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Your computer specs
« on: October 04, 2021, 02:42:52 PM »

I would like to know, what are your computer specs?  It would be interesting to know.

Desktop:

CPU: Intel Core i5-8600K
MB: Gigabyte Ultra Durable Z370 HD3P
RAM: 16GB (2x 8GB) Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4-3000
SSD: 1TB SK Hynix Gold P31 NVMe
HDD: Seagate BarraCuda Pro 4TB 7200RPM
GPU: MSI AMD Radeon RX 590 Armor 8G OC
Optical: LG Blu-Ray (can't remember the model)
Case: Rosewill Bradley-M Mid-Tower
PSU: EVGA SuperNOVA 850 P2
Monitors: LG 27MP48HQ-P + Acer CB272

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Model: HP Pavilion 15-eh0095nr
CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
RAM: 16GB (2x 8GB) SK Hynix HMA81GS6DJR8N-XN DDR4-3200
SSD: 1TB SK Hynix Gold P31 NVMe
GPU: AMD Radeon Integrated
Optical: None
Monitor: 15.6" BrightView FHD IPS

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Re: Your computer specs
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2021, 03:20:09 PM »

Desktop
CPU: Intel Core i5-8600K
GPU: Gigabyte GAMING RX 580
Motherboard: MSI Tomahawk Z370
RAM: 16GB (2x8GB) Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4-3000
SSD: Samsung EVO 970 250GB M.2
HDD: Seagate BarraCuda 2TB
Optical: LG Blu-Ray
PSU: EVGA 600W Bronze
Monitor: Samsung curved monitor 23.5" LC24F396FHNXZA

Laptop (arriving 10/26, custom build from HP)
Model: HP ENVY 13" x360
SSD: 512GB M.2
CPU: Intel i7 1165G7
RAM: 16GB 3200 DDR4
GPU: Integrated (Iris Xe)
Display: 13.3" IPS Brightview 1080p (FHD)

This laptop comes pre-installed with Windows 11, which gets released tomorrow. Who plans on upgrading to it (provided the restrictive hardware requirements allow you to)? 
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Re: Your computer specs
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2021, 03:40:24 PM »

Desktop
CPU: Intel Core i5-8600K
Motherboard: MSI Tomahawk Z370
RAM: 16GB (2x8GB) Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4-3000
SSD: Samsung EVO 970 250GB M.2
HDD: Seagate BarraCuda 2TB
Optical: LG Blu-Ray
PSU: EVGA 600W Bronze
Monitor: Samsung curved monitor 23.5" LC24F396FHNXZA

Laptop (arriving 10/26, custom build from HP)
Model: HP ENVY 13" x360
SSD: 512GB M.2
CPU: Intel i7 1165G7
RAM: 16GB 3200 DDR4
GPU: Integrated (Iris Xe)
Display: 13.3" IPS Brightview 1080p (FHD)

This laptop comes pre-installed with Windows 11, which gets released tomorrow. Who plans on upgrading to it (provided the restrictive hardware requirements allow you to)?


Just to let you know that the stock SSDs that HP installs in their non-gaming machines are generally not so great.  The SK Hynix Gold P31 that I installed is significantly faster than the stock Kioxia SSD that came with my laptop (which is now being used as an external drive).

Interesting though that your desktop has somewhat similar specs to mine (same processor, RAM, chipset, and optical drive).
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Re: Your computer specs
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2021, 03:55:30 PM »



Home build from 2013, memory upgraded once. Otherwise still running the original hardware. I'm not looking up the brand names of the internal components because they don't matter.

Monitor is an Acer 27". Keyboard is an IBM Model M.

