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What Can I Do With What I Have? (A PC Parts List)

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March 23, 2014 6:06:04 PM

Hello,

As the title suggests, I have recently run into many computer parts (enough to build a whole pc) and I was wondering what I can do with them. Here's the list:

Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4 GHz Quad-Core (BX80646I54670K) Processor (http://ark.intel.com/products/75048/)

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 OC 1189MHZ 2GB Video Card - 84048 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)

CORSAIR CX series CX600 600W (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)

GIGABYTE GA-Z87X-UD3H (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)

Samsung Electronics 840 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5-Inch SATA III Single Unit Version Internal Solid State Drive MZ-7TE250BW (http://www.samsung.com/us/computer/memory-storage/MZ-7T...)

Lite-On Super AllWrite 24X SATA DVD+/-RW Dual Layer Drive - Bulk - IHAS124-04 (Black) (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)

Kingston Technology HyperX Blu 8GB 1333MHz DDR3 Non-ECC CL9 DIMM (Kit of 2) KHX1333C9D3B1K2/8G (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)

Penguin Wireless N PCIe Card for GNU / Linux v4 (TPE-N300PCIE4) (https://www.thinkpenguin.com/gnu-linux/penguin-wireless...)

Penguin USB Bluetooth Micro Adapter for GNU / Linux v2 - $39.00
SKU: TPE-USBBLUV2 (https://www.thinkpenguin.com/gnu-linux/penguin-usb-blue...)

Rosewill 5.25-Inch Multi-In-1 Internal Card Reader (RDCR-11004) (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)


1. Are these all compatible (whatever that means, I am a TOTAL newbie)?

2. I am a mac user and would prefer to run Ubuntu on a computer... Will all this hardware work on Ubuntu? Specifically the graphics card, I've heard those cause trouble.

3. If I wanted to run a Windows application on Ubuntu, could I use Wine with no problems? Would I be able to take advantage of all of my hardware using Wine to play a Windows game, for example?

4. Is the power supply sufficient?

Thanks guys, I know this is a lot of information.

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March 23, 2014 6:17:09 PM

You have a solid gaming build.

1. Yes it appears that it is, although you need a case.

2. Not sure, it should be fine but you should double check this.

3. Again not sure.

4. Yes it's fine. It's not an amazing unit but it will do the trick.
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March 24, 2014 4:59:54 AM

I've experienced trouble with Lite-On in the past. That's the only potential problem I see.
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March 24, 2014 5:02:19 AM

chamaecyparis said:
I've experienced trouble with Lite-On in the past. That's the only potential problem I see.


hmmm... so is installing Ubuntu from this optical drive not going to work then?
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March 24, 2014 1:05:34 PM

1. I have no clue about that, but i may help with the other questions
2. Ubuntu is becoming more flexible, and many different hardware are supported by default. Any hardware that is not supported, the amazing user community has usually found a way. The wireless card may be a problem, but like I said, someone has usually found a way.
3. Wine is a very limited program due to key differences between Windows and Linux. It will run the basic stuff, but don't expect to be playing Halo! You may as well install wine, since it is useful.
4. Again, I don't know much relating to those sorts of things.

I hope i helped with 2 and 3.

Edit: Many games actually have Linux compatible versions now, so don't get your hopes down. Steam was released for Ubuntu not that long ago.

Again, I know very little about hardware. Regarding the optical drive, if it doesn't work, then Ubuntu can be installed from a USB drive (providing your BIOS permits booting from USB).

The big thing with Linux is you need patience to be able to solve problems. Once the problems are solved, you will wonder why you didn't tackle them sooner. Ubuntu is a delight to use in my opinion.

-Edir
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March 24, 2014 6:02:44 PM

Edir said:
1. I have no clue about that, but i may help with the other questions
2. Ubuntu is becoming more flexible, and many different hardware are supported by default. Any hardware that is not supported, the amazing user community has usually found a way. The wireless card may be a problem, but like I said, someone has usually found a way.
3. Wine is a very limited program due to key differences between Windows and Linux. It will run the basic stuff, but don't expect to be playing Halo! You may as well install wine, since it is useful.
4. Again, I don't know much relating to those sorts of things.

I hope i helped with 2 and 3.

Edit: Many games actually have Linux compatible versions now, so don't get your hopes down. Steam was released for Ubuntu not that long ago.

Again, I know very little about hardware. Regarding the optical drive, if it doesn't work, then Ubuntu can be installed from a USB drive (providing your BIOS permits booting from USB).

The big thing with Linux is you need patience to be able to solve problems. Once the problems are solved, you will wonder why you didn't tackle them sooner. Ubuntu is a delight to use in my opinion.

-Edir



Thanks a lot, Edir!! And all others of course. I'm an aspiring software engineer, and I agree with you that Ubuntu is a delight to use and I will eventually want to be able to solve problems like these anyway. I'm very excited now! Thanks again!!!!
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