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    Default New computer

    Hi,

    first I will describe what I have now - it will be easier for me to explain what I want to achieve.

    On a daily basis, I privately use a 10-year-old computer in an office configuration (integrated cards, etc.). System - Opensuse Leap



    I use the Internet every day - browser, e-mail, bank payments - I really appreciate the fact that I have a head free from fear of viruses, exploits, etc. (I know that I am not 100% safe, but nothing bad has happened to me for over ten years).

    The computer also acts as a multimedia magazine - I rip photos from phones and cameras, I keep music (mp3 and wav), I have some movies. I also have samba and DLNA servers running (although I use them rarely but it's nice that they are and work).

    I use a printer and scanner sometime.

    I am amateur photo editing in GIMP (no big deal, simple editing, watermarks), I also tried video editing but Shotcut crashes most of the time. Nevertheless, I would like it to work.

    I have two disks in my computer, some of my data is encrypted. I really like the option that - knowing the password - I can unlock the disk from any distribution or computer - it's as if my motherboard has fallen.


    I have a relatively new monitor that does not need to be replaced.


    I also have an old laptop with Windows (W10), which is practically unusable, but my wife dumps her iPhone photos on it several times a year, sometimes she also uses iTunes to download music to the phone.

    I also need Windows because of Garmin devices, or actually applications to support them.


    Basically everything I wrote about, I would like to have on a new computer + better support for multimedia processing. Probably a slightly faster processor, more RAM, maybe a dedicated graphics card is enough.


    Generally, I have 3 options on my mind:

    1) Build a new computer from scratch, rather with Linux, or Windows in dual boot (if possible, I'm not up to date) or in a virtual machine, of course I will pay for the license;

    2) as above but buy a used workstation such as Lenovo ThinkStation or HP Workstation Z440 - it will be cheaper;

    I would have to buy a UPS for both variants, because I have problems with the power supply.

    3) Buy some relatively powerful Windows laptop and quit Linux. I do not really care about mobility, the computer would still be attached to the monitor 90% of the time on the desk, but as needed it can be taken on vacation, the problem with UPS is also eliminated. The current sheet metal can still be used as a backup or server. The downside is that I don't know much about Windows administration. This option is the most expensive, I estimate it to be around $ 1,000


    Budget up to $ 1000 for a new desktop (with UPS) or laptop.

    For a used workstation, I think I could buy it for the equivalent of $ 400-500 + UPS costs. I would use existing SSD / HDD drives from my current computer.

    Can you advise me somehow?

    Thanks!


    Sorry for my english but I am using the translator

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    Hi
    Full disclosure, I'm a HP fan

    I recently recommended a https://support.hp.com/gb-en/document/c07905298 to a friend with Windows 11, not sure what Garmin devices your referring to but it runs well, maybe some extra RAM and a bigger NVMe SSD for dual boot?

    Anyway, I have a HP Z440 here, it runs without issues, whilst it did not come with windows installed, installing it works (Pro version) and activates, now since only has TPM 1.2, I run Windows 11 in a virtual machine since I can select TPM 2.0, likewise it activates without issues.

    Graphics card prices are crazy, so that might be the issue, if getting a second hand HP Z440 (Mine was from eBay), there should be graphics and memory options. I already had AMD and Nvidia GPU's, I also have a 1TB NVMe installed now on a HP adapter card.

