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February 1, 2012 12:46:04 AM


I am trying to build my first computer to be used for a little gaming, but mostly school work and daily use. I would like to make sure my parts are compatible and ask for a few suggestion. Here is what I have so far:

I am wanting to use Ubuntu and this will be my first build. I am just still a bit unsure if everything is compatible and also if there is a cheaper, but very similar approach. Right now I am at a little over $400, which doesn't seem bad. Thanks!

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February 1, 2012 12:38:15 PM

if you want my opinion you would have to list the part names instead of posting links as i cannot view them here.

or you could post this in the system builds section where people more often read and respond.

in any case... a short list of things to check:

cpu socket matches motherboard socket
ram type matches motherboard requirements
# ram sticks matches channels. 2 or 4 for dual channel.
large enough psu. do an online calculator.
psu has correct connections. main connection, video card connections.
drive and component cables match what your board offers (sata, etc)

suggestions without knowing your equipment:

at a bare minimum 2gb, suggested 4gb ram.
onboard sound on the mobo is fine.
use the stock cpu coolers.

if you posted the descriptions from newegg i could say a little more but this will give you a little help.
February 1, 2012 9:53:42 PM

This topic has been moved from the section Opinions and Experiences to section Systems by Pyree