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My friend owns a PC company, he said I could get any GPU for 20-25% of the price, they essentially stock every GPU on the consumer market
Edit: I can also get any part, i.e. PSU, RAM, SSD for 20-25% of the price as well from him
 

It seems like I could:
Buy a second hand PC on eBay for about £70 with a i5-8500 with everything already in the PC, PSU, case, mobo, RAM, SSD etc. (ask me for the ebay listings if you would like to see them)
Buy a bare-bones seconds hand PC from eBay that has a newer motherboard so I can get a better CPU, then buy the individual 2nd hand parts individually or from my friend new

Budget (including currency): 

GBP (£)

My budget is quite low at:
£225
This includes the price I will be paying for the GPU/ any other parts I buy directly from my friend at the 20% discount

 

Country:

United Kingdom, Big metropolitan city
 

Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for:
The most intensive workloads:

Gaming:
- Valorant, 1440p @ 120fps

- MSFS, 1440p @ 30fps
- A High amount of RAM would be preferred, i.e. 16-32GB, I will be running a lot of VMs, developer tools, programs, browser tabs
 

Other details

- My main monitor will be @ 1440p
- A High amount of RAM would be preferred, i.e. 16-32GB

- I will be running linux on my machine, I have heard AMD graphics cards work better on linux, if you have any knowledge on linux desktop/ gaming please comment with advice!

- Thinking of 1/2 TB of NVME fast SSD storage, then another 1/2TB of HDD secondary storage for video's etc. NB: Some of the second hand PCs on ebay have 256gb nvme SSDs already inside

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I will also be dual-booting windows for games that have NO compatibility with Linux, or running GPU pass-thru with a "masked" VM

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3 minutes ago, wowsocoolz said:

I have heard AMD graphics cards work better on linux

this wasnt the case for me.

mY sYsTeM iS Not pErfoRmInG aS gOOd As I sAW oN yOuTuBe. WhA t IS a GoOd FaN CuRVe??!!? wHat aRe tEh GoOd OvERclok SeTTinGS FoR My CaRd??  HoW CaN I foRcE my GpU to uSe 1o0%? BuT WiLL i HaVE Bo0tllEnEcKs? RyZEN dOeS NoT peRfORm BetTer wItH HiGhER sPEED RaM!!dId i WiN teH SiLiCON LotTerrYyOu ShoUlD dEsHrOuD uR GPUmy SYstEm iS UNDerPerforMiNg iN WarzONEcan mY Pc Run WiNdOwS 11 ?woUld BaKInG MY GRaPHics card fIX it? MultimETeR TeSTiNG!! aMd'S GpU DrIvErS aRe as goOD aS NviDia's YOU SHoUlD oVERCloCk yOUR ramS To 5000C18

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1 minute ago, Levent said:

this wasnt the case for me.

Is there a place where I can learn more about linux gaming/ linux GPUs, that you know of

Im completely new to linux, and I am just making the switch

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13 minutes ago, wowsocoolz said:

README:

My friend owns a PC company, he said I could get any GPU for 20-25% of the price, they essentially stock every GPU on the consumer market

Considering my total budget is quite low, I would probably be buying every part second hand, so please keep this in mind when recommending a things

It seems like I could:
Buy a second hand PC on eBay for about £70 with a i5-8500 with everything already in the PC, PSU, case, mobo, RAM, SSD etc. (ask me for the ebay listings if you would like to see them)
Buy a bare-bones seconds hand PC from eBay that has a newer motherboard so I can get a better CPU, then buy the individual 2nd hand parts individually

Budget (including currency): 

GBP (£)

My budget is quite low at:
£200 - $260 - €240
This includes the price I will be paying for the GPU

 

Country:

United Kingdom, Big metropolitan city
 

Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for:
The most intensive workloads:

Gaming:
- Valorant, 1440p @ 120fps

- MSFS, 1440p @ 30fps
- A High amount of RAM would be preferred, i.e. 16-32GB, I will be running a lot of VMs, developer tools, programs, browser tabs
 

Other details

- My main monitor will be @ 1440p
- A High amount of RAM would be preferred, i.e. 16-32GB

- I will be running linux on my machine, I have heard AMD graphics cards work better on linux, if you have any knowledge on linux desktop/ gaming please comment with advice!

