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Started by Rich J, April 09, 2019, 07:16:03 PM
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Quote from: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on April 10, 2019, 12:40:40 PMThe only things in that you'd really need to check would be the motherboard, and the graphics driver support for the coffeelake CPUhttps://www.reddit.com/r/buildapc/comments/8jumj5/cant_boot_off_of_a_usb_on_a_gigabyte_h310m_ds2/ (https://www.reddit.com/r/buildapc/comments/8jumj5/cant_boot_off_of_a_usb_on_a_gigabyte_h310m_ds2/)suggests the motherboard will be fine .. with the right settings to allow booting from a USB stick for installation.And phoronix suggest coffeelake support is now available in the 4.15 kernel onwards .. so basically anything based on Ubuntu 18.04 onwards.Earlier versions of Ubuntu could be made to work with theCode Select Expandi915.alpha_support=1kernel boot parameter, but it should no longer be necessary in 18.04https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=core-i3-8100&num=1 (https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=core-i3-8100&num=1)Yes, for normal desktop use (no gaming) you could probably get a slightly cheaper CPU .. but personally I wouldn't build anything less than an i3 nowadays, if only for future proofing .. and by all accounts, that i3 performs pretty well (faster than a Skylake i5 according to Phoronix) so I'd say a pretty good choice.
Quote from: Zorba61 on April 11, 2019, 11:08:14 AMHave you taken a look here....https://www.ebuyer.com (https://www.ebuyer.com) sell full systems and components,it's where I got most of my gear from when I was building my present pc.
Quote from: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on April 12, 2019, 04:04:00 PMI'll see what I can find about those options tomorrow Rich .. busy day today I'm afraid