I am attempting to create my first PC build but i am a noob when it comes to hardware can any of you guys help me with this?
An important note is that this build will be running Ubuntu 12.10 64bit if that makes a difference when it comes to hardware.
Hard drive -
I shall be using the hard drive from my old computer, an Advent DT1404. As far as i know (comparing images on google) the 1TB hard drive on the DT1404 is Sata and not IDE (IDE being that big thick cable riight?). I would like to give the specific hard drive but i have extreme trouble finding any specifications on the Advent DT1404 as the product is no longer being produced.
Please also note that i would like to play some games which require medium graphics but not the high end sort of Crysis 2 games.
I tried to follow the Lifehackers guide to building a PC (http://lifehacker.com/5828747/how-to-build-a-computer-f...), Just incase anyones wondering and i have never built a pc from scratch (I've just upgraded my old one about 4 days ago the first time i touched hardware!) If anyone has any tips or reccomendations feel free to tell me.
Oh by the way, I'm going to try and use the adaptor on the front of my Advent, i have no idea what type of cable it is though or if its going to fit, if anyone can tell me what an adaptor thing looks like(SD card, Micro SD card, etc etc....)
*And can we keep the build as cheap as possible but still have some speed to it? I was thinking about changing the mother board to something that supports AMD CPU's since i heard they were cheaper for there power*
What motherboard would you reccomend? Will this do? http://www.amazon.co.uk/Asus-P8H77-I-Motherboard-Channe...
Also in one of the reviews it states " but only one chassis fan port", does this mean that i can only have 1 fan? or can only 1 fan be mounted onto the mother board? Sorry but i'm not an expert at hardware.
Alright so the main reason I made you switch from the Z68 is because its used by OCers your CPU that u have isnt a "K" type which means it cant be OCed. Also the Z68 is over a year old I would want my system to be as upto date as possible so that when u finally get a chance to upgrade your CPU to a 3570 or a 3770 ur motherboard wont be a bottleneck in a way