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Re: Your Computer Specs and Price Paid

Post by absque fenestris » Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:46 pm

Portreve wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:23 pm
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For an 8mhz (clocked down to 7.8ish mhz) Motorola 68000-based Macintosh Plus.
...

Such a thing (however given...) stands around decoratively with me and it would appeal me to convert it as a small Ryzen/Vega Mint system.
Maybe with Tara?
Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia (Mate) 32-bit - Acer D250 Netbook (Intel Atom N270, 2 GB RAM, 120 GB SSD)

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Re: Your Computer Specs and Price Paid

Post by Ozo » Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:38 pm

Just bought a 2018 Intel NUC7 Pentium Mini PC NUC7PJYH1 for $180 US total. It is barebones but I have had others so already have an SSD', and of course Linux Mint. It has the Intel Pentium Silver J5005 Processor. With $90 for 8GB RAM the total after tax and shipping was $270 US.

RAM is dual-channel DDR4-2400 (8GB max).

This has recent Iris graphics (late 2017) UHD graphics 605 embedded.

EDIT; One thing to consider is the cost of RAM. The more sophisticated cpu' have more expensive RAM and it is not interchangeable with the cheaper RAM from the celeron units.

Here is a link to a great video review.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KmdNvD0QfJY


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Re: Your Computer Specs and Price Paid

Post by Reorx » Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:55 pm

All my machines are 15.6 inch display laptops and all were purchased new for 200 to 400 U$D from Dell.

My latest machine has a 15.6" display, Intel i3 CPU (2GHz), Intel on CPU graphics, 4GB RAM, 1 TB HDD - $379 delivered to my front door. Bought is as a host for LM19 - I wanted to get a "modern" machine for my new OS... my other laptops are at least 4 years old! I am currently testing my new box with LM19C64 and, so far, everything seems to be working as expected.
Full time Linux Mint user since 2011 - Currently running LM17C64 on my production machines.
Currently testing LM19C64 - Lookin' good so far!
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Re: Your Computer Specs and Price Paid

Post by InkKnife » Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:11 am

I recently paid $335 for a refurbed Dell 7010 with an i7 3770 and 12GB of ram. This thing will last me for years..
My prior system was a C2Quad@2.33 w/8GB ram that I might have had $150 in, used that for 6 years.
I like buying older high end systems, lots of power on the cheap. :D
My good old PC:
Core2quad@2.33, 8GB Ram, Radeon HD 6850. 64GB SSD boot Drive, 750GB data dump drive, Mint/Cinnamon edition.

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Re: Your Computer Specs and Price Paid

Post by rui no onna » Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:18 am

Lenovo ThinkPad X131e i3-3227u (refurb) - $110 from ebay. Came with Windows 10 pre-installed. Originally planning on installing Windows 7 on it but after a week of using Windows 10, I figured I should prepare an exit strategy. Now I just need to figure out how to multiboot with btrfs subvolumes for testing various distros. :)

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Re: Your Computer Specs and Price Paid

Post by lexon » Sat Jul 21, 2018 11:26 am

Picked up mine at a Walmart some years ago for about $300 US. Still works fine. Stepson gave me another one soon after.
Ready to install to Mint 19 soon. I never update.

Processor AMD Athlon Processor 2650e (512KB L2 cache, 1.6GHz)
Memory 3GB (2/1) DDR2 667 SDRAM
Operating System Genuine Windows Vista Home Basic
Display 15.4" WXGA (1280 x 800) TFT display
System Graphics ATI Radeon Xpress 1200 graphics
Hard Disk Drive 160GB hard drive
Optical Drive integrated Super-Multi drive
Web Cam
Dimensions 14.1 x 10.6 x 1.2/1.3 inches
Weight 6.2 lbs
Power 65-watt AC adapter
I/O Ports 2 USB 2.0
5-in-1 card reader
Line-in
Network 802.11b/g WLAN
10/100 LAN
Battery 6-cell lithium ion battery

Two years ago I bought a new Dell with W10 but left it as is. To difficult to dual boot anymore. I use to dual boot, even triple boot. The two links I found here did not have the same details. I don't want to spend days on the forums.
I need it for my iPhone and iPad and iTunes anyway. Never mess with anything that works.

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Re: Your Computer Specs and Price Paid

Post by Portreve » Sat Jul 21, 2018 12:05 pm

absque fenestris wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:46 pm
Portreve wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:23 pm
...
For an 8mhz (clocked down to 7.8ish mhz) Motorola 68000-based Macintosh Plus.
...

Such a thing (however given...) stands around decoratively with me and it would appeal me to convert it as a small Ryzen/Vega Mint system.
Maybe with Tara?
I would love to see a video of someone taking an original Macintosh Plus case and retrofitting it with an appropriately-sized LCD panel, appropriate MOBO with a re-done rear port panel, internal SSD drive, maybe just for kicks an internal floppy drive (again, no idea how one would rig this) and that would be one sweet little ride, wouldn't it?
Everything is in hand. With this tapestry... and with patience, there is nothing one cannot achieve.

