[vcf-midatlantic] OT: AMD Phenom II Quad-Core Socket AM3 stuff
hjohnson at retrotechnology.info
Thu Jan 14 01:57:57 UTC 2021
Brief: I'm looking for a central-New Jersey purchase of a desktop, or
just a replacement processor, all recent tech (several years old I call
recent) not cutting edge. This is too new for general discussion, too
old to just buy online. I know some here do this stuff, have these
things around. Covid limits my ability to shop around, shipping is a
recent nightmare. Also: no workshop visiting. So it's plausible to ask
here, for private reply. Those not interested can stop here.
So my wife wants to build a particular sort of video server, modest
performance quad-core but not cutting edge, Win 8 64 bit operation.
We have on hand a decent GigaByte motherboard that supports an AM3 or
AM3+ CPU - but we have no CPU, this was a backup board. The prices on
3GHz quad cores are cheap (ten-year old processors), heat sinks are
cheap. To put this to use, is plausible.
But even old mobos are not expensive, if someone has something they
upgraded from not too long ago. Same with an upgraded system. And some
mobo that's newer will have USB 3.0, good for external drives. So that's
a thing. And a more recent power supply, maybe a decent case, you see
where this goes.
What I don't want is something that got cooked and overclocked 24/7 to
run bitcoin. I want this thing to run for some more years.
On a mobo: PCI slot or two, PCI Expr X 1, PCIExp X 16; and USB 3.0 would
add value. I might take the whole complete system, decent case and
not-abused power supply. No drives, no software - I won't bug you about
support (if the stuff isn't crap, it's all on the Web). No junk.
The local thing, is someone to DROP OFF in the Princeton/Trenton NJ
area. No workshops, I pass. 1) Covid 2) recent shipping nightmares. Just
a deal on a processor and heatsink can reasonably ship by mail. Ship a
mobo, maybe. Ship a whole system, kinda pointless.
So see my email address below and make an inquiry. Not overly rushed
but this ought to resolve in a few weeks, a month. Again - if you read
this far - I'm not looking to discuss 2010 computing in a vintage
computing email list, so keep this private. Thanks for some "old"
Herbert R. Johnson, New Jersey in the USA
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email: hjohnson AT retrotechnology DOT com
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