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What is an affordable cheap Linux box you could recommend?

Personally, I would just go with a raspberry pi, more specifically, the RPi 3 Model B Along with a USB wifi dongle such as this. Cost totals out to about $49 USD ($40 for the RPi and $9 for the wifi ...
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Does this CPU fit with the GPU?

Apparently this CPU is a bad combination with my GPU; I have been told that they will not work together. That CPU and GPU will work together just fine. GPU's are designed to be compatible with most ...
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What does "fully wired" mean when buying a PSU?

A fully-wired PSU is simply a non-modular PSU, and comes with all power cables hard-wired. A semi-modular PSU has the essential cables hard wired and the other cables socketed. A (fully) modular PSU ...
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Graphics card with better performance than AMD HD 7850

There's nothing that meets both your price requirement and your performance requirement. Price-wise, the traditional budget GPU is the 750 Ti at around $90-$100, but it's slightly less powerful than ...
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Is this memory compatible with this motherboard?

As long as you have DDR3 Memory at the right speed you'll be fine, as this is what your motherboard specifies. All three of the RAM modules you listed would work perfectly fine. Brand names don't ...
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Quiet desktop PC refresh

Use a tower styled CPU cooler (such as the Hyper 212 Evo) with some quiet fans running at very low RPMs (I recommend the Noctua NF-F12). Use a GPU that has the fans completely OFF when under a ...
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Are there any mobile phones that can run desktop Linux?

Purism Librem 5 runs a custom distro developed by the company which made the phone, but you can run it on desktop as well, so I believe it qualifies. As a bonus, recently the open source GPU driver ...
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GPU for Asus ROG Swift PG279Q (1440p)

Since you have 2 x GTX 670 in SLI, getting a GTX 1070 will not yield much performance benefits. Running SLI is never as good as running a faster, more expensive single card so I would recommend you to ...
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Advice on building a gaming/web development rig

Gaming generally benefits from faster single core but VM benefits from multiple cores. If you are planning to run less than 4 ish VMs then the i5 6500K will be a better choice (of course you will have ...
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Cheapest Mac for Xamarin.iOS development in Visual Studio

I am bit late though thought of sharing the idea of renting MacInCloud The above company offers Mac rentals starting at $1 per hour and $20.00 per month which is more than sufficient for individual ...
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Recommend a PSU

There are several things to consider when purchasing a PSU, but here are the most important: Does it have enough wattage to support my components and any upgrades I might want in the future? Is it ...
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Quiet desktop PC refresh

A Newegg tech advisor noted that Asus and Lenovo case designs tend to be pretty quiet. Rather than build I decided this time to buy a Lenovo 300-20ish on sale, which was actually cheaper than ...
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Pentium 4 2.8GHz or i3 1.7GHz, which one should I choose?

Explanation Performance Clock speed ('Ghz') is not all that matters when it comes to performance. Quite a few things can dictate how well a certain CPU performs, including but not limited to IPC (...
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Pentium 4 2.8GHz or i3 1.7GHz, which one should I choose?

The answer is quite straightforward: P4 has only one core, 512kb L2 cache vs 2 cores and 3MB cache. These two caracteristics have to be considered as much as clock speed. Besides, P4 is manufactured ...
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CPU Architecture

This somewhat depends on the compiler, linker, and interpreter. If you are using a framework that is optimized for a certain CPU then you most likely want to go for that CPU architecture. At the ...
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What is an affordable cheap Linux box you could recommend?

I would suggest a Parallella board. As mentioned above in regards to running wifi 24/7 and possible damage, you can always run an inexpensive Atheros based USB wifi dongle. As stated on Parallella's ...
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What is an affordable cheap Linux box you could recommend?

I would recomend the UDOO Family or the Odroid Family (Both came with their own Ubuntu flavor). Wifi card included Able to run 24/7 without overheating If this works 24/7 you could damage the Wifi ...
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Graphics Card for GA-970A-DS3P motherboard

Considering your budget and existing hardware, a Nvidia GTX 1050ti will fit your needs nicely. My recommendation would be Zotac's GTX 1050ti Mini. However, you will get similar if not identical ...
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Upgrade for LGA775

I recommend getting a secondhand Core 2 Quad Q9650 or Core 2 Quad X9650 (for your purposes, they're all the same CPU, just with different branding). This will give you almost double the single-...
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Cheap PC with 8GB of RAM

If you are looking just for a PC without a monitor,speakers, keyboard...(considering you have those). Budget might go bit over the 270$ limit. This would be a perfect PC. You can also buy these parts ...
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PC suggestion for Video editing

I think this would be great(I included a monitor too since you didn't specify if you needed it), but I didn't include the storage since I don't know do you need 1TB or 5TB, you didn't specify it. ...
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Looking to upgrade my CPU while avoiding the Intel Management Engine or AMD Platform Security Processor

For maximum performance: 2x AMD 16-core Opteron 6300-series "Abu Dhabi" CPUs in an eATX board. Work down from this point according to your price point. AMD started shipping CPUs with the TMP starting ...
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Desktop PC with two 5.25" drive bays

Acer has some Veriton M desktops that have two 5 1/4" drive bays. For example the M4660G model and M6650G model are both available with a 256 GB SSD drive for under $800. I also found the Lenovo ...
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What's the best CPU and motherboard under $300 for playing Minecraft?

Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 Processor with Wraith Stealth Cooler - YD2600BBAFBOX - $115 Motherboard: Asus Prime B450M-A/CSM AMD Ryzen 2 AM4 DDR4 HDMI DVI VGA M.2 USB 3.1 Gen2 mATX Motherboard $77 ...
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Can I install USB 3.0 USB bracket if my motherboard does not support USB 3.0?

You will need an adapter for it because usb2 is 9 pin and your product mentioned is usb3 19 pin bracket so something similar like this can talk to both mother board and bracket.
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Desktop vs Laptop Performance for Software Development

The laptop will be about 60-70% of the speed, spec-for-spec The i5-4460 has a Passmark of 6728 (1942 single core), while the i5-6200 sports a Passmark of 4010 (1496 single core.) The GT 740 sports a ...
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GPU in new CAD workstation

For a work environment I would recommend nvidia quadro. Not the p600 or p620 those are likely to be too small and under perform although they would work and be the cheapest option. The previous ...
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