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Suggestions for Bargain Linux build

Hi! New here, and I was wondering if any of you could help me with this.
I'm intending to get to know linux (always used windows so far) So i was planning to put together a cheap box (since AFAIK Linux apps are not very demanding in terms of HW).
I have a spare socket AM2 Athlon X2 5000+ 2.6 GHz lying around my house, and was planning to start from there. I would like suggestions for parts for this build, preferably cheap parts and easy/non conlflictive to get working on linux. I'm planning to use this build mainly to do general office/web surfing chores (ie web browsing, torrents, music listening, occasional movie).
Your thoughts?
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    mos_anted said:
    Hi! New here, and I was wondering if any of you could help me with this.
    I'm intending to get to know linux (always used windows so far) So i was planning to put together a cheap box (since AFAIK Linux apps are not very demanding in terms of HW).
    I have a spare socket AM2 Athlon X2 5000+ 2.6 GHz lying around my house, and was planning to start from there. I would like suggestions for parts for this build, preferably cheap parts and easy/non conlflictive to get working on linux. I'm planning to use this build mainly to do general office/web surfing chores (ie web browsing, torrents, music listening, occasional movie).
    Your thoughts?


    Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157160 - can go cheaper if you dump PCI 2.0 x 16 support

    Cheapest AM2 Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813153120
    With the tasks you described in mind, the cheaper MB's limits should not affect you to a noticeable degree. Of course you can get slightly more powerful video cards if you ever plan to watch blue ray, but that is up to you.
  2. S7Tom said:
    Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157160 - can go cheaper if you dump PCI 2.0 x 16 support

    Cheapest AM2 Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813153120
    With the tasks you described in mind, the cheaper MB's limits should not affect you to a noticeable degree. Of course you can get slightly more powerful video cards if you ever plan to watch blue ray, but that is up to you.


    Thanks for th info!
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