I wonder if it i practical to re-house a Dell machines like this in a plain-jane ATX case. I've never tried to do that, so I'm not sure if there are obstacles. In some circumstances, I'd like more drive bays than the Dell's come with. A lot of what is readily available (say, at Free Geek's thrift shop) is Dell.
On Fri, Mar 2, 2018 at 12:17 PM, <ja...@bertelson.me> wrote: > You might consider picking up something like this: > https://www.ebay.com/itm/Dell-Optiplex-3010-Mini-Tower-3-20GHz-Core-i5-160gb/382376863432?hash=item59076fe6c8:g:9GoAAOSwdjVafb8D > > For a bit under $90 (local PDX area pickup is free if you ask, I've done that > with this seller twice) you get your quad core i5 AND 16GB of RAM (2x8GB) and > if you want you can just recycle the rest (or stick your old Celeron in it > for a secondary box/server?) > > -- > James Bertelson > ja...@bertelson.me > :wq > > March 2, 2018 11:20 AM, "Chuck Hast" <wch...@gmail.com> wrote: > >> That is going to be my next step, I have moved all of my laptops to SSD, >> the ones that I use day to day are both i7's and now have SSD's. >> >> I am going to look at the i5's That maybe the way to go. >> >> I have 8g of memory in the machine most of them time it will have about >> half or less of it used, and it never appears to even touch the disk for >> memory. >> >> Will look at the i5. That and the SSD maybe all I need for this one. >> >> On Fri, Mar 2, 2018 at 12:52 PM, Carl Karsten <c...@personnelware.com> >> wrote: >> >>> SSD makes booting so nice. like ubuntu desktop in 5-10 seconds down from >>> 45-60. >>> >>> about a year ago I bought 4 or 5 i5's from ebay from different vendors, all >>> have been working fine. >>> >>> I am seeing i7 1155's for $50 (current bid) to $99 (buy it now) >>> >>> On Fri, Mar 2, 2018 at 12:37 PM, Galen Seitz <gal...@seitzassoc.com> >>> wrote: >>> >>> On 03/02/2018 09:43 AM, Chuck Hast wrote: >>> >>> Well, the cooling is liquid, has a large heat exchanger to get rid of >>> the >>> heat >>> and the CPU part is a large piece of copper that is held down on the >>> CPU, >>> the heat is moved out of the copper block via heat pipe to the heat >>> exchanger. >>> >>> I see the i7's all over the place too. From boxed devices for over $500 >>> to >>> used >>> on Ebay, so looks like the selection is all over the place. >>> >>> I see a lot of 3.40 mHz devices, not so many 3.50 mHz units. >>> >>> Have you maxed out the memory, and are you using an SSD? I think you >>> should do that first if you haven't already. >>> >>> Regarding the processor, I agree with Bill W in that an i5 will likely >>> give you a noticeable improvement without breaking the bank. The change >>> from an i5 to an i7 would be less noticeable. Unless you doing something >>> truly compute intensive that can take advantage of the extra threads, the >>> difference between the i5 and i7 will be minimal. >>> >>> galen >>> -- >>> Galen Seitz >>> gal...@seitzassoc.com >>> >>> _______________________________________________ >>> PLUG mailing list >>> PLUG@pdxlinux.org >>> http://lists.pdxlinux.org/mailman/listinfo/plug >>> >>> -- >>> Carl K >>> _______________________________________________ >>> PLUG mailing list >>> PLUG@pdxlinux.org >>> http://lists.pdxlinux.org/mailman/listinfo/plug >> >> -- >> >> Chuck Hast -- KP4DJT -- >> I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. >> Ph 4:13 KJV >> Todo lo puedo en Cristo que me fortalece. >> Fil 4:13 RVR1960 >> _______________________________________________ >> PLUG mailing list >> PLUG@pdxlinux.org >> http://lists.pdxlinux.org/mailman/listinfo/plug > _______________________________________________ > PLUG mailing list > PLUG@pdxlinux.org > http://lists.pdxlinux.org/mailman/listinfo/plug _______________________________________________ PLUG mailing list PLUG@pdxlinux.org http://lists.pdxlinux.org/mailman/listinfo/plug