Hello everyone. I'm looking to put together a budget PC that will last me more than 5 years. This PC will mostly be used for productivity, not gaming. I'll likely dual-boot XP and Linux. Here are the parts I've picked (prices from newegg.com):
HEC 6K28BSOH48D Black / Silver 0.8mm SECC Steel MicroATX Mini Tower Computer Case 485W Power Supply - Retail
go with ASUS M3A78-EM it has full feature of upgradability later on to Phenom II X4 810 with maximum tdp of 140 watts and it has full solid capacitors http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
and cut down on the Graphic card 3200radeon will be more than enough for the work of productivity and for Vista x64 bit version with Aero full on.
I've actually looked into the ASUS boards with integrated Radeon 3200 video, thinking it would be enough for my needs, but I've seen lots of forum posts from people having problems using it with Compiz in Ubuntu. Are there other integrated video solutions out there that would run Compiz well?
Also, what are your thoughts on this case?
APEVIA X-QBOII X-QBOII-NW-AL/500 Black / Silver SECC Steel MicroATX Mini Tower Computer Case 500W Power Supply
One more question....If I decide to go with the Antec NSK3480 as recommended above ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ), will its PSU be enough to power the setup in the original post (replacing the Phenom 9950 with the Phenom 9600, and the tower case and PSU, of course)?