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Old 03-25-2016, 06:26 PM   #31
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by the time you get around to it you should have at least another 10 bucks
ROFL
 
Old 03-25-2016, 07:14 PM   #32
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Old 03-30-2016, 01:44 PM   #33
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Please don't hate me but I'm still debating what desktop computer to buy. Worries about the AMD processor have slightly cooled me toward buying the ASUS, but I found a new one (that hopefully doesn't have an AMD processor--does anyone happen to know?) that is newer and has more RAM and is less money. Any thoughts?

https://chicago.craigslist.org/nwc/sys/5497368099.html
 
Old 03-30-2016, 01:54 PM   #34
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IF YOU CAN SEE THE AD, THEN THE ITEM IS STILL AVAILABLE!
This caused me to laugh enough that my coworkers wondered who sent me what joke. WYSIWYG.
 
Old 03-30-2016, 01:59 PM   #35
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yep takes ddr3 ram, 50$

spec pdf file for said desktop look at processer speeds for dual

http://www.dell.com/downloads/global...tech-guide.pdf
 
Old 03-30-2016, 02:00 PM   #36
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Worries about the AMD processor have slightly cooled me toward buying the ASUS.
What are you on about?

That Asus has an Intel Q8400 CPU which is roughly twice the speed of the one you are currently considering.
 
Old 03-30-2016, 02:20 PM   #37
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i went on a buying spree on core2duo e8400 brand systems when they went for ~$100
antix linux/icewm they are flying, with 6mb cache and 4gb ram
the argument for office brand systems (hp/dell/lenovo/fujitsu) is:
theyre pretty solid built, power source is certified
video sound lan are integrated/generic thus good linux driver support
igp video card is pretty weak, but enough for counter strike and other lowend games
they last at least 10 years

dell only supports usb mouse.kb, and i prefer ps2
all in all for a stable linux computer i recommend a brand name computer
even latest support disabling uefi and secureboot
 
Old 03-30-2016, 04:50 PM   #38
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Please don't hate me
What? For asking all these questions and then dragging your feet? Nah!

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but I'm still debating what desktop computer to buy. Worries about the AMD processor have slightly cooled me toward buying the ASUS, but I found a new one (that hopefully doesn't have an AMD processor--does anyone happen to know?) that is newer and has more RAM and is less money. Any thoughts?
Honestly, my vote is still with the ASUS machine. It has an Intel processor, by the way.

Regards...
 
Old 03-30-2016, 06:35 PM   #39
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yep takes ddr3 ram, 50$

spec pdf file for said desktop look at processer speeds for dual

http://www.dell.com/downloads/global...tech-guide.pdf
Thanks BW-userx. And thanks for the link.
 
Old 03-30-2016, 06:37 PM   #40
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Gregg,



What are you on about?

That Asus has an Intel Q8400 CPU which is roughly twice the speed of the one you are currently considering.
Thanks man. I'm leaning toward the ASUS. I emailed the seller and asked how to meet.
 
Old 03-30-2016, 06:39 PM   #41
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i went on a buying spree on core2duo e8400 brand systems when they went for ~$100
antix linux/icewm they are flying, with 6mb cache and 4gb ram
the argument for office brand systems (hp/dell/lenovo/fujitsu) is:
theyre pretty solid built, power source is certified
video sound lan are integrated/generic thus good linux driver support
igp video card is pretty weak, but enough for counter strike and other lowend games
they last at least 10 years

dell only supports usb mouse.kb, and i prefer ps2
all in all for a stable linux computer i recommend a brand name computer
even latest support disabling uefi and secureboot
Thanks for all the info, zpimp. I'm not a gamer, so the video card won't matter really one way or another. Appreciate it.
 
Old 03-30-2016, 06:40 PM   #42
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What? For asking all these questions and then dragging your feet? Nah!



Honestly, my vote is still with the ASUS machine. It has an Intel processor, by the way.

Regards...
Thanks ardvark. You know, the ASUS just has a good vibe for me. I emailed the seller and asked how to meet.
 
Old 03-30-2016, 06:49 PM   #43
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you should have that extra 10 bucks by now so you can now afford a coffee while you're waiting to meet up with the seller.
 
Old 03-30-2016, 07:06 PM   #44
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you should have that extra 10 bucks by now so you can now afford a coffee while you're waiting to meet up with the seller.
Ha ha.
 
Old 03-30-2016, 09:13 PM   #45
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Thanks ardvark. You know, the ASUS just has a good vibe for me. I emailed the seller and asked how to meet.
Cool, let us know how it turns out!

(I hope my joke didn't cause offense... )

Regards...
 
  


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