- Thinking of 1/2 TB of NVME fast SSD storage, then another 1/2TB of HDD secondary storage for video's etc. NB: Some of the second hand PCs on ebay have 256gb nvme SSDs already inside

You have 200pounds for a 1440p gsming machine that doesn't have a monitor yet?

 

Maybe pay $100 for a used optiplex and spend the rest on a gpu.

 

Your budget is too low for anything but a entry level used 1080p setup.

 

I think your dreams are MUCH larger than your reality.

 

"Do what makes the experience better" - in regards to PCs and Life itself.

 

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2 minutes ago, Dedayog said:

You have 200pounds for a 1440p gsming machine that doesn't have a monitor yet?

The peripherals aren't included in the price btw

3 minutes ago, Dedayog said:

Maybe pay $100 for a used optiplex and spend the rest on a gpu.

3 minutes ago, Dedayog said:

Your budget is too low for anything but a entry level used 1080p setup.

Yes, this is exactly what I was saying in my post, im planning to buy an used optiplex on ebay, then spend the rest of the £100 on the GPU (so basically a £500 GPU)

I dont see why a £500 gpu can't handle 1440p gaming, a 2080 online is like £300, im pretty sure that can handle 1440p

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10 minutes ago, wowsocoolz said:

Is there a place where I can learn more about linux gaming/ linux GPUs, that you know of

Im completely new to linux, and I am just making the switch

Not sure about that user's experience, but AMD GPUs are definitely better in Linux because of the drivers being properly open source unlike Nvidia's

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Just now, wowsocoolz said:

The peripherals aren't included in the price btw

Yes, this is exactly what I was saying in my post, im planning to buy an used optiplex on ebay, then spend the rest of the £100 on the GPU (so basically a £500 GPU)

I dont see why a £500 gpu can't handle 1440p gaming, a 2080 online is like £300, im pretty sure that can handle 1440p

The rest of the PC can't though.  A pre built office PC PSU cannot handle a 2080.

 

Your monitor is at least $100.

 

 

"Do what makes the experience better" - in regards to PCs and Life itself.

 

Onyx AMD Ryzen 7 7800x3d / MSI 6900xt Gaming X Trio / Gigabyte B650 AORUS Pro AX / G. Skill Flare X5 6000CL36 32GB / Samsung 980 1TB x3 / Super Flower Leadex V Platinum Pro 850 / EK-AIO 360 Basic / Fractal Design North XL (black mesh) / AOC AGON 35" 3440x1440 100Hz / Mackie CR5BT / Corsair Virtuoso SE / Cherry MX Board 3.0 / Logitech G502

 

7800X3D - PBO -30 all cores, 4.90GHz all core, 5.05GHz single core, 18286 C23 multi, 1779 C23 single

 

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Raven: AMD Ryzen 5 5600x3d - ASRock B550M Pro4 - G. Skill Ripjaws V 16GB 3200Mhz - XFX Radeon RX6650XT - Samsung 980 1TB + Crucial MX500 1TB - TP-Link AC600 USB Wifi - Gigabyte GP-P450B PSU -  Cooler Master MasterBox Q300L -  Samsung 27" 1080p

 

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Steam Deck 512GB OLED

 

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OnePlus 11 5G - 16GB RAM, 256GB NAND, Eternal Green

OnePlus Buds Pro 2 - Eternal Green

 

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1 minute ago, Brando212 said:

Not sure about that user's experience, but AMD GPUs are definitely better in Linux because of the drivers being properly open source unlike Nvidia's

I know this might sound stupid, but I dont mind using the proprietary drivers on linux

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4 minutes ago, Brando212 said:

Not sure about that user's experience, but AMD GPUs are definitely better in Linux because of the drivers being properly open source unlike Nvidia's

Drivers being opensource does not make them better.

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9 minutes ago, Dedayog said:

The rest of the PC can't though.  A pre built office PC PSU cannot handle a 2080.

