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What should i get for christmas?
« on: November 16, 2019, 04:28:41 pm »
hey all, this is my final Christmas i am getting money from my parents as i turn 18 in april, so what should i get? i was thinking some more ram but i have no idea. what should i add to my setup? this is a quick pic of what i have rn and yes i know it is awful. https://imgur.com/a/Kbu7ggQ
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Re: What should i get for christmas?
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2019, 04:58:44 pm »
How much are we talking ?

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Re: What should i get for christmas?
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2019, 05:04:31 pm »
around 850 and this is a pc im on my old pc but the specs are :

System:    Host: peppermint Kernel: 5.0.0-36-generic x86_64 bits: 64 Desktop: N/A
           Distro: Peppermint Ten
Machine:   Device: desktop System: Gigabyte product: N/A serial: N/A
           Mobo: Gigabyte model: F2A68HM-D3H v: x.x serial: N/A
           UEFI: American Megatrends v: F2 date: 12/24/2015
CPU:       Quad core AMD Athlon X4 860K (-MCP-) cache: 8192 KB
           clock speeds: max: 4200 MHz 1: 2390 MHz 2: 2393 MHz 3: 2985 MHz
           4: 2968 MHz
Graphics:  Card: NVIDIA GK104 [GeForce GTX 760]
           Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.20.4 )
           drivers: nvidia (unloaded: modesetting,fbdev,vesa,nouveau)
           Resolution: 1920x1080@60.00hz
           OpenGL: renderer: GeForce GTX 760/PCIe/SSE2 version: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 440.26
Audio:     Card-1 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] FCH Azalia Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel
           Card-2 NVIDIA GK104 HDMI Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel
           Card-3 Corsair driver: USB Audio
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k5.0.0-36-generic
Network:   Card: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCIE Gigabit Ethernet Controller
           driver: r8169
           IF: enp2s0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 1440.3GB (15.1% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: SanDisk_SSD_PLUS size: 120.0GB
           ID-2: /dev/sdb model: WDC_WD3200AAJS size: 320.1GB
           ID-3: /dev/sdc model: WDC_WD10EZEX size: 1000.2GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 110G used: 30G (29%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda2
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 33.2C mobo: N/A gpu: 62C
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 228 Uptime: 3:15 Memory: 2947.1/11944.4MB
           Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.3.56
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Re: What should i get for christmas?
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2019, 11:40:33 pm »
Good god, for 850 you could build a monster PC

Are we talking laptop or desktop as a preference ?

Specially if you can reuse things like case / power supply / peripherals / monitor .. can you reuse any of these ?

When asking people to suggest hardware, it's best to give as much info about what you already have, along with what you're likely to use the new hardware for (eg. general use case).
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Re: What should i get for christmas?
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2019, 05:29:13 am »
Hi Dyl,

And also indicate how much of the money you are willing to spend on computer hardware (all of it? half? quarter?).  ;)

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Re: What should i get for christmas?
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2019, 05:31:04 am »
around all of it, i was thinking building one for vm's as i already have a i9 and a 2080 in my gaming pc, but im not sure
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Re: What should i get for christmas?
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2019, 03:14:58 pm »
If you already have an i9 with 32gb RAM, why bother ?
(and why do you need a VM server anyway?)

And if you have no requirement for computing on the go...

I'd be thinking more along the lines of storage (possibly a NAS .. which IMHO is one of the best purchases i ever made), Uninterruptible Power Supply, and possibly a small media/KODI box (like my Beebox's).

You can never have enough storage, and the peace of mind that mirrored drives brings is great (first time a drive fails and you realise you lost nothing is enlightening).

But that's just me.
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