No hamsters were harmed in the authoring of this post.

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Re: Your Computer Specs and Price Paid

Post by trytip » Sat Jul 21, 2018 12:13 pm

i got my desktop computer from the garbage in 2009. got a used nvidia 8800GT from the garbage as well. things went well until last year my nvidia broke and bought 9800GT for $40. i bought a new cpu for $20 but motherboard is not willing to use my new cpu at 1333mhz so i'm fine with that the new cpu operates at lower temperatures. other than that original parts except i added three 2TB drives.

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mint02@tara:~$ inxi -Fxzd
System:    Host: tara Kernel: 4.17.8-041708-generic x86_64
           bits: 64 gcc: 7.3.0
           Desktop: Cinnamon 3.8.8 (Gtk 3.22.30-1ubuntu1)
           Distro: Linux Mint 19 Tara
Machine:   Device: desktop Mobo: Gigabyte model: 945GZM-S2 serial: N/A
           BIOS: Award v: FI date: 11/27/2007
CPU:       Dual core Intel Core2 Duo E8600 (-MCP-) 
           arch: Penryn rev.10 cache: 6144 KB
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 ssse3) bmips: 10652
           clock speeds: max: 1597 MHz 1: 1597 MHz 2: 1597 MHz
Graphics:  Card: NVIDIA G92 [GeForce 9800 GT] bus-ID: 01:00.0
           Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.19.6 ) driver: nvidia
           Resolution: 1440x900@59.89hz
           OpenGL: renderer: GeForce 9800 GT/PCIe/SSE2
           version: 3.3.0 NVIDIA 340.106 Direct Render: Yes
Audio:     Card Intel NM10/ICH7 Family High Def. Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.17.8-041708-generic
Network:   Card-1: Realtek RTL-8110SC/8169SC Gigabit Ethernet
           driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: a000 bus-ID: 02:05.0
           IF: enp2s5 state: down mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Atheros AR9271 802.11n driver: ath9k_htc usb-ID: 001-003
           IF: wlx8416f91965d1 state: N/A mac: N/A
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 6701.4GB (0.4% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: MAXTOR_STM320082 size: 200.0GB
           ID-2: /dev/sdb model: ST3500312CS size: 500.1GB
           ID-3: /dev/sdd model: WDC_WD20PURX size: 2000.4GB
           ID-4: /dev/sdc model: WDC_WD20PURX size: 2000.4GB
           ID-5: /dev/sde model: WDC_WD20PURX size: 2000.4GB
           Optical-1: /dev/sr0 model: MATSHITA DVD-RAM LF-D521
           rev: A112 dev-links: cdrom,cdrw,dvd,dvdrw
           Features: speed: 32x multisession: yes
           audio: yes dvd: yes rw: cd-r,cd-rw,dvd-r,dvd-ram state: running
Partition: ID-1: / size: 67G used: 7.0G (11%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sde1
           ID-2: /home size: 344G used: 18G (6%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sde2
           ID-3: swap-1 size: 1.07GB used: 0.00GB (0%)
           fs: swap dev: /dev/sde3
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 39.0C mobo: N/A gpu: 0.0:49C
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: 1205 fan-2: 865 fan-3: 0
Info:      Processes: 180 Uptime: 1:32 Memory: 1185.6/3253.7MB
           Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 7.3.0
           Client: Shell (bash 4.4.191) inxi: 2.3.56 
mint02@tara:~$ 
been running this pc with 4GB RAM installed 3.25GB Usable. will keep this system to see how long it lasts

my laptop is modern but i like using my desktop
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Re: Your Computer Specs and Price Paid

