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Michael_:
Im pretty new to Amiga/AROS.
I already stumbled around AmigaOS 4.1 and AmgiaOne X1000/X5000 Systems.
But i feel for what it is, its pretty expensive.

So i tought about building a Computer for AROS/Icaros Desktop.

But:
- What Motherboards are supported?
- If needed what external Sound and Ethernet Cards?
- What graphics Cards are Supported?
- Whats the fastest CPU supportet? How many Cores?
- How many Ram is supported?
- How many and Big HDD/SSD Drives are supported?

Are there some complete Systems supported?
The Hardware listed here isnt very spectacular, also not fully supported in most cases.
http://aros.sourceforge.net/de/documentation/users/hardware.php

Also is AROS/Icaros Desktop fully compatibel with Native Amiga/AmigaOS 4.1 Software?

miker1264:
For Icaros Desktop Native for a long time I was running it on an HP Elite 8300 Small Form Factor. I had 4GB of installed memory and an 80GB SATA hard drive. Icaros graphics ran in Native driver mode with several supported graphics modes since there was an AROS driver for the Intel GMA onboard graphics. It ran very well on the 8300. I had bought the computer used on ebay for $190.

Here are the specifications for the 8300 SFF.

https://www.cnet.com/products/hp-compaq-elite-8300-core-i5-3470-3-2-ghz-monitor-none-series/

Michael_:
I did not mention but i would prefer a big form factor. ATX or even bigger.
Simply to have a lot of space in the case and for components i might want to use.

Argo:

--- Quote from: Michael_ on October 27, 2019, 12:16:35 AM ---Im pretty new to Amiga/AROS.
I already stumbled around AmigaOS 4.1 and AmgiaOne X1000/X5000 Systems.
But i feel for what it is, its pretty expensive.

So i tought about building a Computer for AROS/Icaros Desktop.

But:
- What Motherboards are supported?
--- End quote ---
Most, but I'd keep it a few years old

--- Quote ---- If needed what external Sound and Ethernet Cards?
--- End quote ---
Aetheros base should be a good bet
--- Quote ---- What graphics Cards are Supported?
--- End quote ---
Previous generation Geforce and Radeon, 3D only on Geforce
Here's a topic on Graphics cards
--- Quote ---- Whats the fastest CPU supportet? How many Cores?
--- End quote ---
How fast you want? Only one core gets used   AROS64/SMP uses all cores, but is alpha, so not stable, still in development, and doesn't run the current 32bit software - needs recompile
--- Quote ---- How many Ram is supported?
--- End quote ---
4GB, AROS64 will allow as much as modern PCs, but see above
--- Quote ---- How many and Big HDD/SSD Drives are supported?
--- End quote ---
A normal amount, can't see the need for more than two or three, partitions are limited to 128GB
--- Quote ---
Are there some complete Systems supported?
--- End quote ---
Not that I know of, at one time someone was selling a computer specifical build to run AROS
--- Quote ---The Hardware listed here isnt very spectacular, also not fully supported in most cases.
http://aros.sourceforge.net/de/documentation/users/hardware.php

Also is AROS/Icaros Desktop fully compatibel with Native Amiga/AmigaOS 4.1 Software?

--- End quote ---
No, It's source compatible with Amiga OS 3.1    Though AROS 68K is binary compatible


I'm in the same boat   Reviving my old AROS system and installing it in a Checkmate case  Looking to upgrade that early next year
So, am reviewing what might be newly compatible hardware since then
I have had Icaros Desktop running natively on an old ASUS i5-3210 laptop   Can't remember if the WiFi worked or if that was the new Lenovo i5-7600 laptop with that issue

My old system sans case running Icaros Desktop 1.4.5
https://photos.app.goo.gl/Uxk7GgJQfkbaCBje9

ntromans:
Just to say that if running anything based on ABI0 (i.e. current Icaros), stay clear of any motherboard with USB 3 - I've tried on four different systems with USB 3 and on every one the USB would not work and no amount of fiddling with bios settings helped.

Cheers,
Nigel.

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