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I want to do my first PC build.

I have the basics down pat about how to safely put a computer together but need help getting pointed in the right direction of what kind of components to get…

Linux OS
Security minded so thinking of going for AMD processor
Will be doing lots of processing so will I need a good GPU?
I'd like to have 2 optic drives does Sony still make any?
maybe a medium size case so its not hard to move it from place to place

What are your thoughts /tech/?

Also I need like at least 4 usb 3.0 ports and sd car reader.


>Linux OS
what does that even mean.
>Security minded so thinking of going for AMD processor
what do you exactly mean by security? I hope you know about the PSP


top tier bait m8


>Security minded so thinking of going for AMD processor
AMD processors are backdoored as well.
Only the older processors are relatively safer
>Will be doing lots of processing so will I need a good GPU?
It depends on what kind of processing, if you are going to render 3D stuff, you probably need a good GPU. IF you are going any other generic processing (like compiling), you need a good CPU.


This is my suggestions: 1. Always go for quality case (watch out for dimensions - make sure you have enough space) and PSU; 2. Top of the line CPU is not that important if you want only gaming machine; 3. Get a out-of-the-box cooling, I suggest NH C14S since it is "flower style" that cools components on motherboard too; 4. Good motherboard is important for future upgrades, and long lasting components if you plan on overclocking; 5. SSD is a must if you want a fast and responsive system; 6. GPU is more tricky then it seems, there are some models that provide better and quieter cooling then others, and also there are chips with more efficient energy consumption if that is important for you; 7. AMD gpus don't have property drivers but open source ones are pretty good ( I am talking about linux kernel)

P.S. Linux is a kernel not a OS


>Linux OS
>what does that even mean.

It means I definately need a linux compatable mobo.

>what do you exactly mean by security? I hope you know >about the PSP

What is PSP?


This isn't a troll thread go back to 4chan.


Is it difficult to type in "amd psp" on a search engine?


What is a safe processor I can use then?


>It means I definately need a linux compatable mobo.


I read that in a build guide. Also isn't it like very few mobos are compatable with OSX, a lot more are compatable with Linux and almost all are compatable with Windows?


I'm pretty sure that all mobos are compatible with Linux; Linux is compatible with mostly anything.
Any B350 or earlier should do you fine


yes, some mobo chipsets and other things arent friendly to linux (or arent without blobs (blobs are like, nonfree binary drivers that can be included in linux)).

this also goes for graphics cards, some arent nice to linux. if you're getting one you should tryan readup a bit on making them work.

also, dear OP, what even is this computer for? Building a gaming rig is going to lead to very different suggestions than building an NAS or building a computer for other tasks.


if we know what the computer is for; coming up with a parts list will be considerably easier


Its not going to be a gaming PC. But I like the idea that I could mine crypto coins if I wanted to although I'm taking into consideration price.

Pretty much its a general use PC that will be used for the usual, browsing, torrenting, cryptography, and other tasks.


For coins you'll probably want a dedicated mining rig.


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>Security minded
All modern x86 processors are compromised.


you can get relatively modern AMD processors without PSP. up to 2013 or earlier, instead of like 2009.
I forget what the exact cutoff for what had it and what doesnt it but it should be easy to find if you look it up.


Really?? I didn't know about this. Thanks for the tip


god dammit I was looking forward to getting an upgrade soon.

Is there any hope for all of this getting major media attention any time soon so they're forced to remove/disable these "features"?


in a slight redirection:

does anyone know any good projects, sites to look at, or other info that would help an aspirant builder of an arm or risc (or otherwise non x86) computer system ? I think many of us might like to move on from this architecture, but it is often unclear how to do it.


Probably not. Even if it was to blow up in the media (not likely) nothing is stopping them from saying "Ok ok we'll take it out" and then not following through. There's nothing that would keep them accountable for that.


I have a Trinity series released in late 2012, should I be good? "The Platform Security Processor (PSP) is built in on all Family 16h + systems" I'm honestly not sure what "Family 16h + systems" is even referring too, fill in a hardware noob please


So turns out its a 15h processor, making it part of the last generation of AMD processors without PSP. Whew I sure got lucky.


well, I suppose then moving onto other parts, it seems you still need a motherboard, a powersupply, memory, potentially a graphics card (this is usually only if your cpu has no integrated graphics, though a discreet gpu can also be useful, like for passthrough to a virtual machine, or other tasks. If you have integrated graphics and dont know you want a gpu, you're probably safe), disc(s) and a case.

if you're interested you might want to look for a coreboot/libreboot friendly mobo.

you should be able to get optic drives, without much difficulty. I am sure some people make them new, as they are not totally unused, but there's no harm saving a little money and buying nice used items.

as far as discs, you'll probably have to pick between SSD, HDD, or them both together. SSDs are nice because they are considerably faster than HDDs, but tend to be more costly and more prone to failure.

there is more to say, but I am not fully sure how much background you have/how much detail I should give, a lot of this is fairly easy to research on the wired yourself, but from when I started I know it can be fairly nerve wracking to actually make the jump to assembling a pc, and now its easy to forget how worried I was about wasting a bunch of money on memory that didnt work.


this makes me depressed, do we have any other evidence other than some /pol/ thread?


>if you're interested you might want to look for a coreboot/libreboot friendly mobo.

Yes, very interested and hopefully it works with that older AMD that was suggested.

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