View Full Version : [ubuntu] Need Tips: Making a Desktop for ubuntu 9.10

November 6th, 2009, 08:23 AM
I am making new a Desktop for Ubuntu 9.10 and some Windows 7 usage probably in Virtualbox.

My main goal is to build a budget computer for around $600, but I may go a little higher. It's main function will be storage & general usage and some gaming (with wine not windows.

Here's my list:

http://images17.newegg.com/is/image/newegg/11-119-137-S01?$S60$ COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119137)

http://c1.neweggimages.com/ProductImageCompressAll/13-131-381-02.jpg ASUS M4A78 Plus AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131381)

http://c1.neweggimages.com/ProductImageCompressAll/14-121-337-02.jpg ASUS ENGTX260 GL+/HTDI/896MD3 GeForce GTX 260 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121337)

http://c1.neweggimages.com/ProductImageCompressAll/17-702-010-03.jpg BFG Tech GS-550 550W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V V2.8 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Power Supply - Retail (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817702010)

http://c1.neweggimages.com/ProductImageCompressAll/20-211-281-02.jpg A-DATA G series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model ADQVE1B16KG - Retail (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820211281)

http://c1.neweggimages.com/ProductImageCompressAll/19-103-688-02.jpg AMD Athlon II X2 240 Regor 2.8GHz Socket AM3 65W Dual-Core Processor Model ADX240OCGQBOX - Retai (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103688)

Please let me know what you think of it, if something is too weak or wrong hardware. I'm kinda new to buying computers. :/

I'm a little worried about the video card and the case. Will it even fit? And Should I get a better processor? It's kinda on the low side for this build. NOTE: I haven't decide if I'm going to get a hard drive for this build, I have a couple extras.

THANKS so much for any future advice

November 6th, 2009, 02:39 PM

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November 6th, 2009, 04:12 PM
Wow, that was stupid. Ubuntu's edit converted all of my type to html coding. I had to manually change everything back. Sorry if everyone got confused for a little bit.