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November 24, 2010 6:41:38 PM

I haven't built a pc in over a decade. My chief concerns are:

1) Are all of these hardware components compatible with each other?
2) Will everything work under Linux -- Ubuntu in particular?

Thanks in advance for any help!

I did a good deal of research, but would love a pointer if I missed something. The parts are listed below.

Btw, this pc is for software development. I don't care about gfx beyond being able to support multiple monitors at a good resolution. I do a lot of data processing which will use all the cpu and IO I can get, and am a bit bummed to see that available Sata III components and drivers still seem not great. At any rate, any other tips about component recommendations are also appreciated.

Here's my Newegg shopping list:

Intel Core i7-950 Bloomfield 3.06GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor BX80601950
Item #: N82E16819115211

ASUS P6X58D-E LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813131641

Crucial RealSSD C300 CTFDDAC128MAG-1G1 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) Item #: N82E16820148348

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-8GBRH Item #: N82E16820231401

ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
Item #: N82E16827135204

Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001F ALS 1TB 7200 RPM SA TA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive Item #: N82E16822136284

JATON Video-PX8400GS_LX GeForce 8400 GS 256MB 64-bit DDR2 PCI Express x16 Low Profile Ready Video Card Item #: N82E16814139018

ZALMAN CNPS9700 LED 110mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler
Item #: N82E16835118019

ZALMAN ZM-CS4A Socket 1366 Clip Support Kit for CNPS9500/9700
Item #: N82E16835118045

COOLER MASTER Silent Pro M600 RS-600-AMBA-D3 600W ATX12V V2.3 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active ... Item #: N82E16817171036

COOLER MASTER RC-692-KKN2 CM690 II Advanced Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case Item #: N82E16811119216

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
Item #: N82E16832116758

APC BR700G 700 VA 450 Watts Back UPS RS LCD 700 Master Control
Item #: N82E16842101381
November 24, 2010 7:15:45 PM

You went with LGA 1366 so you should get triple channel memory rather than dual.
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November 25, 2010 3:33:22 AM

Thanks karma. I had been thinking I'd grow into 12 gb of triple channel, but it looks like buying the modules separately (especially different modules) may lead to issues. So, I'm going with a triple channel kit -- thank you.
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November 25, 2010 3:37:16 AM

this RAM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... G.skill 6 gig ram

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ZALMAN CNPS9700 LED 110mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler
this cooler is better.... or is that a case fan? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Hyper 212 ~ 30$

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Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001F ALS 1TB 7200 RPM SA TA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive Item #: N82E16822136284
Spinpoint F3 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ~ 69.99 it is better.

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JATON Video-PX8400GS_LX GeForce 8400 GS 256MB 64-bit DDR2 PCI Express x16 Low Profile Ready Video Card Item #: N82E16814139018
no offense, but you are getting a Geforce 8400, with a core i7........
Something like a 5770, or GTS 450...(5770 is better of the two)
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November 25, 2010 10:30:47 AM

Since Linux in on the cards
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T reviewed (for Linux developers) | What Digital Revolution?
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As anyone who does Linux development knows, going multithreaded is usually as simple as typing “make -jN”, where N is the number of parallel jobs that you want to execute while building your app (normally N = number of cores/processors + 1). At $200/$300 per processor, that would make the X6 a bargain-basement priced high-power workstation (Intel’s current six-core offering, the Core i7 9xx series, is actually faster than the X6 but also costs +$1000, out of the reach of mortals and students like myself).


From $499AR (add bells/whistles as per preference)


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Btw, this pc is for software development. I don't care about gfx beyond being able to support multiple monitors at a good resolution.

The HD 4250 IGP is dual display capable and multi display is modular/scalable via addition of a Radeon class discrete and activating ATI Surround View in BIOS of mobo
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November 26, 2010 10:05:19 PM

Atotalnoob said:
this RAM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... G.skill 6 gig ram

Quote:
ZALMAN CNPS9700 LED 110mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler
this cooler is better.... or is that a case fan? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Hyper 212 ~ 30$

Quote:
Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001F ALS 1TB 7200 RPM SA TA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive Item #: N82E16822136284
Spinpoint F3 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ~ 69.99 it is better.

Quote:
JATON Video-PX8400GS_LX GeForce 8400 GS 256MB 64-bit DDR2 PCI Express x16 Low Profile Ready Video Card Item #: N82E16814139018
no offense, but you are getting a Geforce 8400, with a core i7........
Something like a 5770, or GTS 450...(5770 is better of the two)


I'm going with this cpu fan based on another recommendation:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I switched out the HD for the one you recommended. Thank you.

On the gfx -- I just don't need performance. The card I selected does what I need and is very, very cheap.

Thanks a ton for your thoughts and recommendations!

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November 26, 2010 10:08:32 PM

batuchka said:
Since Linux in on the cards
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T reviewed (for Linux developers) | What Digital Revolution?
Quote:
As anyone who does Linux development knows, going multithreaded is usually as simple as typing “make -jN”, where N is the number of parallel jobs that you want to execute while building your app (normally N = number of cores/processors + 1). At $200/$300 per processor, that would make the X6 a bargain-basement priced high-power workstation (Intel’s current six-core offering, the Core i7 9xx series, is actually faster than the X6 but also costs +$1000, out of the reach of mortals and students like myself).


From $499AR (add bells/whistles as per preference)
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q205/batuchka/Untitled-2417.jpg

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Btw, this pc is for software development. I don't care about gfx beyond being able to support multiple monitors at a good resolution.

The HD 4250 IGP is dual display capable and multi display is modular/scalable via addition of a Radeon class discrete and activating ATI Surround View in BIOS of mobo


I ended up getting an amazing (truly absurd) deal from someone on an i7 980x, that sort of closed the cpu race.

Thanks, though, for these ideas on how to keep the price way down.
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