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I used to list all of my current hardware on my profile but with the new board, everything is jumbled together. I felt like bragging so here are my current systems:

 

Main  rig:

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Cerberus
ASUS ROG Crosshair VII Hero AMD Ryzen 2 AM4 X470 Motherboard
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X Processor 8 Cores and 16 threads @ 4.3 GHz Max Boost. Base Clock 3.7GHz
CORSAIR Hydro Series H80i v2 AIO Liquid CPU Cooler
EVGA SuperNOVA 1050 watt GS 80+ GOLD Fully Modular Power Supply
Corsair LPX 64GB (2x32GB) 3200MHz C16 DDR4 ram
ASUS GeForce GTX 1070 8GB ROG Strix OC Edition Graphics Card
Samsung - SF350 Series 2" LED FHD FreeSync Monitor @ 1920x1080
HP Z Display Z30i 30-inch IPS LED Backlit Monitor @ 2560x1600
HP z27n G2 27" IPS LED HD Monitor @ 2560x1440
HP z27n G2 27" IPS LED HD Monitor @ 2560x1440
Dell Ultra HD 4k Monitor P2715Q 27-Inch Screen LED-Lit Monitor / Custom DZ60 60% keyboard with cherry blue switches and cherry stablizers
Anker Ergonomic Optical USB Wired Vertical Mouse 1000/1600 DPI, 5 Buttons CE100

Logitech - Z623 2.1 Speaker System with subwoofer @ 400 watts
Plantronics Voyager Focus UC Bluetooth USB B825 202652-01 Headset with Active Noise Cancelling

Thermaltake CHASER A71 E-ATX Full Tower Window Gaming Computer Chassis
2x 1TB WD Caviar Black 7200 drives --- Storage /

10TB Seagate ST10000VN0004-1ZD101 -- Storage
2TB WD Green 7200 --Storage
3TB Seagate Barracuda --Storage
Seagate IronWolf 10TB 7200rpm
250GB Samsung 850 EVO-Series SSD
250GB Samsung MZVKW1T0HML NVME SSD (/ and home)
8TB Western Digital Bare Drives WD Red
5TB Seagate Expansion USB 3.0 -- storage
ArchLinux 64 Core -- i3

 

Current carry laptop:

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Papyrus

HP Elitebook 830 G6
Intel i7-8665U @ 1.90GHz base/4.80 GHz turbo 4 cores and 8 threads
13.3" FHD IPS eDPanti-glare WLED-backlit @ 1920 x 1080
Intel UHD Graphics 620
250GB Samsung MZVKW1T0HML NVME SSD (/ and home)
32 GB DDR4-2400 SDRAM1
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 960 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (2x2) Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 5 Combo
Intel I219-LM 10/100/1000 GbE
Audio by Bang & Olufsen
720p HD IR camera

Backlit keyboard (100%)Dual-pointing devices
HP Long Life 3-cell / 50Wh lithium-ion polymer battery up to 19 hours
Archlinux/i3wm

 

Personal laptop that I leave at work:

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Jupiter

HP EliteBook Folio 9470m

Intel Core i7 3687U @ 2.10 GHz

14.0 inch HD (1366 x 768) Anti-glare SVA

16gb ddr3 @ 1600mhz

Intel HD Graphics 4000

Mushkin REACTOR 1TB

Backlit keyboard (100%)Dual-pointing devices

802.11a/g/n Wireless LAN

6-cell slice 91 Whr (+16 hours)

Archlinux/i3wm

 

Mobile workstation that I keep at home since it is too large to carry:

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Saturn

HP ZBook 17" G1 Mobile Workstation
Intel Core i7-4800MQ @ 3.7 GhZ - 4 Cores and 8 threads

32gb DDR3L 1.35V SDRAM (1600 MHz)
NVIDIA Quadro K4100M graphics @1920x1080
Intel 8 Series/C220 HD Audio
Intel Ethernet I217-LM 1GbE
Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6235 6235ANHMW Wlan Bluetooth 4.0 Half MINI Card 802.11 a/b/g/n Dual-band 300 Mbps
Intel SSDSA2BW160G3H 149.05 GiB SSD -- / and home
Hitachi HTS727575A9E364 700 GiB -- Storage
Battery:   ID-1: BAT0 charge: 75.8 Wh condition: 78.4/78.4 Wh (100%)

Archlinux/i3wm

 

I have a couple of other machines but they do not get used much.  I also have a Linode VPS that I have had since 2010 but I only wanted to list physical hardware.

