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Forum Topic "Are Dual-Core CPUs Dying?"

Nullarc77 3 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

AMD announced that their cheapest laptop APU will be a 2c/4t cpu with a vega gpu. But they won't be making any more 2c/2t chips.

Forum Topic "Keep my 1060 3GB or upgrade?"

Nullarc77 3 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

Wait for Volta. You can get a much better card for the same amount of money.

Forum Topic "looking for sub $80 and fx 8 cores"

Nullarc77 3 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

Yeah Micro Center has a few good deals rn. An 8320E and a motherboard for $90 with a $10 MIR.

Forum Topic "Will This Part List Work?"

Nullarc77 3 Builds 2 points 13 months ago

Take their advice and go with AMD. It will be cheaper and you will get about the same performance. Sainted got it right. 3-5 fps is not worth $100. And if you get the 1600 you do not need to get an aftermarket cooler since the stock cooler is actually pretty good. Most of the people on this site will tell you to go with AMD because from a cost to performance view.

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/PtD2KZ

With the intel one you will NEED an after market cooler which increases the price by $25. $100 less for basically the same performance and this is overclockable so you could actually get better performance. No offense to your boyfriend but it sounds like he should do a bit more research. Chances are he built his system when the 4000 series chips were still relevant. Trust everyone here and go with Ryzen.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RF0x9wWxXMM

As you can see the performance difference is within the margin of error. Chances are anyone else that comments on this will recommend Ryzen.

Forum Topic "It Would Appear As Though GPUs Are Inflated/Out Of Stock Again..."

Nullarc77 3 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

Yeah that is weird. A week ago I saw a 1060 6gb for $260. Now I can't find a 3gb one for that cheap. Volta please save us from this crap.

Forum Topic "Halo on PC"

Nullarc77 3 Builds 2 points 13 months ago

ELDewrito is much better then Halo 5 Forge. You can get physical copies of CE and 2 on amazon for pc. However it does cost a good chunk of change. About $50 each for a used pc version. I know from the amazon reviews it works on windows 8.1 but idk about 10. But if you do get it you can mod it a lot. Also Halo 6 will release on PC whenever it comes out. Microsoft said that ALL first and second party Xbox exclusive games from 2016 onward will have a PC version. But that will be through the windows store. Maybe when they release Halo 6 on PC they will release some sort of MCC for PC also. That would be awesome but unlikely. But if they do then I will be able to enjoy CE on pc. CE is my favorite Halo game because I am that guy who hates the other Halo games for not being a better version of CE.

Forum Topic "Used gaming laptops that run AAA games with good frames"

Nullarc77 3 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

Yeah the 970 is between a 1060 6gb and a 1050ti. It is about equal to a 1060 3gb and slightly more powerful then an RX 470, Unless the game uses a lot of vram and in that case the 470 would beat both since it has more vram but it would only win by a few percent. A used 970 is probably the best used gpu on the market right now.

Forum Topic "Ryzen second gen and APUs"

Nullarc77 submitter 3 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

Yeah the overclocking potential of Zen+ will not be that much greater then Zen. I think your 4.2ghz estimate is probably what we will see on average. The 3.7ghz is higher then any previous Ryzen base clock only by 100mhz but that proves that just says that these chips will be able to overclock slightly better. I think with the APUs we will see 4ghz on average for a small overclock. But we will need to wait till feb 12 to find out. But its clear that unless intel was a new architecture up their sleeve, AMD will give them some strong competition. But if Intel keeps abandoning platforms 8 months after they are released then AMD is going to take control of the desktop side of thing. And if their APUs are as good as they say then gamers on a small budget will get an AMD chip for the ability to upgrade in the future. Buying a cpu and gpu for $170 that can run esports titles and most modern games at 1080p will present some problems for intel.

Forum Topic "Ryzen second gen and APUs"

Nullarc77 submitter 3 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

I don't think people would try to run an 8700k on an h110 mobo anyway. Yeah there would have been some problems but they could have found a way around it. Even a few of the motherboard manufacturers said that the 8th chips could have been backwards compatible.

genhttps://www.techpowerup.com/237957/asus-confirms-z270-platform-could-be-compatible-with-intel-coffee-lake-cpus

AMD did say that the new motherboards and cpus would offer much better overclocking. One of their new APUs has a boost clock of 3.9ghz out of the box with a base clock of 3.7ghz. And that is still using the existing Ryzen architecture. Its a great time to be an AMD fan.