 

Your monitor is at least $100.

 

 

Yea, I think you are right, 200£ wont cut it
I just asked my friend and he said I can get any part for 20-25% of the market price
I think I might be able to push my budget up to £275

 

The peripherals are not included in my budget btw

I have updated my post, with a PC Part Picker link

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12 minutes ago, wowsocoolz said:

I know this might sound stupid, but I dont mind using the proprietary drivers on linux

the fact that the Nvidia drivers are proprietary isn't really the issue. it's that Nvidia doesn't care about Linux so those drivers are basic and not the most reliable depending on desktop environment and a couple other things. I don't think it plays nice with Wayland either from the last I heard.

 

and since they're not open source, the community can't really take things in to their own hands to improve things like they can/do with AMD.

 

  

9 minutes ago, Levent said:

Drivers being opensource does not make them better.

I know, that wasn't the point I was trying to make, I better explained myself in this latest reply though

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2 minutes ago, Brando212 said:

the fact that the Nvidia drivers are proprietary isn't really the issue. it's that Nvidia doesn't care about Linux so those drivers are basic and not the most reliable depending on desktop environment and a couple other things. I don't think it plays nice with Wayland either from the last I heard.

 

and since they're not open source, the community can't really take things in to their own hands to improve things like they can/do with AMD.

Ok that is good to know, thanks for the advice

Is there a forum/ place where I can learn more about this, im new to desktop linux and dont really know the "meta" of it

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1 hour ago, Brando212 said:

Not sure about that user's experience, but AMD GPUs are definitely better in Linux because of the drivers being properly open source unlike Nvidia's

i mean there's this...

 

https://www.gamingonlinux.com/2024/05/nvidia-switching-to-open-kernel-modules-by-default-in-future-driver-update-for-turing/

 

 

ngl... it does feel a bit like Linux devs just don't particularly like Nvidia being part of the issue too..

 

ie, every performance review i see says to use "X11" drivers... except any kind of Linux aficionado will tell you to use "wayland" instead (likely full well knowing that it runs shit on Nvidia) 

 

 

ie. Linux "open source" mantra seems almost like its biggest downfall.  just make drivers that work lol idc if its "open source" (don't need official Nvidia support for that, unless there might be legal issues, i dunno) 

 

Tldr: basically it looks like Nvidia is saying "we would like you to do things in a certain way" 

and Linux devs go "nah we dont wanna, f* you, Nvidia"

 

 

edit: case in point, lol

 

 

 

 

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16 minutes ago, Mark Kaine said:

i mean there's this...

 

https://www.gamingonlinux.com/2024/05/nvidia-switching-to-open-kernel-modules-by-default-in-future-driver-update-for-turing/

 

 

ngl... it does feel a bit like Linux devs just don't particularly like Nvidia being part of the issue too..

 

ie, every performance review i see says to use "X11" drivers... except any kind of Linux aficionado will tell you to use "wayland" instead (likely full well knowing that it runs shit on Nvidia) 

 

 

ie. Linux "open source" mantra seems almost like its biggest downfall.  just make drivers that work lol idc if its "open source" (don't need official Nvidia support for that, unless there might be legal issues, i dunno) 

 

Tldr: basically it looks like Nvidia is saying "we would like you to do things in a certain way" 

and Linux devs go "nah we dont wanna, f* you, Nvidia"

 

 

and that's going on since decades... 

X11 is on its way out and doesn't support a lot of modern APIs and functions. Especially if you're talking gaming. Wayland though is still maturing and isn't perfect, we do all admit to this. It's an awkward in-between time right now for things.

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17 minutes ago, Mark Kaine said:

i mean there's this...

 

https://www.gamingonlinux.com/2024/05/nvidia-switching-to-open-kernel-modules-by-default-in-future-driver-update-for-turing/

 

 

ngl... it does feel a bit like Linux devs just don't particularly like Nvidia being part of the issue too..

