View Full Version : [ubuntu] building up new PC - confused - need advice

January 19th, 2009, 04:25 PM
Hi there,
I am building up a new PC and need a little help. This is the system I am planning to build:

Motherboard: ASUS M3A32-MVP Deluxe AMD790FX/DDR2 S+GL+1394+16X
CPU: AMD Anthlon X2 7750 Black Edition AM2+ 2.7GHz 3MB Cache
RAM: Kingston 4GB (2*2GB) 1066 MHz DDR2 HyperX Ram CL7
Graphics Card: SPARKLE 9800GT GDDR3 512MB 256 Bit HDMI Nvidia
Chasis: Akasa ZEN ATX + 520W PSU (AK-ZEN520-BKT)
HDD: Seagate 320GB 7200RPM 16MB SATA2 NCQ

I ve got three choices:
a) leave the system like this...
b) change the CPU to AMD Phenom X4Quad 9850 2.50Ghz
c) change the graphics card to SPARKLE 9800GTX+ GDDR3 512MB 256 Bit HDMI Nvidia

Which one seems better (my budget isn't really flexible for more changes. If not necessary (if it doesn't make a big change), I would prefer to leave it as above.

And can you please comment on the system generally? Is it well-matched and is it Linux compatible?

I appreciate every single comment since I am very undecided :\ Thanks =)