I already have the rig figured out in terms of componets, but, with this being my first build I wanted to make sure that all the part were going to be compatable. After 3 checks, I am 99% sure, but a third-party opinion would be greatly welcome. Thank you.
External sound card (Creative Labs SoundBlaster, ran through Pulse Audio)
Linux Ubuntu 11.10, or latest stable release
Cooling System details:
Airflow: 95.11 cfm
System pressure: Negative pressure by 10.89 cfm
CPU Cooler: 21.2 to 76.8 cfm airflow, 4 direct contact heat pipes.
Gaming (Steam via Wine), 3D Modeling (Blender), Game Design (Unity3D), Image Manipulation (GIMP), surfing the web, college work.
Approximate Purchase Date: Mid-June
Additional Comments: SSD as the only hard drive is temporary, until HDD prices lower, then I plan to add a 1TB hard drive at least. Ubuntu OS choice is not changing. Windows may be better for gaming, but I have had too many problems with it to make me want to use it in this build.