I never see anyone talking about building Mint desktops!

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Re: I never see anyone talking about building Mint desktops!

Postby dcrowder » Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:04 am

Like the OP I enjoy building computers. For years I was always building / rebuilding desktops. It is a great way to better understand how computers work.
Now my job requires so much travel that I am not home much, so desktops never get used. Laptop goes everywhere with me.
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Re: I never see anyone talking about building Mint desktops!

Postby Portreve » Sat Sep 16, 2017 10:36 pm

Hey hawkeye315:
hawkeye315 wrote:I seems like most people I see on this forum, myself included, have minty laptops, but I rarely see anyone with a desktop signature or talking about building their own PC with mint.


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Re: I never see anyone talking about building Mint desktops!

Postby NAQEEB ABID » Sat Sep 16, 2017 10:41 pm

WELL I built myself a mint based laptop using so caled whitebooks from MSI. :D

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Re: I never see anyone talking about building Mint desktops!

Postby Jim Hauser » Sat Sep 16, 2017 11:01 pm

I have never had a laptop... but I have always assembled my desktops. My last build was an AMD FX-8350 (8 cores at 4 gigahertz) with 16 gigabytes memory. With the dual monitor setup and 4 HDDs, Mint KDE only made sense. Windows will never touch this hardware outside of a VM.

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Re: I never see anyone talking about building Mint desktops!

Postby bmac6446 » Sun Oct 01, 2017 2:44 pm

I built my PC for Mint last year (Spring 2016). It's set up for dual monitors and displays 3840x1080 pixels across two screens. Most of the components came from Newegg and totaled under $600.00. The CPU is overclocked to 4GHz and runs wonderfully. I found less hassle by sticking with NVidia GPUs.

Here are the specs:

robert-rig
description: Computer
width: 64 bits
capabilities: vsyscall32
*-core
description: Motherboard
physical id: 0
*-memory
description: System memory
physical id: 0
size: 15GiB
*-cpu
product: Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU G3258 @ 3.20GHz
vendor: Intel Corp.
physical id: 1
bus info: cpu@0
size: 3999MHz
capacity: 4GHz
width: 64 bits
capabilities: fpu fpu_exception wp vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe syscall nx pdpe1gb rdtscp x86-64 constant_tsc arch_perfmon pebs bts rep_good nopl xtopology nonstop_tsc aperfmperf pni pclmulqdq dtes64 monitor ds_cpl vmx est tm2 ssse3 sdbg cx16 xtpr pdcm pcid sse4_1 sse4_2 movbe popcnt tsc_deadline_timer xsave rdrand lahf_lm abm tpr_shadow vnmi flexpriority ept vpid fsgsbase tsc_adjust erms invpcid xsaveopt dtherm arat pln pts cpufreq
*-pci
description: Host bridge
product: 4th Gen Core Processor DRAM Controller
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 100
bus info: pci@0000:00:00.0
version: 06
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
configuration: driver=hsw_uncore
resources: irq:0
*-pci:0
description: PCI bridge
product: Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor PCI Express x16 Controller
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 1
bus info: pci@0000:00:01.0
version: 06
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pci normal_decode bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=pcieport
resources: irq:24 ioport:e000(size=4096) memory:f6000000-f70fffff ioport:e0000000(size=301989888)
*-display
description: VGA compatible controller
product: GK107 [GeForce GT 740]
vendor: NVIDIA Corporation
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0
version: a1
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
configuration: driver=nvidia latency=0
resources: irq:30 memory:f6000000-f6ffffff memory:e0000000-efffffff memory:f0000000-f1ffffff ioport:e000(size=128) memory:c0000-dffff
*-multimedia
description: Audio device
product: GK107 HDMI Audio Controller
vendor: NVIDIA Corporation
physical id: 0.1
bus info: pci@0000:01:00.1
version: a1
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=snd_hda_intel latency=0
resources: irq:17 memory:f7080000-f7083fff
*-usb:0
description: USB controller
product: 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family USB xHCI
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 14
bus info: pci@0000:00:14.0
version: 05
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: xhci bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=xhci_hcd latency=0
resources: irq:25 memory:f7200000-f720ffff
*-communication
description: Communication controller
product: 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family MEI Controller #1
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 16
bus info: pci@0000:00:16.0
version: 04
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=mei_me latency=0
resources: irq:28 memory:f721a000-f721a00f
*-usb:1
description: USB controller
product: 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family USB EHCI #2
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 1a
bus info: pci@0000:00:1a.0
version: 05
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: ehci bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=ehci-pci latency=0
resources: irq:16 memory:f7218000-f72183ff
*-multimedia
description: Audio device
product: 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset High Definition Audio Controller
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 1b
bus info: pci@0000:00:1b.0
version: 05
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=snd_hda_intel latency=0
resources: irq:29 memory:f7210000-f7213fff
*-pci:1
description: PCI bridge
product: 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port #1
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 1c
bus info: pci@0000:00:1c.0
version: d5
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pci normal_decode bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=pcieport
resources: irq:16
*-pci:2
description: PCI bridge
product: 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port #3
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 1c.2
bus info: pci@0000:00:1c.2
version: d5
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pci normal_decode bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=pcieport
resources: irq:18 ioport:d000(size=4096) memory:f7100000-f71fffff ioport:f2100000(size=1048576)
*-network
description: Ethernet interface
product: RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:03:00.0
logical name: enp3s0
version: 0c
serial: 40:8d:5c:90:72:df
size: 1Gbit/s
capacity: 1Gbit/s
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt 1000bt-fd autonegotiation
configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=r8169 driverversion=2.3LK-NAPI duplex=full firmware=rtl8168g-2_0.0.1 02/06/13 ip=192.168.1.107 latency=0 link=yes multicast=yes port=MII speed=1Gbit/s
resources: irq:27 ioport:d000(size=256) memory:f7100000-f7100fff memory:f2100000-f2103fff
*-usb:2
description: USB controller
product: 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family USB EHCI #1
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 1d
bus info: pci@0000:00:1d.0
version: 05
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: ehci bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=ehci-pci latency=0
resources: irq:23 memory:f7217000-f72173ff
*-isa
description: ISA bridge
product: B85 Express LPC Controller
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 1f
bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.0
version: 05
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: isa bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=lpc_ich latency=0
resources: irq:0
*-storage
description: SATA controller
product: 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family 6-port SATA Controller 1 [AHCI mode]
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 1f.2
bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.2
version: 05
width: 32 bits
clock: 66MHz
capabilities: storage ahci_1.0 bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=ahci latency=0
resources: irq:26 ioport:f070(size=8) ioport:f060(size=4) ioport:f050(size=8) ioport:f040(size=4) ioport:f020(size=32) memory:f7216000-f72167ff
*-serial
description: SMBus
product: 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family SMBus Controller
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 1f.3
bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.3
version: 05
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
configuration: driver=i801_smbus latency=0
resources: irq:18 memory:f7215000-f72150ff ioport:f000(size=32)
*-scsi:0
physical id: 1
bus info: scsi@6
logical name: scsi6
capabilities: scsi-host
configuration: driver=usb-storage
*-scsi:1
physical id: 2
bus info: scsi@7
logical name: scsi7
capabilities: scsi-host
configuration: driver=usb-storage
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Re: I never see anyone talking about building Mint desktops!

Postby trapperjohn » Sun Oct 01, 2017 7:50 pm

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