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    1. I've wanted to build a PC for a short while now, because it seems equal parts fun as useful. It'd be used mostly for these things: Web browsing (Very) light gaming Storage & data backups Perhaps...

      I've wanted to build a PC for a short while now, because it seems equal parts fun as useful. It'd be used mostly for these things:

      • Web browsing
      • (Very) light gaming
      • Storage & data backups
      • Perhaps website hosting with nginx
      • Programming

      Where the only game I'd play is probably Minecraft, and I'm not expecting great performance. I've got a budget of ~£400, or ~$530 (which, I know, is very little), so I'm trying to cut out/downgrade expensive/overpowered parts but I also don't want the computer to run like ass, and I'm not quite sure what parts meet that middle ground.

      From a glance it would seem this guide on pcpartpicker is about what I'd want, maybe upgrading the storage a little, but I have zero experience so I thought I'd ask for advice/input from those more experienced than me. For example, for my needs do I need a GPU or not?

      Something else I thought I'd ask about is parts compatibility with Linux, as that's my OS of choice. I don't think there's anything there that'd cause an issue, IIRC AMD CPUs work alright under Linux, but it's always good to check right? BSD support wouldn't go unnoticed either, support on my laptop is terrible and I've been wanting to give it a proper try.

      Thanks.


      P.S. I debated putting this under ~talk, but I don't know if it's quite the right fit. Something like ~comp.ask would probably be best, I guess. Volunteers/Janitors/Mods whatever you're called, feel free to move it elsewhere.

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