Currently I use Linuxmint on an average laptop that's custom-built from PCSpecialist, part of the reasons I got it is that I need a physical ENGLISH keyboard but it's hard to find those in Sweden. I got it a few years ago and am thinking about upgrading to a desktop. I would love to explore more on graphic design or 3D modeling in the future, so hopefully I can get something more powerful. I'm not so familiar with hardware, would love some help from experts! Thank you! 🙏
What would you recommend as hardware?
- desktop, physical English keyboard (I have monitor already)
- must be compatible with Linux OS
- can deliver to Sweden without tax and duty (it's damn expensive in Sweden)
- should handle powerful graphical tasks (design, 3d modeling, videos)
If you don't know anyone else, can perhaps suggest some machines from suppliers I list above?
I now got my computer from
Special thanks to @joelbonetr for suggestion!
They've assembled all the pieces I chose. It took over a month from order to arrival, which is understandable during pandemic period. Here are what I bought for reference:
- computer case: Fractal Design Define C Black
- graphic card: Sapphire Radeon RX 5600 XT PULSE
- processor: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 Processor
- DDR Memory: HyperX Fury DDR4 2666MHz 32GB
- Harddrive: Kingston A2000 500GB NVMe M.2 SSD
- Motherboard: ASUS EX-A320M-GAMING, Socket-AM4
- Powersupply: Corsair CV550, 550W PSU
- Network card: ASUS PCE-AC68 Nätverkskort
Total cost: 11,410 kr / 1,299 USD / 1,098 EUR
Today I installed my Linuxmint 20 and all the applications I need. The process is quite smooth. Although, at the beginning I was not sure how to do as there is no proper boot menu like I normally saw on laptop, through googling I found that if I turn the "realtek PXE Oprom" off then insert the usb stick it will work. Just in case anyone might also run into issue of not seeing the WIFI detected, you just need to insert the usb stick to install the hardware driver after you install the main OS and restart it. For fast installation, if you have wired connection, better use that than WIFI.
I did a few tests on sites featuring 3D models but since I don't play games I probably haven't tested it to its maximum ability haha... hope I can test something serious soon such as video editing, which has been slow and clumsy on my previous laptop.