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    Need help, would this hardware work?

    Folks,

    I want to build a box that can run Ubuntu.
    I am thinking of getting the hardware listed below. Would this work or is there anything I should be wary about/note.

    Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-X48-DS5 LGA775 Intel X48 + ICH9R chipset motherboard.

    CPU
    Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 LGA775 2.83GHz 64 bit, 45nm, 1333MHz FSB, 12MB cache. Intel 64 technology, Intel advanced digital media boost, Intel advanced smart cachem Intel memory acccess.
    $726

    Two hard disk drives (want to use as RAID 1)
    300Gb Western Digital VelociRaptor 10,000 RPM SATA Hard Drive, 16mb cache.

    Case
    Lian Li PC-A05A Bare-metal Midi Tower Aluminium case, 2x 5.25, 4x 3.5, 2x 12cm fans, No PSU
    $187

    Memory, 8GB in total
    PC 6400 DDR2-800MHz CORSAIR TWIN2X 4096MB 240-PIN DDR2 XMS2-6400 RAM. Will get two sets. Each set has 2 x 2048MB w/black heatspreader for a total of 4096MB.

    Graphics
    GIGABYTE GV-NX85T512HP nVidia PCI-E GEFORCE 8500GT 512MB fanless PCI-E X16 VIDEO CARD
    Note I'll be using a dual link DVI-D cable to connect two digital LCD displays (Samsung 191T) to the DVI-I graphics card.

    PSU
    CORSAIR 650W TX-650 ATX POWER SUPPLY $176
    20+4 pin, 8-pin EPS, 2ea PCI-E-6/8pin, 8x HDD, 8x SATA, 2x FDD

    DVD
    PIONEER BDR-202BK BLACK SATA DVD-RW DRIVE AND BLUE-RAY WRITER
    Includes SATA data and power cables.
    5x BD-ROM, 3x BD-ROM Dual Layer, writes BD-R: 4x, :RE 2x
    12x/6x/12x/6x/5x/12x DVD+R/DVD+RW/DVD-R/DVD-RW/DVD-RAM/DVD-ROM
    4x/4x DVD+/-R Dual Layer
    24x/24x/32x CD-R/CD-RW/CD-ROM

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    Re: Need help, would this hardware work?

    Hardware support may be useful

    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/HardwareSupport/
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    Re: Need help, would this hardware work?

    Quote Originally Posted by tuxxy View Post
    Hardware support may be useful

    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/HardwareSupport/
    Thanks but much of the hardware mentioned at that location is fairly old. I'd like to run newer hardware e.g. X48 and was hoping that some folks out there might already be doing that and was hoping to hear how/if things worked out okay.

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    Re: Need help, would this hardware work?

    I think it will be compatible yes.
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