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    Hardware for custom built PC

    I am planning to build my first desktop PC. I plan to run Ubuntu 12.04 with a Virtualbox VM having XP as its OS. My apps will consist of photo processing (Darktable, Gimp), video processing (Kino, Openshot), audio processing (Audacity), desktop publishing (Scribus), and household financial, graphics, and office applications. I have used PcPartPicker to come up with an initial configuration. Does anyone see any problems with this configuration related to Ubuntu and apps I want to run or have any suggestions for changing things? Here's my build setup:

    Type Item Price
    CPU Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $189.99 @ Microcenter
    CPU Cooler Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2 45.0 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler $29.99 @ Newegg
    Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard $179.99 @ Newegg
    Memory G.Skill Ripjaws Z Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $194.99 @ Newegg
    Storage Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $89.99 @ Microcenter
    Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 650 1GB Video Card $99.99 @ Newegg
    Sound Card Creative Labs Audigy SE 24-bit 96 KHz Sound Card $21.99 @ Newegg
    Case NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case $99.99 @ Amazon
    Power Supply Corsair Professional 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply $109.99 @ Newegg
    Optical Drive Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer $15.99 @ Newegg
    Keyboard Microsoft JWD-00046 Wired Standard Keyboard $11.99 @ Amazon
    Mouse Microsoft Basic Wired Optical Mouse $15.99 @ Adorama
    Total
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. $1060.88
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-08 00:27 EST-0500
    I listed this on Reddit, but no one commented on whether anything in this configuration might cause problems under Ubuntu. I presume the only two pieces that are of concern with respect to the list are the mother board and the video card. Any comments will be appreciated.
    Last edited by cscj01; June 26th, 2013 at 05:47 PM.

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