 

ie, every performance review i see says to use "X11" drivers... except any kind of Linux aficionado will tell you to use "wayland" instead (likely full well knowing that it runs shit on Nvidia) 

 

 

ie. Linux "open source" mantra seems almost like its biggest downfall.  just make drivers that work lol idc if its "open source" (don't need official Nvidia support for that, unless there might be legal issues, i dunno) 

 

Tldr: basically it looks like Nvidia is saying "we would like you to do things in a certain way" 

and Linux devs go "nah we dont wanna, f* you, Nvidia"

 

 

and that's going on since decades... 

I am a bit confused atp

Is there not a definitive answer to if I should buy a NVIDIA/ AMD card given im running linux
Does this mean that I will have to just research what will be best for my linux desktop setup? I dont really know what WM, DE or distro I am even going to choose tbh, should I start deciding now?

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4 minutes ago, Brando212 said:

X11 is on its way out and doesn't support a lot of modern APIs and functions. Especially if you're talking gaming. Wayland though is still maturing and isn't perfect, we do all admit to this. It's an awkward in-between time right now for things.

Would I not be able to use other WM like KDE's built in one?
Im completely new to linux desktop, where do I learn all this stuff haha

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Just my two cents, but I've had fantastic luck with an RX7800XT in my Linux gaming build. I didn't need to install any drivers; built right into the kernal iirc.

System Specs: Second-class potato, slightly mouldy

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26 minutes ago, Brando212 said:

X11 is on its way out and doesn't support a lot of modern APIs and functions. Especially if you're talking gaming. Wayland though is still maturing and isn't perfect, we do all admit to this. It's an awkward in-between time right now for things.

yes... i understand that, it doesn't really change the issue tho... WHY... WHY WHY is something that apparently worked (well enough?) "on its way out"?

 

... i bet this is what a lot of people wanting to switch to Linux are wondering... WHY no long-term support,  WHO are the people behind these decisions,  is there REALLY no other way? 

 

HOW AND WHY would "wayland" be any different, who guarantees that it won't be abandoned too as soon it's "good enough".

 

Yeah,  yeah, i know you're probably aware of these things, but it's stuff that needs to be addressed and fixed for good (and i *seriously* doubt Nvidia is solely to blame for all of this...)

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41 minutes ago, Mark Kaine said:

yes... i understand that, it doesn't really change the issue tho... WHY... WHY WHY is something that apparently worked (well enough?) "on its way out"?

 

... i bet this is what a lot of people wanting to switch to Linux are wondering... WHY no long-term support,  WHO are the people behind these decisions,  is there REALLY no other way? 

 

HOW AND WHY would "wayland" be any different, who guarantees that it won't be abandoned too as soon it's "good enough".

 

Yeah,  yeah, i know you're probably aware of these things, but it's stuff that needs to be addressed and fixed for good (and i *seriously* doubt Nvidia is solely to blame for all of this...)

I'm no expert myself either as I only use linux on my steam deck, but from what I've heard X11 was never intended to be a whole graphics stack, it was just intended to give a basic graphic layer when connecting to servers, hence the legacy name of Xorg Server back when it was new in the 80s.

 

For OPs benefit, here's a good comparison article:

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/x11-vs-wayland-linux-display-showdown-adeolu-oluade-anzge

and here's a couple informative threads:

https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=291864

https://forum.endeavouros.com/t/x11-or-wayland-which-is-better-for-gaming/52127/3

 

One thing to consider is X11 doesn't support newer protocols like HDR or VRR, so if those things matter to you then Wayland is the way to go.

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2 hours ago, wowsocoolz said:

README:

My friend owns a PC company, he said I could get any GPU for 20-25% of the price, they essentially stock every GPU on the consumer market
Edit: I can also get any part, i.e. PSU, RAM, SSD for 20-25% of the price as well from him
 

It seems like I could:
Buy a second hand PC on eBay for about £70 with a i5-8500 with everything already in the PC, PSU, case, mobo, RAM, SSD etc. (ask me for the ebay listings if you would like to see them)
Buy a bare-bones seconds hand PC from eBay that has a newer motherboard so I can get a better CPU, then buy the individual 2nd hand parts individually or from my friend new

