I succesfully used a Toshiba Satellite, 8GB RAM and 500GB hard disk. And a
Dell Latitude with 4GB RAM, Nvidia card and 250GB hard disk. But maybe
this is not high end to you...
On 14 August 2016 at 22:14, Drew Samson <netproz(a)q.com> wrote:
I've been using Fedora inside Virtual Box on a Windows 7 host for a few
years now so I can learn Fedora / Linux before taking the plunge and unplug
from Windows more permanently. I think I'm ready to take the plunge and
build a new desktop with Fedora 24 being my primary os and at most run
Windows (should I need it for some reason) inside a VBox vm. I suspect
running Fedora inside a vm is really different than running it right off
the hardware like changing a hdd controller with a mouse click is much
faster & easier than swapping a cable and/or setting or adding an adapter
so I'm trying to do my homework before spending $.
My question is: what hardware would someone recommend for building a
non-gaming high-end desktop? About the only non-negotiable element are my 2
30" dell u3011 monitors both running at 2560x1600. Since I'm a day-trader I
need really good color & resolution for my trading charts but things like a
high frame rate for gaming are not necessary. I have no amd / intel cpu
preference - just 8 cores preferably and probably 4 ram slots on a mb since
I don't want less than 32gb ram. Recently I saw someone indicate nvidia
graphics are not linux friendly and since that's what I've always used on
my builds an alternative is needed. I've had really good results with
Gigabyte mb's but am willing to try another brand. I'd also like to use an
ssd hdd so does Fedora support sata3 or even sata 3.2 well? Am I correct in
thinking ddr3 or ddr4 or ram specs of any kind (latency) are pretty much
irrelevant and Fedora would support all such hardware? Does Fedora have
issues with hardware raid which I usually use? Does Fedora care about 3 or
4 channel ram configuration? Not being a gamer I don't use SLI but since
we're on the subject about compatible hw...does Fedora / linux /
open-source have any capable sli graphics cards which work well and easily?
If someone has built an entire system like this recently would you be
willing to share your component build list? Or if you have a graphics card
which installed easily and would support my resolutions would you mind
sharing it? If someone was frustrated with a particular component would you
mind sharing what to steer clear of?
I would prefer to avoid the click & pray approach to component selection
so I'm asking what has worked well for others...or what was problematic.
Thanks for any advice & feedback.
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