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hey.. so i need a PC in which i can script a really complicated macro and it will repeat it over and over again.. the pc will not be used for gaming.. literally just macros...

 

my budget is about $300 or so.. no case. will run when i am home.. but when i leave for school / go to sleep i will turn it off.. will be ethernet connected and will only have one monitor. probably will have numerous (about 10 at most) google tabs open, all refreshing / searching pages

 

no, nothing illegal lol

 

what would my specs have to be? 

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Just curious, what is this for? Tab for a Cause?

 

EDIT: Something like a RPI might do the trick (or maybe something a bit more powerful).

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SPECS:

CPU: Xeon X5650 OC'd to 4.2GHz @ 1.35V (courtesy of @XR6)Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth X58 RAM: 6x4GB G.Skill Ripjaws X GPU: Asus RX 570 Strix Storage: 512GB Samsung 850 Pro and 1TB WD Blue PSU: EVGA 600B Case: Fractal Design Define C Cooling: H100i V2, be quiet! Pure Wings 2 (two intake, two exhausting through radiator) Monitor: 3x Dell P2210 on a Steelcase Eyesite triple monitor stand Mouse: Logitech MX Master 3 Keyboard: It changes, but usually Focus FK-9000 Mousepad: Steelseries QcK XL Headphones:  Sennheiser HD598SE and MEE M6 Pro

 

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CPU horsepower is all you need, get an old Intel system

I WILL find your ITX build thread, and I WILL recommend the SIlverstone Sugo SG13B

 

Primary PC:

i7 8086k (won) - EVGA Z370 Classified K - G.Skill Trident Z RGB - WD SN750 - Jedi Order Titan Xp - Hyper 212 Black (with RGB Riing flair) - EVGA G3 650W - dual booting Windows 10 and Linux - Black and green theme, Razer brainwashed me.

Draws 400 watts under max load, for reference.

 

Linux Proliant ML150 G6:

Dual Xeon X5560 - 24GB ECC DDR3 - GTX 750 TI - old Seagate 1.5TB HDD - dark mode Ubuntu (and Win7, cuz why not)

 

How many watts do I need? Seasonic Focus thread, PSU misconceptions, protections explainedgroup reg is bad

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1 minute ago, kelvinhall05 said:

Just curious, what is this for? Tab for a Cause?

i dont even know what that is..

 

but it will be for opening web pages and performing some things as well.. 

1 minute ago, fasauceome said:

CPU horsepower is all you need, get an old Intel system

what about ram? how much is good?

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Just now, iLostMyXbox21 said:

 

what about ram? how much is good?

You will be able to get away with very little ram depending on what program is being run with these macros. 4gb DDR3 wouldn't hurt

I WILL find your ITX build thread, and I WILL recommend the SIlverstone Sugo SG13B

 

Primary PC:

i7 8086k (won) - EVGA Z370 Classified K - G.Skill Trident Z RGB - WD SN750 - Jedi Order Titan Xp - Hyper 212 Black (with RGB Riing flair) - EVGA G3 650W - dual booting Windows 10 and Linux - Black and green theme, Razer brainwashed me.

Draws 400 watts under max load, for reference.

 

Linux Proliant ML150 G6:

Dual Xeon X5560 - 24GB ECC DDR3 - GTX 750 TI - old Seagate 1.5TB HDD - dark mode Ubuntu (and Win7, cuz why not)

 

How many watts do I need? Seasonic Focus thread, PSU misconceptions, protections explainedgroup reg is bad

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1 minute ago, fasauceome said:

You will be able to get away with very little ram depending on what program is being run with these macros. 4gb DDR3 wouldn't hurt

mostly just google

 

edit: what would be a good cpu?

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2 minutes ago, iLostMyXbox21 said:

mostly just google

 

edit: what would be a good cpu?

I think for your budget the best you'll get is an old i5, some decent clocks and 4 cores depending on how you set up your macros. If you need multithreaded power I'd recommend an old Xeon x5650 or something.

I WILL find your ITX build thread, and I WILL recommend the SIlverstone Sugo SG13B

 

Primary PC:

i7 8086k (won) - EVGA Z370 Classified K - G.Skill Trident Z RGB - WD SN750 - Jedi Order Titan Xp - Hyper 212 Black (with RGB Riing flair) - EVGA G3 650W - dual booting Windows 10 and Linux - Black and green theme, Razer brainwashed me.

