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October 12, 2012 5:40:52 AM

I'm building a new PC for my parents it will be running exclusively Ubuntu, or some other Linux distro. Here's what I've come up with Suggestions would be appreciated.

Approximate Purchase Date:Sometime this winter, They are in no hurry
Budget Range: $200 at max but they'd like to keep it as cheep as possible
System Usage from Most to Least Important:System Usage from Most to Least Important: Web browsing, E-mail, writing document.
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg, Micro-center (actual store) , TigerDirect.
Monitor Resolution:1024x768
Case 727 mATX Computer Case
http://www.microcenter.com/product/312891/727_mATX_Comp...
SDD SanDisk SATA 3 32GB (they do not use much space at all so this is more than enough)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CPU Celeron G550 2.6GHz LGA 1155 (is a dual cpu even necessary for their needs?)
http://www.microcenter.com/product/398335/Celeron_G550_...
Motherboard Asrock H61 LGA 1155 Micro atx
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PSU Diablotek DA Series PSDA250 250W ATX Power Supply (is this more than enough, or not enough?)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
RAM Crucial 2x1GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1066
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Other Notes no periphials are needed. No CD Drive i'll install via usb
October 12, 2012 6:38:36 AM

Dear you're better off getting an HDD. 32gb just isn't worth it no matter how little space they use. Windows itself will eat all that up, it may not even be enough after a while.

I don't really know about Diablotek PSUs. If you want cheap but quality ones, check Rosewill Green or Antec Earthwatts/Green.

You might want at least 4gb of RAM.
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October 12, 2012 6:46:56 AM

I would recommend a 64gb SSD, even if 32gb is enough better to have more free space for write leveling.
And a better brand PSU
otherwise everything else is plenty good enough for Ubuntu
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October 12, 2012 7:23:13 AM

excella1221 said:
Dear you're better off getting an HDD. 32gb just isn't worth it no matter how little space they use. Windows itself will eat all that up, it may not even be enough after a while.

I don't really know about Diablotek PSUs. If you want cheap but quality ones, check Rosewill Green or Antec Earthwatts/Green.

You might want at least 4gb of RAM.

Well i won't be installing windows I'm using Ubuntu which is like 5 Gb total and i'd prefer and ssd since they are much faster.
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October 12, 2012 8:39:25 AM

The SSD is fine. Thankfully Ubuntu isn't a hog like Windows.
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October 12, 2012 2:04:54 PM

Oh right, this is an Ubuntu thread. My bad.
32gb is still a bit small though...
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October 23, 2012 5:51:48 AM

The SSD you post is not a regular SSD, it is a caching SSD, so you will still need another hard drive. And this SSD is Windows 7 only, probably won't run with Ubuntu.
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