Convince me that Linix is better than Windows
I've seriously been considering Linux with all the bullshit surrounding everything Windows right now. But from what little I know about Linux (which is really really little so sorry if what I'm about to say is wrong), Linux has very bad compatibility with general software unless it's it's a major companies. It also requires some coding skill.
Now hear me out. I'm pretty sure that's not true but I want to know the advantages and disadvantages of Linux. What does it have over windows other than "no BSOD".
I'm also wondering if there is a way to run programs non-compatable with Linux OS on there, sorta like a way to run windows exclusive programs on Linux.
Also I got a list of games/software that I want to know if Linux can run. -Fraps -DXTORY -Skype -Steam -Team Fortress 2 -CS:GO -Civ 5 -Minecraft -GTA V -Camtasia Studios -FL Studios -Abelton Live -Photoshop -After FX -Team Viewer -Cinema 4D -Notepad++
Those are what I want. And if they aren't compatible but there is still a way to use it, then I would like to know.
Then another question. I've heard about there being something that works like rainmeters on the desktop (if thats what it's called on Linux) How do those work and do you got any examples?
So yeah, Change My View
TL;DR Considering Linux for first PC build. Want to know advantages and disadvantages it has over Windows. Want to know if hat list of software is Linux Compatible. And also about any cool visual effects that you can have on your desktop (like rainmeters for Windows).
submitted by iAmAnGenius
Was given free Ryzen 7 3700x + B450 Motherboard! Looking to finish build for video editing / 3D Software / Audio Editing, with gaming as an afterthought
What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.
Main uses: Video editing / 3D Software / Audio Editing (Pro Tools, Ableton, etc.)
As I said in the title, I was given a free Ryzen 7 3700x and "MSI - B450 TOMAHAWK MAX (Socket AM4) USB-C Gen2 AMD Motherboard." Looking to finish this build as my current setup is so old and I just can't deal with it anymore.
I'm mainly looking for a computer that can use Adobe applications + 3d software (Cinema 4D, Blender). I plan on gaming (Borderlands, Apex Legends, GTA) as well, but I'm fine with sacrificing the gaming experience for a better experience with the editing/3D applications. I absolutely hate having to wait when scrubbing on the timeline in Adobe products, so I'm really looking to cut that wait time as much as possible.
What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?
$750 USD. Keep in mind I already have a CPU and motherboard!
When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.
ASAP. I have a few work projects that need to be finished by the end of next week
What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (ToweOS/monitokeyboard/mouse/etc)
I'll need a case, but I have OS/peripherals.
Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?
US. No access to Microcenter, unfortunately.
If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.
No idea if either of these could be used; feel free to tell me yes/no.
-CORSAIR CX 430W 80+ BRNZ
-MSI R9 280 GAMING 3G 384-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0
Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?
Not planning on it at the moment.
Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)
Definitely going to need an SSD, but I have a few 1Tb hard drives laying around so no need to factor hard drive storage that into the budget!
What type of network connectivity do you need? (Wired and/or WiFi) If WiFi is needed and you would like to find the fastest match for your wireless router, please list any specifics.
Ethernet is fine. On the rare occasion I need to use WiFi, I have a simple USB adapter that will do.
Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-towefull-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?
If possible within the budget (without making any sacrifices to the actual specs of the computer), I'd like one of those smaller "cube-like" cases (if that makes any sense?) I also like the white aesthetic with RGB, if it won't cost too much.
Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?
Extra info or particulars:
Just reiterating that I absolutely despise having a choppy experience while editing (scrubbing, waiting for previews at 1/2 or 1/4 resolution to load when working). Looking to really have that as smooth as possible. Thanks in advance!
submitted by OCLTofficial