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    Help with my build

    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.

    Thanks


    -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

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    Re: Help with my build

    RAM is pretty cheap these days, perhaps 16gig would be a better option than 4gig?
    You think that's air you're breathing now?

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    Re: Help with my build

    When it comes to ram and because ram is so cheap these days there is no reason not to max out your ram, also I would have gone with a lga 2011 motherboard as ivy bridge e will be supported but it is a bit more costly.

    32GB seems to be the max for your board and I'd recommend this kit.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231522
    $350 may seem like a lot but it's not, you're saving money down the road.

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    Re: Help with my build

    Edit: Seems my internet had a bit of hiccup.
    Last edited by Rukiri; March 17th, 2013 at 11:14 AM.

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    Re: Help with my build

    It looks pretty good to me, but I can't help wondering if moving down to an i5-3570k and moving up to a GTX 660 might ultimately give you a better balanced system with more gaming potential.


    32GB seems to be the max for your board and I'd recommend this kit.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231522
    $350 may seem like a lot but it's not, you're saving money down the road.
    Sorry, but that sounds like a terrible purchase to me. It's not going to make the system faster now or even in the near future unless the user does something special that requires lots of RAM (VM's, huge images in GIMP, etc.). I'm skeptical about buying massive amounts of RAM like (especially uberexpensive "gaming/performance" RAM with huge fins on the heatspreaders that clutter the CPU socket area). RAM can be added cheaply later on. 4GB modules might be a better choice and (2x4) 8GB would probably what I'd recommend here since moving from 4GB to 8GB is not a huge price jump.
    Last edited by Temüjin; March 17th, 2013 at 10:22 PM.

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