Hi, I'm trying to build a computer that uses Linux. (Ubuntu) and this is my first time. I'm a college student and not exactly rich, so I'm trying to save some money.
I don't really have a budget per se, but < $400 is ideal.
Here are the components I have picked out from newegg.com. Basically I want to know if these components will work together, and if you have any suggestions to change some of them it would be appreciated.
EnGenius EUB9801 Dual-Band Wireless N Adapter IEEE802.11b, IEEE802.11g, IEEE802.11n (Draft 2.0), IEEE802.11a, IEEE802.11e (WMM), I, f and h standards, IEEE802.1x USB 2.0 Up to 300Mbps Wireless Data Rates WEP, WPA/WPA2 (AES/TKIP), WPS, WMM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Also, any recommendations on power supply? What do I need?
To wrap up the choices above, the specs would be:
AMD 880G Micro ATX Motherboard 34.99 with rebate
AMD Athlon II X3 3.3ghz Processor79.99
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB RAM39.99
Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EARS 1TB Hard Drive109.99
EnGenius EUB9801 Dual-Band Wireless N Adapter34.99
SONY Black 18X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM 23.99
Thermaltake Armor A60 AMD LEO Edition VM200P1W2Z Black SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 99.99
All that together would be $423.93 + shipping.
I plan on getting a 24" monitor for ~ $140 and a solar powered keyboard for ~$70 and a mouse.
Basically if I bought this computer pre-made it would be about $700 + the $230 or so for the peripherals.
I want to know if you have any suggestions or if the build would work correctly. Like I said, it's my first time and I want everything to go smoothly. Plus I need power supply and I'm not sure what to get. Any help or feedback is appreciated!
I would just make sure that there are linux drivers available for the wifi adapter you chose. You may have to go with a larger brand like D-Link or Netgear otherwise. Other than that, I can see no compatibility issues.