Looking at doing a new desktop. Though new can be subjective, I’d like to think that Ryzen, POWER9, FX, almost anything is on the table really. But theres justification in that as well.
Budget is 300 to 900. I’m not exactly keen on doing a whole platform jump as I have 16GB of DDR3 on hand and I would rather not pay 160-200 bucks for fucking ram. I already have a GPU and PSU, though SuperNOVA G3 850w’s are on sale locally from over stock. Well, supposed over stock.
I have some thoughts on other stuff too. Like, if I were to go up to 2000 dollars I’d honestly rather get an AmigaONE or TALOS machine rather than an over priced X86 machine just because the architecture is worth it to me. Even going near 1500 I’d just dump the extra 100 and get an Asus GL702ZC and sell my 8GB 580 since I wouldn’t have a use for it anymore.
I’m looking at boards and most of them are christmas tree’s. I’d rather not have any lights in my case (the RGB on my 580 for the gigabyte logo annoys me enough glowing out the front of my current mac pro) nor any stupid glass, let alone a window. Just… a box to do things with.
I know, how boring.
CPU is easy. 6c12t minimum. Seems everyone is doing that now (thank god) but there is one exception that borders on braindead. FX 9590’s are 70 bucks and would do what I want.
Thats also where the 300 bucks minimum comes from. For about 300 bucks I can have a decent FX system and have a massive step up from my 2007/8 era xeons that I have now.
OK aremis, so if your box is doing fine now then why upgrade? You like bullshit found in a rain gutter!
I do! However I have problems with newer apps looking for instructions that aren’t there. For example, Dirt Rally takes 20 minutes to get to a course because the main menu uses an instruction that was introduced in the Core i chips in 2011 or 2012. You can use older chips and there IS a work around, but it will just take 20 minutes because the animation behind the damn menu with be at -5FPS. Other apps cause problems as well ATM, thats just the best example I have.
Anyways. IDRC if its AMD or intel, but if I go over 900 I might as well do a GL702ZC, and if I go over that I might as well do a Talos. I’m a linux user blah blah blah.
Also don’t care if its prebuilt or custom. Everything is on the table.
Just help me ok lol.