Draws 400 watts under max load, for reference.

 

Linux Proliant ML150 G6:

Dual Xeon X5560 - 24GB ECC DDR3 - GTX 750 TI - old Seagate 1.5TB HDD - dark mode Ubuntu (and Win7, cuz why not)

 

How many watts do I need? Seasonic Focus thread, PSU misconceptions, protections explainedgroup reg is bad

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8 minutes ago, iLostMyXbox21 said:

i dont even know what that is..

 

but it will be for opening web pages and performing some things as well.. 

Every tab you open donates one cent to charity. Also makes your tab look nice. Has ads on it, but it can give you a new daily background which is cool.

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SPECS:

CPU: Xeon X5650 OC'd to 4.2GHz @ 1.35V (courtesy of @XR6)Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth X58 RAM: 6x4GB G.Skill Ripjaws X GPU: Asus RX 570 Strix Storage: 512GB Samsung 850 Pro and 1TB WD Blue PSU: EVGA 600B Case: Fractal Design Define C Cooling: H100i V2, be quiet! Pure Wings 2 (two intake, two exhausting through radiator) Monitor: 3x Dell P2210 on a Steelcase Eyesite triple monitor stand Mouse: Logitech MX Master 3 Keyboard: It changes, but usually Focus FK-9000 Mousepad: Steelseries QcK XL Headphones:  Sennheiser HD598SE and MEE M6 Pro

 

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 3 2200G 3.5 GHz Quad-Core Processor $97.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard ASRock - B450 Pro4 ATX AM4 Motherboard $59.99 @ Newegg
Memory GeIL - EVO POTENZA 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $59.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $45.89 @ OutletPC
Power Supply EVGA - BT 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $29.89 @ OutletPC
  Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts  
  Total (before mail-in rebates) $318.75
  Mail-in rebates -$25.00
  Total $293.75
  Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-11-07 17:58 EST-0500  

i would wither go with this or with what fasauceome recommended, but this would be easier b/c you wouldn't to to go looking for used parts

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35 minutes ago, kelvinhall05 said:

Every tab you open donates one cent to charity. Also makes your tab look nice. Has ads on it, but it can give you a new daily background which is cool.

oh thats neat.. i might do that too 

 

32 minutes ago, NotSwag said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 3 2200G 3.5 GHz Quad-Core Processor $97.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard ASRock - B450 Pro4 ATX AM4 Motherboard $59.99 @ Newegg
Memory GeIL - EVO POTENZA 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $59.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $45.89 @ OutletPC
Power Supply EVGA - BT 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $29.89 @ OutletPC
  Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts  
  Total (before mail-in rebates) $318.75
  Mail-in rebates -$25.00
  Total $293.75
  Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-11-07 17:58 EST-0500  

i would wither go with this or with what fasauceome recommended, but this would be easier b/c you wouldn't to to go looking for used parts

is the 2200g necessary lol

 

i forgot to mention i already have that same hdd though 

 

thanks ?

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2 minutes ago, iLostMyXbox21 said:

is the 2200g necessary lol

what do you mean

 

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if you want a <$150 machine without hdd that can run chrome i got you

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4 minutes ago, NotSwag said:

if you want a <$150 machine without hdd that can run chrome i got you

wdym?

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Just now, iLostMyXbox21 said:

wdym?

do you want me to make a part list that can do what you want for about $150?

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Is there a reason why this has to be a separate machine? Why not use a VM?

80+ ratings certify electrical efficiency. Not quality.