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Forgot main server:
 

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Megatron

HP Z820 Workstation

2x 6-Core Intel Xeon E5-2630 v2 @ 3.1 GHz --  total = 12 cores and 24 threads (6/12 per cpu)

NVIDIA GK104GL Quadro K5000 -- no monitor attached (headless)

3x Western Digital WD20EARS 2tb drives @ 15k RPM

Intel C600/X79 series High Definition Audio

Intel 82579LM Gigabit Network

Intel 82574L Gigabit Network

192 GiB 8-channel ECC DDR3 1600 MHz ram

Archlinux/i3wm

 

 

UPS: CyberPower CP1500AVRLCD 1500VA 900W AVR UPS

 

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raymac46

Wow.

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abarbarian
6 minutes ago, raymac46 said:

Wow.

 

Yup , 40.5 TB of storage on Cerebus, WOW !!!!!!! 😎

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Toshiba NB-305:

Atom N450 Processor

Intel graphics

2 GB DDR2

64 GB SSD

Arch Linux

Verdict: Drove my neighbor nuts trying to run Windows 7 so he gave it to me. Shows how great Arch Linux is that it runs OK on this system.

 

Legacy Clone:

AMD Athlon64 X2 4600

Nvidia GTX 950 

6 GB DDR2

325 GB  WD HDD

MX-19 Linux

Verdict: A useful museum piece. My first Linux only system.

 

Lenovo Thinkpad T430:

Intel i5-3320M

Intel graphics

8 GB DDR3

128 GB Samsung SSD

Debian Buster

Verdict: Purchased off lease. A handsome and sturdy notebook, great for travel. Fast and powerful still.

 

Lenovo Flex2-15D:

AMD A8-6410 Quad Core

AMD graphics

8 GB DDR3

1 TB  Seagate HDD

MX-19 Linux

Verdict: Originally ran Windows 8.1. Has a touchscreen. Its wifi sucked with Windows but is fine with Linux. Could do with an SSD but it's a bear to take apart.

 

Home Built:

AMD A8-5600 Quad Core

AMD R7 360

16 GB DDR3

128 GB Toshiba SSD

1 TB Toshiba HDD

Linux Mint Tricia 19.3

Verdict: My best Linux machine. Built with durable components, runs fast and stable with Linux Mint.

 

Oldest machine from 2008 and newest 2014. Mostly junk but each one is interesting in its own way.

 

 

 

 

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securitybreach

Very nice Ray :thumbsup:

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securitybreach
2 hours ago, abarbarian said:

 

Yup , 40.5 TB of storage on Cerebus, WOW !!!!!!! 😎

 

Actually 42.5 TB

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V.T. Eric Layton

H3LL, I'm embarrassed to post mine. ;)

 


ericsbane07 - Built Nov/Dec 2016

 

System:

Gigabyte 890FXA-UD5 rev. 2.1
AMD Phenom II 1090 6-core cpu
Cool IT ECO r120 water-cooled cpu cooling system
12 Gig RAM
WD Blue 500G SATA III (Slackware64 14.2)
Maxtor 500G SATA II (Slackware64 14.2 rsync backup)
Seagate 320G SATA II (MS Windows 10 Pro + common storage)
Seagate 320G SATA II (MS Windows 10 Pro + common storage - mirror)
IO Magic DVD RW
LiteOn DVD RW
Rosewill Multicard reader and USB 2.0 hub
Antec Continuous Power 750W - Modular
Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 vid card

 

Peripherals:

Samsung 22" LCD monitor (native 1680x1050 resolution)
Logitech 5.1 sound system
Logitech G610 mechanical keyboard
Logitech TracMan wireless mouse
HP Envy 5643 All-In-One printer/scanner/fax/copier

 

--updated 051620

 

DMQ1T33.jpg

 

The vid card has been changed out since this pic was taken.

