Not exactly sure this is the correct forum but here I go.
I am looking into building my next computer. I am completely new to it but I do know for sure that I will research everything I want to buy to make sure everything is compatible with Ubuntu and other hardware. My price range is about $1000. It can go up from there but I would like to keep it around there.
I will be using it for majority of programming. I will use it for games but compared to internet usage and programming it is a small amount.
I believe I have my mind set on quad core. I am still on the wall for 32bit vs. 64bit so I will need help there. I would like to have at least 1.5 GB of RAM but that is one of the few things that I know for sure can be upgraded later with ease (I have done it before). Everything is up for suggestions except ATI for a graphics card. Preferably I would like specific parts suggestions not general but if all you have is general it will be welcome. This will be my first build ever so all help is welcome. I know this community is very helpful because I have looked around the forum so I thank everyone in advance.