On X11 for now. Have been using Wayland recently, but switched back to X11 because that corrected a few really irritating bugs, such as Discord not properly detecting lack of activity and thus not sending push notifications to my phone when I'm away from the computer.
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Re: Your computer specs
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2021, 04:02:05 PM »

On X11 for now

Windows, Mac, and Linux are all on the number 11 right now?
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Re: Your computer specs
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2021, 04:09:12 PM »

Laptop:
Model: Sager NP8961
CPU: Intel Core i7-8750H, base frequency 2.2 GHz, turbo frequency 3.9 GHz
RAM: 16GB (2x 8GB) Corsair Vengeance DDR4-2666
SSD: WD Blue 256GB M.2 SATA SSD, 512 GB Crucial SATA SSD
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile w/ Optimus
Optical: None
Monitor: 16.1" FHD 144Hz

This laptop comes pre-installed with Windows 11, which gets released tomorrow. Who plans on upgrading to it (provided the restrictive hardware requirements allow you to)? 
I will upgrade this laptop to Windows 11 down the line, because it has TPM 2.0
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Re: Your computer specs
« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2021, 04:39:04 PM »

On X11 for now

Windows, Mac, and Linux are all on the number 11 right now?

Not really. The thing that's closest to the version number on Windows/OS X would be either the kernel version number (5.13.16-200) or the distribution-specific release number (34).

The X server is the system that underpins graphics drawing functions on Linux and Unix, things like "I want a window and I want it this big", "I want to draw text in this font", "I want to know where the cursor is right now". On Windows, this is part of the OS API, but Linux has a more modular design that allows subsystems like this to be swapped out at the user's desire, so it's a separate system here. In fact, Apple has done exactly this; Mac OS X is a Unix system, but they have done away with the X server entirely and replaced it with their own graphics subsystem called Quartz.

The "11" is the X protocol version, version 11, which came out in September 1987. As long as an X server implementation follows the X11 protocol, it should behave nearly identically to any other X11 server, so that no matter which one you choose programs will be displayed the same way. New implementations of X11 have come and gone over the years; when I first got into Linux the big one was XFree86, but later it was replaced by X.org.

The "Wayland" that I mentioned up above is a new graphics protocol that is widely seen as a long-needed refresh of the graphics stack on Linux, as graphics cards have changed a lot since 1987, and there are more efficient ways to render better graphics (like semitransparent windows). Wayland is total rewrite of the way things are done that totally replaces X11. It works well in theory, but every graphical Linux program and device driver is based on assumptions of the way that the universe is that have been true since 1987, so it's natural that a whole lot of them haven't caught up just yet.

Wayland has some neat tricks to try to make things work, but it's not quite perfect yet. In particular, the whole KDE desktop environment is in catch-up mode, since the Qt toolkit their software is based on doesn't really have meaningful native Wayland support in version 5. Qt 6 does but it is all of a few months old (and parts of it aren't even out yet), so it will take some time for it to stabilize to the point that KDE can start porting their software to it (which will probably result in a KDE 6-branded release when it finally happens). Despite this, some Linux distros, including Fedora, are shipping Wayland by default as a means to force everyone to make their applications Wayland-compatible, which leads to a little bit of heartburn for users when the programs they depend on have yet to invest time to fully debug them under Wayland.

Fortunately, you can install Wayland and X11 alongside each other, and choose which runs when you log in.
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Re: Your computer specs
« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2021, 12:09:41 PM »

Deskop:

Intel NUC
Kubuntu 21.04
16 GB RAM
Intel Core I5-7260 2.2 GHz
Mesa Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640
250GB internal SSD
2x 1 TB external hard drive

Laptop
HP ... something
Dual boot Kubuntu 21.04 / Windows 11 (came with it, a beta)
32 GB RAM
Amd Ryzen (don't know the numbers its in the car and I'm too lazy to go get it)
1 TB internal nvme SSD (split in half for the dual-boot)
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Re: Your computer specs
« Reply #8 on: October 07, 2021, 12:13:57 AM »

Laptop, and only a laptop:

Acer Nitro 5 (2018); could run TF2 in its prime, now struggles to do anything on Steam. Since retired to being a convenient place to plug in an HDMI cable and present videos to my TV.

Intel Core i5-8300H, 2.3 GHz - yay, non upgradable!
8 GB RAM
GTX 1050
1 TB hard drive
15.6" display, 1920x1080
Windows 10 - yay, I get to be spied on!