Budget (including currency): 

GBP (£)

My budget is quite low at:
£275 - $260 - €240
This includes the price I will be paying for the GPU/ any other parts I buy directly from my friend at the 20% discount

 

Country:

United Kingdom, Big metropolitan city
 

Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for:
The most intensive workloads:

Gaming:
- Valorant, 1440p @ 120fps

- MSFS, 1440p @ 30fps
- A High amount of RAM would be preferred, i.e. 16-32GB, I will be running a lot of VMs, developer tools, programs, browser tabs
 

Other details

- My main monitor will be @ 1440p
- A High amount of RAM would be preferred, i.e. 16-32GB

- I will be running linux on my machine, I have heard AMD graphics cards work better on linux, if you have any knowledge on linux desktop/ gaming please comment with advice!

- Thinking of 1/2 TB of NVME fast SSD storage, then another 1/2TB of HDD secondary storage for video's etc. NB: Some of the second hand PCs on ebay have 256gb nvme SSDs already inside

If you can get new parts at 1/4 of the price I don't understand why you want to buy some old crap rather than a fully new £1200ish PC which will perform better !  😛

About Linux you can make it work with any GPU, but if you just want to game rather run Windows, or a dual boot 

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5 minutes ago, PDifolco said:

If you can get new parts at 1/4 of the price I don't understand why you want to buy some old crap rather than a fully new £1200ish PC which will perform better !  😛

They dont sell prebuilt PCs, only PC parts

6 minutes ago, PDifolco said:

About Linux you can make it work with any GPU, but if you just want to game rather run Windows, or a dual boot 

The thing is, id rather just use linux, I dont really want to dual boot, and im avoiding it as much as I can
I dont really want to use 2 OS's because ill have to maintain 2 different systems, play around with disk partitions/ drives, boot between the 2 OS's, its really just a pain tbh

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9 minutes ago, wowsocoolz said:

They dont sell prebuilt PCs, only PC parts

The thing is, id rather just use linux, I dont really want to dual boot, and im avoiding it as much as I can
I dont really want to use 2 OS's because ill have to maintain 2 different systems, play around with disk partitions/ drives, boot between the 2 OS's, its really just a pain tbh

Yeah buy parts and build your PC mate!😉

About linux why do you prefer it over Windows? My experience with it is that it's  more complicated to operate than Windows and gaming is hit or miss

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2 hours ago, PDifolco said:

Yeah buy parts and build your PC mate!😉

About linux why do you prefer it over Windows? My experience with it is that it's  more complicated to operate than Windows and gaming is hit or miss

Its FOSS, better for software development imo, more customizable, windows has gotten worse with the Ad's etc.

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4 hours ago, wowsocoolz said:

Yea, I think you are right, 200£ wont cut it
I just asked my friend and he said I can get any part for 20-25% of the market price
I think I might be able to push my budget up to £275

 

The peripherals are not included in my budget btw

I have updated my post, with a PC Part Picker link

275x5 is an ok budget for a new pc. Nice friend as he will be making a loss on it for sure as margins in selling pc parts are quite miniscual these days.

 

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D 4.2 GHz 8-Core Processor  (£315.00 @ Amazon UK)
CPU Cooler: Thermalright Phantom Spirit 120 SE 66.17 CFM CPU Cooler  (£36.29 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: ASRock B650M-HDV/M.2 Micro ATX AM5 Motherboard  (£107.36 @ NeoComputers)
Memory: Kingston FURY Beast 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR5-6000 CL30 Memory  (£97.55 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: ADATA XPG GAMMIX S70 Blade 2 TB M.2-2280 PCIe 4.0 X4 NVME Solid State Drive  (£120.60 @ NeoComputers)
Video Card: Gigabyte GAMING OC Radeon RX 7900 GRE 16 GB Video Card  (£508.99 @ MoreCoCo)
Case: Phanteks XT PRO ULTRA ATX Mid Tower Case  (£66.95 @ AWD-IT)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS GX 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply  (£93.95 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £1346.69
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2024-06-12 20:52 BST+0100

 

 

 

 

 

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