[amsat-bb] what's the best choice for my next HAM PC?

PA3GUO pa3guo at upcmail.nl
Sun Dec 22 12:53:15 PST 2013

My current 'main' PC is about 10 years old now, and is getting slow

(Medion Desktop, 10 yr old P4/3 GHz/2.5 GB with Win XP).


I would like to have your inputs on what the next one should be.


For all kinds of reasons, I want to keep Windows as the O/S.

Plus I assume I will slowly upgrade from 2 to 3 monitors.


Taking into account the future will bring 

-          more SDR

-          more Spectran/Spectrum/WSJT like SW

-          more need to run multiple programs simultanious


Should I go for an i3, i5 or i7 processor?

What is the best way to still have (via USB?) serial connectors?

Any other topics to consider?


Henk, PA3GUO








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