Forum Topic "Motherboard change OS Q."

Nullarc77 3 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

When I first built my system my motherboard became defective after a week and I had to replace it. When I plugged everything back in windows took about 2 minutes to adjust to changes and everything worked just fine after that. I did nothing but plug everything in and hit the power button. Everything was there and I didn't need to do anything at all. Within 10 minutes of swapping the mobo I was gaming. You should be fine. I was using a standard key. Didn't need to reactivate anything. It should just work.

Forum Topic "Classic - Intel vs AMD"

Nullarc77 3 Builds 2 points 13 months ago

AMD. From what I understand WOW is not that hard to run anyway. I recommend getting a Ryzen APU when they launch on Feb 12. The gpu side of them should be able to handle games like WOW with no problem. According to AMD the performance of the 2400g is equal to an i5 8400 paired with a gt 1030. The gt 1030 isn't that powerful however considering its a 4c/8t cpu with that graphical performance you could save some cash. Keep in mind all of these numbers were provided directly by AMD. But if it is within 10% of that you should be fine for 1080p low(On some modern games may need to lower resolution) And for last gen/esports games you will be fine for 1080p max settings. It will be overclockable so you can always get that boost in performance if needed. It would also do fine for your wife's programs. You can always upgrade later. Either throw in a better gpu or swap out the APU for a Ryzen Second Gen cpu and a new gpu. Also on previous desktop apus you could get an AMD gpu and run the APU's gpu and the dedicated gpu in a sort of crossfire. It would provide a minor boost in gaming performance. Also the AM4 platform will not be replaced until after 2020.

Forum Topic "Light Gaming PC For A Friend"

Nullarc77 3 Builds 2 points 13 months ago

Then go for the better gpu. It will give your friend more fps. then the other options

Forum Topic "Light Gaming PC For A Friend"

Nullarc77 3 Builds 2 points 13 months ago

You should probably get 8gb of ram.

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/KgjPbj

Or if you would rather upgrade that later then get a better gpu.

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/GfZgYr

Forum Topic "Windows clean install on ssd without wiping hdd"

Nullarc77 3 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

^ exactly what I would do.

Forum Topic "What is your CPU & GPU (and/or iGPU) history?"

Nullarc77 3 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

Single core athlon in my first PC that I got in 2009.

Dual core 1.8ghz celeron from my 2013 laptop.

I7 3630qm and gt 630m in my current school laptop. My dad's old laptop from 2013

6600k 4.5ghz and rx 470 in my gaming PC. My first custum build from 2017.

Forum Topic "Old monitor won't work with 1050 ti"

Nullarc77 3 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

I do understand how adaptive sync works but it does not make your gpu more powerful. Your gpu won't magically be able to render a game at 3x the framerate. It just does not make much sense to buy a monitor that you can't even use properly. I would not get a 1440p 144hz freesync panel because my gpu can't handle that. The benefits they provide are great but only if you can use them. But when you have a gpu like the 1050ti where in most games you can play at 1080p high-ultra 60fps, It does not make sense to go with a 180hz display or even a 144hz. Maybe when Volta released this will change but when you are working on a relatively small budget(Like 99% of people are when they get a 1050ti) it makes no sense to get a monitor that costs more then your cpu and gpu combined.

Forum Topic "Old monitor won't work with 1050 ti"

Nullarc77 3 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

"The improvement is especially noticeable in the 40 to 60 FPS range, often giving lower frame rates a similar level of smoothness as 60 FPS on a non-adaptive-sync 60 Hz monitor. At higher refresh rates (greater than 60 Hz), the benefit of adaptive sync is reduced, though the technology still helps to remove screen tearing and stutters caused by frame rate fluctuations."

That still does not change the fact that for the price of a gsync monitor he could get 2 or 3 monitors. And the monitor you listed has a 180hz refresh rate. The only games that will be able to use that with a 1050ti would be older games or esports games. Unless you want crappy picture quality from the game running at a low resolution. But like you said.

it's all about the PICTURE that PC was built to produce!