Post by Mattyboy » Sat Jul 21, 2018 3:13 pm

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mintman@admin1-To-be-filled-by-O-E-M:~$ inxi -Fxz
System:    Host: admin1-To-be-filled-by-O-E-M Kernel: 4.15.0-23-generic x86_64
           bits: 64 gcc: 7.3.0
           Desktop: Cinnamon 3.8.7 (Gtk 3.22.30-1ubuntu1)
           Distro: Linux Mint 19 Tara
Machine:   Device: desktop System: Gigabyte product: N/A serial: N/A
           Mobo: Gigabyte model: G1.SNIPER B7-CF v: x.x serial: N/A
           UEFI: American Megatrends v: F4 date: 11/02/2015
CPU:       Dual core Intel Core i3-6100 (-MT-MCP-) 
           arch: Skylake-S rev.3 cache: 3072 KB
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 14784
           clock speeds: max: 3700 MHz 1: 800 MHz 2: 800 MHz 3: 800 MHz
           4: 800 MHz
Graphics:  Card: NVIDIA GP106 [GeForce GTX 1060 6GB] bus-ID: 01:00.0
           Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.19.6 )
           drivers: nvidia (unloaded: modesetting,fbdev,vesa,nouveau)
           Resolution: 1920x1080@60.00hz
           OpenGL: renderer: GeForce GTX 1060 6GB/PCIe/SSE2
           version: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 390.48 Direct Render: Yes
Audio:     Card-1 NVIDIA GP106 High Def. Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 01:00.1
           Card-2 Intel Sunrise Point-H HD Audio
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1f.3
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.15.0-23-generic
Network:   Card-1: Intel Ethernet Connection (2) I219-V
           driver: e1000e v: 3.2.6-k bus-ID: 00:1f.6
           IF: enp0s31f6 state: down mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Qualcomm Atheros AR9287 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express)
           driver: ath9k bus-ID: 03:00.0
           IF: wlp3s0 state: up mac: <filter>
           Card-3: Microsoft Xbox 360 Wireless Adapter usb-ID: 001-005
           IF: null-if-id state: N/A mac: N/A
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 6129.3GB (64.3% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: WDC_WD5000AZLX size: 500.1GB
           ID-2: /dev/sdb model: STM3500418AS size: 500.1GB
           ID-3: /dev/sdc model: WDC_WD10EZEX size: 1000.2GB
           ID-4: /dev/sdd model: ST1000DM003 size: 1000.2GB
           ID-5: /dev/sde model: WDC_WD30EZRZ size: 3000.6GB
           ID-6: /dev/sdf model: SAMSUNG_MZYLF128 size: 128.0GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 35G used: 8.3G (25%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sdf5
           ID-2: /home size: 192G used: 99G (55%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sdb1
           ID-3: swap-1 size: 8.95GB used: 0.00GB (0%)
           fs: swap dev: /dev/sdb5
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 44.0C mobo: 29.8C gpu: 0.0:38C
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 212 Uptime: 23 min Memory: 1319.3/7929.5MB
           Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 7.3.0
           Client: Shell (bash 4.4.191) inxi: 2.3.56 
Desktop minus ssd/hd's total was £540 two years ago. My ssd was pulled from a broken laptop and the HD's have been picked up over the years so prices vary. The case is about 10 years old and in a right mess, but who cares?... Paid £180 for my GTX, just looked at current prices £361.99!!!... so got lucky ( damn bitcoin miners ). The Mrs, who is a gamer, has an i7 coffee lake 16GB RAM and GTX 1080.. nearly 2 grand in total.. her money, can waste it if she wants :lol:

Planning on making this a server soon and upgrading to the Intel Core i5 8400 or 8500 with 16GB RAM as apart from gpu's prices are a bit more sensible now.

I don't do laptops :wink:

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Re: Your Computer Specs and Price Paid

Post by SwanRider » Sun Jul 22, 2018 12:44 pm

Acer Aspire E1 572P - intel Core i5-4200U 1.6Ghz with turboboost up to 2.6GHz - 15.6" HD Multi touch LCD - it came with a 750 GB HDD and 4GB DDR3 Memory, but I've up graded it with a Samsung 860 EV0 sata 6Gb/s V-NAND SSD and have added 8GB DDR3 Memory giving me a total of 12GB. If I remember it cost me about £450:00 I purchased it and I see now that they are still going for around the £400.00 so it has kept is value and I am very happy with it

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Re: Your Computer Specs and Price Paid

Post by AZgl1500 » Sun Jul 22, 2018 4:52 pm

ASUS TP500L Store Demo, bought on closeout at Fry's Electronics two years ago this month, paid $499+tax
OEM 500 gB HDD and 4gB RAM 1.8gHz cpu

Recently installed 500gB SSD ($142) and added 8gB RAM ($150?) = 12gB RAM

Very pleased with how that all turned out, made a "slouch" performer turn into a very snappy PC.
So, for about $800 invested, it is a fair performer...

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$ inxi -Fd
System:    Host: john-TP500LA Kernel: 4.15.0-24-generic x86_64 (64 bit) Desktop: Cinnamon 3.6.7
           Distro: Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia
Machine:   System: ASUSTeK (portable) product: TP500LA v: 1.0
           Mobo: ASUSTeK model: TP500LA v: 1.0 Bios: American Megatrends v: TP500LA.203 date: 06/11/2014
CPU:       Dual core Intel Core i3-4030U (-HT-MCP-) cache: 3072 KB 
           clock speeds: max: 1800 MHz 1: 873 MHz 2: 922 MHz 3: 903 MHz 4: 864 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel Haswell-ULT Integrated Graphics Controller
           Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: 1366x768@60.01hz
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Haswell Mobile GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 18.0.5
Audio:     Card-1 Intel 8 Series HD Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel Sound: ALSA v: k4.15.0-24-generic
           Card-2 Intel Haswell-ULT HD Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel
Network:   Card-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller driver: r8169
           IF: enp2s0f1 state: down mac: ac:9e:17:97:7b:df
           Card-2: MEDIATEK MT7630e 802.11bgn Wireless Network Adapter driver: mt7630e
           IF: wlp3s0f0 state: up mac: 10:08:b1:45:12:3b
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 500.1GB (23.9% used) ID-1: /dev/sda model: Samsung_SSD_860 size: 500.1GB
           Optical: No optical drives detected.
Partition: ID-1: / size: 28G used: 9.0G (35%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
           ID-2: /home size: 164G used: 57G (37%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda5
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 41.0C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: 2600

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