 

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3 minutes ago, iLostMyXbox21 said:

wdym?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Celeron G3930 2.9 GHz Dual-Core Processor $39.79 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI - B250M PRO-VDH Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $44.99 @ Newegg
Memory Patriot - Signature Line 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $29.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair - VS 600 W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply $19.99 @ Newegg
  Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts  
  Total (before mail-in rebates) $164.76
  Mail-in rebates -$30.00
  Total $134.76
  Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-11-07 18:47 EST-0500  

You could use that or

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Celeron G3930 2.9 GHz Dual-Core Processor $39.79 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI - B250M PRO-VDH Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $44.99 @ Newegg
Memory GeIL - EVO POTENZA 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $59.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair - VS 600 W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply $19.99 @ Newegg
  Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts  
  Total (before mail-in rebates) $194.76
  Mail-in rebates -$30.00
  Total $164.76
  Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-11-07 18:48 EST-0500  

this, but since you are only using chrome there shouldnt be a big difference 

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2 minutes ago, brob said:

Is there a reason why this has to be a separate machine? Why not use a VM?

too complicated for him or what he is doing needs to be run on a different machine

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2 minutes ago, NotSwag said:

do you want me to make a part list that can do what you want for about $150?

yeah sure, i already have the monitor, hdd, and i dont want a case.. thanks :)

1 minute ago, brob said:

Is there a reason why this has to be a separate machine? Why not use a VM?

well..

a.. i do not have my PC yet (i decided instead of buying a bad $500 or so pc i will save about $1500-$2000 and get a big boi pc)

b.. i do not want my main PC to be opening google, closing it, opening this, doiing something... opening google again, doing something, closing again.. all while trying to play my roblox (lel)

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2 minutes ago, NotSwag said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Celeron G3930 2.9 GHz Dual-Core Processor $39.79 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI - B250M PRO-VDH Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $44.99 @ Newegg
Memory Patriot - Signature Line 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $29.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair - VS 600 W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply $19.99 @ Newegg
  Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts  
  Total (before mail-in rebates) $164.76
  Mail-in rebates -$30.00
  Total $134.76
  Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-11-07 18:47 EST-0500  

You could use that or

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Celeron G3930 2.9 GHz Dual-Core Processor $39.79 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI - B250M PRO-VDH Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $44.99 @ Newegg
Memory GeIL - EVO POTENZA 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $59.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair - VS 600 W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply $19.99 @ Newegg
  Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts  
  Total (before mail-in rebates) $194.76
  Mail-in rebates -$30.00
  Total $164.76
  Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-11-07 18:48 EST-0500  

this, but since you are only using chrome there shouldnt be a big difference 

well i *might* run Visual Studio as well.. just for the scripting and UI though.. then i will run the program (i am developing something that is gonna be really cool when im done)

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also, can you just tell us what this is for (more detail) i fell like a lot of people are interested, especially

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1 hour ago, iLostMyXbox21 said:

no, nothing illegal lol

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1 minute ago, NotSwag said:

also, can you just tell us what this is for (more detail) i fell like a lot of people are interested, especially

you said:

lel.. well if you really wanna know (which i will tell.. i have no secrets)

 

if you have seen those sites in which they allow you to watch videos and click on ads / click on pop up bubbles... they give you “points” which you can cash out and get money for.. so basically i am gonna log in on my laptop (not one i am gonna run this script) so i can monitor the progress.. and the macro PC will be watching ads, clicking ads, etc.. then refresh, leave and re open, etc.. basically point mining. i know it wont be %100 effective.. but it will at least do *something* which is better than nothing. plus.. it will give me experience in software development

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1 minute ago, iLostMyXbox21 said:

lel.. well if you really wanna know (which i will tell.. i have no secrets)

 

if you have seen those sites in which they allow you to watch videos and click on ads / click on pop up bubbles... they give you “points” which you can cash out and get money for.. so basically i am gonna log in on my laptop (not one i am gonna run this script) so i can monitor the progress.. and the macro PC will be watching ads, clicking ads, etc.. then refresh, leave and re open, etc.. basically point mining. i know it wont be %100 effective.. but it will at least do *something* which is better than nothing. plus.. it will give me experience in software development

cool, you should post that onto here, i bet a lot of people would be interested in that

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Just now, NotSwag said:

cool, you should post that onto here, i bet a lot of people would be interested in that

i plan to when i finish v1.0...

 

i pretty much have the design (the ui) drawn out i just need to put it on VS and add scripts (which i am working on)

 

i lan to have multiple *start* boxes, and when you press start, it opens a new window and starts doing the thing you chose.. if you press *stop* it closes the window, and i wanna make it a fully functional thing and hopefully release it so hopefully it will also help me get a job in development

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