    Code:
    inxi -Fxxz
     
    System:    Kernel: 5.15.8-1-default x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.2.1 Desktop: GNOME 41.2 tk: GTK 3.24.31
               wm: gnome-shell dm: GDM Distro: openSUSE Tumbleweed 20211228
    Machine:   Type: Desktop System: Hewlett-Packard product: HP Z440 Workstation v: N/A serial: <filter> Chassis: type: 6
               serial: <filter>
               Mobo: Hewlett-Packard model: 212B v: 1.01 serial: <filter> UEFI: Hewlett-Packard v: M60 v02.57 date: 05/21/2021
    CPU:       Info: 12-Core model: Intel Xeon E5-2690 v3 bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Haswell rev: 2 cache: L2: 30 MiB
               flags: avx avx2 lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 124521
               Speed: 1198 MHz min/max: 1200/3500 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 1198 2: 1198 3: 1413 4: 1197 5: 1201 6: 1197 7: 1199
               8: 1197 9: 2296 10: 1679 11: 1198 12: 1198 13: 1198 14: 1198 15: 1198 16: 1578 17: 2595 18: 1198 19: 1198 20: 1822
               21: 1199 22: 1198 23: 1198 24: 1198
    Graphics:  Device-1: AMD Lexa PRO [Radeon 540/540X/550/550X / RX 540X/550/550X] driver: amdgpu v: kernel bus-ID: 02:00.0
               chip-ID: 1002:699f
               Device-2: NVIDIA GP108 [GeForce GT 1030] vendor: eVga.com. driver: nvidia v: 495.46 bus-ID: 03:00.0
               chip-ID: 10de:1d01
               Display: x11 server: X.org 1.21.1.2 compositor: gnome-shell driver: loaded: amdgpu,ati,nvidia
               unloaded: fbdev,modesetting,radeon,vesa alternate: nouveau,nv resolution: <missing: xdpyinfo>
               OpenGL: renderer: AMD Radeon RX 550 / 550 Series (POLARIS12 DRM 3.42.0 5.15.8-1-default LLVM 13.0.0)
               v: 4.6 Mesa 21.3.1 direct render: Yes
    Audio:     Device-1: Intel C610/X99 series HD Audio vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 00:1b.0
               chip-ID: 8086:8d20
               Device-2: AMD Baffin HDMI/DP Audio [Radeon RX 550 640SP / RX 560/560X] driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel
               bus-ID: 02:00.1 chip-ID: 1002:aae0
               Device-3: NVIDIA GP108 High Definition Audio vendor: eVga.com. driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 03:00.1
               chip-ID: 10de:0fb8
               Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.15.8-1-default running: yes
               Sound Server-2: PulseAudio v: 15.0 running: yes
               Sound Server-3: PipeWire v: 0.3.39 running: yes
    Network:   Device-1: Intel Ethernet I218-LM vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: e1000e v: kernel port: 4040 bus-ID: 00:19.0
               chip-ID: 8086:15a0
               IF: eth0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
               Device-2: ASIX AX88179 Gigabit Ethernet type: USB driver: ax88179_178a bus-ID: 2-3:2 chip-ID: 0b95:1790
               IF: eth1 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
               Device-3: ASIX AX88179 Gigabit Ethernet type: USB driver: ax88179_178a bus-ID: 2-4:3 chip-ID: 0b95:1790
               IF: eth2 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
               IF-ID-1: br0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: unknown mac: <filter>
               IF-ID-2: br1 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: unknown mac: <filter>
    Drives:    Local Storage: total: 1.84 TiB used: 294.62 GiB (15.6%)
               ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 vendor: Silicon Power model: SPCC M.2 PCIe SSD size: 953.87 GiB speed: 31.6 Gb/s lanes: 4
               serial: <filter> temp: 27.9 C
               ID-2: /dev/sda vendor: Western Digital model: WDS500G2B0A-00SM50 size: 465.76 GiB speed: 6.0 Gb/s serial: <filter>
               ID-3: /dev/sdb type: USB vendor: HGST (Hitachi) model: HTS545050A7E680 size: 465.76 GiB serial: <filter>
    Partition: ID-1: / size: 60 GiB used: 8.67 GiB (14.5%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2
               ID-2: /boot/efi size: 247.9 MiB used: 5.1 MiB (2.1%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1
               ID-3: /home size: 99.95 GiB used: 20.89 GiB (20.9%) fs: xfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p3
               ID-4: /opt size: 60 GiB used: 8.67 GiB (14.5%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2
               ID-5: /var size: 60 GiB used: 8.67 GiB (14.5%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2
    Swap:      ID-1: swap-1 type: partition size: 3.62 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: -2 dev: /dev/nvme0n1p8
    Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 39.0 C mobo: N/A gpu: amdgpu temp: 43.0 C
               Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
    Info:      Processes: 525 Uptime: 1d 21h 32m Memory: 62.71 GiB used: 5.09 GiB (8.1%) Init: systemd v: 249 runlevel: 5
               target: graphical.target Compilers: gcc: 11.2.1 alt: 11 Packages: N/A note: see --pkg Shell: Bash v: 5.1.12
               running-in: tilda inxi: 3.3.07
    This setup is probably overkill for your needs.... but for me, packaging, kubernetes etc it's perfect for spinning up virtual or docker instances.

