can I @ the linux instances, could someone adjacent to them boost this, I'm a software engineer with d cups and i don't know how to build a computer, if only there were a strong, capable individual with extremist views on open source software who could help me out of this predicament..... But alas.... No such thing exists.... Not on this federated social media network.... I'll simply have to go to walmart and purchase a HP Slim Desktop Tower Celeron 4GB/1TB Desktop Tower.....

@wgahnagl hello i have $3 and make absolutely horrible part picking decisions, how can i help you

@keith how do u pick parts badly i dont even know how to pick parts i just got here pls help me

@keith can i get one with pretty rainbows on it i want everything to be rainbow

@wgahnagl thats actually WHY i picked the motherboard i did, i wanted one with addressable RGB headers built in because i couldn't find a PCIe controller card for them

@keith *__* OK

tbh RGBs are not going to be my main goal because i straight up dont know where I'll put this thing or how I'l llook at it when I get there like I might mount it on my wall but im not sure
you seem to have a brain full of computer knowledge, how do I build a friend for 1500 - 2000 dollars

@wgahnagl get a current-ish-gen CPU with, like, 6 cores 12 threads, it should last you for a while and you'll have a longer window to upgrade if you need more, and make sure your motherboard has 4 RAM slots so you don't have to waste existing sticks when you need to upgrade.

also, current gen CPUs have pretty decent integrated graphics for most use cases, i can even run minecraft with shaders at ~45fps on them. you probably won't need a GPU yet, that'll save you a bit of money.

@wgahnagl (sorry for the late reply i'm supposed to be in class LMAO)

@keith that's so valid

so are you suggesting that I should get a CPU that's good but with a motherboard with a slot for a good GPU and then when I'm rolling in dough some more I can buy a GPU and pimp my ride further

@wgahnagl Yeah, basically. Although I built mine for about $1000 (although I reused the PSU and hard drive), with $1500 you should probably be able to afford a decent Radeon card (RX560 or something, not current-gen) from the start. (If you can even get your hands on one, I tried to but they were out of stock.)

@wgahnagl Not exactly but from memory it's:
- Motherboard: ASUS B460M-Plus (the built-in Wi-Fi was really weak, you might have to get better antennas or a separate card if you can't use ethernet)
- CPU: Intel i5-10600K? i think? i know it's a 10th gen i5 with 6c12t
- RAM: 2x8GB DDR4
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@wgahnagl
- SSD: 500GB WD Blue
- HD: Seagate BarraCuda 2TB (mine started to fail a few months in, but they upgraded me to a Pro for free, and if you do "advanced replacement" they'll send you the new drive and let you copy everything over before sending the old one back)
- PSU: idk but it's 500W which was more than enough to power the system with the GPU I had planned to install

I recommend getting an equivalent AMD CPU and compatible motherboard instead, though.

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@wgahnagl I'm not *entirely* sure but it looks like the AMD PSP is a bit more disable-able than the Intel ME.

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