Whenever I get to college, I'll put this thing out of its misery by building my own computer (have a decent amount saved up). Been kicking around the idea of running Linux, but I'd have to dedicate hours to using it properly. I'd probably start with a simple distro and work up from there. Until then: Microsoft is logging my data, the screen creaks when I open it, and it makes for a decent lap warmer because the thermal design is hot garbage.
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Re: Your computer specs
« Reply #9 on: October 07, 2021, 12:47:26 AM »

Whenever I get to college, I'll put this thing out of its misery by building my own computer (have a decent amount saved up). Been kicking around the idea of running Linux, but I'd have to dedicate hours to using it properly. I'd probably start with a simple distro and work up from there. Until then: Microsoft is logging my data, the screen creaks when I open it, and it makes for a decent lap warmer because the thermal design is hot garbage.
If you want to run Linux you could install a distro in a separate partition so you can dual-boot with Windows. And laptop thermal solutions tend to wane out over time. If you're brave enough to open up your laptop with a jewel sized screwdriver and a guitar pick/ iFixit opening picks, you could clean up the dust inside, repaste your laptop's CPU and GPU and/or replace thermal pads to lower peak temperatures and give new life to it. I recently did this to my own laptop and it dropped temperatures by a few degrees (I use IC Diamond which is longer-lasting thus the temps didn't drop that much.)
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Re: Your computer specs
« Reply #10 on: October 10, 2021, 06:54:54 PM »

I am getting S.M.A.R.T. warnings for my secondary Seagate Baracudda Pro HDD (which used to be my primary HDD), which could be a sign of failure.  I might replace it with a 1TB SK Hynix Gold S31 SATA SSD (don't think I will need any more capacity than that, since I am not even close to the full 4TB capacity of the Seagate HDD).
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« Reply #11 on: October 11, 2021, 10:21:28 AM »

Laptop: Macbook Pro early 2015, 3.1 GHz dual core Intel i7
16 GB RAM

for desktop use, I plug in full size keyboard, mouse, display, and external hard drives
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Re: Your computer specs
« Reply #12 on: October 12, 2021, 12:40:46 AM »

Desktop:
CPU: AMD Ryzen 5900X
RAM: 128GB (4×32) DDR4 3600MHz
SSD: 1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M2 NVME
HDD: 4TB Seagate Ironwolf Pro 7200 RPM
GPU: NVIDIA RTX 3080
PSU: 1050W
Monitors: 2×27" 2560×1080p, 1×24" 1920×1080, 1×13" 1920×1080 tablet display

Laptop
CPU: Intel i7-11800H
RAM: 64GB (4×16) DDR4 2666MHz
SSD: 2TB WD Blue M.2 NVME
GPU: Integrated + NVIDIA RTX 3060
Monitors: Built-in 15.6" 1920×1080; External 27" 2560×1080 ultrawide

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Re: Your computer specs
« Reply #13 on: October 12, 2021, 06:24:33 AM »

Desktop (Assembled in September, 2014):
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K 4 GHz Quad-Core
  • Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-UD5H ATX LGA1150
  • Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 32 GB (4 x 8 GB) DDR3-2400 CL11 Memory
  • Storage: Primary-PNY CS2211 960GB SSD 960.1 GB, Secondary (Scratch Drive)-MKNSSDEC240GB 240.0 GB (initial setup was a 256GB SSD-primary and a 2 TB HDD)
  • Video Card: nVidia 1080 acquired in 2018 (replaced the initial nVidia 460 that I used until the then-introduced nVidia 980 became available in November, 2014)
  • Power Supply: SeaSonic M12II 850 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply
  • Monitor: Primary-ViewSonic XG2703-GS 27" 2560x1440(2K) 165Hz IPS G-Sync Gaming Monitor (acquired in December, 2016), Secondary-Acer K2 Series K272HUL 27" WQHD 2560 x 1440 (2K) IPS (acquired in April, 2017) (both replaced a Acer H276HLbmid 27.0" 1920x1080 60 Hz Monitor acquired in April, 2014)
I am planning on replacing this system next year once DDR5 memory becomes available.

