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    Question Will my brand new high spec desktop work with the latest Ubuntu??

    I run Ubuntu on my older systems when Win becomes inefficient, but have decided to now run it on a brand new box too (I want to completely move away from Win).

    Anyway, the config I am looking at is:

    Processor (CPU)
    AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X 24 Core CPU (3.8GHz - 4.5GHz, 142MB CACHE)

    Motherboard
    ASUS® PRIME TRX40-PRO (DDR4, 6Gb/s, CrossFireX/SLI) - RGB Ready!

    Memory (RAM)
    128GB Corsair VENGEANCE DDR4 3000MHz (8 x 16GB)

    Graphics Card
    8GB AMD RADEON™ RX 580 - HDMI, DP - DX® 12

    1st Storage Drive
    2TB Samsung 860 QVO 2.5" SSD, SATA 6Gb/s (upto 550MB/sR | 520MB/sW)

    2nd Storage Drive
    2TB Samsung 860 QVO 2.5" SSD, SATA 6Gb/s (upto 550MB/sR | 520MB/sW)

    RAID
    RAID 1 (MIRRORED VOLUME - 2 x same size & model HDD / SSD)

    Any major driver or other software issues I should think about?

    My uses include: Work - running VMs, coding (some data heavy apps with DBs), some graphics work. Leisure - Music, movies, BOINC apps
    I know 128 RAM is a lot, but if the next Win is better than 10 I might install it and you can guarantee it will be an increased RAM hog like all its predecessors.

    Many thanks in advance.

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    Re: Will my brand new high spec desktop work with the latest Ubuntu??

    Hi yofilter,

    From what you listed I don't believe you should have any issues with most everything. A few years back I built my computer from scratch and I got brand new RAM that had just been released, Intel processor, etc. and it ran great.... with a few hiccups. My sound would sometimes cut out, my screen would sometimes flicker, I lost internet for a while (had to use a usb ethernet temporarily), but that was it. I did a quick search for any mention of your chosen graphics card and Ubuntu and it seems that it will probably work. To be doubly sure your system will be compatible will be to search your components with the search term Linux or Ubuntu and see what comes up. Any mentions of it not working under Ubuntu or any other issues? Or maybe it will work with certain tweaks? If you don't find any issues mentioned it would probably be safe. Good luck!

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    Re: Will my brand new high spec desktop work with the latest Ubuntu??

    I would add a NVMe boot drive. With Ubuntu & larger drives for data, it does not have to be large.

    RAID is not backup. It is used more for up time and then you have you data copied/backed up somewhere else.
    http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/nas/n...-is-not-backup

    https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pa...er-linux&num=1
    Very new hardware will need latest kernel, driver & support software. I would just install even though not expected to be finalized till April. I am getting a lot of updates every day. I expect log files are large & will probably reinstall 20.04 once released.
    For more info on UEFI boot install & repair - Regularly Updated :
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
    Please use Thread Tools above first post to change to [Solved] when/if answered completely.

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    Re: Will my brand new high spec desktop work with the latest Ubuntu??

    @KenUBF and @oldfred thanks for the tips. Have being doing lots of research, but there is so much info out there. This really helps.

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    Re: Will my brand new high spec desktop work with the latest Ubuntu??

    pcpartpicker, https://pcpartpicker.com/ is your friend.
    Cheers,


    The Linux Command Line at http://linuxcommand.org/

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    Re: Will my brand new high spec desktop work with the latest Ubuntu??

    Quote Originally Posted by yofilter View Post
    @KenUBF and @oldfred thanks for the tips. Have being doing lots of research, but there is so much info out there. This really helps.
    You're very welcome! Good luck and please reply here once you've set up your system and tell me about it, how well everything is working.

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