 

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2 minutes ago, V.T. Eric Layton said:

H3LL, I'm embarrassed to post mine. ;)

 

 

Not bad at all. :thumbsup:

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Yeah, it's a long way from 2000 when I had that old hand-me-down Pentium I 90 with that HUGE 2Gig drive and all that 256M of RAM cruisin' around the Internet at about 33 kbit/s. ;)

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Here is the (dusty) inside of Cereberus:

 

TqMhB8Y.jpg

 

That case is like 4.5 years old and I plan on getting this one when I can afford it:

 

CORSAIR OBSIDIAN 750D Full-Tower Case - Airflow Edition

 

 

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Nine PCI-E expansion slots, up to ten 3.5" or 2.5" drives and three 5.25" drive bays.

 

 

That should help my drive collection.

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I have some upgrades planned to the Lenovo Flex2-15D in the not too distant future. I plan to increase the memory and put in an SSD. The Flex2 has a touchscreen that I don't care about but the grandchildren like it. It is brutally slow so the SSD will help a lot. It'll be a fair project since the internal parts are not easily accessible.

It'll continue to run Linux though. The wifi doesn't crash like it did with Windows 10.

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Yeah, an SSD will make a world of differencs. It will feel like a new computer for sure.

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saturnian
10 hours ago, V.T. Eric Layton said:

H3LL, I'm embarrassed to post mine. ;)

 

Same here. All of these put any of mine to shame.

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It goes without saying that Josh is the spec champion around here, as Bruno was back in the day. However I'm not embarrassed to publish my relatively old and low spec machines because that shows how flexible Linux can be in making just about any PC useful.

All of us have unique reasons to be Linux users and we should celebrate that. I remember how much fun I had getting Linux to run on the worst possible piece of junk that didn't even have a CD-ROM.

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47 minutes ago, raymac46 said:

It goes without saying that Josh is the spec champion around here, as Bruno was back in the day. However I'm not embarrassed to publish my relatively old and low spec machines because that shows how flexible Linux can be in making just about any PC useful.

All of us have unique reasons to be Linux users and we should celebrate that. I remember how much fun I had getting Linux to run on the worst possible piece of junk that didn't even have a CD-ROM.

 

I didn't mean to make any one feel bad or inferior, I am just proud of my systems and their power.

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No offence taken. You have some great hardware.

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5 minutes ago, raymac46 said:

No offence taken. You have some great hardware.

 

Thanks. I could never afford the stuff that I have accumulated all at once. I continuously upgrade my systems whenever I have some extra money until I max them out and then by then, I usually move to new hardware and sell the old to get back some of the money.

 

None of my monitors are the same model as I just kept adding another one to my setup whenever I could afford it. I have to stay on top of storage as its a never ending battle for more room. Nowadays movies can be 10-15gb for blueray and 4k can run up to 70gb for one movie. I would never backup 4k movies as that is just stupidly large. The server was a retired one from work, one of the laptops I got from ebay and the new laptop was discounted through work. 

 

BTW all the large companies have to dump their laptops every  3 years due to warranty reasons. So if you search ebay for "used business laptops", you can get high end laptops that are only 3 years out of date (new hardware nowadays) for less than $200. They will be wiped (obviously) so no OS but other than that, most have never left the docking stations and are in great condition. My Elitebook 9470 came with an i7 and 16gb ram for like $180. I threw in an SSD and got a very nice and thin laptop for less than $250. The business class models have options like docking stations and other accessories, plus they are of a much higher quality than the consumer offerings.

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Posted (edited)

I got my Thinkpad T430 from a local off lease store. It was probably running Windows 7 when in service. They loaded a fresh version of Windows 10 on it, but Lenovo doesn't support or guarantee the hardware will work with it anymore. Of course I planned to use it with Linux and it works great there, so I didn't worry. I'd be happy to get an O/S free off-lease machine but most folks want it to run Windows when they get it.

I think the main issue with these T430s is that some of them have the Optimus dual graphics and that isn't supported any longer in Windows 10. I made sure when I got my machine that it had "only" the Intel graphics. That works best in Linux too.

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V.T. Eric Layton
4 hours ago, securitybreach said:

I didn't mean to make any one feel bad or inferior...