    Now, I have a HP 15-aw057nr Laptop (purchased from the local pawn shop), this has dual AMD graphics and was upgraded to windows 11 (On a separate SSD cdrom caddy), it also runs SLED 11 SP3 on Wayland (doesn't show secondary gpu, but DRI_PRIME=1 works)

    Code:
    inxi -Fxxz
    
    
    System:
      Kernel: 5.3.18-59.37-default x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 7.5.0 
      Desktop: Gnome 3.34.5 wm: gnome-shell dm: GDM Distro: SLED 15.3 15-SP3 
    Machine:
      Type: Laptop System: HP product: HP Pavilion Notebook v: N/A 
      serial: <filter> Chassis: type: 10 serial: <filter> 
      Mobo: HP model: 81FE v: 81.21 serial: <filter> UEFI: American Megatrends 
      v: F.32 date: 04/25/2019 
    Battery:
      ID-1: BAT0 charge: 22.9 Wh condition: 22.9/22.9 Wh (100%) volts: 8.7/7.7 
      model: Hewlett-Packard Primary serial: <filter> status: Full 
    CPU:
      Topology: Quad Core model: AMD A10-9600P RADEON R5 10 COMPUTE CORES 4C+6G 
      bits: 64 type: MCP arch: Excavator rev: 1 L2 cache: 1024 KiB 
      flags: avx avx2 lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm 
      bogomips: 19164 
      Speed: 1187 MHz min/max: 1200/2400 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 1196 2: 1193 
      3: 1189 4: 1191 
    Graphics:
      Device-1: AMD Wani [Radeon R5/R6/R7 Graphics] vendor: Hewlett-Packard 
      driver: amdgpu v: kernel bus ID: 00:01.0 chip ID: 1002:9874 
      Device-2: Chicony HP Wide Vision HD type: USB driver: uvcvideo 
      bus ID: 1-1.3:3 chip ID: 04f2:b56d 
      Display: wayland server: X.Org 1.20.3 compositor: gnome-shell 
      driver: amdgpu,ati unloaded: fbdev,modesetting,vesa 
      resolution: 1366x768~60Hz s-dpi: 96 
      OpenGL: 
      renderer: AMD CARRIZO (DRM 3.39.0 5.3.18-59.37-default LLVM 11.0.1) 
      v: 4.6 Mesa 20.2.4 direct render: Yes 
    Audio:
      Device-1: AMD Kabini HDMI/DP Audio vendor: Hewlett-Packard 
      driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:01.1 chip ID: 1002:9840 
      Device-2: AMD Family 15h Audio vendor: Hewlett-Packard 
      driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:09.2 chip ID: 1022:157a 
      Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.3.18-59.37-default 
    Network:
      Device-1: Realtek RTL810xE PCI Express Fast Ethernet 
      vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: r8169 v: kernel port: e000 bus ID: 02:00.0 
      chip ID: 10ec:8136 
      IF: eth0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter> 
      Device-2: Intel Wireless 3165 driver: iwlwifi v: kernel port: e000 
      bus ID: 03:00.0 chip ID: 8086:3165 
      IF: wlan0 state: down mac: <filter> 
    Drives:
      Local Storage: total: 456.46 GiB used: 9.64 GiB (2.1%) 
      ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Western Digital model: WDS250G2B0A-00SM50 
      size: 232.89 GiB speed: 6.0 Gb/s serial: <filter> 
      ID-2: /dev/sdb vendor: SanDisk model: SDSSDXPS240G size: 223.57 GiB 
      speed: 6.0 Gb/s serial: <filter> 
    Partition:
      ID-1: / size: 60.00 GiB used: 6.16 GiB (10.3%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda2 
      ID-2: /home size: 169.92 GiB used: 3.48 GiB (2.0%) fs: xfs dev: /dev/sda3 
      ID-3: /opt size: 60.00 GiB used: 6.16 GiB (10.3%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda2 
      ID-4: /tmp size: 60.00 GiB used: 6.16 GiB (10.3%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda2 
      ID-5: /var size: 60.00 GiB used: 6.16 GiB (10.3%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda2 
    Swap:
      ID-1: swap-1 type: partition size: 2.63 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) 
      priority: -2 dev: /dev/sda4 
    Sensors:
      System Temperatures: cpu: 54.0 C mobo: N/A 
      Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A 
      GPU: device: amdgpu temp: 45 C device: amdgpu temp: 29 C 
    Info:
      Processes: 249 Uptime: N/A Memory: 10.89 GiB used: 862.6 MiB (7.7%) 
      Init: systemd v: 246 runlevel: 5 target: graphical.target Compilers: 
      gcc: 7.5.0 alt: 7 Shell: bash v: 4.4.23 running in: gnome-terminal 
      inxi: 3.1.00
    My on-the-road Laptop is a HP 14-an013nr, I like the smaller footprint, not a speed daemon, but functional, it dual boots as well.

