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Air69buddy
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Looking to build new PC

Post by Air69buddy » Sat Sep 08, 2018 12:29 pm

Running Mint 19 and want to build new system. Mine is 11 years old. https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c01053972
Upgraded to 6 gigs ram. Looking for AMD processor and potential for gaming for my son in the future. I strictly have Mint on my desktop right now. Any help would be great. Steve

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Re: Looking to build new PC

Post by sk8shape » Sun Sep 09, 2018 6:51 am

What is your budget? Do you plan on buying all new parts? Do you have any other need beside gaming and normal desktop use? What resolution do you plan to game at? Do you have any scrap part laying around?

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Re: Looking to build new PC

Post by kc1di » Sun Sep 09, 2018 7:04 am

Best place to start is with what works on linux for hardware.
There are several list available on line - one is here https://linux-drivers.org though some are quite outdated. As a general rule some of the very newest cpus are not well supported yet. and some newer video cards can be problematic. Good luck in your venture. Do lots of research and ask lots of questions.
Easy tips : https://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject/
Linux Mint Installation Guide: http://linuxmint-installation-guide.rea ... en/latest/
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Re: Looking to build new PC

Post by AndyMH » Sun Sep 09, 2018 5:16 pm

Just done my first build for about 20 years. In the end I stayed away from AMD and stuck with intel on the basis that it was more likely to work with linux.

Found this site v helpful in terms of what bits work together:

https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/

In the end I went for an MSI mobo with an intel i5-8400 and GTX1080. It's dual boot with win10 and was pleasantly surprised to see that win installed in legacy mode so had no problems installing LM19 alongside.
Homebrew i5-8400+GTX1080 Cinnamon 19, Thinkpad T430 i7-3632 Cinnamon 19, Thinkpad T420 Cinnamon 18.3, Thinkpad T410 Cinnamon 17.3, Thinkpad T60 19.0 Mate

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Re: Looking to build new PC

Post by Wight » Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:10 pm

I am using Mint 19 on a Ryzen 5 system with an RX 580 graphics card, and I can report that it all works beautifully. I do have that one C-States setting disabled in the BIOS just in case, as having it enabled would always lead to system freezes under Fedora of all recent versions.

Apart from that, I can report that the new Ryzen/Vega combination chips could have issues where the graphics support was concerned. I say was, because I was messing with that some time ago and have not tried it out recently. I suppose I will when I get my new laptop based on one of those chips! I'm sure not going to leave the poor thing running Windows, anyway.

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