View Full Version : [ubuntu] Need help checking compatibility of hardware for new setup

August 19th, 2010, 09:18 PM
Hello all,

This is my first post on the ubuntu forums, although I have been reading it for quite a while now. I started using ubuntu about a year ago on an older computer and the time has come for a bit of an update. I intend to build myself a new computer but I have been having trouble understanding compatibility lists that I've found on the internet and was wondering if anyone could help me out checking the components I've selected.

The components are...

Intel Core i5 750 -- http://www.ebuyer.com/product/172755 (http://www.ebuyer.com/product/172755)
Price: 160.91

Corsair 4GB Kit -- http://www.ebuyer.com/product/178943 (http://www.ebuyer.com/product/178943)
Price: 79.01

ASUS P7H55-M PRO -- http://www.ebuyer.com/product/190022 (http://www.ebuyer.com/product/190022)
Price: 81.69

Graphics Card
Sapphire HD 5850 TOXIC -- http://www.ebuyer.com/product/201510 (http://www.ebuyer.com/product/201510)
Price: 283.98

Corsair 650W -- http://www.ebuyer.com/product/135514 (http://www.ebuyer.com/product/135514)
Price: 64.99

Hard Drive
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB -- http://www.ebuyer.com/product/173804 (http://www.ebuyer.com/product/173804)
Price: 43.79

Optical Drive
Samsung SH-S223 -- http://www.ebuyer.com/product/145450 (http://www.ebuyer.com/product/145450)
Price: 14.29

Antec 300 -- http://www.ebuyer.com/product/143854 (http://www.ebuyer.com/product/143854)
Price: 48.45

Samsung SM2333SW 23 -- http://www.ebuyer.com/product/158382 (http://www.ebuyer.com/product/158382)
Price: 134.98

Logitech S220 2.1 OEM -- http://www.ebuyer.com/product/129428 (http://www.ebuyer.com/product/129428)
Price: 16.89

Any help would be appreciated, and thoughts as well on choice of components.

Thanks in advance.

August 20th, 2010, 10:22 AM
Everything should work together fine (though I havent checked the memory compatibility with the motherboard).

280+ quid for a 5850 is......strange. Even if you are a heavy gamer, thats spending way to much on the video card. If you do play a lot of games, a GTX460 and spending a bit more on the CPU and/or RAM would be a better idea...if you arent a gamer, then just get a GT220/GT240.