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  • SomeGuy
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    Originally posted by elatllat View Post
    So nothing much cheaper than $174 ? https://www.newegg.com/p/0RN-00GB-00017
    SpecificationsMfr Part Number: NT-DESKMINI A300W
    No CPU, No Memory, No HDD, No ODD, No OS
    So that doesn't include what you'd asked for.
    ~$55 https://www.newegg.com/asrock-a320m-...82E16813157872
    ~$60 https://www.newegg.com/solid-gear-fl...9SIA6PW2FB0228
    ~$60 https://www.newegg.com/p/274-000M-00...01B8-_-Product

    But it looks like ~$175 is about what it would cost. You could skimp more on the power supply, and that AM4 board can support just about any Ryzen processor.

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  • elatllat
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    Originally posted by SomeGuy View Post
    ...apples to apples...
    So nothing much cheaper than $174 ? https://www.newegg.com/p/0RN-00GB-00017

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  • SomeGuy
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    Originally posted by elatllat View Post

    I was asking about the board and power supply because I assume the other components would be close enough to the same on comparable systems.
    It's an AM4 processor, so it's apples to apples for the 5 out of 6 AM4 chipsets this processor will work with. The power supply is even more generic since at a 35W TDP just about any desktop power supply will be sufficient. As mentioned previously, a stock cooler is included.

    Originally posted by tildearrow View Post
    "DDR4 Support" at the side of the motherboard. Are there any Ryzen motherboards that don't support DDR4?
    Ryzen? Absolutely not.
    AM4 on the other hand? Absolutely not.

    It's just marketing. I remembered that AM4 came out ahead of Ryzen with a few Bristol Ridge APU's but those were *also* DDR4.

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  • tildearrow
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    There is something that baffles me here.

    "DDR4 Support" at the side of the motherboard. Are there any Ryzen motherboards that don't support DDR4?

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  • elatllat
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    Originally posted by Spam View Post

    Cooler is included. So you need some RAM and HDD too, right?
    I was asking about the board and power supply because I assume the other components would be close enough to the same on comparable systems.

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  • Spam
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    Originally posted by elatllat View Post
    What is the minimum cost of the cpu+cooler+board+psu?
    Cooler is included. So you need some RAM and HDD too, right?

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  • elatllat
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    What is the minimum cost of the cpu+cooler+board+psu?

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  • moilami
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    Impressive Fedora.

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  • Random_Jerk
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    Manjaro is not good or bad at anything. It sits dab right at the middle of the pack in almost all tests

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  • ms178
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    Originally posted by perpetually high View Post
    Thanks Michael, this is good stuff.

    As an Ubuntu user, every time I see Clear Linux destroy Ubuntu and other distros it makes me feel better about all the damn tinkering I do with compiling the kernel, out-of-tree patches, OS settings, etc. That stuff makes a difference! (insert "C FLAGS MATTER!").

    I'm almost certain if I ran those benchmarks on my machine I'd fall in line closer with Clear Linux than Ubuntu 19.10. I might be totally wrong and I should just run the benchmarks instead of heresay, but that's my feeling. At the end of the day, we're all using Linux here, and Clear Linux is proof of a distro that tweaks the crap out of everything to squeeze out performance, and the results show.
    Aye! Inspired by the recent scheduler discussions, my own experiments with a tuned kernel were equally positive. I did get a much better gaming experience with a kernel which was compiled with aggressive flags and tuned for low-latency - I also tried out the new BMQ scheduler which worked really well.

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