 

HAHAHA! Don't sweat that, bro. You know all of us here don't give a hoot about this and that peeing contests. We're just havin' fun here. :)

 

5 hours ago, raymac46 said:

All of us have unique reasons to be Linux users and we should celebrate that. I remember how much fun I had getting Linux to run on...

 

... on Anything, actually. ;)

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Well, below is the inxi -b from the notebook I'm typing from. This is the oldest computer I have in use, but all of them are low-spec, 4 GB RAM or less, etc. This notebook has actually turned out to be pretty good for running Linux (it's currently home to a Debian/Arch dual-boot):

 

$ inxi -b
System:    Host: debian Kernel: 4.19.0-9-amd64 x86_64 bits: 64 Desktop: Openbox 3.6.1
           Distro: Debian GNU/Linux 10 (buster)
Machine:   Type: Laptop System: Hewlett-Packard product: Presario CQ56 Notebook PC
           v: 0595110003202810010020100 serial: <root required>
           Mobo: Hewlett-Packard model: 1605 v: 90.16 serial: <root required>
           BIOS: Hewlett-Packard v: F.13 date: 11/23/2010
Battery:   ID-1: BAT0 charge: 38.0 Wh condition: 38.0/38.0 Wh (100%)
CPU:       Single Core: Intel Celeron 900 type: MCP speed: 2195 MHz
Graphics:  Device-1: Intel Mobile 4 Series Integrated Graphics driver: i915 v: kernel
           Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.4 driver: modesetting unloaded: fbdev,vesa
           resolution: 1366x768~60Hz
           OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Mobile Intel GM45 Express v: 2.1 Mesa 18.3.6
Network:   Device-1: Ralink RT5390 Wireless 802.11n 1T/1R PCIe driver: rt2800pci
           Device-2: Realtek RTL8101/2/6E PCI Express Fast/Gigabit Ethernet driver: r8169
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 232.89 GiB used: 3.85 GiB (1.7%)
Info:      Processes: 115 Uptime: 10h 21m Memory: 1.88 GiB used: 1.08 GiB (57.2%)
           Shell: bash inxi: 3.0.32

 

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System:
  Host: longship Kernel: 5.6.13-arch1-1 x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc 
  v: 10.1.0 Console: tty 1 wm: WindowMaker 0.95.9 dm: startx 
  Distro: Arch Linux 
CPU:
  Topology: Quad Core model: Intel Core i7-6700K bits: 64 type: MT MCP 
  arch: Skylake-S rev: 3 L1 cache: 256 KiB L2 cache: 8192 KiB 
Machine:
  Type: Desktop Mobo: Gigabyte model: Z170X-Gaming 7 v: x.x serial: N/A 
  UEFI: American Megatrends v: F6 date: 12/16/2015 
Memory:
  ADATA : 2800 Mhz CL17 XPG Z1 Kit - Hmm I seem to be running this at a slower speed for some strange reason.
  RAM: total: 31.31 GiB used: 1.64 GiB (5.3%) 
  Array-1: capacity: 64 GiB slots: 4 EC: None max module size: 16 GiB 
  note: est. 
  Device-1: ChannelA-DIMM0 size: 8 GiB speed: 2133 MT/s type: DDR4 
  Device-2: ChannelA-DIMM1 size: 8 GiB speed: 2133 MT/s type: DDR4 
  Device-3: ChannelB-DIMM0 size: 8 GiB speed: 2133 MT/s type: DDR4 
  Device-4: ChannelB-DIMM1 size: 8 GiB speed: 2133 MT/s type: DDR4 
Graphics:
  Device-1: NVIDIA GP104 [GeForce GTX 1070] driver: nvidia v: 440.82 
  Display: server: X.org 1.20.8 driver: nvidia 
Drives:
  Local Storage: total: 2.73 TiB used: 1.92 TiB (70.2%) 
  ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 vendor: Samsung NVME model 951: MZVPV256HDGL-00000 
  size: 238.47 GiB 
  ID-2: /dev/sda vendor: Crucial model: SSD CT250MX200SSD1 size: 232.89 GiB 
  ID-3: /dev/sdb vendor: Samsung model: SSD 860 EVO 500GB size: 465.76 GiB 
  ID-4: /dev/sdc type: USB vendor: Seagate model: ST1000DM003-1SB102 
  size: 931.51 GiB 
  ID-5: /dev/sdd type: USB vendor: Samsung model: HD103SJ size: 931.51 GiB 
CPU Cooler : Noctua : NH-D15
PSU : Corsair : AX850
Headphones : Sennheiser : RS170 wireless
Mouse : Corsair Reaper : not that old but the third button seems to have stopped working
Mouse : OCZ : Dominatrix : very old but the third button works
Keyboard : any old thing
Controler : Steam
Game Pad : Cyber Snipa V2
Monitor : Dell : 2407WFP : 12 years old 

Main PC - built 2015.