    Code:
    inxi -Fxxz
    
    
    System:    Kernel: 5.3.18-59.37-default x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 7.5.0 Desktop: Gnome 3.34.5 wm: gnome-shell dm: GDM 
               Distro: openSUSE Leap 15.3 
    Machine:   Type: Laptop System: HP product: HP Notebook v: Type1ProductConfigId serial: <filter> Chassis: type: 10 
               serial: <filter> 
               Mobo: HP model: 8305 v: KBC Version 73.16 serial: <filter> UEFI: Insyde v: F.36 date: 05/11/2020 
    Battery:   ID-1: BAT0 charge: 28.6 Wh condition: 28.6/28.6 Wh (100%) volts: 12.5/10.9 model: Hewlett-Packard Primary 
               serial: <filter> status: Full 
    CPU:       Topology: Quad Core model: AMD E2-7110 APU with AMD Radeon R2 Graphics bits: 64 type: MCP arch: Puma rev: 1 
               L2 cache: 2048 KiB 
               flags: avx lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm bogomips: 14373 
               Speed: 1455 MHz min/max: 1000/1800 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 1797 2: 1797 3: 1797 4: 1797 
    Graphics:  Device-1: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Mullins [Radeon R3 Graphics] vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: amdgpu 
               v: kernel bus ID: 00:01.0 chip ID: 1002:9850 
               Device-2: Chicony HP TrueVision HD type: USB driver: uvcvideo bus ID: 1-1.4:4 chip ID: 04f2:b56c 
               Display: x11 server: X.org 1.20.3 compositor: gnome-shell driver: amdgpu,ati unloaded: fbdev,modesetting,vesa 
               resolution: <xdpyinfo missing> 
               OpenGL: renderer: AMD KABINI (DRM 3.39.0 5.3.18-59.37-default LLVM 11.0.1) v: 4.6 Mesa 20.2.4 direct render: Yes 
    Audio:     Device-1: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Kabini HDMI/DP Audio vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: snd_hda_intel 
               v: kernel bus ID: 00:01.1 chip ID: 1002:9840 
               Device-2: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] FCH Azalia vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel 
               bus ID: 00:14.2 chip ID: 1022:780d 
               Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.3.18-59.37-default 
    Network:   Device-1: Realtek RTL810xE PCI Express Fast Ethernet vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: r8169 v: kernel port: 2000 
               bus ID: 02:00.0 chip ID: 10ec:8136 
               IF: eth0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter> 
               Device-2: Intel Wireless 3165 driver: iwlwifi v: kernel port: 2000 bus ID: 03:00.0 chip ID: 8086:3165 
               IF: wlan1 state: down mac: <filter> 
    Drives:    Local Storage: total: 111.79 GiB used: 13.51 GiB (12.1%) 
               ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: OCZ model: VERTEX460A size: 111.79 GiB speed: 6.0 Gb/s serial: <filter> 
    Partition: ID-1: / size: 25.00 GiB used: 6.54 GiB (26.2%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda3 
               ID-2: /home size: 25.00 GiB used: 6.54 GiB (26.2%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda3 
               ID-3: /opt size: 25.00 GiB used: 6.54 GiB (26.2%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda3 
               ID-4: /tmp size: 25.00 GiB used: 6.54 GiB (26.2%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda3 
               ID-5: /var size: 25.00 GiB used: 6.54 GiB (26.2%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda3 
    Swap:      ID-1: swap-1 type: partition size: 1.50 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: -2 dev: /dev/sda5 
    Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 42.0 C mobo: N/A gpu: amdgpu temp: 59 C 
               Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A 
    Info:      Processes: 280 Uptime: N/A Memory: 6.75 GiB used: 1021.2 MiB (14.8%) Init: systemd v: 246 target: graphical.target 
               Compilers: gcc: N/A Shell: bash v: 4.4.23 running in: gnome-terminal inxi: 3.1.00
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    Default Odp: New computer

    Thanks for your comments.