It should be noted that in August, 2016, I assembled a TrueNAS server where I have my computers systems back up every night. I also it for the storage of personal data.
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Re: Your computer specs
« Reply #14 on: October 12, 2021, 01:18:10 PM »

i think it's safe to say there's some crossover between 'roadgeek' and just plain 'geek'.

not that there's anything wrong with that.
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Re: Your computer specs
« Reply #15 on: October 12, 2021, 11:00:45 PM »

This is a 2014 i7 MacBook Air, but my usual daily driver is a Raptor Talos II with two 8-core POWER9 CPUs, 64GB of RAM, an AMD WX7100 GPU and 1.5TB of NVMe running Fedora.
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Re: Your computer specs
« Reply #16 on: October 28, 2021, 07:49:32 PM »

Desktop
CPU: Intel Core i5-8600K
GPU: RTX 3060Ti- EVGA XC
Motherboard: MSI Tomahawk Z370
RAM: 16GB (2x8GB) Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4-3000
SSD: Samsung EVO 970 250GB M.2
HDD: Seagate BarraCuda 2TB
Optical: LG Blu-Ray
PSU: EVGA 600W Bronze
Monitor: Samsung curved monitor 23.5" LC24F396FHNXZA

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Re: Your computer specs
« Reply #17 on: October 28, 2021, 08:46:21 PM »

We just swapped our Seagate HDD for a 1TB SK Hynix Gold S31 SATA SSD due to the S.M.A.R.T. warnings for the Seagate HDD. Working good.
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« Reply #18 on: December 18, 2021, 09:44:34 PM »

I was going to ask, which is the best processor to upgrade or should I get a new computer to replace the Dell Inspiron 660s which I have right now?

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« Reply #19 on: December 18, 2021, 11:53:39 PM »

I was going to ask, which is the best processor to upgrade or should I get a new computer to replace the Dell Inspiron 660s which I have right now?

Dunno... what do you use your computer for? Any particular reason why you want to upgrade now? Any reason why you can't wait a few months?
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« Reply #20 on: December 19, 2021, 12:30:46 AM »

I was going to ask, which is the best processor to upgrade or should I get a new computer to replace the Dell Inspiron 660s which I have right now?

Dunno... what do you use your computer for? Any particular reason why you want to upgrade now? Any reason why you can't wait a few months?
I use it for work purposes, but I can't play any games on it because of the outdated processor and CPU. So it lags when I try to play even agar.io on it. And I considered it because it's slooowwww....
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« Reply #21 on: December 19, 2021, 11:41:06 AM »

I was going to ask, which is the best processor to upgrade or should I get a new computer to replace the Dell Inspiron 660s which I have right now?

Dunno... what do you use your computer for? Any particular reason why you want to upgrade now? Any reason why you can't wait a few months?
I use it for work purposes, but I can't play any games on it because of the outdated processor and CPU. So it lags when I try to play even agar.io on it. And I considered it because it's slooowwww....

Which games are you trying to play? The biggest problem in building a good gaming computer is the graphics card. The challenge is that the two GPU chip manufacturers, AMD and nVidia, and the graphics cards that utilize those GPUs are being snatched up by the cyber-currency miners who are willing to pay a premium above MSRP, leaving us gamers with bare shelves. As it is now, while I'm working on a new computer by next summer, I will still have to utilize my old 1080 card.
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Re: Your computer specs
« Reply #22 on: December 19, 2021, 01:43:42 PM »

I was going to ask, which is the best processor to upgrade or should I get a new computer to replace the Dell Inspiron 660s which I have right now?

Dunno... what do you use your computer for? Any particular reason why you want to upgrade now? Any reason why you can't wait a few months?
I use it for work purposes, but I can't play any games on it because of the outdated processor and CPU. So it lags when I try to play even agar.io on it. And I considered it because it's slooowwww....

Which games are you trying to play? The biggest problem in building a good gaming computer is the graphics card. The challenge is that the two GPU chip manufacturers, AMD and nVidia, and the graphics cards that utilize those GPUs are being snatched up by the cyber-currency miners who are willing to pay a premium above MSRP, leaving us gamers with bare shelves. As it is now, while I'm working on a new computer by next summer, I will still have to utilize my old 1080 card.


