So I'm ready to try my hand at a really basic build. My 1st. (Awwww)
Currently I'm using an old HP Desktop with Windows 7 Home Premium.
Model # is: p6-2143w
Processor: AMD A6-3650 APU w/ Radeon HD Graphics 2.60 GHz
It's a 64 bit system w/ 8 gigs of RAM (DDR3)
There's nothing wrong with this system except for it's age - I think it's closing in on being 4 years old - and I don't do much gaming on it.
There only thing I play on it with any regularity is (don't laugh) Unreal Tournament 2004
I also don't use the computer for much more than surfing and some real basic audio and video editing, and all that editing does not involve large files, so when I render or save a project, it doesn't take more than several minutes which is not a big deal for me.
My goal for this build is to run Linux exclusively.
Because of the nature of my work, I'll always have at least one laptop (or more) with some flavor of Windows on it, so I'm not concerned about not having to access to something Windows-based.
I'm got this ridiculous Dell Precision 7810 w/ 32 gigs of RAM running Windows 8 Pro at work, so I'm covered there.
Trolling through the Forums here, I saw this build and thought it looked like it might work. If I can subtract the $110 bucks for Windows 10, it's an attractive deal for me. I did not see a Video card but not sure I would need one. On the other hand, if I could apply that $110 bucks to a video card, I'd be okay with that as well.
Big thanks to Drillingmachine for posting it.
I've been test driving several flavors (distros) of Linux over the past several months and I'm currently a dual-booter, so the Linux OS is not an issue for me, I'm just getting ready to run a machine that is 100% Linux and see if, over the course of a couple of years, I can tweak it the way I have Windows.
Thanks for any help and/or ideas or suggestions or coffee....I love coffee.