But the thing is the PC was not built to display a 1080p picture 180 times per second. The same gpu could run 1440p 60hz better then 1080p 180hz and it would have a better picture quality since it is being rendered at a higher resolution. I never denied that a gsync monitor works with a 1050ti, I just said if you are using a 1050ti then you are probably not looking to spend $322 at the very least on a gsync monitor. I know that some gsync monitors cost less then 1070 but most are around $450. Also the one you listed is on sale and the normal price is $400. And it would be much better to spend that on something like a gpu upgrade so if you have a 1080p monitor you can run your games at ultra settings and get the best picture. And you said its all about the picture.

I don't understand why peeps cheap out on the one thing that they intereact with 100% of the time when they are using a PC.

You can say the same thing about their mouse, keyboard and headset. A good mouse is the best upgrade(Besides the pc hardware) that you can make to your setup. And considering the fact that with the $322 for the gsync display you listed he could get a 1080p ultrawide or 144hz display for $180, A $50 mechanical keyboard, a $60 mouse, and a $40 headset. Monitors are something that even if you replace them with another main display they can still be used as a second display so when it comes to upgrades you aren't wasting any money because you can still use the monitor you bough 3 years ago, Or in his case 12 years ago. Unless you have at least a 1070 gsync monitors are worthless since you won't be able to use them properly.

Forum Topic "Old monitor won't work with 1050 ti"

Nullarc77 3 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

If you monitor is that old you should probably get a new monitor. Chances are its not even 1080p. Here is a cheap 1080p monitor that would pair great with a 1050ti

https://www.amazon.com/BenQ-GW2270-Monitor-Performance-Mountable/dp/B019EFMK1I/ref=sr_1_3?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1515181214&sr=1-3&keywords=1080p+monitor

Or if you want something a bit more expensive but well worth it you could get an ultra wide.

https://www.amazon.com/LG-25UM58-P-25-Inch-21-UltraWide/dp/B01BV1XB2K/ref=sr_1_3?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1515181349&sr=1-3&keywords=1080p+ultrawide+monitor

Or a 1440p monitor however a 1050ti will struggle at this resolution.

https://www.amazon.com/AOC-Q2778VQE-27-Inch-2560x1440-Resolution/dp/B00VERZDEG/ref=sr_1_8?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1515181512&sr=1-8&keywords=1440p+monitor

My personal recommendation is the ultra wide because of the features it offers but just pick which ever one fits in your price range. Or if you want to keep your monitor here is an adapter for dvi to vga. But I still highly recommend getting a new monitor.

https://www.amazon.com/VCZHS-Active-Adapter-Converter-Monitor/dp/B06XSW7YX7/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?ie=UTF8&qid=1515181628&sr=8-1-spons&keywords=dvi+to+vga+adapter&psc=1

Forum Topic "Old monitor won't work with 1050 ti"

Nullarc77 3 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

Most gsync monitors cost as much as a 1070. And with a 1050ti its not even close to worth to worth it. The only time a gsync pannel is worth it is if you have a 1080 or 1080ti.

Forum Topic "Anybody like, watch, or play hockey?"

Nullarc77 3 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

No I am not related to Chara. But that's the first thing that pops into peoples minds when they see me ore my brother.

Forum Topic "Anybody like, watch, or play hockey?"

Nullarc77 3 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

Not as awesome as the games in Minnesota. In the 18 years of the Wild's existence there have only been 4 or 5 games when the rink was not sold out. The Wild have the best fans.

Forum Topic "Anybody like, watch, or play hockey?"

Nullarc77 3 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

Been playing since I was 6. Now 15. I was out for a while because I lived in Missouri for a year and whatever that is down there its not Hockey. I am now back in my home state of Minnesota and playing rec league. Kinda suck at skating due to fracturing my leg a few months ago in football but I just need to skate and get a feel for my blades again. I am 6' 9" 380 pounds playing with kids my age who are 5' 4" 100 pounds. I predict a lot of angry moms yelling at me from the stands. But that happens every year. My favorite team is the MN Wild. I have skated on their home ice before and I practiced on their practice rink a few days ago and have a game on it tomorrow. My favorite memory is probably from my first pewee year. We had moved a few months before the season started and I got to play against my old team(Who hated me the entire season because I was the only one on the team to admit that we sucked in a season where we went 2 and 48. Yeah we lost 48 games and my team still thought they were good lol) And when I played against them we kicked the crap out of the. I did not score often in the season but I did leas the team in assists. But every time I played against my old team I scored 2 goals and got 2 assists. Knowing the weaknesses of the goalie helped.

