I've been running Ubuntu on an old HP xw4300 Workstation and while it's been great through the years, I feel that its time for an upgrade. I find that through my daily use of this computer I am constantly running into problems due to its lack of performance, so I have decided to build a higher end machine. One that if I feel like watching a 1080P video or all that way to playing a game on maxed out settings, it will run fine. I considered buying the Leopard Extreme from System76, however I found that I can build a better system more tailored to me for cheaper along with the additional feeling you get from building it yourself. I compiled a list of parts I chose to make this computer great but I am not sure how compatible they will all be on Ubuntu. So I would like to know if anyone has any feedback? Possible alternatives to better hardware? Anything would be interesting to hear.


-EVGA SSC 01G*P4*3652*KR GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB 128*bit $10.00 Mail*in Rebate Card
GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card

-Rosewill CAPSTONE Series CAPSTONE*450 450W Continuous @ *$20.00 Instant
50°C, 80 PLUS GOLD Certified, Single +12V Rail, ATX12V v2.31 /
EPS12V ...

-G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240*Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3

-ASUS P8Z77*V LK LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0
ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

-Intel Core i7*3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155
77W Quad*Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000

-CORSAIR Hydro series H50 High Performance CPU Cooler

-Kingston HyperX 3K SH103S3/120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC
Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) (Stand*Alone Drive)

-Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with
Upgraded USB 3.0 Monitor w/Speakers & HDMI

-ASUS VH232H Glossy Black 23" 5ms Widescreen Full HD 1080p LCD