[vcf-midatlantic] OT: AMD Phenom II Quad-Core Socket AM3 stuff

Herb Johnson 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" 
hardware help.

Regards, Herb
Herbert R. Johnson, New Jersey in the USA
http://www.retrotechnology.com OR .net
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email: hjohnson AT retrotechnology DOT com
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