Also my brother plays juniors for the Hudson Havoc.

Forum Topic "My first build"

Nullarc77 3 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

The look of the build is entirely up to you. Does not change performance at all. All the parts look fine to me. Good luck with your build.

Forum Topic "Budget laptop suggestions?"

Forum Topic "My first build"

Nullarc77 3 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

Looking at the part list I realized I forgot to add the 1th hdd.

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/XMQpd6

The difference in gaming performance won't be that much at all between this and a locked kaby lake chip. Motherboards are the most common DOA component. This one listed has good reviews on PCPP and newegg. Faster ram is always good on ryzen and with this kit you get rgb.

Forum Topic "My first build"

Nullarc77 3 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

AMD cpus have been historically more reliable then intel chips. There is a reason why the AMD FX cpus hold the record for overclocking on CPUZ.

https://valid.x86.fr/records.html

They are just generally slightly less powerful. But comparing an unlocked r5 to a locked i5 the unlocked r5 if overclocked will perform roughly the same now and even better in the future when games can more easily use more then 4 cores. No matter what company you choose the cpu will probably outlast all the other components.

Forum Topic "My first build"

Nullarc77 3 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

No reason to go for a z series motherboard with a locked cpu. Also with a ryzen system you can save some money and get pretty much the same performance.

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/Hx372R

Just an example for the cpu and motherboard mainly and you give an estimate on the price. No need for an aftermarket cooler unless you plan on doing some major overclocking.

Forum Topic "Windows OS Question."

Nullarc77 3 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

Yeah like motonack said. From my own experience it will work just fine even if you upgrade the second one to windows 10.

Forum Topic "Windows OS Question."

Nullarc77 3 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

That would not matter since when installing or creating the installation media it asks you to choose either 32 or 64 bit windows. And on the hardware side neither intel or amd have made a 32bit desktop processor in over 10 years.(At least not one the average consumer would get for a home PC) A 32 bit Os will work on a 64 bit processor you will just be limited to 4gb of ram. But a 64 bit os won't work on a 32 system at all.

Forum Topic "How to cut through frozen ground beef."

Nullarc77 submitter 3 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

True gaming is awesome. I don't know which one I would choose if given the option.

Forum Topic "How to cut through frozen ground beef."

Nullarc77 submitter 3 Builds 2 points 13 months ago

You could breed compute parts. Get a few motherboards and some ram sticks and before long you will have barn full of gtx 1080tis. Because that's how it works. You could always try and get different hours if possible if you really want to cook. Or you master cooking breakfast.

Forum Topic "How to cut through frozen ground beef."

Nullarc77 submitter 3 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

I never lived on the coutrysides. I have moved 10 times in the past 12 years and have lived almost anywhere in the midwest but it has always been close to then city. Cooking is a great hobby if you have time for it. But some people don't and I get it. Too bad. Its a great way to impress friends.

Forum Topic "Beware of OutletPC! Recommend to go elsewhere"

Nullarc77 3 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

No not really. The receipt is only for the 450w model and you need a receipt that matches the product. Since the 550w would have a different serial number and UPC it would make the rebate invalid. At least he has some extra room to grow in the future.

Forum Topic "How to cut through frozen ground beef."

Nullarc77 submitter 3 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

True it would be much easier but I don't know of many people that keep a saw handy for cutting frozen meat. And its not like you can just grab a saw from the garage and use it because of sanitation. Probably much easier if you have a saw to do it that way but if not then you are left to use an old knife and meat mallet. Both methods will work on any frozen meat and the method of using a saw is the better one. But I don't have a kitchen saw so I just use this method. I would take a saw over this any day tho.