    I will try to relate to them.

    Garmin. I use eTrex 32 - the only option to update the device is a USB cable and the Garmin application (maps and gpx files can be loaded from a Linux desktop but the Garmin update requires the Gramin Express application and more advanced work with maps - BaseCamp; on Linux I use QMapShack but either it does not work perfect or I can't use it, BaseCamo seems friendlier).

    iTunes for my wife - these are generally the main reasons why I need Windows.

    I am trying to upgrade an old laptop - but doubling the RAM from 2x2 GB to 2x4 failed - one slot does not detect new memory, I can at most stay with the 2 GB + 4 GB configuration. So far I have not noticed any significant improvement.

    I also bought an SSD to which I was supposed to clone the old HDD, but for now I refrained from it - I will explain the reason in a moment.

    My old desktop did not need to be replaced urgently, although as I mentioned - I did not manage to fully use the video processing on Shotcut.
    But in a situation where the laptop upgrade is doubtful, I thought to replace my desktop - or simply a new laptop with Windows - Asus Zenbook or Dell Inspiron, or to remain faithful to Opensuse

    For the equivalent of about $ 300, I can buy the HP Workstation Z420 Tower E5-1620
    with 8 GB RAM DDR3 configuration
    Disk: 240 SSD.


    It seems to me that 240 GB SSD will be enough for the system and the / home partition
    Alternatively, I can use my existing 500 GB SSD and the second - 1 TB HDD.
    I need some space for photos, and if I deal with video editing, the space will quickly run out.


    8 GB RAM is certainly not enough, I think that with Windows in a virtual machine 16 GB will be the minimum - that's why I would spend the next money on RAM and a Windows license.

    Alternatively - for a similar price - I can buy a Lenovo ThinkStation P500:
    NVIDIA QUADRO NVS 295
    8GB DDR4
    Disk: 300 GB SAS


    The purchase of such a workstation will probably be a more developmental option than the upgrade of an old laptop?
    The main thing - to spend as little money as possible and get the best effect

    Thank You!

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    @galko_ferdinand


    Thanks for your suggestions. However, a laptop with a 17 "screen seems too big to me. As I wrote, I would connect it to an external monitor 90% of the time.
    Certainly, changing my desktop to a laptop would make me use it more often in other places at home, outside it - but I think a 14 "or 15.6" screen would be enough for me.

    Greetings!

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    I use Dell 7490 - only get gen 8 (i5-8350 as the smallest) - 14 inch display = lots for sale on eBay.
    Don't be afraid to get a model with small memory and disk

    you can add 32 gb of 2400 DDR4 for about $120 and a 1 TB nvme for $110. Cheap Dell Latitude 7490 can be had under $400 and all have Windows 10 license in BIOS. New battery is under $50.

    I run OpenSUSE 15.3 as host and VirtualBox guest machines of 15.3, Tumblrweed, Windows 10 - the VM machines make easy backup - just copy the vdi file as a backup. If you setup VirtualBox with Bridged Networking you can have Webservers in the virtual machine - editing videos needs lots of memory -32gb is almost enough.

    Low power - they come with a 60Watt Power Supply. Spares Power Supplies are $35.

    (I am retired HP engineer - Dell laptops are easier and less expensive to fix.) the Dell website has manual that show how to replace any part. - I just repaired a friends broken screen with a new one in 5 minutes and cost less than $100 with shipping.

    You will have to find some company on eBay that does international shipping and can fill out the customs forms for anything you order from America.

    Good Luck
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    @larryr

    Thank you for your suggestion.

    For the equivalent of $ 590, I can buy a Dell Latitude 7490 i5-8350U 8GB 256GB SSD FHD.
    For the equivalent of $ 640, I can double the amount of RAM and disk capacity.
    The battery does not really matter to me, it is important that it works as a UPS in the event of an electricity failure.

