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From: Philip Webb <purslow@××××××××.net>
To: Gentoo User <gentoo-user@l.g.o>
Subject: [gentoo-user] new machine : on-going frustration
Date: Thu, 15 Sep 2022 20:13:27
1 Back in April 2022, I asked for advice here re parts for a new machine (ANB6)
2 & got some very helpful info (thanks to everyone).
3 Since then, it hasn't worked out very well
4 & I'm still relying on my 7-year-old machine (ANB5).
6 I want an AMD CPU, based on past experience ;
7 I prefer a Gigabyte mobo ditto, but will consider other makes.
8 I would like to have PCIe 4.0 , which is much faster than 3.0 ,
9 to improve Gentoo compile times ; I don't do gaming.
10 I would like to avoid a separate graphics card,
11 which are expensive & seem today to be designed for gaming enthusiasts.
12 I want to buy from a physical store, not delivered by an on-line order,
13 in case there's a defect, so that I can easily take it back to the store.
15 Looking at the offerings from Canada Computers, my most convenient store,
16 which I have used for all 5 of my previous home-built machines,
17 my impression is that if you get PCIe 4.0 ,
18 you don't get CPU graphics, but have to buy a separate graphics card ;
19 if you have built-in graphics in the CPU, you get only PCIe 3.0.
21 I might be willing to get an Intel CPU,
22 but in their specifications there's no mention of PCIe (3 or 4) :
23 is this an accident or are PCIe's confined to AMD ?
24 Intel seems to be a quite different world from AMD today.
26 Does anyone have any useful advice or suggestions ?
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30 SUPPORT ___________//___, Philip Webb
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Re: [gentoo-user] new machine : on-going frustration Mark Knecht <markknecht@×××××.com>
Re: [gentoo-user] new machine : on-going frustration Frank Steinmetzger <Warp_7@×××.de>