SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: surfing, text editing, web development, light photo editing, netflix/hulu streaming, stalking Jessica Alba
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor(ativa 23.6 1920x1080@60), 2 500GB external HDs( 1backup, 1offsite), APC 725 UPS
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: U.S.A.
OVERCLOCKING: No SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Going to run Linux(Ubuntu 9.10). I edit source code most of the day so I don't need a ton of power. I want it to feel snappy when navigating folders and when switching/starting applications. Quiet would be nice. Non-jumpy streaming video a big plus (this netbook is not cutting it).
First time builder here. Just wanted to make sure if I mash all these parts together it will be a computer.
Started out with this MB because of the built-in graphics and I'm not really a gamer (I could be provoked to play Open Arena). Little concerned about the DDR2; will DDR3 make that big of a difference for me?
GIGABYTE GA-MA785G-UD3H AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 785G HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...