Forum Topic "GTX 1060 3gb on ultrawide 1080p"

Nullarc77 3 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

When I switched from a 16:9 to an ultrawide there was a slight performance decrease in most games. Most of the time it was not enough to warrant a settings change but in some more intense titles like Unturned I needed to make small adjustments, But it was mainly to hit the 75 fps because my new ultra wide runs at 75hz and I wanted all those frames. If the monitor you are speaking of is just the larger version of mine with no changes to the refresh rate then you will be fine. The only limit being the 3gb of vram that may limit you in some more demanding titles since ultra wide has a larger effect on vram from my personal tests. But in every game I have played the difference was 10% or less.

Forum Topic "i7 -8700 comparable to which AMD CPU?"

Nullarc77 3 Builds 2 points 13 months ago

Recent gaming benchmarks from after the update show that it has 0 effect on framerate.

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

There are small effects in other things but nothing substantial. The main effect is on the server side of things. Large servers are going to have a performance hit(If they use intel cpus of course) Which may force the companies to buy even more cpus to make up for the loss in processing power. Intel may just be using this as an excuse to get more profit from the server side of things but that is unlikely. However I would not be surprised.

As far as pricing goes there really isn't a cpu from AMD that is comparable besides the 1800X but that is overprice anyway, And I don't think many people are buying them because its just a 1700/1700x with a higher clockspeed and price tag. As far as performance goes it is about on par with an overclocked 1700 in most tasks not counting gaming.

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

Forum Topic "How to cut through frozen ground beef."

Nullarc77 submitter 3 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

No problem.

Forum Topic "How to cut through frozen ground beef."

Nullarc77 submitter 3 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

Sure. Lightly bang the egg against your counter top(Not on the corner but on a flat surface) Once or twice until there is an indentation but the egg has not fully split open. Then either over a blown or the pan, Then slightly push your thumb or thumbs into the indentation without applying force on any other part of the egg. Then slowly pull apart the egg and let the good part fall into the pan or bowl. When pulling the egg apart get as close to the pan or bowl as you can as to prevent the yolk from busting. I advise you put the eggs in a bowl before you put them in the pan so if you get any shells in you can easily get them out. And if you are cooking more then 1 egg it will allow them to cook evenly if they are all put in at once.

Forum Topic "Beware of OutletPC! Recommend to go elsewhere"

Nullarc77 3 Builds 2 points 13 months ago

I ran into a similar situation in the past with another retail sight. They tried to send my package to an address that was not mine and didn't even exist and blamed me for inputting the wrong address. But when I checked the address I had input it was my address, But the address they had sent it to was incorrect. In the end I got my product and a refund, And I didn't even ask for the refund. Crap like this is usually due to the retailer screwing up somewhere and it usually benefits the person trying to get their stuff. Unless OutletPC is that crappy of a company. Just wait it out and either you will get your product, A refund, Or both if OutletPC is a good company that cares about return customers.

Forum Topic "New graphics card in PC, now it won't boot."

Nullarc77 3 Builds 2 points 13 months ago

No problem. I have way too much free time, Best to spend it trying to help others. Have a good day and happy new.

Forum Topic "New graphics card in PC, now it won't boot."

Nullarc77 3 Builds 2 points 13 months ago

No problem. It is usually something like that. I have made similar mistakes before. I think anyone who has built a pc has. Good luck with any future upgrades,

Forum Topic "New graphics card in PC, now it won't boot."

Nullarc77 3 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

According to the tdp of all your parts you should have 200 wats of headroom. Try reinstalling the old gpu and check all the connections again. Even if you checked them twice it does not hurt to check everything 3 or 4 times. Also can you link the specific psu. I am just curious about what kind you have.

Forum Topic "New graphics card in PC, now it won't boot."

Nullarc77 3 Builds 2 points 13 months ago

Did you check the power button on the power supply(If there is one) I have heard of several people forgetting this one part and go through a lot of trouble shooting only to realize they just had to flip a switch. This happened to me when I replaced my motherboard and spent about 20 minutes trying to figure out what was wrong before realizing the power switch was in the off position. But if the fans are turning on a then it is not the power supply. If literally nothing is happening then the PSU is most likely the problem.

Forum Topic "Are these parts compatible ?"

Nullarc77 3 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

They are compatible but you can get much better performance for a similar price.

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/JpQkkT

With this you will be able to get higher framerates and be able to upgrade later on to a 6 or 8 core ryzen chip. The am3 platform is only good if you can get a cpu and motherboard for really cheap. If you can find them cheap and can't afford anything else they aren't a bad option just outdated and don't perform as well as a modern cpu. That and there is no upgrade path without switching to a completely different platform.