    But...
    For a slightly smaller amount, I can have the Lenovo ThinkStation P500 - and I'd rather have it than my laptop. By using the disks from my current computer, I could upgrade it.
    Of course, by buying the proposed Dell, I could simply use Windows on it, leaving my old desktop with Opensuse as a backup and a file server.

    The last thing - video processing, which I wrote about, is not a big deal, just editing videos taken with the phone.

    Thank you and best regards!

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    Welcome to the New Year,

    At the moment, I am still thinking about modernizing my old laptop - it is the cheapest option but without the possibility of further development.

    Nevertheless, the option to replace my current computer, although not so urgent, is still interesting.

    The favorite is the Lenovo ThinkStation P500 with NVIDIA QUADRO NVS 295.
    I would expand the RAM to 32 GB, buy a M.2 PCIe NVMe 3.0 x4 disk with a capacity of 128 - 250 GB for the system and the / home partition.

    For data, I would use the SSD and HDD drives I already have, including external ones, on which I have backups of important documents and family photos. Thanks to this, I would tidy up the desk and gain the possibility of using RAID, or I would simply mount the disk - archive on demand and copy important files. And all in one housing, with cables hidden inside

    The decision-making process is difficult for me, it includes hours of verifying information on the Internet, drawing schematic diagrams and even visualizing what it will look like in my office

    Finally, an anecdote - over a year ago I almost went completely to the apple reserve - having an iPhone and iPad, I bought a mac mini but finally sent the mini back, and then got rid of apple devices, today only my wife uses them

    Greetings

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    Quote Originally Posted by filip76 View Post
    first I will describe what I have now - it will be easier for me to explain what I want to achieve. On a daily basis, I privately use a 10-year-old computer in an office configuration (integrated cards, etc.). System - Opensuse Leap ...
    For a broad overview e.g. browse their site: https://www.memorypc.de/home-office-pc/basic/ I did the same with https://www.pugetsystems.com/desktop.php when configuring my i7-6700K in 2016 and finally arrived with a desktop delivering 90% of their performance at half the costs.

    The benefit of this approach is easy and affordable upgrading:
    https://forums.opensuse.org/showthre...58#post3086058 # 80€
    https://forums.opensuse.org/showthre...58#post3086058 # 189 €
    Host erlangen is ready for many more years to come.

    See also the upgrade of the i3-4130 from 2014: https://forums.opensuse.org/showthre...49#post2944249 Last year I considered giving away the replaced parts. However I ended up with buying a new case (60€), power supply (45€) and SSD (40€). The i3-4130 still makes for a great backup system after 8 years.
    i7-6700K (2016), i5-8250U (2018), AMD Ryzen 5 3400G (2020), 5600X (2022) openSUSE Tumbleweed, KDE Plasma

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    Default Re: New computer

    Quote Originally Posted by filip76 View Post
    Welcome to the New Year,

    At the moment, I am still thinking about modernizing my old laptop - it is the cheapest option but without the possibility of further development.

    Nevertheless, the option to replace my current computer, although not so urgent, is still interesting.

    The favorite is the Lenovo ThinkStation P500 with NVIDIA QUADRO NVS 295.
    I would expand the RAM to 32 GB, buy a M.2 PCIe NVMe 3.0 x4 disk with a capacity of 128 - 250 GB for the system and the / home partition.

    For data, I would use the SSD and HDD drives I already have, including external ones, on which I have backups of important documents and family photos. Thanks to this, I would tidy up the desk and gain the possibility of using RAID, or I would simply mount the disk - archive on demand and copy important files. And all in one housing, with cables hidden inside

    The decision-making process is difficult for me, it includes hours of verifying information on the Internet, drawing schematic diagrams and even visualizing what it will look like in my office

    Finally, an anecdote - over a year ago I almost went completely to the apple reserve - having an iPhone and iPad, I bought a mac mini but finally sent the mini back, and then got rid of apple devices, today only my wife uses them

    Greetings
    Hi
    The NVS 295 is no longer supported, so would only be nouveau driver...
    Cheers Malcolm °¿° SUSE Knowledge Partner (Linux Counter #276890)
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