@jlhertel Looks like Tuxedo do some “maxi” desktops. https://www.tuxedocomputers.com/en/Linux-Hardware/Linux-Computer-/-PCs/Maxi-Systeme.tuxedo
@jlhertel I build all desktop systems myself. Always have, so I buy whatever makes sense and is listed on geizhals.de
@jlhertel I used to work at this small independent computer store, I get most of the things there _to this day_.
Hardware will be the same regardless where you buy it*, so you can either go for the best price or for "which business do you want to support".
If you need assistance in configuring the machine, please buy with a company that put effort in helping you configure the machine. Because that service takes knowledge and time.
*) except for fraud, of course, but IMO that's pretty rare.
@jlhertel I bought mine at campuspoint.de - they are specialized on laptops (especially ThinkPads) with a student discount. But they do have non-student laptops and desktops as well. They can even provide upgrades (RAM/SSD, etc.) before shipping. I have bought three computers there over the years, and I'm very happy with them.
@jlhertel Other than that one special store, I will always look at these shops, that I all ordered from a few times before:
* ok1.de and ok2.de
Alternate in particular has a nice "configure your own machine" thing.
The Alternate Configurator is pretty good indeed, especially regarding compatibility of Mainboard/CPU and power requirement for the PSU. Their service is mostly okay.
In case some price comparison website favours Mindfactory: I've had a support nightmare with them, with many very unprofessional (sometimes directly insulting) mails received over several months and them refusing to replace components on warranty. It's a few years ago now but I'm avoiding them ever since.
@jlhertel For a (3) second hand Thinkpad(s) I used ebay-kleinanzeigen.de which for Germany seems to have more people offering stuff than the normal ebay.
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