And here I am, having built my computer before Bitcoin was even invented, and just settled for onboard graphics "until I can get around to" buying a graphics card...and since the pandemic, to pay the bills, I'm doing graphic design work that could really use a graphics card, and there aren't any to buy.
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Re: Your computer specs
« Reply #23 on: December 19, 2021, 01:58:45 PM »

I was going to ask, which is the best processor to upgrade or should I get a new computer to replace the Dell Inspiron 660s which I have right now?

Dunno... what do you use your computer for? Any particular reason why you want to upgrade now? Any reason why you can't wait a few months?
I use it for work purposes, but I can't play any games on it because of the outdated processor and CPU. So it lags when I try to play even agar.io on it. And I considered it because it's slooowwww....

Which games are you trying to play? The biggest problem in building a good gaming computer is the graphics card. The challenge is that the two GPU chip manufacturers, AMD and nVidia, and the graphics cards that utilize those GPUs are being snatched up by the cyber-currency miners who are willing to pay a premium above MSRP, leaving us gamers with bare shelves. As it is now, while I'm working on a new computer by next summer, I will still have to utilize my old 1080 card.
Agar.io, battle dawn, League of Legends, etc
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Re: Your computer specs
« Reply #24 on: January 03, 2022, 02:43:50 AM »

Quick revival. I posted the specs for the PC I built myself back in summer 2020, but I've recently had an upgrade.

My main desktop PC, which I use for graphic design and gaming, is an Alienware Aurora R10 Ryzen Edition:
  • CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 5900 (12 cores, 24 threads, overclocked from 3 GHz to 3.5 GHz, AIO liquid cooled)
  • RAM: 32 GB DDR4-3466 MHz (Dell DIMMs; can't find a brand, so they're likely just from Micron with some heat spreaders)
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 (10 GB GDDR6X VRAM, overclocked on a curve thanks to MSI Afterburner)
  • PSU: 1000W modular PSU (Dell's proprietary swing-out design)
  • Storage: 1 TB NVMe SSD (for booting), 2 TB Samsung 860 EVO 2.5-inch SSD (for Steam library and other data storage)
  • Display: MSI Optix MPG341CQR (34-inch 21:9 ultra-wide monitor, 165 Hz refresh OC'd from 144 Hz stock, 1800R curve)
  • OS: Windows 11 Pro
  • Peripherals: Logitech G915 (GL Tactile) keyboard, Logitech G903 mouse, Steelseries Arctis 5 headset, Harman/Kardon SoundSticks III
I've made some modifications to it; notably, I've removed the stock case fans and replaced them. I felt it was rather awful for a computer of these specifications to only have two fans (one for intake and one for exhaust attached to the AIO radiator), but there was a 3.5-inch HDD bay I could remove at the front to make room for a second intake fan. After removing the stock intake fan below the empty space I created, I installed two Noctua NF-P12 redux-1200 PWM fans with a Y-splitter. For the radiator, I installed two Noctua NF-P12 redux-1700 PWM fans running in push-pull to increase exhaust airflow. Not only does it run far cooler with the additional intake fan blowing on the motherboard, but it's also much quieter thanks to Noctua's excellent engineering.

As far as my laptop is concerned, it's a 2019 16-inch MacBook Pro with the following specs:
  • CPU: Intel Core i9-9980HQ (8 cores, 16 threads, 2.3 GHz base clock)
  • RAM: 16 GB DDR4-2666 MHz (soldered, of course)
  • iGPU: Intel HD Graphics 6000
  • dGPU: AMD Radeon Pro 5500M (4 GB GDDR6 VRAM)
  • Storage: 1 TB NVMe SSD (also soldered, because Apple)
  • OS: macOS Monterey v12.1
My next laptop will likely be a lightweight Windows gaming laptop, seeing as Apple is getting more and more draconian with its end-to-end system control. I'm waiting patiently for more laptops to adopt excellent build quality on par with that of Apple, and especially 16:10 displays. Tall displays on laptops are, in my humble opinion, the only way to go.
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