Forum Topic "i7-8700k cooling"

Nullarc77 3 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

Unless you do a custom loop then water cooling is not worth it. A high quality air cooler will out perform an AIO most of the time. It depends on the cooler of course. I just advise getting a high quality air cooler. There are pros and cons to both but there are a lot more cons on the water cooling side. For example on an air cooler the only 2 points of failure are the fan, And the other not being as much a point of failure but lowering in its ability to transfer heat over time, That being the thermal paste between the cpu heat spreader and the metal block on the cooler. When you get an AIO there are a lot more points of failure and they are more likely to fail. When was the last time you ever saw a fan fail? Well with an AIO if something like the pump fails you probably won't even notice at first and it won't be until you start thermal throttling that you will know something is wrong. And unlike a custom loop, When an AIO pump fails you usually need to get a new unit and that can cost you if your warranty is out. Also the fluid going bad is a small possibility, But mainly if you are using one that has clear tubing and the company added coloring too it. If that happens then you would also need a new unit. Compared to most mid range air coolers the AIO does provide a slight decrease in temps but there are a lot of variables. The video below explains this in further detail.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSOcUnn1mtQ

If you want the good looks of an AIO go for it. Because in my opinion that is their only feature that is worth anything compared to air coolers. Custom liquid cooling is the best option overall since if a part fails you don't need to replace everything and you can add as much cooling potential as you want.

Forum Topic "Burgers"

Nullarc77 3 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

Raw. The best way to have them. Not just on burgers but on almost everything.

Forum Topic "Burgers"

Nullarc77 3 Builds 2 points 13 months ago

Grilled. Medium rare or Medium.

Tripple.

Sharp Cheddar.

Dill Pickles (Because sweet pickles are from hell)

Onions. Fresh crunchy onions.

Ketchup or BBQ sauce or both.

Bacon. Lots of Bacon.

With some some lettuce. NOT shredded.

Basically constant consumption of my burger = heart attack at 45. But dang that bacon tastes good.

Forum Topic "servers"

Nullarc77 3 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

Linux can do pretty much anything from what I have seen, It just takes somebody who knows what they are doing. If it wasn't for the lack of game support I would be using Mint or Ubuntu right now. I know you can get basically any game to run on linux with enough tinkering but on almost every video I have seen on the subject the game ends up running much worse then it does on windows. That and the fact that my school software is only compatible with windows kinda limits me. My Dad on the other hand dual boots. He has Mint on his nvme ssd and Windows on his sata ssd. The only reason he has windows is because the software needed for his job won't run on Linux because it is some microsoft stuff. He also uses it to play games but the 1 game he plays is almost as old as me. But Linux is the primary OS. My personal experience with Linux is basically limited to installing it on to system and installing Super Tux.

Forum Topic "servers"

Nullarc77 3 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

Either one will work its just user preference. It ran fine for me but all it was used for was storing files. I am not a Linux guy at all, I just used it because it was free and my dad knows how to use Linux. But most distributions of Linux will run on basically anything that is somewhat modern. My dad was able to get a distribution of ubuntu from 2010 to work on a 1998 Lenovo thinkpad. Or IBM thinkpad I don't know who was making them back then.

Forum Topic "servers"

Nullarc77 3 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

A home server in most cases is just an old pc that has been given a lot of storage and is accessed through your home network. It acts as a place to dump files that you don't want to get rid of but don't have enough space on your machine to keep. For example picture, videos, work documents and anything else you don't want on your main pc but still need. They also act as a way to insure that valuable documents don't get lost/erased by mistake and if they are configured in a raid array (Such as raid 1) can have a level of redundancy in case one of the system drives fails. This is the most common type of home server I have seen and I have built one myself in the past. But then everyone in my house got new computers with larger hard drives so it ended up collecting dust. Later I used it for an interesting project that involved recovering the data from a system with a Pentium 4 and an ATI 9700 Pro, Which is older then me.

If you wanted to build one all it takes is an old system and some hard drives. And if you have something like a celeron from 2006 like I did then a free distribution of Linux will run just fine on it. I recommend Mint with the Cinnamon desktop.

Please add anything I may have missed.

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