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Old 12th June 2019
shep shep is offline
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Or used, re-conditioned, does any one know if it is even possible now a days to buy a PC that does not have any OS installed, and preferably no UEFI or secure boot junk, just the legacy Bios.
It has not been mentioned but it is possible to buy DIY bundles.

PortaTech


and

NewEgg Entry Level Bundle
I've got my eye on these
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Combo...=Combo.3845699
Preliminary support is reported in -current.
and

OutletPC bundles

My last upgrade (FM2 APU, Asus MOBO) was to get SATA 3.0/USB3.x and DDR3 memory. A new WD black HD, Antec Green PS, 8GB ram came in under $240 USD. I used the old case and Monitor.

Another cheap solution is embedded MOBO. I use one of these for my -Current/Development system
https://www.newegg.com/asrock-j3355m...82E16813157730. I had to disable some of C power saving states, but it otherwise works great in OpenBSD.

I would not try put alot of emphasis on avoiding UEFI - it is coming ready or not. Both systems above boot UEFI and the setup was fairly simple in recent OpenBSD releases.

Last edited by shep; 12th June 2019 at 07:14 PM.
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