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    • wa4chq
      Having any junk laying around is a good thing.  😉    I got my old tower I put together years ago, complete with a 3 position hard drive switch to see what I had on the hard drives.  I knew Slackware was there but couldn't remember what else.  Bottom line is the video card works but if it isn't seated just right, the machine will not boot.  I got tired messing with it so I put it back up in the attic.  But it's fun messing with junk.  Right now I have Mint on a new used tower my bro gave me, my Lenovo lappy which has Slackware and MX-19 and my Dell lappy which also has MX but also Windose XP.  Got a few Rpi's too running various things too....  It's all fun.  
    • raymac46
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    • wa4chq
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    • abarbarian
      Nope never tried out the onboard graphics. I bought a development version of the Zotac GTX 1070 substantially cheaper than a retail one when I first built the rig. So far it has done me proud and it should handle VR stuff at a not too high level too if I ever go that route.   ZOTAC GeForce® GTX 1070 I re read the thread I posted on the build and came across this,     The original Corsair AX 850 psu died a few months ago (it had been running  24/7 for five years or so) and was replaced with a Corsair HX 850. An I bought a replacement  1 TB nvme which cost less than the original 256 MB one. So my total cost has gone up even so I recon that since I built the rig it has cost me less than £4 a week and dropping with every week that passes. Making my pc building and computing hobby a pretty cheap deal all round. 😋  
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