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pc recommendation

elan Member
edited December 2019 in FLEX-6000 Signature Series
is any one have recommendation  of pc that can work with the 6700 /6500?
i thinking to buy it from Amazon UK AMD OR I7?
my pc with ASROCK stop working with freeze issue may be it is hardware issue . however today the pc are so cheep so any one please 
many thanks 
73 elan g0uut


  • Steve K9ZW
    Steve K9ZW Member ✭✭✭
    edited March 2017

    Hi Elan G0UUT

    The SmartSDR page at http://www.flexradio.com/amateur-products/flex-6000-signature-series/smartsdr/ has a "Requirements" tab that lists what you need.

    As Amazon.co.uk offers different stuff than Amazon.com (USA) a recommendation isn't going to be very useful.

    Perhaps you can check with some of the other UK based SmartSDR guys for locally available machine recommendations?

    If I recollect well my first UK built computer was a Ferranti Argos-Pro dual bootable as either a CP/M or MSDos machine.   Perhaps there is one still running at the Bletchley Park museum, but that puppy won't do SmartSDR!!




  • dlwarnberg
    dlwarnberg Member ✭✭
    edited May 2019
    Couple additional things I can recommend..
    1) do yourself a favor and get a pc with a SSD (solid state drive)  
    2) make sure it's capable of multiple monitors. 

    I'm always an advocate to "build your own" but I know some are not comfortable with that.  Yes you can get cheap PC these days, but most will skimp somewhere.  In my years of building PC's I highly recommend an Intel processor, AMD's are fine but I have seem instances where there are issues so why take the chance.  Make sure you get a good high quality video card and plenty of RAM (memory).

    I'm currently running the following and have had zero issues:
    Intel i5-4750 processor
    16 GB RAM
    twin 500 GB Samsung SSD (Evo 850's)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti Video Card
    3 (yes three) HP pavillion 22bw IPS LED Monitors
    OS is windows 10

    I can concurrently run:
    SmartSDR (4 slices, 2 SSB, 2 digital)
    SmartSDR CAT
    WSJT-X (first digital slice)
    FLDIGI (second digital slice)

    I've also ran DM780 (not full Ham Radio Deluxe as I prefer DDutil to be interface)

    Good Luck


  • elan
    elan Member
    edited May 2019
    thank you for the info i may thinking to use macair or imac dont know what you think ?
    73 elan g0uut

  • dlwarnberg
    dlwarnberg Member ✭✭
    edited April 2016
    Well... with a MAC you are going to need an intermediary software program, such as parallels or VMware or something along those lines.  All SmartSDR software is currently only written to run under the windows operating system.  With VMware the video is not that good so keep that in mind..  SmartSDR is very much a visual radio interface which is the big advantage.. I can "see" interference and quickly apply a filter to mask the noise so I don't hear it.
  • Ron
    Ron Member
    edited April 2016
    The advantage of Abroham Neal is the on-line and phone support.  I can't say enough good about Neal's hardware, value and help with Flex 6700!


  • YV5WZ
    YV5WZ Extra as YV PY HC and General as KO Member ✭✭
    edited December 2019
    My "Build your Own" PC

    Gigabyte G5 Motherboard ( creative audio sound card included)
    Intel I7  4.4Ghz
    32 Gb dram III Corsair Memory
    500 GB Samsung SSD (Evo 850)
    4TB WB Black Hard Disk
    Video Card Radeo R9 380 4Gb GDDR5
    WIFI 8260  & Bluetooth 4.2 Gigabyte Card 
    (05) Five Cooler Master Jet Flo 120 fan
    850 Watts Corsair Power Suppy

    All just for move my Flex-6300 / Elecraft KAT500 / Elecraft KPA500..... guess I was ...maybe ...exaggerated........but.......I'm happy my radio and software move smoothly...




  • Ross - K9COX
    Ross - K9COX Member ✭✭
    edited June 2017
    I use a five year old HP with a AMD Athlon II X4 3 GHz processor and 8 GB ram. Don't use a SSD drive since SmartSDR uses no disk access while operating and don't mind a few extra seconds to boot up. Computer was on sale five years ago for about $350 at Staples.
  • DrTeeth
    DrTeeth Member ✭✭
    edited December 2018
    Oolai t'ishlach lee email?

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