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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 10-22-2018, 12:05 AM - Thread Starter
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A solid used desktop? (requesting a make and model)

First let me say no AMD. We've all got our preferences and I'm not an AMD fan. Intel only please. I am wanting to browse ebay or craigslist for a solid, off the shelf Desktop computer. And I'm hoping someone here can give me a model number or two, that I can look around for. I'd like it to be able to fit a modern graphics card, and have the power supply to be able to run it safely. And that graphics card would probably be a GTX 1050 Ti, possibly a 1060. So I imagine that this computer would have been be in the age range of 2-5 years old.

I am wanting to build a linux rig, and I've already got the SSD for it. Now I just need the computer itself. Then I will see how much room it has for a video card, and buy the appropriate card. But it does need to have a power supply with a little bit of room to be able to power a card. And maybe a sound card at some point. And it does need to be used cause I am looking to save a buck lol

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Samsung Evo 850
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Silverstone 900 watt
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 10-27-2018, 04:43 AM
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Look around for people selling 4th or 5th generation intel cpu pcs second hand - people seem to be getting rid of them at the moment and they are still good. Might find one without a gpu (onboard only) or with a much older gpu that you can discard. Look for i5's and i7's.
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