5min edit limit - correction, not 400,000 but around 50,000. The rest is true.
Find me a toner+drum/laser, that give that bang for a buck plz.
Skip the Epson
I've built and spec'd many Linux boxes. Here are some thoughts:
Originally Posted by climatepete
1. I'd skip the Epson printer. Get the HP OfficeJet Pro 8600 instead. It has excellent Linux support, and looks quite comparable. I bought two a few years ago for $140 each. Install the HPLIP utility and you are good to go.
2. You might consider spending $100-150 on an NV 750Ti. Its always handy to have a good graphics card, and the 750Ti provides about 3x the stock Intel performance and much better API support (OGL, OCL, and Cuda) which is useful for GPGPU tasks.
Good luck. Again, please don't buy any component before you have confirmed it works well with Linux. A few hours of up-front work can make for a much more pleasant and productive experience - like with any purchase.
Dunno, in about 6 years of laser I never had to change something else than the toners. And it's an el-cheapo Brother.
Originally Posted by brosis
Depends on the design of the laser engine. Some use a replaceable drum, some don't.
Originally Posted by doom_Oo7
I've owned two HP color LaserJets, the first was a CP2605DN and now I have a CP2025DN. Neither required periodic drum replacement. Nether like third-party toner cartridges, either. HP toner is expensive and even though I only have to do it about once a year, it still hurts to shell out more than $400USD for a set of toners.
That said, I'm not going back to inkjets. I'm actually saving a bunch of money with the color laser printer compared to what I was spending on ink cartridges.
Got it built, How can I get online? Sprint wifi modem?
The Sprint/Virgin Mobile U600 wifi modem looks best for me, if I can make it work.
Is anyone using it right now? How do you get it started? Since both Sprint and Ubuntu keep changing things, would online details from years ago be useful or not?
I have not had much to say on this topic I started - I just made slow progress. I got it built, cooling tower and all. My cables are not beautiful but they start and end in the right places.
But how to install Linux? That was a puzzle. The CD/DVD maker on my old XP machine does not work well - probably due to dust. I finally used Unebootin with the iso file on a USB stick and setting that same stick as the target while running the program in my old XP PC. Then I moved the USB stick to the new machine, made it the boot option, and amazingly it just worked. So I have Ubuntu 32 bit looking fine on my ASRock Z97 Pro4 mobo. I will figure out how to get 64 bit if I can get the box online.
Getting my Linux PC online would make me happy indeed.
Originally Posted by mike4
Wow, I like your computer , I want to buy something like this, how much you pay for this computer ?
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