>>16588>Planned OS will be Linux-based and my budget is ~$1000. What sort of hardware should I get to maximize performance?
I've been building a computer over the past month, and this is all the advice I received and can provide:<Plan out what you'll be using your computer for when it comes to additional parts
For example, I often use SD cards and physical discs, so I bought myself an internal SD card reader and an internal disk drive. Also, find out what's the "most demanding" game you have, look up the "recommended" system requirements and choose parts that are equal to or above that.<Go for a Ryzen CPU and AMD GPU (Or a Ryzen APU) if you're planning on exclusively using Linux, otherwise get a Ryzen APU and an Nvidia GPU
Don't bother with Intel at all.<CPU fans typically come with the CPU itself, so don't bother buying a seperate one<Go for a micro-ATX motherboard if you're on a tight budget, get a regular ATX board if you want some more customization and freedom
Also, make sure that the motherboard you're buying has display ports if you're using an APU. And, avoid ASRock.<16GBs of RAM is pretty much the standard
G.Skill is typically the best.<Go for either an NVMe SSD hard drive or a standard HDD, or both
Don't bother with those 2.5" SSDs. Avoid Western Digital, Toshiba, HGST, and Maxtor. People typically throw Seagate in there too, but I have never had a problem with Seagate hard drives.<Using the calculator on pcpartpicker.com, pick a PSU that's at least 100Ws above what your system is demanding
Corsair, EVGA, Seasonic, Super Flower, and XFX come as recommended. Don't buy a case with an internal PSU as they often have a high failure rate. Also, either go for a fully modular PSU or a regular one, don't bother with the semi-modulars.<Get a case that looks good, has good airflow, and has enough features to meet your needs
Just find something you like. Aerocool, Cooler Master, Corsair, Deepcool, Fractal Design, Phanteks, and Silverstone come as recommended brands.
And, here's the limits your should pay for each base part: CPU/APU below $200, motherboard below $120, RAM below $60, hard drive below $60, GPU below $250, case below $75, $PSU below $70 ($100 if modular). OR, if you're really tight on a budget, buy a used PC (From the last decade), gut it, and replace the internals with more modern parts where you can. The only other thing you should take into consideration is how compatible the parts are. While https://pcpartpicker.com
does give you a good idea, it's always good to verify the specs on the manufacturer's website.>>16606
From I've seen, I've actually come to the conclusion that's it's best to avoid Linux since every single distro is adopting a CoC of some sort to expose or restrict "wrongthink". As far as options, that pretty much leaves non-Linux Unix distros, and these are the ones I've found that are not pozzed (AFAIK):>BSD<Net: https://www.netbsd.org/
<DragonFly: https://www.dragonflybsd.org/ >Oracle Solaris: http://www.oracle.com/solaris>>16607>Is it best to watch Linus Tech Tips or is there anyone else/particular videos which are better?
No because they're all normalfag trash. The only reason you should watch them is to either learn what a part is for, what it looks like, and/or how you install it.>I come from a long lineage of laptops and just want something good all-around for a while and which can run Arma 3 without hiccups.https://www.systemrequirementslab.com/cyri/requirements/arma-iii/11602<CPU: Intel Core i5-4460 Quad Core or AMD FX 4300 Quad Core or better
<CPU Speed: 3.2 GHz
<Memory: 8 GB RAM
<Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 / AMD Radeon HD 7800 Series with 2 GB VRAM
Those should be your minimum system requirements for CPU, RAM, and GPU.>I prefer Linux for the security but I'll likely be running Windows 10 on a virtual machine.
Then you'll want an Nvidia GPU in addition to a Ryzen APU.