Shane Morris — mind if I ask what kind of hardware you use to run Linux?
Ankush Narula

I’m not Shane, but my specs for a DIY computer, built in early 2015:

Intel Core i7 4790K 4.4GHZ (Haswell)

Cooler Master Cosmos II XL-ATX Ultra Tower Case Black

ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark 2 Motherboard

G.SKILL RipjawsZ 4X8GB DDR3–2400

EVGA GForce GTX 770

Western Digital SATA3 2TB

Sandisk 256GB SSD

Mionix NAOS 7000 Optical Mouse

Corsair K70 RGB Keyboard

I’m running a dual 27" monitor setup running on Debian Jessie with i3wm.

These specs are pretty much top of the line for late 2014/early 2015, and it cost the exact same as a brand new Macbook Pro (about $3000 CAD). Parts were all sourced from

It doesn’t take a huge amount of know-how to build your own computer. Just some research and shopping around for good prices on parts.

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