 

inrq311.png

 

😎

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Nice setup Abarbarian :thumbsup:

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The biggest problem that I have seen with older computers is the lack of ram and web browsing. If it were not for the browser, most machines would be fine with 4gb ram. I have an really cool  older netbook that I would still play around but it's completely useless if you try to even load google.com as it only has 2gb of ram.

 

Seriously, I would say at least 60% of ram usage is coming from the browser. Since every tab/window is it's own process and I keep around 40+ tabs open, I can easily use 8gb of ram for the browser alone. I use firefox currently but all browsers have memory leaks when you use a lot of tabs.

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I think a slow processor like the Atom N450 can be another problem. I have noticed that when the old Toshiba netbook is loading Chrome the 

processor is totally maxed out. It is only a single core 1.6 although it has two threads.

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3 hours ago, securitybreach said:

The biggest problem that I have seen with older computers is the lack of ram and web browsing. If it were not for the browser, most machines would be fine with 4gb ram. I have an really cool  older netbook that I would still play around but it's completely useless if you try to even load google.com as it only has 2gb of ram.

 

Seriously, I would say at least 60% of ram usage is coming from the browser. Since every tab/window is it's own process and I keep around 40+ tabs open, I can easily use 8gb of ram for the browser alone. I use firefox currently but all browsers have memory leaks when you use a lot of tabs.

 

1 hour ago, raymac46 said:

I think a slow processor like the Atom N450 can be another problem. I have noticed that when the old Toshiba netbook is loading Chrome the 

processor is totally maxed out. It is only a single core 1.6 although it has two threads.

 

I don't use that many tabs; 40 tabs is far more than I would have opened at one time! Like, at the moment I've got six tabs open, that's about normal for me. So a lot depends on the user's browsing habits.

 

Three of my notebooks have only 2 GB RAM. It's better if I don't use GNOME or KDE on those notebooks. But web browsing (for me) is fine on two of them. On the third one, web browsing is noticeably slower, but even with that machine I get along ok as long as I don't have too many tabs open.

 

I agree that the processor is as much of a factor as the RAM.

 

Another notebook here has 3 GB RAM. No issues with web browsing on that one.

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Well on my main machines, I have 18 pinned/sticky tabs of places that I frequent so it's easy to reach that number.

 

As far as my comment about 2gb of ram and browsing, the computer I was referring to is a HP Mini 110 with an Intel Atom N2600 and 2gb of ram. The machine works great if you are just using terminal apps but as soon as you fire up gmail and a couple of tabs, the machine will grind to a halt and refuse to load any page.

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Yeah, I know other users who work with a lot of tabs like that. They certainly aren't trying to do it on a machine with only 2 GB RAM, lol!! Well, I think I've squeezed a lot out of these old machines, which I guess says a lot about what can be done with Linux.

 

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I usually run with 1-2 tabs open and I've noted that under those conditions I am using about 1 GB of ram and it's still very slow with Chrome. Midori is somewhat better. So the combination of slow antiquated processor and obsolete graphics must be part of the problem for sure. This netbook has an SSD and my broadband connection is OK.

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10 minutes ago, raymac46 said:

I usually run with 1-2 tabs open and I've noted that under those conditions I am using about 1 GB of ram and it's still very slow with Chrome. Midori is somewhat better. So the combination of slow antiquated processor and obsolete graphics must be part of the problem for sure. This netbook has an SSD and my broadband connection is OK.

 

The one I'm referring to just has a 5400 rpm data drive from 2010 so that doesn't help. I don't use it anymore but when I did I tried Midori, Konqueror, Uzbl and a couple of others before figuring out that the machine couldn't handle it.

 

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