sum of money. (Unless it was something I enjoy doing and want to do, then I'll probably do it for free.)
 

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I value my time at a pretty high price. So, I've not built my own PC in more than a decade.

It'd be different if I found it fun. If it was fun, I'd do it. I view it like work. It is not fun for me.

So, if you wanted me to work for an hour, I'd charge you a large sum of money. (Unless it was something I enjoy doing and want to do, then I'll probably do it for free.)
I used to love building them. Not so much anymore, but at $1k-$1,500 price difference for a similar machine. Yeah, I will build it myself and use the extra cash on re-staining the deck or something hah. (something that I need to do now)
 

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At one point in time, it was fun. It was also kinda mandatory if you wanted anything powerful at a reasonable price. (Powerful being relative to the time of construction.) I've added components, but not done my own build for a long time. It has to be at least a decade.

The last time I built my own PC I was stoked because I was able to buy RAM at just under $1.00 per MB. It was something like $50 off if I bought like 512 MB worth of RAM? Something like that. However long ago that was, that's the last time I built my own PC.
 
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